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Expansion Of Operations Team

We all know that the most important part of any organization is the team. This year the #OMGKRK added both experienced leadership and junior talent to the operations team. 

    • Three years after attending his first #OMGKRK event, Paweł Kulon becomes President of the Foundation Supporting #OMGKRK.
    • Dominika Walec joins as Vice-President / Head of Growth bringing five years of experience from Estimote, four years of EU project management and a PhD from Jagiellonian Univesity. Dominika leads #OMGKRK matchmaking initiatives.
    • Kriti Spinoff joins as Marketing and Communications Manager and an Advisory Board Member. Kriti brings 4 years of international event and community building experience. 
    • Taras Gopko joins as CTO applying his years of experience building digital products for his own startups and for others. 
    • Miłosz Borek and Kirti Sastri Sangita successfully completed 3-month internships to become Associates.

Growth In Digital Reach

Our website had nearly 20 000 unique visitors.

This year #OMGKRK made very significant growth in digital reach and engagement:

THE PITCH

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THE PITCH

Join #OMGKRK in Katowice for Impact mobility rEVolution'19. Free For Startups. 

For those interested in what #OMGKRK has in store for Krakow Startup Week 2019, you can be the first to take a peek at the work in progress Innovative Krakow Forum

Yet the road to Krakow Startup Week leads through Katowice as #OMGKRK heads to the International Congress Centre on October 9th and 10th for Impact mobility rEVolution'19 to host the Startup Stage. Join us as we engage with thought leaders and innovators in the sector of mobility and transportation. The event is free for verified startups.

More About Impact mobility rEVolution'19


OPPORTUNITY
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Symphony Solutions Hiring for Multiple Roles

Our stakeholder member, Symphony Solutions, is looking for machine learning engineers, Azure architects, Information officers, and people officer and recruitment lead to join their growing team in Krakow. Symphony Solutions is a cloud transformation company headquartered in Amsterdam with offices in 5 countries.

APPLY NOW


FEATURED MEMBER

Microsoft

Our Stakeholder Member, Microsoft, offers joint sales engagements with startups, with access to their technology, and a dedicated CEE-based Startups Team. Want to grow faster with Microsoft?

LEARN MORE

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DATA
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Krakow Startup Database 

Did you know that Krakow is home over 100 startups? Find out all Krakow-based startup in this database created by OMGKRK. Let us know if we are missing you in our base!

SEE BASE

COMMUNITY
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Become a Member

We, OMGKRK, are a foundation that aims to support the startup ecosystem in Krakow but we can’t do it without your support. Join us as a member and see what you can gain from the collaboration.

BECOME A MEMBER

STARTUPS
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Startup Poland Survey

Every year Startup Poland undertakes its annual research survey on startups throughout Poland. Do you want to have an influence on how startups in Poland develop? You should! So, take the survey

TAKE THE SURVEY


UPCOMING EVENTS
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Impact mobility rEVolution'19 
Wed/Thu, October 9th - 10th, 2019

Join world leaders at the meeting point of technology, automotive and logistics meeting at Impact mobility rEVolution'19 in Katowice!

REGISTER HERE

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Mastering Product Thinking
Tue-Thu, October 22nd-24th, 2019

Organized by Product Dojo, this is a must-attend event for all product managers. 5th edition of Product Development Days - Mastering The Product Thinking - focuses on bringing to the next level product development and management skills.

REGISTER HERE

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Fireside Chat with Marek Jankowski
Thu, October 10th, 2019

Marek Jankowski - the co-founder of malawielkafirma.pl - the leading Polish language business podcast for SMEs - with 140,000 downloads a month - is coming to Krakow. Save the date and register now! More details to follow.

REGISTER HERE


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DATABASES

Innovation Ecosystem Database undergoes cosmetic and technology upgrade as base surpasses 500 records. Krakwo startup database and Jobs database are the most visited.

We Are Hiring…For You!

Regular Frontend Developer

company name
Talent Alpha
experience level
Mid

Technology Growth Executive

company name
Wave Growth
experience level
Junior

Middle Front – End Developer in Krakow, Poland

company name
Symphony Solutions
experience level
Mid

Work With Funded Startups

company name
Innovation Nest
experience level
JuniorMidSenior

Senior PHP Developer

company name
PerfOps
experience level
Senior

Digital Marketing and Events Internship

company name
OMGKRK
experience level
Junior

Matchmaker is a prototype of a matchamking tool. Currently, requests are fielded by the #OMGKRK however users will soon recieve quality suggestions automatically.

