The great aspect of Krakow’s Startup Community is that we never stop learning from each other. With the mission of ‘Inspiring Entrepreneurship,’ the #OMGKRK Academy is a regular event cycle that blends TED Talks and Y Combinator Startup School to catalyze stimulate innovative thinking and deliver applicable, real-world knowledge to be used in business.


With local speakers presenting on topics in which they are experts, the #OMGKRK Academy uses the power of example to inspire the next generation of Krakow entrepreneurs. Beyond a commitment to high-quality content curation, the #OMGKRK Academy strives to include an arts and culture component as well.

The events take place in social and welcoming environments like bars and cafes attracting a diverse audience from across industries with various skill sets that provide an optimal opportunity to network. We look forward to seeing you at the next session!

#OMGKRK Academy Sessions

#OMGKRK Academy #1 What It Takes To Be A Young CEO (24.5.2017)

Our inaugural session of #OMGKRK Academy: What It Takes To Be A Young CEO brought together five leaders under 30 running their own company who shared their career journey and insight into management at an early age. Speakers included: 1) Maja Schaefer Co-Founder and CEO of CodeHeroes, a software house specializing in the development of software for businesses in financial services, education, e-commerce and fashion industries. 2) Dominik Nowak CEO of Husarion which is developing a global robotics operating system for consumer and service robots.  Co-CEOs 3) Karolina Szlęzak and 4) Kinga Urbanska turned their studies at Jagiellonian Univesity into the company Your Roots in Poland that delivers family histories for clients with Polish descent from around the world. 5) Michał Misiek Co-founder & researcher at Airly which builds networks of air quality sensors that enables real-time monitoring of air quality via an online map.

Maja Schafer, Michal Misiek, Kinga Urbanska, Karolina Szlezak, Dominik Nowak @ Metaforma Cafe.

#OMGKRK Academy #2 How Will VR And AI Change Our Lives? (27.6.2017)

In the second #OMGKRK Academy, we engaged the likely transformation produced by two of the most innovative and disruptive technologies emerging today: Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality. Speakers included: 1) Vladimir AlekseichenkoFounder, and Trainer at Data Workshop where he explains how to use a machine learning in a real life without theoretical complications. In addition, he hosts a regular podcast on Artificial Intelligence titled Biznes Myśli.” 2) Justyna Janicka, the co-founder, COO, product owner and project manager of 1000 realities is creating broad applications of VR, AR and MR and loves to say that she ‘designs realities made-to-order.’ 3) Rudradeb Mitra has spent his career as an AI researcher and publishing 10 research papers on AI topics including language processing, semantic web, 5th generation languages, and multiagent planning. After completing the University of Cambridge, he went on to build 4 startups including a multi-million dollar revenue business.

Vladimir Alekseichenko, Justyna Janicka and Rudradeb Mitra @ Metaforma Cafe

#OMGKRK Academy #3: What It Takes To Make A Million Dollars (14.8.2017)

For #OMGKRK Academy #3, we have secured two of Krakow’s most proven and successful entrepreneurs to share their career journey, guiding values and business principles that have helped them create over a million dollars in value. Krzysztof Zdanowski is CEO of Summa Lingua, In 6 years, Krzysztof took the company public and closed six polish and two international acquisitions placing his business among the top 100 biggest language service providers worldwide with a market capitalization of 50mln PLN. Vincent Vergonjeanne is CEO of EVERYDAYiPLAY and Lucky Duck Games, both award winning studios in the social gaming industry. Their most recent release, the Vikings Gone Wild strategy game, has over half a million downloads on Google Play. Vincent addressed the challenge of endurance in entrepreneurship. Joining them is student entrepreneur Dimitri Khlopkov presenting his start-up Spokoloko, an Airbnb like service match-making event organizers with ideal venues.

Krzysztof Zdanowski, Vincent Vergonjeanne and Dimitri Khlopkov.


Paweł Kulon

Operations Manager @ #OMGKRK


Phone: 577 181 890



This project is realized with the financial support of the Małopolska Voivodeship.

Projekt realizowany przy wsparciu finansowym Województwa Małopolskiego