Tuesday, May 30, 2017

One Night Only! Mike Butcher from TechCrunch in Krakow Tonight!

By Paul Chen

Mike Butcher is an Editor at large of TechCrunch, the premier source of tech news. He will be in Krakow for Impact CEE. The conference might be hard to get in, but you can see him at a Swarm 53 event tonight. Here is how you can get in.

We welcome you to an amazing talk at Hive53 in Krakow. It will focus on the use of technology and business to leave a positive footprint on the world.

Our keynote speaker will be the great Mike Butcher from TechCrunch. Mike will share about his work on Techfugees - a social enterprise mobilizing the international tech community to respond to the refugee situation.

Our next speaker is one of the founders of the Hive53 community. She is a serial entrepreneur, and one of the most popular on the Polish tech scene. Ela Madej was a Y Combinator alumni with her startup Applicake which turned into Base. Together with her friend, a serial entrepreneur, Seth Bannon, they started a community of people excited about combining profits with purpose via high-tech entrepreneurship.

Not long after, they started their own VC fund called Fifty Years. They wanted to back technology companies that has the ability to become successful businesses by helping achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Up to now,  they have made 30 investments in many tech companies. They included those making cultured meat, animal free leather, clean chemicals, lab robots. Also on the list are companies making cheap and reliable medical devices, or small communication satellites that will connect 4 billion people who do not have internet in 2017!

Seth and Ela will talk about using deep technologies for impact. In fact, you will find out why startup communities need to reinvent themselves by looking into many untapped markets. They are biotechnology, space tech, food tech and commercializing academic research.

Then, they will talk about where they see the most promise. Furthermore, they will include some advice for the Polish startup ecosystem in the upcoming 10 years!

You don’t want to miss it! Get Tickets here.

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