At the last Hive53 this year we will stop for a moment and make a quick startup summary. If you don't know how to start your startup you should definitely come! We meet on Friday, 6th of December
at The Stage, Lobzowska 3 at 7.00pm.
Let us know that you're coming here
(we'll have some gifts from Santa for you so you should come!).
Our guest this evening will be Filip Drimalka who has been engaged in activities in the field of marketing, business development and innovation for over ten years. He has launched several projects (e.g. easytask.cz, know-how-klub.cz or www.customer-point.cz). Filip is also an advisor at hub:raum Kraków
Filip will tell us m
ore how to:
1. Validate your ideas for new projects or services directly with your market.
2. Go through the process of getting to first customers using templates, crowd-sourcing and international outsourcing.
3. Build trust with new customers (even if you don't have product yet),
4. What growth hacking techniques you should use to find out whether your new project will be rocking the world or not.
Last but not least...you will learn about many online services that can be used for effective business development (apps, A/B testing, outsourcing, time tracking, emailing, live chats etc.).
If you're in sign up
at Facebok page.
Besides great workshop you will have a chance to meet folks from all around the Europe that came for hub:raum Krakow
We meet on the 6th of November at Google for Entrepreneurs, Rynek Główny - Pasaż 13. This time we start a bit earlier though - at 5:30pm - so please save the date and don’t be late!
Register here: http://www.ockrk.co/hive53/72
During our second meeting we will focus on legal issues for mobile and video game developers.
We will basically break down the game into smaller parts such as idea, code, design, audio, copy, in-game/in-app purchases, date bases... and tell you what exactly and more importantly, how you can protect it in the smartest way.
As our special guest we'll host Przemysław Walasek from Tylor and Wessing - an international law firm specializing in IT law in the gaming industry.
More about Przemysław:
Przemysław graduated from the European University of Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) and Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. He is responsible for Intellectual Property in Taylor Wessing e|n|w|c. He has extensive experience in advising clients regarding all legal aspects of e-business, new technologies, copyrights, including entrepreneurs specialising in on-line. He represents clients in cases regarding internet domains and breaches in coded TV security systems. He has taken part in many internet start-ups and advised entrepreneurs on copyrights fees to organisations.He specialises in copyrights, e-business and corporate issues.
The Global Entrepreneurship Week is coming soon! Better check the agenda at our strategic partner's website: Urząd Marszałkowski.C U
Are you interested in startup communities?
Our friends from hub:raum Krakow are! They are going for a big trip across Central and Eastern Europe to explore different startup communities there. Just imagine 4 days of intensive travelling, meeting new people, sharing the knowledge and experiences. How cool is that?
All Krakow's team - Kuba, Luka, Cosmin, Lukasz, Filip and Grzegorz will visit 12 countries including: Austria, Estonia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Romania, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, and Slovakia.
Why they are doing it?
The main aims of this startup journey is networking and establishing strong relations with startuppers, developers, mentors, as well as incubator and universities’ representatives. During the meetings hub:raum Krakow team will share the idea of the incubator and will look for the best ideas across Europe.
Hope they will bring some fresh ideas (or even teams with fresh ideas) to their innovation incubator in Krk.
They are going to travel a lot. However, if you are going to spend holidays in Central and Eastern Europe as well - join the crew at one of the events and places below.
Meet Jakub Probola, head of hub:raum Krakow in the following cities:
• 01.10 | Bratislava | The Spot
• 02.10 | Vienna | sektor5
• 03.10 | Brno
• 03.10 | Prague | Node5
• 04.10 | Ostrava | Meeting local startup communities
Meet Luka Sucic, the Evangelist at hub:raum Krakow in the following cities:
• 26-27.09 | Budva | Spark.me
• 30.09 | Zagreb | ZipZg
• 02.10 | Osijek | BIOS
• 03.10 | Rijeka
• 04.10 | Ljubljana
Meet Cosmin Ochisor, Liaison Manager at hub:raum Krakow and Grzegorz Banaś, Chief Analyst in the following cities:
• 01.10 | Timișoara | Cowork
• 02.10 | Sofia | Betahaus
• 03.10 | Bucharest | Open Connect Event
• 04.10 | Bucharest | Meeting local startup communities
• 07.10 | Cluj-Napoca | Meeting local startup communities
Meet Łukasz Ciesla, Operational Manager and Filip Debowski, Event and Communication Manager in the following cities:
• 30.09 | Vilnius | Lithuanian Startup Founder Meetup
• 01.10 | Vilnius | Hub Vilnus
• 02.10 | Riga | Tech Hub
• 03.10 | Tallinn | Garage 48
• 04.10 | Tallinn | Meeting local startup communities
If you want to find out more about startup communities in specific city follow guys from hub:raum Krakow on Facebook and Twitter or just contact them!
