Invitation to a book promotion event of “The Talent Olympics in Silicon Valley”
You are invited to a special book promotion event!
The US-Polish Trade Council kindly invites you to a book promotion event of The Talent Olympics in Silicon Valley presented by Marta Zucker and Magdalena Bryzek.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
This book was inspired by the compelling stories of this generation’s courageous entrepreneurs who seek more than business success — they seek to change the world. Our subjects dream boldly; their ideas and imagination leap far beyond today’s constraints to build tomorrow’s successes. Many companies in the technology boom have grown rapidly from an initial seed investment to valuations in tens or hundreds of millions – or even billions – of dollars. This book examines a few of the most promising Polish candidates for such success.
The last four years have seen major developments in the Polish startup community with more and more founders reaching beyond Poland to the global market. With each new Polish start-up that succeeds, the network of international connections – centered with the new economy, in Silicon Valley – will grow. Bridges between the new Polish economy and Silicon Valley are being built today, setting the stage for Polish entrepreneurs to take their place on the world’s stage.
We asked our protagonists to tell stories of their success. We introduce to you six technology daredevils with the potential to change our reality.
Preface by Piotr Wilam and Introduction by Professor Piotr Moncarz
Jakub Krzych, Estimote; Marcin Treder, UXPin; Radek Tadajewski, Oort; Greg Pietruszyński, Growbots; Marek Sadowski, Robotics Inventions; Kamil Kuchta, Spray
Thursday, November 5, 2015
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
US-Polish Trade Council
2479 East Bayshore Rd, Suite 205
Palo Alto, CA 94303
6:00 – 6:30 Networking
6:30 – 6:45 Presentation by Professor Piotr Moncarz
6:45 – 6:50 Presentation of the book and authors
6:50 – 8:00 Q&A for the book’s featured founders
8:00 – 9:00 Networking and book signing
Admission is free. Drinks and light snacks will be provided. Also, there will be an opportunity to purchase this book during the event.
For now the book is only available in Polish (http://ksiegarnia.pwn.pl/produkt/291336/igrzyska-talentow-w-dolinie-krzemowej.html). The book can also be purchased in the U.S. at http://www.quovadisbooks.net/poradniki/41460-igrzyska-talentow-w-dolinie-krzemowej.html.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Marta Zucker The book’s originator and author, Marta holds a Master’s degree from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. She began her career in Bucharest building the Romanian branch of an international company from scratch. Later, she worked with the Torun business consulting firm KarStanS Ltd and founded a successful television and film production company in Warsaw. Marta spent several years traveling through India, Nepal, Southeast Asia and New Zealand, and has climbed several Himalayan peaks. She currently splits her time between San Francisco and Torun, Poland, and in her spare time enjoys traveling with her husband through the vineyards of northern California.
Magdalena Bryzek is a PMI-certified Project Manager (PMP®), supports international companies in their search for new cooperation opportunities in Silicon Valley. She has extensive experience in project management, marketing and business development counseling. From 2012 to April 2014, she developed and managed U.S. – Poland Innovation Hub in Palo Alto, CA- an acceleration program for Polish firms expanding in the U.S. market. Magdalena is an eager supporter of Poland’s presence and success building in Silicon Valley.