Tuesday, December 29, 2015

StartUp Europe Week Invades Krakow

Paul Chen

Entrepreneurship is the engine that drives economies. It is behind the success of Silicon Valley. It is how we are able to enjoy most of the wonderful product and services today. It is great to be a consumer but it is even better to be a producer.

However, many entrepreneurs are clueless when it comes to what type of resources that are available to them in their community. Startup Europe is an initiative of the European Commission that would like to help European entrepreneurs and startups with education about resources and support in their local ecosystem as well as on the European scale.

On the week of February 1st to the 5th, Startup Europe will be holding Startup Europe Week. It is a continent-wide effort to educate entrepreneurs or would be entrepreneurs about the resources available to them in their own community.

Now here is the big news: I have brought the effort to Krakow! The event will be February 5th, 2016 from 18:00 at the Krakow City Hall.  Yes, the city hall! The event is still being planned so please stay tuned to further updates.

Here is the Facebook event link for the event:

Krakow, I need your help!

I would like to educate the members and potential members of our ecosystem about:

– Information sessions on local specific actions currently developed by your local authority to support entrepreneurs (i.e. grants, tax breaks, office space, funding etc.).
– Regional authorities will come to speak with you and make sure which current initiatives can benefit you and your startup.
– Information sessions about Startup Europe projects and European Commission funds available for startups.
– Office hours and workshops with regional representatives to guide entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs on topics in which they can help (i.e. how to incorporate a company, how to apply for a cohesion grant etc.).
– Great talks with local entrepreneurs and investors on how they smartly used the resources provided by the local authority to create or improve their businesses.

I am looking for the following people to make this a kickass event:

Seed Fund Administrators
Startup Lawyers
CoWorking Space operators
Software houses
Angel Investors
Media personnel
Fellow Startup founders
Representatives from the City (Krakow)
Representatives from the Voidvoship (Malopolska)
and more…

If you are one of these and would like to get involved, please contact me at chen.paul23@gmail.com

In order to keep this event free for all, I would like to have some awesome sponsors. If you would like to help with food and drinks as well as other promotional give-aways, please feel free to contact me!

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