We've all been waiting for this! On the 23rd of September
our good friends from Estimote
will share their experiences from Y-Combinator during the Estimote@YC Swarm!
The meetup will take place at The Stage, Lobzowska 3
We will start at 6pm
- please come on time and save the seats!Kuba and Łukasz
are on fire right now! After Y-C Demo Day they've been working like crazy (even more than before) but they want to tell you about their journey and plans for the nearest future. They will answer all your questions: How it's been? How's the product going? How is the team doing? and more...
Save the date and let us know that your coming on our FB event page!
For those who needs a little introduction:
Jakub Krzych, CEO & Co-Founder
Graduated from Jagiellonian University with an MSc degree in applied computer science and a Bch in computational physics. For four years, served as a board member and as the Head of Product at AdTaily, the self-service advertising network that he co-founded and sold to the largest CE media group.
Łukasz Kostka, CTO & Co-Founder
Graduated from AGH University of Science and Technology with an MSc degree in computer science in control and management and, right after graduation, started his PhD research on Smart Cities. A data scientist and hacker who likes to mix cutting edge technology with great design to solve real world problems.
Bees - we have a surprise for you. After a series of Summer Swarms we decided to prepare a new set with a huge doze of knowledge. This autumn you will have a chance to finally understand all the mysterious LAW issues.
Together with The Flying Mind Foundation we have prepared a series of meetings with outstanding lawyers.
#1 Legal Swarm will take place on the 18th
at Google for Entrepreneurs
, Rynek Główny
- Pasaż 13
. We start at 6pm
- please save the date
and don’t be late!
What is it all about?
The project is set to improve legal awareness and information supply within the startup community in Krakow and to provide the best possible legal knowledge and advise in fields such as intellectual property, investment contracts, databases legal protection, ect.
As our first exceptional guest we'll host Łukasz Węgrzyn
- a lawyer specializing in intellectual property.
Łukasz will talk about common legal issues for startups, giving you valuable tips about what you need to know before you start.
More about Łukasz:
Lawyer specializing in intellectual property, media and new technology law. Former in-house lawyer at Agora S.A. and MTV Networks. Presently working at Maruta i Wspólnicy sp.j in Warsaw.
Graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University and postgraduate studies at the "Law of New Technologies" held at the Polish Academy of Sciences. Currently a PhD student at the University of Warsaw.
Passionate about new technologies, history and tennis.
Come and join us! Register here
or let us know you're coming on fb page.
The end is really close...let's celebrate it at last Summer Chill Swarm on 28th of August! (last this year;)
This time we ask you to register through ockrk (thanks to our friends Marta and Aliaksei)
Link for registration: http://www.ockrk.co/hive53/59
We meet again at The Stage, Lobzowska 3, Kraków, Wednesday at 6pm
We will host amazing Bartek Gola - The Managing Partner of SpeedUp Group, an entrepreneur and innovator. Co-creator of over a dozen technological startups. He is also an author of many publications in the field of marketing and business strategies. For many years he has been the Director of the Stowarzyszenie Marketingu Bezpośredniego (Polish Direct Marketing Association).
Bartek will talk about mistakes we make and illusions we create as entrepreneurs. What we can learn from them?