2020: Scale Digital Reach & Data Up To Polish National Market

EVENTS

Our events had nearly 1,000 participants.

In 2019, #OMGKRK executed 3 events making an impact at the ecosystem level.

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May 23rd

Cracow Tech Week with Impact

Startup Stage organizers for one of the strongest innovation event brands in Poland.

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August 23rd

Summer Jam: Networking and Recruitment Party

Bring 400 people into the ecosystem and closer to startups. 

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October 21st

Innovative Krakow Forum: Ecosystem Summit + Matchmaking

Crowded-sourced ecosystem roadmap with structured matchmaking component. 

PROGRAM

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Dragons Cave Pre-Accelerator

MVPs & New Registered Companies

Succesfully advanced our mission of supporting early stage tech entrepreneurs with a 10 week, 6 expert led workshop pre-acceleration program concluding with a demo day. Several MVPs released and companies registered.

2020: Iterate Pre-Accelerator & Launch ‘Digital Incubator’ For Scaleups

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Expansion Of Membership

The growth and success of the Membership Model has been the single biggest gamechanger in the operations of the Foundation Supporting #OMGKRK. The monthly reoccurring revenue has provided operational stability and members are delivering huge value-added with their engagement and feedback. In 2019, the Foundation surpassed 30 members. 

  • The is a strong correlation between leadership level Stakeholder Members and ecosystem leadership/ innovation from Richard Lucas, Krakow Technology Park, Innovation Nest, Symphony Solutions, HCM Deck, Bidroom, Wave Growth, Impact and Microsoft. 
  • Nearly half of Community Members are startups with the remaining members being service providers or closely related organizations helping innovators entrepreneurs achieve more.

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Bidroom

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We are a travel community, offering the lowest prices on hotels. Our members save up to 25% on their bookings under our beneficial membership model.

HCM Deck

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Employee Development Platform

Impact

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Impact brings leaders at the forefront of innovation from many sectors together to explore the opportunities for creating global digital future. A variety of tracks is available, including industry 4.0, 5G, IoE, fintech, biotechnology & digital health, transportation, energy & enviroment, science to business, investments and entrepreneurship.

Innovation Nest

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We want to fund the best entrepreneurs and companies from the region and help them become global successes. We invest in early to Series A stage B2B technology companies with a global focus. We invest in fierce leaders and teams with big ambitions, strong personalities, and thorough market expertise. Our investment range is from €100k up to €1M. We’re all about the power of networks and like co-investing with great angels and VCs from Europe and the US. While our first fund has been focused on Poland, we’re now investing across Europe.

Krakowski Park Technologiczny

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Technological development of Małopolska, development of entrepreneurship, promotion of innovation and new technologies, creation of a positive business climate, and finally support for academic projects - these are just some of the main activities of the Krakow Technology Park, which significantly contribute to strengthening the potential of our entire region.

Microsoft

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Microsoft is strongly committed over the next years to offer joint sales engagements with startups, with access to technology, and a dedicated CEE-based Startups Team.

Richard Lucas

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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.

Symphony Solutions

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Symphony Solutions is a digital transformation company with its headquarters based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and delivery centers in Lviv, Ukraine; Krakow and Rzeszow, Poland; and Skopje, Macedonia. Symphony Solutions is providing Western European clients with high quality IT and Consultancy services.

Wave Growth

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Wave Growth was born from the lessons I learned as a confident 25-year-old entrepreneur and sales expert. I had just raised 2 million USD and had a vision of how I could make the world a better place. Like many up and coming entrepreneurs, I believed very strongly in my idea that I gladly took risks and made all the sacrifices needed to bring my vision to reality. My thought was that since I am such a great salesperson I can manage both the sales and the whole software development for an external software development team myself.

1000ideas

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We help brands and businesses reach their goals by creating digital strategies, design, and software. We combine the competencies of a digital marketing agency, creative production house, and software house. We can help you with the whole process of creating and launching your product or service.

