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INNOVATION BRIDGE:
WARSAW-CHICAGO

THURSDAY GATHERING #044

25/02/2021 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST / 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CET | ONLINE

ABOUT THE EVENT / O WYDARZENIU

BRIDGE PARTNER

PARTNER WYDARZENIA

Polish Investment and Trade Agency

FOREIGN TRADE OFFICE CHICAGO, UNITED STATES

WHAT'S ON THE AGENDA

CO W PROGRAMIE

WELCOMING REMARKS

H.E. Małgorzata Bąk-Guzik
H.E. Małgorzata Bąk-Guzik

Acting Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago

Part 1 / Część 1

LEARN

9:15 AM - 10:45 AM CST / 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM CET

🇺🇸 the first part of the event consists of the sessions focused on knowledge exchange and integration

🇵🇱 pierwsza część wydarzenia to sesje nastawiona na wymianę wiedzy i integrację

Language / Język: 🇺🇸

CITY ECOSYSTEM
The City of Warsaw - opportunities for business

by Ewelina Tomczyk-Malec, Investor Cooperation Unit, City of Warsaw

The City of Chicago Ecosystem

by Tom Bartkoski, Director of International Business Development, World Business Chicago (WBC)

Language / Język: 🇺🇸

BUSINESS ECOSYSTEM
Doing Business in Poland

Agnieszka Szweda, Expert and Michał Rzeźnik, Head of Foreign Trade Office in Chicago, Polish Investment and Trade Agency

Tech & Innovation Ecosystem in Chicagoland

by Joey Mak, Vice President of Programs, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce (CCC)

Language / Język: 🇺🇸

STARTUP ECOSYSTEM
Startup Ecosystem in Poland

by  Maciej Sadowski, Startup Hub Poland

Startup Ecosystem in Chicago

by Abin Kuriakose, Executive Vice President of Innovation and Venture Strategy, ChicagoNEXT

Part 2 / Część 2

CONNECT

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM CST / 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM CET

🇺🇸 the second part of the event consists of the sessions focused on connecting participants. We organise 10+ different reasons to talk. The whole thing is moderated by the ambassadors of our foundation and regular visitors to the event. It is not required to reserve seats for individual sessions in advance

🇵🇱 druga część wydarzenia to sesja skupiona na łączeniu uczestników. Organizujemy 10+ różnych powodów do rozmów. Całość moderowana jest przez ambasadorów naszej fundacji i stałych bywalców wydarzenia. Nie jest wymagana wcześniejsza rezerwacja miejsc na poszczególne sesje

INFO TABLE

🇺🇸 the Info Table zone accumulates projects, organisations and ideas

🇵🇱 w strefie Info Table są prezentowane projekty, organizacje oraz idee

When / Kiedy: 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM CST / 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM CET

Place / Miejsce: info table zone

Language / Język: 🇺🇸 🇵🇱

Polish Investment and Trade Agency

U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Poland

World Business Chicago

Chicago Sister Cities International

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Illinois State Treasurer Michael W. Frerichs

Polish American Chamber of Commerce

Startup Hub Poland

City of Warsaw

Venture Café Warsaw

American Chamber of Commerce in Poland

TechNexus

Fintek

LOT Polish Airlines

DEMO TABLE

🇺🇸 in the Demo Table zone you will discover various products, technologies and projects being presented by the founders or startup-representatives

🇵🇱 w strefie Demo Table dowiesz się jak działają różne produkty, technologie, projekty prezentowane przez założycieli oraz przedstawicieli startupów

When / Kiedy: 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM CST / 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM CET

Place / Miejsce: demo table zone

Language / Język: 🇺🇸 🇵🇱

PGS Software

HICRON

Hotailors

Netizens

Gastop

M2M Team

NeuroSYS

Information Desired

Technical Innovation

AP-TECH

Unity Group

ArtSaas

KSK developments

Universality

FOSTER_IT

TediBerry

SNP

CStore

Addepto

Adizzi

Complex Data
Complex Data

Covitcher

Crowdio
Crowdio

DeepBrand

Findi
Findi

FitMech

Inovatica AGV

Locatick

nanoEMI

Newsbox
Newsbox

nuChapter

Odder AR
Odder AR

SentiOne

SLOPI it

Viotara

Visionic
Visionic

3DIIS
3DIIS

Worksmile

ForLogistic

FixMix

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Startup Pitch Session Opening

10:50 - 11:00 AM CST / 5:50 - 6:00 PM CET

Iwona Węgrzyn-Bocheńska 2
Iwona Węgrzyn-Bocheńska

Senior International Trade Specialist, Office of Trade & Investment, State of Illinois; Co-Chair of the Warsaw Committee, CSCI

Conrad C. Nowak
Conrad C. Nowak

Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP; Co-Chair of the Warsaw Committee, CSCI

STARTUP PITCH SESSION

🇺🇸 in the Demo Table zone you will discover various products, technologies and projects being presented by the founders or startup-representatives

🇵🇱 w strefie Demo Table dowiesz się jak działają różne produkty, technologie, projekty prezentowane przez założycieli oraz przedstawicieli startupów

When / Kiedy: 11:00 – 11:30 AM CST / 6:00 – 6:30 PM CET

Place / Miejsce: demo table zone

Language / Język: 🇺🇸 🇵🇱

PGS Software

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Small enough to care, big enough to scale – with over 550+ specialists to choose from, your project is sure to be in good hands. With all of the technological areas covered, you have a guarantee of receiving a top-notch digital solution – even if it’s exploring innovation.

