PFR Invites Innovation Gurus to
CEE Innovators Summit in Poland
On 28 March 2017, Susan Wojcicki, the CEO of YouTube, together with other gurus of innovation, and the prime ministers of the Visegrad Group countries will come to Poland by invitation of the Polish Development Fund. In 1998, Susan Wojcicki let out her garage to two young men: Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Soon after, Google Inc. was established in that very garage. Wojcicki soon became the 16th employee at the company, which is now worth over $590billion on NASDAQ.
The Polish Development Fund (PFR) will hold the CEE Innovators Summit on 28 March 2017. Other special guests include Professor Mariana Mazzucato, the author of The Entrepreneurial State, along with other innovators and entrepreneurs. Startups, innovative NGOs in the V4, heads of company R&D departments, and representatives of public administration from the region are invited to attend the two-day meeting in Warsaw.
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Participation in the event is offered free of charge thanks to the support of sponsors and is open to a limited number of participants.
Unlocking Central Europe’s Full Potential
The event will be an opportunity to present the practical dimension of innovation and provide a venue to discuss cooperation in Central Europe. Included on the agenda will be a presentation of a report on innovation in the region.
“It is our intention to give a stimulus and set a direction of change in Poland and across the region. We actively support the development of venture capital and new technologies,” said Paweł Borys, President of the Polish Development Fund.
The Polish Development Fund (PFR) is a group of financial and advisory institutions for entrepreneurs, local governments, and individuals. Working in innovative sectors, PFR set up Central and Eastern Europe’s biggest platform for equity investment in 2016. PFR Ventures is responsible for the management of venture capital funds worth PLN 2.8 bn.
PFR Ventures manages funds of funds (FOF) and provides repayable financing through VC funds and business angels to innovative SMEs at different stages of development. The objective is to provide capital and expert advice helping innovative businesses to grow. For more information, please visit www.pfrventures.pl/en/.
About the Polish Development Fund
The Polish Development Fund (PFR) is a financial group which offers instruments supporting the development of companies, local governments and individuals, and invests in sustainable social development and national economic growth. The mission of PFR as a Polish promotional financial institution is to implement programmes enhancing the long-term investment and economic potential and supporting equal opportunities and environmental protection.
For more information visit the web www.pfr.pl/en