#OMGKRK Member Profile
Who is Richard Lucas?
He is a business and social entrepreneur, TEDx-er, committed to supporting entrepreneurship. Richard grew up in the UK but has lived in Kraków most of his life. Most of his businesses are connected to technology. As he says he is better at getting things started up and running than running things once they are underway.
He updates his “Now” page once a month and has a static profile here.
What does Richard Lucas do?
Richard founded and invested in multiple companies, among them are nowadays leading Kraków Startups. He supports the companies he has invested in or founded. These are listed on his Linkedin profile. As he says it’s about 50% of his time and 75% of his energy.
Richard is a founder and curator of TEDxKazimierz since 2014. He has been involved in TED and TEDx events since 2009 and believes people who have not organized TEDx-es don’t really understand why doing a TEDx is so different from all other events he has organized or taken part in. He considers supporting new ventures, but read this first before approaching him. He speaks at events and host panels – diary here. He will be teaching Entrepreneurship at Krakow University of Economics MBA programme and at the Tischner European University and has done workshops for school and university students for many years.
He podcasts at projectkazimierz.com/podcasts and blogs at www.richardlucas.com
Nowadays he is taking his first steps in doing Stand Up with Krakow Standup Comedy.
Who And What Is Richard Lucas Looking For?
As you read above Richard is an extraordinary man who dedicated his life to building community. With initiatives such as TEDxKazimierz, Kraków Enterprise Mondays, Open Coffee Kraków or being #OMGKRK Ambassador he is searching for entrepreneurs who are ready to speak at events, sponsors/partners who are ready to support events. Ideas and speakers suitable to present on the TEDxKazimierz stage: more info here. People who want to help or preferably lead with any of the projects he is working on. There are multiple ways of helping depending on what kind of situation the person contacting him is in. Interesting speaking invitations from well-organized events. Teaching positions from 2019/20 onwards. Entrepreneurs who he can do business with.