Protesters in Maidan Square, Kiev, Ukraine. December 12, 2013 / Photo by Mstyslav Chernov/Unframe
GOV · Startups

Polish Government to Support Ukrainian Startups

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A total of 300 million PLN (about $100 million dollars) is to be spent by the Polish government to support Ukrainian companies, including small and mid-size tech startups. The money is expected to help the companies of Poland’s eastern neighbor debut on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. In the meantime, Ukrainian IT specialists have called on […]

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People · Startups

Coupons: The Next Big Thing in Retail?

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E-commerce is among the most dynamic sectors of the Internet market in Poland. Currently about 50% of Polish Internet users buy things online. They are most likely to purchase clothes, appliances and all sorts of electronics. More than half of online shoppers are more satisfied with their Internet experience than with traditional shopping. Poland is […]

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Enterprise · People · Startups · Web

A New Way to Cloud: Interview with Dariusz Nawojczyk of Oktawave

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Oktawave is a Polish company that describes itself as an “innovative platform of infrastructure on demand”; or in other words, a platform based on cloud computing and storage. And they are innovative indeed – maybe even revolutionary. Independent CloudHarmony tests prove the Polish cloud service to be even better than Amazon Web Services and Microsoft […]

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Medicine · Startups

Taking Medications? There’s a (New) App for That

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In Poland, 10% of chronically ill patients fail to take their medications regularly. About 40% do not follow all of their doctor’s recommendations. This is just a tiny sampling of the bad news that came out of the 2010 report titled “Self-portrait of a Polish Patient” (“Polskiego pacjenta portret własny”) by Pentor Research. However, the […]

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EDU · Startups · Web

UXPin’s Marcin Treder Speaks About Startups and Leadership

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Last week, Stanford Engineering’s “European Entrepreneurship and Innovation @Stanford” speaker series for 2014 featured the topic “Hungary and Poland: Streaming and UX Design Startups”. The speakers were Gyula Feher, the CTO and co-founder of Budapest-based Ustream and Marcin Treder, the CEO and founder of Gdańsk-based UXPin, a company we mentioned recently when they secured a […]

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