The 7th edition of the Wolves Summit conference is coming soon in Warsaw!
The Wolves Summit conference is coming soon!
The startup ecosystem in Poland is developing at a satisfactory pace. Not only innovation centers and support programs for young technology companies are created. Conferences at an international level also contribute to the success.
Wolves Summit, an international conference for startups, investors and corporate representatives, will be held for the seventh time on April 10-11, 2018 in Warsaw.
- This is actually quite a young initiative, because we organized the first edition only 2.5 years ago - says Piotr Piasek, co-founder of Wolves Summit - subsequent events show, however, that there is a huge demand for innovation. The number of participants is growing rapidly, so in April we expect 2,500 representatives from companies from around the world.
The participants are to include 400 startups, 300 investors and 450 corporate representatives from over 60 countries around the world. The previous editions of the event show the need for meetings at an international level and talks about innovations in technology. Warsaw, in turn, is a city that is growing in strength compared to other European technology "hubs". Coworking offices, incubation and acceleration programs, global corporations based in the capital, state and private funds supporting financial and substantive support, and highly qualified IT employees - these are just some of the amenities waiting for companies that decide to visit the city.
- For several years, Poland has been at the forefront of rankings when it comes to the best programmers. Thanks to them, it is possible to develop the startup ecosystem and establish cooperation between young companies and investors or corporations - explains Piotr Piasek.
New technologies in Poland
The development of the startup ecosystem in Poland also influences new trends that appear on the Vistula River. According to the last report of the Startup Poland organization, Polish hardware startups and startups dealing with the so-called the internet of things (IoT - Internet of Things). These types of companies need more time to develop, prototypes and refine their products, but that doesn't mean they don't generate significant revenues. Examples are such global brands as GoPro and Fitbit.
- During the seventh edition of Wolves Summit, we will focus on several startup trends, including hardware, internet of things, fintech, blockchain technology and decentralization - explains Piotr Piasek - thanks to this, experts will be able to meet directly and make valuable business contacts, exchange experiences and perhaps invest your time and money in the development of other areas of new technologies.
The fact that Polish startup support programs see the potential of domestic projects can also be positive. Start-up Platforms, the PARP program, supported 103 Polish companies until December 2017, allocating a total of approximately PLN 80 million to them. In this case, the largest subsidy could amount to PLN 800,000. In addition to public support institutions, there are also acceleration and incubation programs within Polish companies and international corporations that have chosen Poland as their headquarters, including Startup Collider from PwC or mAccelerator.
First of all contacts
The Wolves Summit conference gathers representatives of many environments, including corporations, investors and promising startups from around the world. One of the most important elements of the event are 1: 1 meetings. Participants can arrange a 15-minute interview with people of interest before the event begins. This allows you to fill your calendar and match callers according to specific criteria.
- So far, during all editions 14,303 meetings 1: 1 have been arranged, and the participants' comments clearly indicate the essence of this type of activity. We know cases of startups that met their future investors at Wolves Summit, which makes us happy all the more because we put great emphasis on matching participants - says Piotr Piasek. Autenti, a Polish platform that facilitates signing documents over the Internet, has established cooperation with two funds: Innovation Nest and Black Pearls VC. During the 4th edition of Wolves Summit, the Autenti team won the main prize in a competition for technology companies. ING Bank Śląski, in turn, invested in the Czech startup Twisto Payments, the winner of the 3rd edition of the event.
The seventh Wolves Summit conference will be held in Warsaw on April 10-11, 2018. Up to 2,500 participants from over 60 countries are expected to participate. Additional information about the event and participation opportunities are available on the website www.wolvessummit.com.