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President of the Board MIT Enterprise Forum Poland
Magda is a professional with 12 years of experience in business consulting (Deloitte, PwC) in the area of optimization of costs of business activities, obtaining public funding and grants, processes optimization, innovation strategies, management and implementation of complex innovative and R&D undertakings. Judge and mentor in startup events and acceleration programs. Her mission is to build bridges between Startups and Corporation for the benefit of both.
BOGUSLAWA (BOGY) CIMOSZKO SKOWRONSKI
Board Member MIT Enterprise Forum Poland
Investment banker, corporate finance specialist, VC fund manager, investor
Passionate about helping technology startups grow. Deep relationships in the tech community of US, Switzerland, and Poland. Experience gained from working in international corporates: Exxon Research & Engineering, Exxon Chemical, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development – London, UBS AG – Zurich, Fincoord Ltd – Zurich. Founder and CEO of Capital Solutions, founder of Nomad Fund. Assists companies in capital raisings, especially from the capital market, and in the business model and strategy development. BS Degree from MIT and MBA degree from Harvard Business School. Member of the MIT Club of Poland and Switzerland, and Harvard Club of Poland.
Serial entrepreneur, advisor, mentor, and expert in commercialization of new technologies. Alumnus of Economics studies at the Warsaw University and postgraduate studies – Advanced Management Program at IESE Business School. Expert and Adviser experienced within the field of startups creation and acceleration. Chairman of MIT Enterprise Forum Poland and coordinator of Acceleration Program for technological projects realized by this organization. Previously, i.a. Innovation Advisory Director at PwC, co-founder of Coalition For Polish Innovations.
Board Member MIT Enterprise Forum Poland
Chris is an active investor in early stage companies and a member of Business Angels networks in Poland and US. His portfolio companies ranged from ICT, Bioscience to Chemical Processing and Photonics. During his career he has provided substantial returns on his exits some of which took place in the United States. A lawyer by education. Mentor and coach for startups.
Łukasz is a student of Masters in Management. With his big personality and project management skills at his core, he has maintained our programs renowned level by developing a strong creative environment for our startups. He works with the startups and corporate partners to find common ground for their businesses. In his spare time he likes horse riding, skiing, and can’t imagine life without traveling.
He claims that what you believe, you can achieve.
Agnieszka is a researcher in the field of technology and knowledge transfer, experienced in business-science cooperation, entrepreneurship and creation of innovation policies. She managed international research projects, conducted lectures and workshops, authored numerous articles in the field. She graduated from University of Wroclaw (Poland), Albert-Ludwigs Universität (Germany), University of Nebraska-Lincoln (U.S.), in the fields of international relations, economics, business administration. Project manager responsible for research and acceleration programs for startups, absolutely passionate about solutions supporting innovative startup ecosystems worldwide in every branch.
Lia is a Georgian PhD student with an experience in working in the international environment. She is passionate about intercultural marketing, graphic design and smart technologies. She is sure that fast-growing Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is changing the way we live and cities operate. As a Community Builder she supports the company’s four main departments and builds a strong community network through CEE region.
She believes that one person cannot change the world but can influence the community around him/her to make the world better.
Business strategy and new technologies enthusiast. She has been involved in polish startup community since 3 years. She co-founded a pre-accelerator for startups (Krakow InnoTech Starter) and used to serve a Krakow-based startup foundation as Chief Strategy Officer. She worked for polish (artificial intelligence) and foreign (human resources) startups and was a member of product development team in a tech corporation. Recently, as an independent consultant, she co-operated with both Polish and foreign startups as well as technology corporations. She was a mentor in a program for women in IT and conducted scientific research in the field of technology transfer and knowledge commercialization. Co-organizer of Krakow Enterprise Mondays. Student Nobel Prize (an award given to the best students in Poland) and the “Path to Harvard” contest laureate. She was a speaker, trainer and host during numerous conferences, events and workshops.