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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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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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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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Quantum Lab Poland receives Horizon 2020 prize

Date: 2015-09-10 14:09:39

Few areas of computer science stir up visions of a future straight out of science fiction than machines that know how you feel. And yet, the future is now, according to Polish start-ups such as Quantum Lab Poland and their emotion-reading software. The European Commission agrees with them, as they are the most recent recipients of the prestigious Horizon 2020 prize

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Travelist – Polish travel start-up makes it big

Date: 2015-09-08 14:09:01

Only a few weeks ago Google Ventures invested $60 million into the Secret Escapes Group, in which the Polish travel club start-up Travelist plays an increasingly important role. How did it become the biggest travel club in Poland in two years and what is it up to?

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Ecoisme helps you save on energy bills

Date: 2015-09-07 10:00:00

Born in Ukraine, Ecoisme is a start-up that moved to Poland to further work on its innovative smart device capable of measuring electricity usage of each device separately. Learn why they decided to settle in Poland and how Ecoisme can help save money and protect you at the same time

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Paul Papadimitriou on the value of attending tech events in Poland

Date: 2015-09-03 12:09:18

Tech events in Poland have grown quite a bit. More than 1,000 events are on the calendar this year throughout Poland. They range from one evening pitch-offs to major three-day conferences. Poland is slowly becoming a part of many top entrepreneurs’ European tour. Should you come to Poland? We will let one of our top global entrepreneur visitors tell you

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Achieve your e-commerce success with Polish start-up

Date: 2015-08-20 14:08:23

It's getting increasingly easier to start an online store. But starting isn't even half of the success. The point is to keep on growing and making profit. Shoplo is a Polish start-up that takes care of your store from the very beginning all the way to commercial results. We talk to them about their customers, investors and scaling globally

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