HICRON

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The biggest SAP&WEB&Cloud company from Poland, will help you solve your problems. We call ourselves your Partner, not a Vendor, to reflect our approach towards IT projects. According to us, a full understanding of your business goals is crucial for the project to be successful. Outsource software development to Poland – with us, you can be sure your IT projects will be in good hands.

Hotailors

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Hotailors is the world’s first booking tool dedicated to non-employee business travel. Our clients gain full visibility and control over spend, approval flows & travel policies, and are able to extend a duty of care to their independent contractors.

Netizens

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Netizens is a full-stack development company combining software, hardware, and firmware skills under one roof. They deliver cutting-edge IoT products for startups, corporate clients, VC, and digital agencies. Thanks to the comprehensive synergy of Software and R&D departments, Netizens can be a one-stop-shop empowering your business potential at every stage of the digital transformation.

CoolSystems
CoolSystems

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CoolSystems by M2M Team Ltd is a team of enthusiastic engineers hungry for innovation. We provide innovative solutions for Blood Donation Centers that make the work better and more comfortable. Our Customers benefit for our over 10 years of experience in implementing process automation, cobot integration and software implementation in the helthcare industry. When you think about automating the storage of human plasma in extreme cold, you should probably think about CoolSystems.

Unity Group
Unity Group

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We’ve been helping both B2C and B2B Companies succeed since 1997. #1 global e-commerce developer on Clutch, ready to digitalize all aspects of your business. We’ll support you end-to-end… and beyond, replacing outdated business models with smart digital solutions.

Information Desired
Information Desired

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The world’s first ad that you don’t have to pay for it at all! Even if it brings you $1,000,000 in profit!

nuChapter
nuChapter

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A company specializing in the diagnosis of stress, work and life style with the use of heart rate measurement (HRV) technology.

Inovatica AGV
Inovatica AGV

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Autonomous forklifts. The startup provides software and hardware that allows you to turn any forklift truck into an autonomous one.

FitMech
FitMech

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Industrial IoT platform for automatic data collection, analysis and visualization, used to increase production efficiency.

Viotara
Viotara

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Viotar’s team has developed ultraviolet light emitting LED modules that destroy the SARS-CoV-2 virus. They use their technology to create a unique disinfection solution that will find application in the cosmetics industry. Our mission is to make beauty salons and hairdressing salons virus-free workplaces safe for clients and employees.

DeepBrand
DeepBrand

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As part of the project, DeepBrand created a computer vision system to detect photos with nails in Social Media posts. We also applied a clustering mechanism of users’ social profiles based on the contents of the images they posted.

NanoEMI
NanoEMI

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Young technology company specializing in the development of 2D materials and nanocomposites made with their use. The primary function of the advanced materials developed by the company is to block electromagnetic radiation.

ForLogistic
ForLogistic

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ForLogistic is solution dedicated to warehouse sector.
We help entrepreneurs working with any type of goods to find safe, short-term space without losing time for negotiations. The easiest way to introduce our idea is to compare us to popular booking services but For Logistic sector (warehouses). We create marketplace with warehouse offers from all of the country.

12 PM CST/7 PM CET FINISH

THURSDAY GATHERINGS ARE HAPPENING THANKS TO THE SUPPORT FROM THE LOCAL ECOSYSTEMS LEADERS
THURSDAY GATHERINGS ODBYWAJĄ SIĘ DZIĘKI WSPARCIU LIDERÓW LOKALNYCH EKOSYSTEMÓW
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VIRTUAL PLATFORM

PLATFORMA WIRTUALNA

1. Create VC Account / Załóż konto VC

If this is your first visit, create an account in our system https://www.venturecafekiosk.org/registration/warsaw/. Thanks to it, you can print your ID on the spot before the event. ATTENTION! You only register once. Each time you visit us, your ID number will increase. This way you can use the advanced options and learn how to use the potential of Thursday Gathering to the fullest. Create an account before the event to not waste time filling out a short on-site survey on the spot.

Jeżeli to twoja pierwsza wizyta, załóż konto w naszym systemie https://www.venturecafekiosk.org/registration/warsaw/. Dzięki niemu wydrukujesz swój identyfikator na miejscu przed wydarzeniem. UWAGA! Konto zakłada się tylko raz. Za każdym razem, gdy nas odwiedzasz, twój nr na identyfikatorze wzrośnie. W ten sposób możesz odnaleźć zaawansowanych uczestników i dowiedzieć się od nich jak wykorzystać potencjał Thursday Gathering. Załóż sobie konto przed wydarzeniem by nie tracić czasu na wypełnianiu, krótkiej ankiety na miejscu.

2. Join virtual platform / Dołącz do platformy wirtualnej

1 h before the event, check http://venturecafewarsaw.org/virtual to join the virtual platform

Godzinę przed wydarzeniem odwiedź http://venturecafewarsaw.org/virtual, aby dołączyć do wirtualnej platformy