Entrepreneur Club strives to be Krakow’s premier event bringing together the city’s leading innovators and entrepreneurs working in creative fields to share knowledge, exchange networks and catalyze new ideas. By inviting distinguished and accomplished speakers to attract an ambitious and motivated audience with a strong dose of art and music mixed in, Entrepreneur Club is a late evening well spent for anyone trying to take their project to the next level. Entrepreneur Club Is an attempt to support young creators in turning their passion into a viable career and advance the monetization of their work by showing the best examples working in Krakow and beyond.

Entrepreneur Club #5: Unsound, Brooklyn Brewery, Re:view & NESS

Thursday, December 13th, 2018 – Szpitalna 1

 

As the sounds of 2018 begin to fade out, omgkrk and Szpitalna 1 partner up to drop one more Entrepreneur Club into the mix before the annual set is over. As part of the event mission to inspire and educate the next generation of creative entrepreneurs, during the 2018 sessions Entrepreneur Club has hosted creators from Krakow and all over Poland including Going., Cargo by OWEE, FREEYORK, Up To Date Festival, Off Radio Krakow, Techno Raczka, Funktional and Marta Horovitz who have shared their creative and entrepreneurial story. This time the audiecne had a chance to hear about:

 

Łukasz Warna-Wiesławski | Unsound Co-curator & PR Manager Director

Łukasz Warna-Wiesławski Unsound’s co-curator and pr manager. His daily activities at the festival include working on the music program, booking artists, copywriting, and media relations. Apart from that, he also works as an agent for Unsound Productions, representing Kenyan artist Slikback. He comes from a music journalism background. In 2010 he founded Niezal Codzienny, a now-defunct website devoted to new independent music, which leads to him taking over the festival’s social media in 2012. In the past, he’s been also freelancing at other outlets and has hosted a radio show at OFF Radio Kraków. He’s also DJ-ing as Rusałka and from time to time he’s booking smaller parties at Szpitalna 1.

Unsound Festival is an annual music festival that takes place in dealing with evolving and mutating forms of music, as well as related visual arts. Apart from the main festival, Unsound regularly takes place in cities around the world such as New York, London, Adelaide, Toronto, and Minsk. The first Unsound festival in Kraków, Poland took place in 2003, starting out as a local, underground event in the city’s cellar bars. It currently falls towards the end of October and lasts around one week. Starting out as an event focused on Polish audiences, in recent years it has rapidly developed to become one of the most prominent events of its kind in Europe.

 

Rafał Romanowski | Editor-In-Chief at Re:view

Rafal Romanowski is a journalist, publicist, writer, traveler, lecturer, and trainer in one. He organizes an internet hybrid medium & short video production studio The Re: view [city/business/startup/hype/eco/lifestyle] where he is editor-in-chief, He also writes for What’s Up Magazine about new trends, technology, business, travel & leisure (editor in chief), posted for Gazeta Wyborcza about politics, trends, social media, politics, different countries of the globe, published for polish media: “Polityka”, “Newsweek”, “Didaskalia”, “LOGO”, “Tygodnik Powszechny”, “Gazeta.pl”, “Wyborcza.pl”, “Onet.pl”. Rafał also lectures in journalism at the faculty of sociology at the Jagiellonian University and at Tischner High European School and traveled through EU countries and: Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Namibia, Thailand, Syria, China, Georgia, Morocco, Oman, Ukraine, Iceland, Moldova, Lebanon, Israel, US, Seychelles, UAE.

Re:view is an online medium covering the newest trends in technology, business, people and culture. Re:view stands out by its use of short video format and tele-journalism with strong creative branding.

 

Jacek Peszko | Brand Ambassador at Brooklyn Brewery Polska

Jacek Peszko is  Brand Ambassador of The Brooklyn Brewery craft beer which is also available in Poland. Brooklyn is a brand of craft brewery opened in New York after the Prohibition period. Brooklyn Brewery likewise Brooklyn district supports local initiatives, open and close to new opportunities, with respect for history, culture and diversity. Despite its short presence, Brooklyn has already achieved several successes in Poland. Some of them are Unsound Festival in Krakow, Clock Machine concert in Katowice, or local music initiatives including WodaWater or Techno Rączka.

 

Dawid Kuba Chmielarz | Product Pitch: NESS

A practical visionary and specialist in communications across a broad range of platforms. He left his studies at the Economical University in Cracow convinced that he will one day receive an honorary degree of recognition. His highest goal and ambition is to create a natural ecosystem in which highly gifted people can cooperate to solve complex problems. A person of many talents with experience in translating ideas info life. Finalist at the Global Student Entrepreneur Award competition in Berlin and Bangkok.

Afterparty: 13.12 | SALTO w/ Perl Junior at Szpitalna 1

Take a look at how it was at Entrepreneur Club #5 event.

Entrepreneur Club #4: Up To Date Festival, Going App & Off Radio – startKRKup

Thursday, October 18th, 2018 – Szpitalna 1

 

Entrepreneur Club #4 is special Because it occurs during Krakow Startup Week 2018 and marks the one year anniversary of the event cycle. To match the occasion, the evening features an outstanding lineup of speakers:

 

Cezary Chwicewski | Creative Director at Up To Date Festival

Up To Date Festival has long been the apple of his eye. He is the festival’s creative director, strategist, brand-builder, PR fanatic and much more, also a multiple awards winning filmmaker who sets new standards promoting cultural events. He believes you can achieve anything you pursue despite a majority’s disbelief unless you cannot, and if the latter is the case you start over or simply have some enjoyable rest.

