Announcing Sesamers on Tour Stop #7: Poland, in collaboration with Infoshare.
Join us on Tuesday, May 25th at 2pm CET to learn about Poland...
Polish Innovation Ecosystem outlook – institutional investor perspective.
Key statistics about VC investments in Poland & CEE region. Who will be the first Polish unicorn? What to expect next? The spotlight is already directed on Poland. Which international players are active on Polish market?
- Rozalia Urbanek, Investment Director at PFR Ventures
The golden age of Poland is coming.
The Polish startup scene and VC ecosystem are (finally) starting to flourish. It's the perfect time to build international tech companies in Poland. Artur will present his perspective on the uniqueness of Polish startups and international startups when it is worth thinking about looking for funding in Polish VC.
- Artur Banach, Partner at Movens Capital
How we onboarded over 16 startups?
Best practices from our "Startup Cooperation Code” – our original method for implementing startups into BNP Paribas Polska.
- Paulina Skrzypińska, Chief Innovation Officer at BNP Paribas Polska
Infoshare 2021 is coming...
Infoshare 2021 is coming back, hopefully in the offline format. The startup community will meet again in Gdansk on October 14-15th. Startup Contest, matchmaking, two business-focused stages, different networking opportunities and much more this coming autumn. Join to learn more, as startup pass this year is a free pass!
- Agnieszka Meller, Head of Startup & Investor Relations at Infoshare
Register here 👉 ti.to/sesamers/tour-2021/
Meet the Speakers
Rozalia Urbanek is an Investment Director in PFR Ventures – the largest Funds of Funds in CEE investing in venture capital&private equity funds. She manages Open Innovation Fund of Funds with focus on investments in technology sectors. She has 5 years of experience in venture capital and private equity (PineBridge Investment, ForeVest) and 2 years of experience in transaction advisory (due diligence and M&A at EY). She is involved in multiple startups and venture capital ecosystem projects.
Rozalia holds CEMS MIM from Vienna University of Economics and Business and Master Degree in Finance from Warsaw School of Economics.
Artur Banach is a partner in Movens Capital, a Warsaw-based, created by ex-entrepreneurs VC fund investing in tech companies with global potential. The fund's capitalization is EUR 14M with the involvement in one company up to EUR1 M. On a partnership basis, we will support the most ambitious Poland-related founders in the first stages of building European and global technology diamonds.
We want to focus on businesses that will revolutionize traditionally large industries, mainly through machine learning and artificial intelligence in process automation. We believe that adequately developed companies based on "Polish technological talent" will be an attractive target for western VC funds and ultimately strategic investors.
Paulina Skrzypińska is the Chief Innovation Officer, Bank BNP Paribas Polska - Paulina has +12 years of experience working for incubators, science and technology parks and investment funds, both on regional, national and international initiatives. For years she was a co-organizer of a regional startup community. Graduated 3 degrees. At BNP Paribas Polska Bank since 2017. The innovation team supported over 16 startups’ implementations and the first investment in the bank's history in a startup, Autenti. Paulina is a co-author of the "Code of Startup Cooperation" - one of the most effective processes of introducing startups to corporations and "Elephant Charmers" - a handbook for young technology companies and corporations aiming to effective cooperation. Now she’s focused on building value with startups around open banking, platformziation and sustainability.
Agnieszka Meller is an experienced project manager with over 16 years of experience, including 12 years in startup projects. Able to not only launch new ideas, but also coordinate their implementation effectively. Possess absolute love for challenges. Eager for trying. Always.
Between 2008 and 2016 worked for Gdansk Entrepreneurship Foundation/Gdansk Business Incubator Starter shaping the whole startup offer, including pre-acceleration, incubation, acceleration, and post-acceleration services. Started first Starter Rocket accelerator in the Pomerania region in 2014. Startup mentor and jury member in different startup competitions. Evaluated almost 3000 startup pitch decks.
Currently managing startup and investor part of Infoshare conference based on 5 connected elements: startup contest for seed and early stage projects, startup & investor content on all Infoshare stages, virtual startup expo for all stage startups, and last but not least matchmaking aimed at networking of different players (including corporations and public bodies). Working also on new services for startup and investors between Infoshare conferences.