We also want to come back to pitching session
If you want to pitch after Bartek's presentation let us know by email: email@example.com
Yay! It's a holiday time...well at least for some of you;)
Hive's bees are working hard for whole year to bring you a bunch of new inspiring speakers to our swarms.
We meet again on 16th of July (Tuesday) at The Stage, Lobzowska 3 at 6pm!
If you want to participate join on our Facebook event!
This month we decided to make a serious swarm with not-all-the-time serious guests. So we invited two (actually tree) absolutely worth-noting individuals that will tell you more about the value that they bring to the Internet World. Krzysztof Gonciarz
hilarious guy with amazing sense of humor. Krzystof is a journalist who knows everything about gaming. He is also a popular web-videos producer and author of books about Internet (he wrote an Internet guide for Idiots;)). He will talk about his alter-egos and how he created profiles that gather milions of viewers.
Before Gonciarz's presentation, we will host pretty awesome duo on our stage or we should rather write pretty and awesome duo. Kasia Bojanowska and Joanna Socha met at primary school for the first time. Then they went to the same highschool and both started thinking about their design careers.
They worked a lot through the year (Socha as an architect, Kasia as a poster designer at ASP) and finally they met again. They started to work for Applicake and discovered pair designing. Finally when Ela Madej misspelled the word "underwear" by saing "uNERDwear
" they decided to turn it into a product idea - underwear for nerds.
Socha and Kasia will tell you that "its not a joke anymore" and how they preparing for the global launch using Internet tools like noone before in textile industry.
So come and chill with us on 16th of July at The Stage at 6pm!
We have awesome news for you bees! We’re so excited to announce that our very special guest at next Hive53 meet up will be Joel Spolsky
. Yep, that Joel - the guy behind StackOverflow, Trello and FogBugz :)
Together with our friends from KGD.Net
we’ll be hosting Joel on the 17th of May at The Stage, Lobzowska 3.
We start at 6pm - please save the date and don’t be late!
Joel is coming to Krakow to speak at the GeeCON conference
and he also really wants to meet our biz and dev community so it will be a great chance to talk, ask and find out more about his entrepreneurial journey.Joel Spolsky
is the founder and CEO of Stack Exchange
(company behind StackOverflow.com
), is a globally recognized expert on software development. His website Joel on Software
is popular with programmers around the world. In 2000, he founded his first company, Fog Creek Software
, which creates project management tools for software developers and most recently launched a group project management sharing tool, Trello
. Prior to this, Joel worked at Microsoft, where he designed VBA
as a member of the Excel team, and at Juno Online Services, where he developed an Internet client used by millions. He has written three books, including "Smart and Gets Things Done: Joel Spolsky’s Concise Guide to Finding the Best Technical Talent"
and worked as a contributing editor for Inc. Magazine
. Joel graduated from Yale University with a Computer Science degree and is also a world-renowned speaker. Before college, he served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a paratrooper and helped found Kibbutz Hanaton.
If you want to participate let us know and join on our Facebook event!
The TED and TEDx fans travel and meet up club,
which was announced as a community announcement at TEDxWarsaw, is having a joint meet up with Couchsurfers on 23rd April in Artefakt
fron 1830. This is the first time that such a meeting has ever happened anywhere, so this is a Krakow Start Up
We are using the registration system of Open Coffee Krakow
which now has registration by Facebook and Linkedin, If you use this, we will know if we have more TEDx-ers or Couchsurfers.
Please just register on the Couchsurfing
What is the big idea ?
Bringing the world of Couchsurfing and TED/TEDx together.
a start up movement that can change the lives of those involved for the better.
People who are into TED.com and TEDx are pretty cool. The goal of TED and TEDx is spreading great ideas. More than a billion TED talks have been viewed on the internet since TED went viral, and some famous TED talks are about
Couchsurfing and similar movements. If you have never seen a TED talk then watch and listen to Amanda Palmer – The Art of Asking
Ralph Talmont, Paul Klipp, Ewa Spohn Krystian Aparta and hundreds of other volunteers have got the TEDx and TED movement going in Poland, and put in a huge amount of work in organising the first TEDx events and Open Translation project.
