A new and growing group in Krakow aims to unite entrepreneurs with students interested in learning about what makes and breaks a successful business.
It promises to be the biggest and best party of the year, bringing Krakow’s famously energetic and inventive tech and start-up community together with the city’s equally unorthodox artistic circles. The #OMGKRK Summer Jam will take place on Wednesday, June 18, from 21:00 at Forum Przestrzenie. It’s the second such gathering organised by the loose association of techies, hackers, designers and freelance paradigm smashers operating under the gloriously nerdy OMGKRK hashtag. The first OMGKRK party, a Christmas bash also held at Forum Przestrzenie, was a huge success, attracting around 700 guests with the bare minimum of pre-planning and formal marketing. It was an event that emerged almost spontaneously from the vivacity of the communities involved, and the second incarnation promises to be even bigger and better. This is not to say that a lot of work didn’t go on behind the scenes. Local start-up incubators Hub:raum, Innovation Nest and Google for Entrepreneurs Krakow threw their weight […]
Krakow’s bustling start-up scene has attracted a lot of attention, and not a little cash, to the city in the past couple of years – and now it has its own English-language YouTube channel: Krakow Start-up TV. Produced by Paul Pearson, of Red Viper Media, the show consists of 10- to 15-minute episodes featuring interviews with the movers and shakers of the Krakow start-up scene, plus coverage of events and meetings. “The idea for KSTV came from a chance meeting with blogger Paul Chen at an InterNations event back in the summer,” said Paul Pearson, “He told me about his start-up news blog, K’Sup, which made me think about creating a web TV series. A few weeks later, we met to bounce around the idea, and Krakow Start-up TV was born.” Agnieszka Wywiał interviews Ian Scarffe, Rafał Bugaj and Damian Słuja, the co-founders of student social media site BaseConnect.org The shows are presented by Agnieszka Wywiał. […]