November 28 – 30th, 2011 Palo Alto, California – Polish technology startups were on display in Silicon Valley. Under the leadership of Dr. Robert Barski, Director, Academic Enterprise Incubator University of Zielona Gora , three winners of the “Kreator Innowacyjnosci” under the “InnoFirma” entrepreneurship competition in Poland – organized by the Polish Business and Innovation Centers Association and subsidized by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education – were invited to visit and experience the world-renowned Silicon Valley startup ecosystem. Michal Bieniek, Aperion Synthesis, Marcin Wisniewski, i3D and Bartosz Kubik and Maciej Wojenski from EkoEnergetyka went through an intensive Silicon Valley immersion program designed and facilitated by the Eurocal Group and Silicon Valley Link.
Partnering with the Polish Business and Innovation Centers Association, the Eurocal Group and Silicon Valley Link designed and developed the program to promote Polish technology in Silicon Valley and maximize the entrepreneurs’ time in Silicon Valley, creating a greater understanding of why this region is home to so many world class technology companies, and the leader in innovation and entrepreneurship. Equally importantly, the program was designed to show how Polish technology companies can plug into this region to enter the US market, attract US venture capital, and build world-class companies with global potential.
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THE EUROCAL GROUP is a Silicon Valley based company building technology bridges between the Silicon Valley and the Polish technology sector. The group put on two series of workshops at technology parks and universities in Poland in 2011, introducing the Silicon Valley model, ecosystem and best practices to young Polish entrepreneurs and technology park leaders. The workshops took place in Krakow, Rzeszow, Kielce, Gdansk and Gdynia in 2011. Additional workshops are planned in Warsaw, Wroclaw, Poznan, Lublin and Torun in 2012.
The Eurocal Group intends to open its Polish offices and launch a new program in Poland – Kaufmann Foundation’s Fasttrac entrepreneurship education program www.fasttrac.org in early 2012. They are the first company to be qualified by Kaufmann to deliver these programs in Poland and are currently looking for the right Polish partners to help with implementation both in the US or Poland.
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