On December 13 we're organizing OpenReaktor #60!
On monthly #OpenReaktor events we open up Reaktor, a startup mansion in Żoliborz (Central-North Warsaw), inviting interesting speakers and gathering the whole Warsaw startup scene in one place to network. Hot Pizza, cold beer, great location, wonderful people and fantastic speakers!
18:00 Beer & Networking
19:15 Speaker 1 Sara Koślińska, CEO at Limitless
19:45 Speaker 2 Eliza Kruczkowska, CIO at Polish Developement Fund
20:15 Speaker 3 Wiktor Schmidt, CEO & Co-founder of Netguru
Sara Koslinska is a CEO of Limitless. A fintech startup providing a microinvestment app to financial institutions willing to engage Millennials.
Previously she worked either for startups including Rocket Internet's foodpanda in Singapore and an Israeli online platform or was running her own B2B ventures. Sara gained experience in Europe, Middle East and Asia, getting to know each aspect of a startup ecosystem including setting up a non-gov Startup Poland, in cooperation with Google and running a corporate acceleration program for Malaysian Investment Arm. She is also an advocate for building diversified teams and supporting women in technology.
CIO at Polish Developement Fund, Start in Poland coordinator. Passionate about politics, new tech and communication.
Prior to her present position Eliza has worked as a CEO of Startup Poland, a grassroots organization with the goal to help build better conditions for Polish startups by influencing policy-makers, educators, academics and the media. As well as for the ICT (Huawei, Mozilla) and NGO sector (ePaństwo Foundation including Code for Poland project). Thanks to her work with Jan Rokita, a prominent member of the Polish parliament, Eliza has experience and practical knowledge of how the legislative process works. She has also lived and worked abroad in Madrid (Internet Advantage), London (Evening Standard) and Munich (Lewis PR).
Since 2008, Wiktor Schmidt has been working to grow Netguru, an international company that specialises in making digital products. Netguru has been recognised in many rankings of the fastest-growing companies in Europe, for instance, in Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 (three times) and FT1000 by Financial Times. The products that Netguru created with its clients have changed the way people listen to music, learn languages, and use city bikes. Those projects have received substantial coverage in such media outlets as the New York Times, Business Insider, and TechCrunch.
Currently, Netguru has about 250 people on board, and it is perceived as an employer who finds transparency and conducive working culture crucial. As Netguru's CEO, Schmidt is responsible for the company's growth and strategy. Wiktor Schmidt has been present on the technology scene for more than ten years. Right after graduating in Automation and Robotics from Poznan University of Technology, he helped organise such events as Startup Weekend Poznan & Dublin, Barcamp, Democamp, and Hive61. Schmidt also worked on Humanway, a system for managing recruitment processes, which was acquired by the Pracuj Group in 2013. An active member of YPO (Young Presidents Organisation) and an enthusiast of new technologies, startups, and the Internet.