Everyone is very welcome to the next Startup Grind Prague powered by Google for Startups! This time Startup Grind Prague partners with WeWork Labs which is officially launching in Prague!
As a partner to entrepreneurs all over the world, WeWork Labs empowers early-stage startups to put their vision in motion through a tailored approach to mentorship, programming, community building, and innovation.
Join us on Thursday, June 20 as we celebrate our upcoming opening with an exclusive evening of food, drinks, networking, and thought-provoking panel discussion amongst a close-knit group of industry leaders, entrepreneurs, WeWork Labs members, and members of Prague’s local startup community.
Listen to the stories of business leaders who stood behind their dream and have successfully built their team or company from scratch. What is behind their success?
Levent Valente – Co-Founder, Sphira (Frankfurt)
Andrzej Dobrucki – Founder & CEO, Timeqube (Warsaw)
Dr. Akvile Ignotaite – Founder, System Akvile (Hamburg)
Krzysztof Kowalczyk – Partner, Leonarto VC Fund (Warsaw)
The event will be moderated by Patrik Juranek (Director, Startup Grind CZ), Piotr Boulangé (Manager, WeWork Labs Warsaw) and Petr Klymec (Expansion Lead, Europe & Israel, WeWork).
The event will take place at L’Osteria, DRN building (Narodni 14, 110 00 Prague).
Limited number of tickets are available here: https://bit.ly/2Z6N0LY
The funds collected from the ticket sales will be entirely donated in collaboration with WeWork to the Open Society Fund Prague to support inclusive educational system for disadvantaged children.
18:30 – Open Doors (registration + networking)
19:00 – Panel Discussions with Startups & VC
20:00 – Networking, snacks and drinks
Levent Valente – Co-Founder, Sphira (WeWork Labs Frankfurt Member)
Levent is the Co-Founder and Executive at sphira.co, where he and his team enable companies to make knowledge visible through augmented reality for everyday use-cases. He has 12+ years sales and consulting experience across multiple corporations like Daimler, Vodafone and BMW. Levent began his entrepreneurial journey 3 years ago.
Andrzej Dobrucki – Founder & CEO, Timeqube (WeWork Labs Warsaw Member)
Andrzej is the Founder and CEO of Timeqube, the first distraction-free timer increasing meeting dynamics, structure, and productivity by changing the way people think of time. Before embarking on his Timeqube journey, Andrzej worked as a business consultant coaching clients on productivity management and maximization. He has 12+ years of experience in Enterprise IT as both a Project Manager and Team Lead.
Dr. Akvile Ignotaite – Founder, System Akvile (WeWork Labs Hamburg Member)
Dr. Akvile Ignotaite was studying for her PhD in Hamburg when she realised that there were no skincare brands offering products for adult acne, let alone a tried and tested skincare routine. Frustrated by the lack of products that worked for her skin, she founded System Akvile, a skin-tech start-up offering a skincare system consisting of 4 matched products and a companion app. The company has just closed its first seed round, securing funding from renowned investors in Hamburg.
Krzysztof Kowalczyk – Partner at Leonarto VC Fund
Krzysztof is an electromobility expert and manager with significant experience in new technologies, venture investments and technology startups. He is a Partner at Leonarto VC fund and Board Advisor at Born Electric, a startup offering solutions for electric and autonomous vehicles. Formerly, Krzysztof was the Director of New Business at Grupa LOTOS S.A., CEO of ElectroMobility Poland, and Founder and Managing partner of the venture capital firm HardGamma Ventures.
Petr Klymec – Expansion Lead, Europe & Israel, WeWork
Petr has multinational experience running and setting up business green field operations in continental Europe, the UK, USA, Brazil and Latin America. He has worked in international sales and marketing and strategic management consulting as well as successfully co-founded and supported several startups and entrepreneurial communities. Last year, Petr joined WeWork as an Expansion Lead for Europe & Israel to help entrepreneurs, startups and businesses thrive by providing them with amazing workspaces and community experiences where people come together to make a life, not just a living.
Piotr Boulangé – WeWork Labs Manager, Warsaw
Piotr runs Polish WeWork Labs, a home for early stage startups, that helps to scale and grow it’s members, based on WeWork’s global Network and local connections in the startup ecosystems.
Piotr also Runs local chapter, for the global Idea stage accelerator the Founder Institute. Before joining WeWork Labs Family he was developing and advising startups and worked for Corporate business, VCs and funds. He is working on his PhD on “Why people choose to work in coworking spaces” and runs ultra-marathons.
This event is brought to you with kind support of WeWork, WeWork Labs Prague, CzechInvest, CzechStartups, Google, LDM Production, Tyinternety.cz, Lagardere Travel Service, innogy Česká republika, Krejta.cz – Kreativní online agentura, Startup Weekend Prague and StartupJobs.