3di

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3di has delivered outsourced technical writing, translation and localization services to global companies and technology businesses for 16 years. Our in-house team of 40 is based in our offices near Guildford, in Krakow and Edinburgh: our own multi-lingual project managers, technical authors, localization engineers and tools experts. In addition, we work with experienced freelance content creators and translators all over the world, establishing and managing effective teams for each customer. We research and apply the right tools and processes to get the best from our people, so we deliver as efficiently as possible for you. 3di is BSI audited to ISO9001:2015, and a member of the ISTC (the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators) and GALA (the Globalization and Localization Association).

ABSL Poland

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The Association of Business Service Leaders (ABSL) is the leading organization representing the business services sector in Poland. Given the current business, economic & political opportunities, this sector in particular can propel and position Poland to be the global leader. Today, Poland has become one of the leading destinations on the global business services map, with 280,000 people employed in the sector. Thus, at the current growth rate, this industry is on its way to become the country’s largest source of private-sector jobs.

Aleph Zero

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Aleph Zero is a Swiss-based blockchain Foundation responsible for the development of the Aleph protocol. We strive to make decentralized databases as fast as centralized ones.

BLDG

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We provide comprehensive support services in the process of implementing new products and services on the market, ranging from concept design and business assumptions, financing options analysis, process modeling and documentation, to investment support, obtaining financing and support in its settlement. Moreover: * We advise on how to develop innovative ideas i.a. startup funding,technology commercialization, business scaling. Description: We realistically advise on how to develop a company and choose the best source of financing investment plans for this purpose. We support clients with knowledge and experience in the field of obtaining and settling non-returnable grants, seeking private investors and crowdfunding. * We effectively support entrepreneurs including through development grants, business consulting, and new investments. Description: We support enterprises in building competitive advantage by choosing the best sources of financing for development needs.

DominioZero Polska

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Multilanguage marketing solutions for small businesses based in Krakow and beyond. Website development and hosting, graphic design, social media and printed media. We are specialized in brick and mortar business and in helping overcome language barriers to unleash the full potential of the local market.

Doniec Górecki & Partnerzy

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We are a law office specializing in working with fast-developing companies from the SME sector and in the provision of legal services for large companies and corporations. The challenges the developing enterprises face require a professional approach. That is why the companies aspiring to be sector leaders need trusted advisors who will effectively support and protect their interests. Smooth communication – finding a common language and quick understanding of the essence of the matter is a key to successful cooperation. Our clients are ambitious visionaries - their persistence and creativity in overcoming adversities are our daily inspiration. Let’s get to know each other

Edward.ai

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For sales people who are struggling with their software, Edward.ai assist them to work smarter and faster. Edward.ai works on top of current data, integrating seamlessly into existing processes to help manage sales customers and Edward is one of the world’s first "push like" inteligent assistants which uses machine learning to improve it’s usage. It works on top of your data; it uses conversational user interface, which will soon revolutionize the way we are using software.

Enterprise Ireland

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Enterprise Ireland Warsaw represents the interests of Irish indigenous industry companies in accesing Polish, Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian markets.

EXEQ

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At EXEQ, we provide EU funding advisory services for research, development of new technologies and innovations. Our services are tailored to the needs of individual clients and based on over 12 years of industry experience (over 350 projects), and a real passion for science, technology and innovation. Our mission is to ensure that the public aid granted to entrepreneurs as part of the European Union’s pro-innovative policy effectively reaches the most innovative companies in Poland and Europe. The scope of our services includes, among others: – Creating a financing strategy for the development of new products and services with the use of public R&D programs – Obtaining public funding for the development of products, services and new technologies as well as commercialization of research results (R&D and innovative projects) – Strategic consulting as regards development directions and ways of commercialising your innovation – Financial analysis and forecasts related to the implementation of R&D&I endeavours – Support in the implementation of projects, project accounting and advice on the state aid rules We provide comprehensive support throughout the grant obtaining process, consisting of: 1) Analysis and verification of the project concept 2) Collecting information (project workshops) 3) Preparation of a grant proposal 4) Project accounting and reporting We work with cutting-edge technologies, mostly in the following sectors: – Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Deep Learning (DL), – Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Mixed Reality (MR), – Big Data, software engineering, – Robotics, – Video games, simulators, – Automatic image recognition – Cybersecurity, telecommunication – 3D printing – Telemedicine, e-Health, m-Health, medical devices – Neurotechnologies, nanotechnologies, nanomaterials – Dentistry, veterinary, pharmacology – Space technologies, unmanned air and water systems – Sensors and sensor systems

Grand Parade part of William Hill

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We’re Grand Parade. Hi. We’re part of William Hill, a global betting and gaming company. We build products used by tens of million people every week all over the world – and we’re pretty proud of that.

