CEE Released - about the Polish Gene of Entrepreneurship

CEE Released - about the Polish Gene of Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 @Monika Ciesielska

On June 21, 2018, the Warsaw Stock Exchange Quotation Room hosted the final of the Polish edition of the CEE Released program which was held by the CobinAngels Business Angels Network. I had the enormous pleasure of participating in this event as a member of the jury. Together with the remaining thirteen jury members, from among thirty two companies nominated by CobinAngels, we chose the fifteen which qualified for the Polish final and gained an opportunity to present their idea, company development plans, and expectations in terms of financing by investors. The following companies are the winners of the program’s Polish edition: Monitor CR, Perfect Dashboard, and Photon Entertainment which will enjoy a chance of becoming presented to several hundreds of investors from Europe during the European finals to be held in Sofia.

Immediately after Bartosz Boniecki, the CEO at CobinAngels, extended an invitation to participate in this event, I thought of the huge responsibility resting on my shoulders. Companies subject to assessment are not at the stage of an idea scribbled down on a sheet of paper, but fully operational organizations whose owners and teams have invested a lot of work and effort to introduce original projects onto the market. The products and services implemented are already being used by the first clients. The most frequent motivation guiding the companies applying to participate in the competition was their development on foreign markets which meant, more or less, that they are doing fine on the Polish market. /.../

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