People who are into Couchsurfing are pretty cool too. There are over 17,000 Couchsurfers in Krakow, and 6 million people belong world wide. Couchsurfers hang out and stay with each other for free when they travel, and organise regular meet ups.
Both groups are early adopters of the new world order of trust, giving and co-operation. The TED.com and TEDx Fans Travel and Meetup Club aims to bring the good things in these communities together.
This meetup will be a chance to watch TED talks, learn share and integrate. Will it turn into a regular event, will it spawn spin offs and copies. It’s very much in the hands of those who attend.
If this works you can be anywhere on planet earth and get to hang out with people who have the values of Couchsurfing and the optimism and mission of TED This group was launched on Couchsurfing in January here
went public in March with a launch on the TEDxWarsaw
Neither TEDx nor Couchsurfers tend to be shy but we will be organising ice breaker and introductions.
If anyone attending the meeting wants to make a non commercial community announcement, we will try to make it possible. here is the programme
Tuesday 23rd April from 18:30
Where Artefakt-cafe Cellar Dajwór 3 31-506 Kraków
19:00-19:45 Informal Networking ice-breakers
20:00-21:30 TED talks and discussion in English/Polish subtitles
21:30 Calls to action/Summary
21:30 AFTERPARTY til whenever
Door Policy: Positive Mental Attitude
More information about the groups from the From the “about us” on Couchsurfing
and on Facecbook
It is important to understand that this is not a TEDx event or a TED licensed event.. Anyone can show TED and TEDx talks under their Creative Commons license. I’ve checked with TED and provided it is non-commercial, not promoting a commercial agenda, and it is clear that this is not a TED or TEDx they are happy.
TED and TEDx are non profit, and have careful and strict rules about their brand and logo, which I support and respect. I don’t want this group to be taken over by corproate interests or do anything that TED and TEDx-ers would disapprove of “en mass”. If in the future TED start asking or requesting changes this will happen.
TED has a community section here http://www.ted.com/profiles
and a conversations section here http://www.ted.com/pages/569
an official Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/TED/info
At a workshop as part of the BOSS festival this week I asked
my group if they had experience/training in networking and it turned out that no one had ever been taught to network.
Aliaksei's blog post below helps set the tone of how to behave at a networking event and it is relevant to the whole Krakow Startup community
No one can read your thoughts
Back to 2011 I was working as a consultant for Ericsson. I’ve joined team based in Stockholm, Sweden. We passed a deadline already and wanted to do a small amount of job over the weekend just to deliver functional as soon as possible. Friday evening my team lead was packing his work-laptop and was saying that maybe he will do the job remotely from his home. I said - “Wow, that’s cool, it is nice to have this possibility”. He replied: “Yeah - but you can have the same, did you ask them?” I replied: “No, no way, I’m just a consultant here”. I went back to my desk and thought - “Gosh, he is right, I even did not ask anyone, but said “NO” to myself already”.
I realized that I had this mind set for a long time - I grew up in Post-Soviet country - Belarus, I was scary to ask direct questions, I felt kind of fear at the face of management. I became a team lead in a few weeks, and since that moment I was saying the same thing to people I was working with:
“Look, people can’t read your thoughts, I can not read your thoughts, if you don’t like something, want to get something, have an idea - you have to say it.”
A lot of things got changed in my career because of this understanding, and I got a remote access by the way ; ).
The story with OpenCoffeeKRK is similar. People can’t read your thoughts. If you are keeping silence about project you are working on - no one will learn about it even if it is 1 billion dollars idea. If you came to the meeting, and you see investors or people you wanna work with or someone who able to help you, you have to make first step and ask them direct questions.
Will you work with me? Can you help me with media/PR ? Can you introduce me to the right people? And so on.
You are able to see what people could help you with on our main web-page, and we are working on improving this experience, and make finding people you need easier. But it is you who should make first step and ask a questions, we can’t make this step for you.You will be surprised how many people may help you. How many of them will say to you “YES” while you was thinking they will reply “NO”
Hive Open Coffee (www.ockrk.co) meetings have really taken off. All positive