Lessons Learned From Startup Accelerator ReaktorX

This January together with Diana Koziarska I launched ReaktorX, a new idea stage startup accelerator in Warsaw, with the aim to help first-time founders launch their startup. I know what you’re thinking: it’s a crowded market, most of the programs suck and almost no one makes money. But that’s all right. We’re different! At least that’s what I was thought. Now that the first batch graduated it’s time to look back and see what worked and what… well… did not. Read the whole post on Medium: How To Mentor First-Time Founders?

The Rise Of Polish Startups

When we raised a seed round for Filmaster from a German fund HackFwd in Spring of 2011, we were one of the first Polish startups to work with a foreign investor. Traditionally, Web companies in Poland were focused on the local market of 40 million people, which seemed big enough to scale their business.

Big European and US­-based VCs, however, were not impressed. They looked for startups with global ambitions, something the Polish ones lacked. Three years later and Poland has got a number of well-­funded startups disrupting global markets. What the hell happened?

Read the whole story at The Next Web: http://thenextweb.com/entrepreneur/2014/08/08/community-born-rise-polish-startups/

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