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Małopolska Region is the cradle of science and culture, the region opened to tourists (9 million tourists a year) and investors, with a high level of economic development. Kraków – Quintessentially Polish, the country’s former capital and the polish kings headquarter embodies everything tourists seek. Its attractions includes Wawel Castle, the Dragon, the oldest Polish university, festivals, countless cafes, and charming narrow streets. Małopolska – vibrant and rich in cultural and natural attractions, offers an opportunity for adventure while exploring Poland’s history and heritage. Małopolska Region boasts a constantly evolving innovation, which is associated with the presence of high-tech industries, research institutes, universities and innovative companies. Regional Government supports the economic development of the Region. Already 500 million zlotys paid businesses within 5 years of the Małopolska Regional Operational Program for the years 2007 – 2013, another 300 million will be gradually settled. Enterprise support, also in areas of smart specialization of Małopolska Region such as information and communication technologies (including multimedia), life science, sustainable energy, chemistry, is also one of the key growth areas in the Małopolska Region until 2020. Throughout years, we have been achieving significant successes, changing the face of the Małopolska ICT sector – Małopolska takes 2nd place among the regions with the highest percentage of employment in the ICT sector – more than 4 000 employees. The value of investments in Małopolska amounted to EUR 7.6 million, creating 1,580 jobs. It is in Kraków that two out of the three most popular Polish web portals, i.e. Onet and Interia, were established. Kraków is also seat of ComArch – one of the most dynamic companies in the Polish ICT sector. Naturally, not only Polish entrepreneurs invest in Kraków, but also renowned international companies from the high-tech sector, such as Motorola, IBM, ABB and Delphi. There is no doubt that Małopolska is a dynamically developing region of solid foundations therefore join us and grow with us because Here, the future begins.

 

 

 

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The fourth edition of e-nnovation conference will be held in autumn, 2013 in Poznan. Once again we will try to gain attention of the whole European world of e-commerce giving you the possibility not only to meet the biggest names in e-business worldwide but also to have a great time networking, meeting new people, and gaining new experiences. Be sure – if you join us this time, you can expect a true royal treatment here!

 

 

 

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hub:raum Kraków is a startup incubator backed by Deutsche Telekom Group that focuses on supporting innovative businesses from southern and central Europe. We want to connect your team, vision, and expertise with the corporate power of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies. We are achieving that by offering a comprehensive package of seed-funding, co-working space, mentoring and access to Deutsche Telekom assets. We will support the concepts step by step to increase your odds of success – our main aim is to produce sustainable businesses with a little help.

 

 

 

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Innovation Nest is Krakow's Seed Venture Capital Fund that was founded by Piotr Wilam and Marek Kapturkiewicz We support current and future high-tech entrepreneurs who want to go beyond the local niche. The main focus is on SaaS or Web-based high technology projects that have Global potential. Our main Objective is to increase the success probabilities of Entrepreneurs and projects. We are trying to achieve that by supporting our startups with know-how, network of people and funding. Our methodology is based on the experiences of our founders.

 

 

 

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Pioneers Festival (30-31 October 2013) is an international, educating and inspiring high-quality festival focusing on entrepreneurship, tech startups and innovative future technologies. It gathers the tech scene – Startups, Founders, Hackers, Bloggers, VCs and Innovators, in fact the Troublemakers – from all over to inspire and be inspired. Set in the heart of Vienna, at Hofburg Imperial Palace, Pioneers Festival educates, entertains and inspires a new generation of Pioneers.

Grab your discounted ticket for Pioneers Festival 2013 here.

 

 

 

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The GSEA (Global Student Entrepreneur Awards) is the premier global competition for students who own and operate businesses while attending high school, college or university. Nominees compete against their peers from around the world. Founded in 1998 by Saint Louis University, the GSEA is now an Entrepreneurs’ Organization program. Last year, the program received over 1,600 applicants. By November, 30 of the world’s top student entrepreneurs will have been selected to compete in New York City for $150,000 in cash and in-kind services that will help to propel their dorm-room venture into a successful business.

 

 

 

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Digjitale is a leading source for news, information & resources for the Connected Generation, and it’s dedicated to report on startups and entrepreneurs, in Kosovo, Albanian and the region.