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Polish fintech has Momentum

Date: 2015-09-30 15:09:04

One of the fastest-growing and often most lucrative industry for young technology companies to enter is financial technology, or fintech. With banking mostly conducted online and increasingly on smartphones, the trend is likely to continue in the following years. Today, we talk with one of the most promising Polish fintech start-ups, Atsora, who have built an innovative online platform that acts like an entrepreneur’s or small start-up’s CTO, combining banking, accounting and other services in one place. The Polish start-up was recently one of three Polish companies to receive the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 prize for innovation

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Creating treasures from trash: upcycling start-ups in Poland

Date: 2015-09-30 14:09:36

Let’s face it: no one really wants to talk about trash. However, it’s a major problem facing every country in the world, and Poland is no exception. Despite new regulations passed in 2013 encouraging recycling, Poland’s landfills are continuing to fill up at alarming rates. However, where there’s a major problem such as waste, there are start-ups waiting to solve it. One of these is Oddam Odpady, a social platform and soon to be start-up for the upcycling of waste in Poland

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Identify, verify, secure – The Polish biometrics industry

Date: 2015-09-30 14:09:24

Improving security standards is a main concern of many companies, especially those operating with sensitive data. But anyone who has tried to log onto his bank account and had to struggle through numerous steps of verifying his identity knows that better security does not always translate into better user experience, especially when many of the services that need to be carefully protected are being used by people who demand mobility, speed and comfort on a daily basis

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8 Innovative Companies Will Represent Poland During Polish ICT Week in Milan

Date: 2015-09-29 15:09:46

The prestigious EXPO universal exposition took this year in the Italian city of Milan. Among the 147 countries presenting their traditions, creativity and innovation, Poland is one of the brighter points. The exhibition in the fourth-largest EXPO pavilion is organized under the supervision of the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP). One of the accompanying events will be Polish ICT Week, which will consist of two elements: an exhibition of the most interesting Polish companies in the ICT sector (organized by the Ministry of Administration and Digitization) and accompanying events like a conference organized by PARP during which eight Polish tech companies will present their most innovative ideas. Check out our representatives and the idea behind ICT Week in Milan

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Pixel Heaven - where the past meets the future

Date: 2015-09-29 15:09:30

"Soppy melancholy is a no go here!" was the catchphrase of Pixel Heaven 2015, the event's third edition that took place on 25-27 September at the Warsaw Film School. Despite the retro-style setting, the event was strongly focused on the modern aspects of the Polish digital market and the creation of perspectives for its further development

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Polish Winners of CESA Contest About Innovation

Date: 2015-09-29 11:09:06

During the Polish edition of Central European Startup Awards we learned the names of the most innovative Polish start-ups according to the start-up community and the Internet. We talk to some of the winners about what innovation actually is and how it influences the business model

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FriendlyScore helps you get a loan… with social media

Date: 2015-09-28 19:09:03

Fin tech is now one of the most talked about start-up and tech trends. So much that it was made a separate category during the recent Polish elimination of the Central European Startup Awards. This year's winner – FriendyScore. A start-up that analyses social media to boast your credit scoring

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Want to Invest in Polish Start-ups? Here’s a Guide

Date: 2015-09-28 18:09:37

With the success of Estimote, Brainly and UXPin, Poland is starting to show its potential as an ecosystem that can produce great tech start-ups. Thus far, the opportunities to invest in these companies have been available for local VCs, angel investors and major accelerator programs like Hub:raum, Y Combinator or 500 Startups. If you are an angel investor or a lesser known VC fund in the United States, Europe, or Asia, how do you get in on the action?

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Polish start-ups – they’re in fashion!

Date: 2015-09-28 10:09:37

The sale of Polish fashion start-up Showroom to German global media company Burda International this past summer was a major event that caused even those not interested in fashion to pay attention. In the wake of Showroom’s success, we take a look at several other Polish fashion start-ups and the e-commerce platforms and IoT technologies that are quickly revolutionizing the world of fashion in Poland and abroad

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Meet Poland’s most influential woman in tech

Date: 2015-09-25 13:09:39

Since 2014, the Central European Startup Awards (CESA) have sought out and recognized the best in the region in categories such as best investor, best coworking space, best fintech start-up and so on from 10 countries in the CEE region. One of the most important categories is Most Influential Woman, and in 2015 Poland’s winner was entrepreneur and Warsaw community leader Anna Walkowska

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