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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 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.
Thanks to our partner Online marketingová agentura KREJTA for promoting our vision and ideas.
CEO & Founder
Founder 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.
Levent Valente is 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 in multiple corporates like Daimler, Vodafone and BMW and started his entrepreneurial journey 3 years ago
Founder / CEO at Timeqube. 12+ years in the Enterprise IT as Project Manager and Team Lead. Before embarking on Timeqube journey, Andrzej worked as Agile Coach and consulted businesses as Productivity Expert.
Electromobility expert and manager with a significant experience with new technologies, venture investments and technology startups.
Partner with Leonarto VC fund and Advisor to the Board with Born Electric, offering solutions for electric and autonomous vehicles.
Former New Business Director with Grupa LOTOS S.A. and CEO of ElectroMobility Poland, company building the Polish electric car. Previously founder and managing partner of a venture capital firm HardGamma Ventures. Before founding Hardgamma, he worked for McKinsey&Co, Lycos Europe and Procter&Gamble (in the USA and UK).
Graduate of Singularity University (Exponential Technologies), Community of European Management Schools CEMS (Master in International Management) and Warsaw School of Economics. DAAD scholar.
Leonarto|one VC is a closed investment vehicle, aggregating investments in 18 selected technology companies, rapidly growing in innovative verticals. Leonarto is managed by the team of experienced managers, with investment track record in the segment of technology companies.
Gained all-rounded experience in international business expansion and development, strategic planning, strategic partnerships, B2B and B2C sales, customer acquisition, and growing communities.
Started career in the international business in the USA then moved to Brazil for almost a decade to roll out operations of several European companies. After that joined a strategic management consulting company first as a sales and marketing consultant in Sao Paulo, later as the Head of Sales in the UK.
After 10 years in the corporate world became an entrepreneur, launched few businesses, built a Forbes award-winning startup and exited another one to investors. Last career pivot merged the best of the corporate, startup and entrepreneurial worlds when embarked on spearheading WeWork expansion across the EMEA region. Currently, manage one of the largest WeWork asset portfolios in the UK and Ireland.
Continue supporting entrepreneurs through mentoring, investing and leading a Startup Grind chapter.
Lived in 5 and visited over 50 countries. Speak 5 languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Slovak, English and native Czech). Practice martial arts, love snowboarding, diving, fitness & healthy lifestyle. Vegan athlete.
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.