Serial entrepreneur, advisor, mentor, and expert in commercialization of new technologies
Alumnus of Economics studies at the Warsaw University and postgraduate studies - Advanced Management Program at IESE Business School. Expert and Adviser experienced within the field of startups creation and acceleration. Chairman of MIT Enterprise Forum Poland and coordinator of Acceleration Program for technological projects realized by this organization
Previously, i.a. Innovation Advisory Director at PwC, co-founder of Coalition For Polish Innovations.
Magda is a professional with 12 years of experience in business consulting (Deloitte, PwC) in the area of optimization of costs of business activities, obtaining public funding and grants, processes optimization, innovation strategies, management and implementation of complex innovative and R&D undertakings. Judge and mentor in startup events and acceleration programs. Her mission is to build bridges between Startups and Corporation for the benefit of both.
Chris is an active investor in early stage companies and a member of Business Angels networks in Poland and US. His portfolio companies ranged from ICT, Bioscience to Chemical Processing and Photonics. During his career he has provided substantial returns on his exits some of which took place in the United States. A lawyer by education. Mentor and coach for startups.
Boguslawa (Bogy) Cimoszko Skowronski
Investment banker, corporate finance specialist, VC fund manager, investor
Passionate about helping technology startups grow. Deep relationships in the tech community of US, Switzerland, and Poland. Experience gained from working in international corporates: Exxon Research & Engineering, Exxon Chemical, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development – London, UBS AG - Zurich, Fincoord Ltd – Zurich. Founder and CEO of Capital Solutions, founder of Nomad Fund. Assists companies in capital raisings, especially from the capital market, and in the business model and strategy development. BS Degree from MIT and MBA degree from Harvard Business School. Member of the MIT Club of Poland and Switzerland, and Harvard Club of Poland.
Innovation and R&D expert. ex-BASF, ex-PwC with several years of experience in managing and overseeing R&D projects, tech scouting, acquisition and open innovation.
Responsible for deal screening at Mannheim Business Angels.
The author of multiple scientific publications and co-inventor of 30+ patents.
An alumnus of Mannheim Business School (MBA), Heidelberg University (Ph.D.) and Jagiellonian University (MSc).
Strategic advisor specializing in technology companies and startups. Former partner in Andersen and EY, former vice-president of Wrocław Research Center EIT+. Graduated from Warsaw School of Economics. Licensed tax advisor. Since 2007 head of Wrocław office of EY, responsible for business development and market strategy. In EIT+ responsible for commercialization of IP as well as for development of startup related strategy.
Joanna is a project manager with over 6 years of professional experience in the field of science, innovation and technology entrepreneurship. Responsible for design, coordination and implementation of the most innovative projects within the organization. During her work in the public sector she created numerous programs supporting Polish R&D ecosystem, managed international projects and built relations with corporate and governmental partners. She believes that nothing is impossible and is always ready to support the organisation in facing new, grand challenges.