The month on January continues to bring the end of the year reviews and beginning of the year opportunities. And in The Pitch today we highlight two important pieces of information from our innovation ecosystem.
In a LinkedIn piece, Bitspiration Booster provides an overview of the 15 teams that joined them in 2018. Their strong tech portfolio features a diversity of teams including the fields of IoT, systems, security, robotics, med-tech, AI and environment. Learn more about these companies and Bitspiration Booster here.
Meanwhile, Krakow NGO’s will be pleased to learn that Malopolska is once again executing its “Malopolska – Here Technology Becomes Business” program that has a 500 000,00 zloty budget for technology and creativity related events. Applications are open until January 30th, 2019. You can find all the information here.
Bonus: for anyone craving more English language content about Krakow, take a listen to the KrakCast podcast which mixes news, humor and human interest stories on a weekly basis. Here is a link to the episode with #OMGKRK Head of Operations Paul Kulon.
Have a great week,
Rent and Lend
We proudly present a new #OMGKRK Community Member, Rent and Lend startup which is an automated online marketplace for item renting. Quick access to needed items, cost saving, and additional income are the most important values we offer to our users. They are looking for a Growth Hacker (Co-Founder) right now (more details on our website).
j-labs software specialists
j-labs is a polish software company founded by engineers for engineers in 2008 with all the best business practices and values. They do care about personal development and delivering high-quality services to our employees and clients. This week you have a nice opportunity to get to know them, they are organizing It Akademia event tomorrow (more info below)!
Krakow Startups Base
We are developing a Krakow Innovation Database which is available on our website. Today we present KRAKOW STARTUPS Base where you can read about Krakow-related startups. If you are not already there or if you want to have a special mention in a database let us know!
Get involved in the community
Open Coffee KRK is a free networking meeting on every second Thursday organized since 2013(!). If you want to make new professional contacts, have a more productive time in your life, be closer tech, startup, creative community in Krakow join as a volunteer and help continue this event cycle (Polish speaking is not necessary!).
Apply for GROW F ACCELERATOR
Your startup shapes the world of tomorrow? Apply for Grow F – the 3-month acceleration program for female-led ventures and benefit from mentoring, hard & soft skill expertise and much more.
Krakow Startup Community 2018 Review
Read the Krakow Startup Community 2018 Year In Review made out by Bartosz Józefowski who is part of the leadership team at Krakowski Park Technologiczny and Head of the KPT ScaleUp Accelerator.
Kraków Enterprise Mondays #22
Mon, January, 14th
Kraków Enterprise Mondays are free pro-enterprise meetups where students in Kraków meet entrepreneurs and alumni who have gone into business in a friendly informal setting.
KRUG #1 / 2019 powered by inFakt
Tue, January, 15th
How to make app faster? We invite you to the first Krakow Ruby Users Group meeting this year powered by inFakt, #OMGKRK Stakeholder Member. Come to BAL on Zabłocie and hear two great technical talks.
It Akademia j-labs #50 | Kubernetes bez tajemnic
Tue, January, 15th
During this lecture you will learn what Kubernetes consists of, how it is with this network, what the HA cluster looks like in the cloud, what about security and why all this. If you do not know Kubernetes, it will be a great opportunity for you to get acquainted with this popular tool, so eagerly supported by a good uncle of Google.
StartUP Małopolska Meetup #3
Tue, January 15th
If you want to learn how to develop a business based on innovation, you want to get to know startups operating on the Małopolska market and learn about the possibilities of tweaking your company’s marketing, you can not miss it!
Volunteer Appreciation Event / TEDxKazimierzAdventure
Thu, January, 24th
Join the event dedicated to celebrating and appreciating Polish and foreign volunteers in town, giving them opportunities to meet each other, integrate, feel welcomed, play ice breaker games, promote their organizations, enjoy music, see wonderful attractions, see some videos and learn about TED, TEDx and TEDxKazimierz.