What do investors expect? How to prepare well to convince them to invest in our start-up? .
Hours: 10.00 AM - noon
JERZY KALINOWSKI .
TRAINER, CONSULTANT FOR KPMG POLAND BOARD
Currently, Jerzy Kalinowski is a consultant for the KPMG Poland Board. Beforehand, as a KPMG partner, he was responsible for consulting services for the new technology, media and telecommunications sector, in Poland and Central and Easter Europe. He was also responsible for consulting services on innovation and start-ups. Before KPMG, Jerzy held managerial positions (President of the Board, Supervisory Board member) at various new technology and telecommunications companies. He is also experienced in creating and managing a venture capital fund investing in digital start-ups.
Jerzy is a graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology, University of Rochester (USA) and IMD in Lausanne.
VC is not as scary as it seems .
Hours: 12.30 PM – 5.00 PM
TOMASZ CZAPLIŃSKI .
TRAINER, MANAGIG PARTNER, SPEEDUP GROUP
He joined SpeedUp Group as a person who managed one of the group’s funds. He gained business experience by working at consulting companies and conducting audits at many entities or as an IT project manager.
Now he is one of the managing partners and he is responsible for the activities conducted as a part of SpeedUp BRIdge Alfa investments. Conducts investments in R&D and fintech companies as well as sales and marketing projects with high growth potential. He is also responsible for relations with investors and corporate vc. He supports the portfolio companies with his finance management, business modelling and negotiation knowledge. He built his experience for many years, by working at different levels of strategy consulting companies. He specializes in due diligence and company valuation.
He is a PhD management student at the Poznań University of Economics and Business. A speaker and mentor at programmes aimed at start-up and researchers.