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Polish Tech Boom: The 1st Ever Polish Startup Demo Day in NYC

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

Polish Tech Boom: The 1st Ever Polish Startup Demo Day...

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VIP Pass to SoftLayer's Invite-Only Happy Hour Thurs, 9/25
Get access to an exclusive, invite-only happy-hour Thursday, 9/25 5:30pm - 7:30pm, sponsored by the awesome @JenniferLitorja from SoftLayer. Attendees include: all the Polish companies pitching, top NYC startup founders, VCs and Angels who couldn't attend the demo day, Brand Marketers, Agency Marketers, Polish government officials, Media, Press, NYC super connectors and influencers. Complimentary beverages and food will be served.
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 Ministry of EconomyPARP

Come join us in showcasing the most promising startups from Poland pitching to a panel of prominent venture capitalists, angels and influencers from the NYC tech and investor community. 

This event aims to create a bridge for innovation for Polish entrepreneurs looking to expand their ventures to NY and the US. In the last 12 months alone, Polish tech companies have won prestigious awards at TechCrunch Disrupt for Best Hardware, LeWeb in Paris for Best Startup and the LAUNCH Festival in San Francisco for Best Technical Achievement, as well as raised money from top tier investors in Silicon Valley, with one startup landing in Y Combinator.

The attendee list is highly curated, with ample, quality networking opportunities abound throughout the evening, as well as food and beverage.

Guests can tremendously benefit from this vibrant emerging tech ecosystem by supporting, embracing—and associating with—the next technology superstars, plus develop relationships with the Polish government on ground floor of a brand new footprint in NYC. There will also be opportunities to meet privately with startups during the week. 

If you'd like to elevate your brand in front of a very unique and connected audience, please email us at

Space is extremely limited!


6pm – 7pm: Networking, Drinks, Food

7pm – 7:15pm: Opening Remarks from Hon. Ilona Antoniszyn-Klik, Deputy Minister of Economy of The Republic of Poland + MC and Panel Introduced

7:15pm  8:45pm: 6 Polish Startups Demo for 3 Minutes Each + Q & A and Investor Feedback

8:45pm  9:30pm: Networking, Drinks, Desserts


John Biggs, East Coast Editor, TechCrunch (@johnbiggs)

John is a Brooklyn-based journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Laptop, PC Upgrade, Surge, Gizmodo, Men’s Health, InSync, Money, Linux Journal, Popular Science, The Stir and has written Black Hat: Misfits, Criminals, and Scammers in the Internet Age and Bloggers Boot Camp. He is also the former editor in-chief of Gizmodo, and runs the BWL family of blogs, and, and records the HourTime Podcast with Ariel Adams. Look for his forthcoming books about Marie Antoinette’s watch and a YA fiction book, Mytro


Opening Remarks

Hon. Ilona Antoniszyn-Klik, Deputy Minister of Economy, The Republic of Poland (@IlonaAntoniszyn)

Ilona is the current Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Poland, responsible, among other things, for attracting foreign investment to Poland and the promotion of the Polish economy. She graduated MA in Economics at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt an der Oder. She is also a member of the Alumni Club of the Viadrina European University and the Alumni Club of the Diplomatic Academy Vienna. Currently completing her Ph.D. in political economy of International Negotiations.

Investor Feedback Panel

Alessandro Piol, Partner and Co-Founder, AlphaPrime Ventures (@ilmago)

Alessandro is a New York-based venture capitalist and angel investor with more than 30 years of experience in the technology industry. He is a partner and co-founder of Vendanta Capital and previously a general partner of Invesco Private Capital where he headed the technology practice. Prior to joining Invesco, Piol spent 10 years with AT&T where he co-founded AT&T Ventures, the venture capital arm of AT&T where he focused on early-stage new media investments, as well as Pixel Machines, an AT&T-backed startup in the graphics super-computing business. Alessandro is currently President of the New York chapter of TiE, Chairman of Columbia’s Entrepreneurial Advisory Board, a member of the Board of Visitors of Columbia's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, and a mentor in the NYC Venture Fellows program, an initiative of the NYCEDC. Alessandro is also co-author of Tech and the City: The Making of New York's Startup Community (Mirandola Press, 2013).  He received a BS and MS in Computer Science from Columbia University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Jon Ason, Angel Investor / Founder, Kewpie Associates (@kewpster)

John Ason is an early seed stage angel investor who has funded 60 companies and currently has 22 active companies. Notable exits include Xlibris, LiveLook bought by Oracle and bought by Amazon for $545 million. Other investments include:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and  AlleyWatch has selected John as one of 20 awesome people in the New York tech scene you need to know about.

Susan Naci, Partner, 32 Laight Street Partners (@susnac)

Susan is a Private Equity and VC Partner at 32 Laight Street Partners, whose chief investments include Cuurio, Eloquii, and Light Tape. She is also the former CEO of Glossybox US, with a background in publishing, beauty, e-commerce, sales, and operations, having worked at AMEX, Condé Nast, and Vanity Fair. 


Julian Counihan, Associate, Red Sea Ventures (@NYCounihan)

Julian started a career in technology at Fortna, a logistics firm, where he helped develop distribution & supply chain CAD software that is still in use today. After leaving, Julian joined Citigroup where he designed portfolio analysis systems and later transitioned to advising technology companies on M&A and capital market transactions. Julian holds an MBA from the MIT and a BSc in Systems Engineering from UVA.


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