 

Filip Sarniak | Partnership Manager at Going

At Going, Filip Sarniak works with partners and institutions including the organizers of events and festivals. He manages patrons, marketing and applications that Going creates for these events and institutions as well as tickets and event services. At Entrepreneur Club, Filip will speak about Going as a multimedia platform, what services in provides its users and how it cooperates with partners.

 

Aneta Hudzik | Music Journalist (Off/On, B-sides), Communication & PR at Off Radio Krakow

Manager of Public Relations at OFF Radio Krakow, journalist, DJ, and promoter. She is responsible for partnerships with media, publications and the largest festivals in Poland. Aneta will speak about how 1 room with editors, a studio and 2 turntables plus a dozen or so enthusiasts is enough to successfully lead a semi-professional radio station. OFF Radio Krakow launched in 2015 and is one of many digital radio channels in the country. OFF Radio time slots are filled with programming by local DJs, producers, and journalist tied with niche types of music.

 

Afterparty: FRESH START w/ Expected Gates, Perl Junior + special guest!

The event was a part of StartKRKUp – Startup Krakow Week 2018.

Take a look at how it was at Entrepreneur Club #4 event and read the recap post!

Entrepreneur Club #3: Innovators Underground

Thursday, July 26th, 2018 – Szpitalna 1

 

For Entrepreneur Club #3: Innovators Underground you are invited once again to descend the stairs into the friendly and electric basement of Krakow’s creative haven Szpitalna 1 for an evening of inspiration, know-how, networking and live music with creative entrepreneurs from across industries applying a ”make-it-happen” mentality.

E-Club #3 Creative Innovators:

Anna Migacz-Lesińska | CEO, Founder & Creative Director at CARGO by OWEE
Warsaw-based fashion entrepreneur Anna Migacz Lesińska leads the CARGO by OWEE brand creating huge, ultra-light and comfortable bags and backpacks that can hold anything you throw in them because they are made of army-grade durable fabric CORDURA. Learn how Anna went from vision to entrepreneurial venture building a product loved by its users.

Marcin Wądek and Jakub Wojas | Fundacja Promocji Sztuki „TOR”
Event organizers Marcin Wądek and Jakub Wojas who are Founders and Board Members of Fundacja Promocji Sztuki „TOR” / Foundation Promoting Art „TOR” more commonly known as Techno Rączka, will share how they took matters into their own hands and built an organization that is organizing, promoting and powering some of the premier electronic music experiences in terms of scale and international talent happening in Krakow today including TOR2 and WIANKI. Learn how Fundacja Promocji Sztuki TOR went from idea to team organizing a 500+ person ticketed event delivering a one-of-a-kind experience for music and culture lovers.

Samur Isma | FREEYORK
Joining us from Wrocław, Samur Isma is the mind behind FREEYORK. Founded in 2009, FREEYORK is a community-driven platform where users share their stories and artworks.  Samur is also a project manager at IBM and filmmaker. He started his career in 2007 as a graphic designer and his passion for informatics brought him to study computer science at the Eastern Mediterranean University in Mersin and, then, at the Technical University of Wroclaw – where he graduated in computer science and marketing. He is also a former organizer of Startup Weekend Wrocław.

 

Afterparty: 26.07 | FRESH START w/ Luà, IustIna, Satin de Compostela

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Entrepreneur Club #2 : Creative Innovators Night

Thursday, May 31st, 2018 – Szpitalna 1

 

In the first edition in 2018, Entrepreneur Club returns to the underground cellar of Krakow’s buzzing Szpitalna 1 with a solid line up of creative entrepreneurs ready to share their knowledge and live DJs set to keep the beats going deep into the evening.

E-Club #2 Creative Innovators:

Marta Horovitz
Topic: How I Found A Market For My Fashion Designs
Entrepreneur & Fashion Designer at horovitz

Hubert Pokrowiecki
Topic: Building A Creative Communication Agency From The Ground Up
CEO at Funktional

Marek Ciesla
Topic: Serial Creativity: Realizing Idea After Idea 
Founder at Barber House Krakow Co-founder at Indie Designers Co-founder at Crosslifterdenim Chief executive officer at Woolet Co-founder atALLPlayer Founder and Owner at MIMIGroup Co-founder at sher.ly

Afterparty: FRESH START w/ Veronica Mi, Gillu, Lou Lens | Szpitalna 1

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Entrepreneur Club #1 – Innovation In The Arts

Szpitalna 1 – October 25th, 2017

Entrepreneur Club debuted during the fall of 2017 taking over Krakow’s premier underground nightclub Szpitalna 1 (voted Poland’s ‘Place Of The Year” by tastemaking magazine AKTIVIST) bringing together bringing together entrepreneurs and innovators at the forefront of Krakow’s creative scene. Speakers included:

  • Brain Kaczynski & Noam Lavi of Sonicsmith making analog synthesizers.
  • Bogdan Tyskyy – CEO of Framewhere a marketplace for photographers and videographers.
  • Zofia Zin – Designer
  • Michał Hyjek – CEO of creative house Aiorai Computer Systems.
  • Hubert Kaszycki – CEO of Piloci Studio  a creative label specialized in visual art.

The afterparty was DJed by Chino who was selected to take part in Red Bull Music Academy 2018.

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

Projekt realizowany przy wsparciu finansowym Województwa Małopolskiego.