Girls Up Program
Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 at 17:00
16:50 – Soft Open – Girls Up Video
16:55 – Social Icebreaker – Digital Breakout Rooms
17:00 – Welcoming & Introduction
17:05 – Opening Panel: Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs
17:30 – Tadom Pitch
17:35 – Lella Pitch
17:40 – Make Me Diet Pitch
17:45 – We See Pitch
17:50 – Q&A Session
18:00 – #OMGKRK Dragons Cave Pre-Accelerator Pitch
18:05 – Interactive Session: Girls Up Program Moving Forward
18:20 – Event Closes
This online event is the formal conclusion of the Girls Up Mentoring Program featuring an expert panel and pitches from top teams.
The purpose of this event is to highlight best practices for accelerating and supporting female leaders, showcasing promising women-led teams, and facilitating matchmaking via digital breakout groups.
Finally, interested organizations and individuals will be invited to join the creation of a Women In Tech Leadership Working Group to ensure the sustainability and future development of female innovators in Małopolska.
Opening Panel: Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs
The event opens with an experienced panel of experts discussing key trends in leadership and advancing the growth of women-led startups. The discussion will be hosted by Foundation VP Dominika Walec featuring women in leadership positions from different areas of the innovation ecosystem.
Dominka Walec – VP Foundation Supporting #OMGKRK
Daria Plona – HR Manager Grand Parade
Kinga Stanisławska – Managing Partner Experior Venture Fund
Paulina Białek – Director Expara VC
Justyna Janicka – CoFounder 1000 Realities
Justyna Wysocka-Golec – CEO LGM S.A.
4 Minute Startup Pitches
Hear lighting pitches from top teams that participated in the Girls Up Program.
Founder: Olga Dąbrowska
Lead Mentor: Justyna Janicka
Tadom is Cracow based startup building a web platform for a home decor market. With a team of architects, interior designers and app developers we want to make interior renovation / fit out process more accessible for non-professionals and friction-free for the home decor professionalists.
Founder: Mary Bratko
Lead Mentor: Anna Ryś
Lella is the evolution of women’s booking technology: an intelligent matching app that connects users with experts nearby based on expertise, similar features, personality, lifestyle, family, even native language spoken. Imagine a booking experience custom-tailored to your personal needs and preferences; that’s Lella
Founder: Liza Valenca
Lead Mentor: Bogumiła Matuszewska-Wojtyła
‘I see you’ is a social fintech, combining aspects of a social media platform and a digital marketplace. It has 3 main features designed to encourage individuals, companies, NGOs, and governments to be more engaged in social and environmental causes, donating and volunteering better.
Lead Mentor: Alina Usyk
Make Me Diet
Make Me Diet create software for professional dietitians and nutritionist to create diet plans and managing their workspace. This kind of tool is a must in this profession, because it’s impossible to create well balanced diet without advanced calculating. In short, it is an indispensable tool for nutritionists that speeds up their daily work.
Founder: Anna Śliwińska
Lead Mentor: Justyna Uman-Ntuk
Olivia Plum cosmetics are unique with pure recipes and high quality of all ingredients thus more and more clients are choosing our brand. First collection under Olivia Plum brand is based on products with extra virgin olive oil.
Founder: Deimante Vasiliauskaite
Lead Mentor: Agata Frankiewicz
Ecosì is eco, cosy, simple. Organic underwear designed for every day. We care about the skin and health, and we want to protect the most delicate body parts. Ecosì was born in 2019 summer when two friends who care about the environment and human health noticed the growing need in the European market of ecological ethically made underwear.
Founder: Dominika Płuska
Lead Mentor: Justyna Wysocka-Golec
LIMITLESS is a new way to think about fashion within a sustainable economy. Thus, all bags and accessories are hand-made of leather collected from shoe and apparel factories. Meaning, each piece is treated individually, making each product unique.
This program has been dedicated to women startup founders who are already running their business as well as females who want to start their journey as startup leaders and have a solid business idea at least in the MVP stage. The condition of participation is the technological component or innovative nature of the business concept and global application capabilities.
- 7 mentor/mentee matches
- 21 mentoring sessions
- 1 000+ landing page visitors
Women In Leadership Working Group Looking For Co-Founders!
The Challenge: Not Enough Women In Leadership Positions In Krakow Startups
The Foundation Supporting #OMGKRK’s initiative is a response to the low percentage of startups managed by women. According to Startup Poland 2019 Report only 24,6% of startups have a female co-founder and this percentage is decreasing year to year.
The same problem refers to Krakow ecosystem, so far, we have been able to identify only a dozen or so startups in Krakow that are co-founded or co-managed by female entrepreneur.
“Women can be great experts, dedicated employees, wonderful mothers and wives. We want to prove that they can also be amazing startup leaders. Our 2 month mentoring program aims to develop innovative and scalable female-led startup ventures in Malopolska, by focusing on women founder development and offering customized one-on-one support adjusted to their needs.”
Foundation Supporting #OMGKRK
STARTUP COMMUNITY SUPPORT
As #OMGKRK Foundation we will do our best to make you a part of our Community and help you create a network of like-minded entrepreneurs and future partners
ACCESS TO MENTORS & EXPERTS
A dedicated lead mentor and other experts in various fields will be providing you with advice throughout the program