Husarion

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Autonomous robots development platform We also provide a unique tool allowing our customers to connect their devices with low-latency over the internet. That product is called Husarnet, and is a peer-to-peer Virtual LAN network. It is dedicated mainly for autonomous systems, robots, drones, and variety of Industry 4.0 applications. The application range is however much wider.

j-labs

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j-labs is a polish software company founded by engineers for engineers in 2008 with all the best business practices and values. We do care about personal development and delivering high quality services to our employees and clients.

Launchlabs

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Its your business playground – We enable experienced companies to act as fast, agile and creatively as successful start-ups. We will support your team in Lean Start-Up or Design Thinking approaches. Whether you want to develop a (completely new) organizational unit with start-up characteristics, set up an innovation project or if you are looking for inspiration we are here to advise you how to best make it happen.

Mint Software

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We are a software house providing FinTech solutions for the financial sector Our team consists of 30 experts: designers, architects, analysts, project managers, consultants and senior developers. Expertise and skills in both technology and finance are our standard requirements for ourselves and for new employees. We specialize in software for the FinTech sector, including factoring and leasing systems. We optimise operational processes and IT systems by making them automated. With robotic automation of routine and time-consuming tasks we increase companies’ revenues. We create custom-made dedicated internet applications. Since 2016, we have also been developing our own technologies.

Native Speaker Communications

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NSC is a group of experts providing tailor-made communications for your business, so you can connect with customers, clients, partners and communities and stay engaged long-term.

Omni Calculator

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Omni Calculator is a Polish startup that brings you hundreds of custom-built calculators. Each of them solves a real-life problem that, while tiny, is shared by millions of people across the globe. Our calculators take only seconds to use and give you precisely the numbers you need. We're called Omni Calculator for a single reason – our goal is to solve all small math problems that people deal with on an everyday basis.

PerfOps

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Smart routing of internet traffic for optimized performance and uptime. This includes multi-CDN and multi-CDN. In addition we monitor and provide performance data for all CDN and DNS services and other distributed internet infrastructure.

Project: People Poland

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We are working directly on problems and needs our customers have, helping them to find a right business model, define target groups, find the right problem, solution fit and product, market fit, and build strong brands. All of that based on strategic thinking, solid UX research, fast experiments & tests, business analysis, and market research. This compilation makes us unique.

Silvair

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"Silvair is a company developing innovative IoT technologies for the smart lighting industry. We provide advanced software solutions for wireless lighting control and commercial building automation. As a leading contributor to the Bluetooth SIG, we drove the development of Bluetooth mesh - a new communication standard for the Internet of Things. We were the first company in the world to develop a qualified Bluetooth mesh stack, and the first IoT business listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Now we aim to be the world’s no. 1 provider of wireless solutions for professional lighting applications."

Tagvenue

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Tagvenue is building the world’s smartest venue booking platform. They are holding a market leader position in the UK, but they are not stopping there –

Talent Alpha

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Talent Alpha is building a Human Cloud Platform that will unlock the brain power of IT Service Companies in Central & Eastern Europe (700,000+ IT Specialists). By vetting the skills & mapping the availability of each Tech Team, we provide Enterprise Clients with the best possible Tech Teams on demand.

The Kosciuszko Institute

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As a leader among Polish non-governmental organisations, the Kosciuszko Institute runs a range of national and international projects devoted to multifaceted aspects of security, including energy and economic security as well as cybersecurity. Engaging key policy and business stakeholders, the representatives of international organisations and the NGO sector in collaborative efforts, our Institute initiates socio-political debate on the most pressing challenges facing Poland and Europe. The Kosciuszko Institute is the originator and organiser of the European Cybersecurity Forum – CYBERSEC, an annual conference dedicated to the strategic aspects of cyberspace.

Therapify

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Therapify is a mobile app and analysis web-panel dedicated to people affected by clinical depression disease.