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The Leadership Academy for Poland begins

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The Leadership Academy for Poland will bring world-class education and unique leadership development program to Poland.

June 2016 marks the unveiling of the Leadership Academy for Poland – one of Europe’s best leadership development programs that is partnered with global businesses and Harvard University professors. The goal of the Academy is tap into Poland’s potential and create a world-class education in our country. The Academy will grant dozens of fellowships to individuals who would otherwise be unable to financially afford the program. Partners of the project include international companies such as Deloitte and Orange. Additional prestigious institutions such as Harvard Polish Society, the Fulbright Commission, the MIT Forum Enterprise, and Google’s Campus Warsaw have been recruited to be partners of the Academy. Read More

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MITEF at the Microsoft Technology Center

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On the June 14th, as a part of our #MITEFBootcamp, we had a pleasure of having Microsoft Technology Center as our host!

“At the MTC, we believe that people are every organization’s most important asset. They provide the inspiration and initiative to find new customers, create innovations or expand into new markets. With the right tools they can do this even in the most challenging circumstances. The MTC is a tool to help you envision, design and deploy solutions to address even your toughest business challenges.” from MTC Boston’s page.

As the “Technology Forum Series,” we had two intense workshops with Ned Sahin, on “BrainPower”

 

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and Manolis Kellis, Professor of Computer Science at MIT and Head of MIT Computational Biology Group.

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Totally recommend watching Manolis’s TEDxTalk at TEDxCambridge on “Decoding a Genomic Revolution”

Then David Birnbach, Lecturer in Global Economics and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, had a great speech about “Doing Business in the US” with our team.

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Patronage

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With pleasure we would like to inform, that our acceleration program has received a patronage of Ministry of Economic Development.

Thank you to the Ministry for the trust and support of our program.

 

We have chosen teams to our acceleration program

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Good evening everyone,

A big THANK YOU to all teams who applied to take part in the first edition of the MIT Enterprise Forum Poland acceleration program.

We have received a total of 88 applications from across a broad range of technology fields and from across all Poland. All applications have been independently assessed by three of over thirty international judges who contributed pro bono their precious time and expertise to our program.

We are happy to announce the list of projects which have been selected to our program:

    1. Opto-team
    2. Advanced Protection Systems
    3. ATMES
    4. Bivrost
    5. Blue Dot Solutions
    6. CLEBRE
    7. Cryptomage
    8. Deskdoo.com
    9. EarlyLogic
    10. Enetech
    11. erdeIT Sp. z o.o.
    12. Hussartech LLC
    13. Infado Sp. z o.o.
    14. Medspire sp. z o.o.
    15. MyWhizzy.com Sp. z o.o.
    16. Nanores
    17. no name yet
    18. PHONEID
    19. POLTISS
    20. PolTREG Sp. z o.o.
    21. Scubaphone. Underwater Research and Technologies LLC
    22. XTPL Sp. z o.o.
    23. Dron House

Congratulations!

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With pleasure we would like to inform, that our acceleration program has received a patronage of Ministry of Science and Higher Education

Thank you to the Ministry for the trust and support of our program.

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Judging Best Practices

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Fellow startup enthusiast!

The best we’ve go in our program t is quality judging and mentoring and the giving spirit that we all share. Therefore to ensure good quality of judging we have prepared a “Judging Best Practices” webinar (yes, with our beloved Linda) – it’s for the judges to align their thinking about the program and its goals. Usually it would be done in shadow mode, away from curious eyes, but as I’ve mentioned we’re in a giving mood :p so decided to make it open to all of you to join.

Some ears dropping is both naughty and fun from time to time, therefore do enjoy it next week on  Thursday Feb 4th at 15.30 CET and maybe you will pick up a thing or two about mentoring and judging a startup in general.

To secure your free participation join our event on Facebook and register via the web form provided below.

Support in completing your application

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Dear applicants,

We invite all of you to contact us in case you have any issues with the application form or the program at all.

As usual, we are at your convenience from Mon till Friday between 8.00 and 17.00

However, on Saturday, 30th of January we will have a special helpline available for the whole day. 
Tel: +48 575 873 713

Also, we are available via mail at k.mozejko@fpt.org.pl

Webinar on how to pitch your ideas

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If you want to succeed you need a good idea, but a good idea is not enough. You have to communicate it. Here comes a pitch.

No more wasted pitches! Linda (MIT Enterprise Forum Poland acceleration program expert) will guide you through simple yet difficult art of pitching.

This webinar will be beneficial to all startups – no matter if you want to join our acceleration program or not. We want you to pitch, now! This is MITEF mission, so we’re serious about it.

See you on Monday, January 25th at 17.00

To attend the webinar register here:

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Linda Plano founded Plano & Simple in 2010 to support her habit of coaching entrepreneurs on their pitches and overall venture development.

She has coached nearly 600 mostly high-tech entrepreneurs, and they have gone on to raise well over $250M. She has held positions as research scientist and CEO of startups and up to VP New Biz Dev for more established companies.

Linda is a co-founder and chair of the precursor to the Cleantech Open – Northeast, and has co-founded and run a dozen major investor pitch events while Associate Director of the Mass Tech Transfer Center. She is also a co-founder and co-chair of the MITEF Mentor Smart program.

Linda has degrees from MIT (BS Physics) and Stanford (PhD Materials Science & Engineering).

Press conference on Wed 13th

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Hello,
We would like to invite you to a press conference on Wed, 13th January in CeNT  at 10.30 when we will discuss the role of tech entrepreneurship and acceleration in creating a better tomorrow.

We have invited some distinguished speakers:

  • Mateusz Morawiecki – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development
  • Paweł Bochniarz – President at MIT Enterprise Forum Poland, President of Technology Entrepreneurship Foundation
  • Zbigniew Jagiełło – President of the Management Board of Bank PKO Bank Polski
  • John Law – Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy in Poland
  • Prof. Piotr Węgleński – Director at Centre of New Technologies at the University of Warsaw
  • Marius Ursache – MIT Teaching Fellow, Disciplined Entrepreneurship methodology trainer
  • Katerina Saridaki – Executive Director at MIT Enterprise Forum Greece
  • Prof. Bill Aulet – Managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship at MIT and a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. (recorded video)

We hope to see you in a couple of days.

If you are a media representative, for further details please contact Małgorzata Małachowska (malgosiam@pov.pl; tel. +48 22 375 65 55; 602 38 05 38)

Best,
MITEF Poland team