THINK TANK COMMUNITY

Bartosz Gawroński

CEO
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Bartosz Gawroński

CEO

Investor, economist, analyst of financial phenomena. Has many years of experience on international capital markets. Bartosz holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing at Wałbrzyska Wyższa Szkoła Zarządzania i Przedsiębiorczości and he studied business management at the University of Economics in Wroclaw. He also completed a number of investment-related courses at the Institute of Investment Analysis Malta and Virtual Financial Assets for the VFA Agents Program at the Malta Institute of Management. He is particularly interested in the financial markets and the FinTech sector. He has been living and working in Malta for 12 years.

Aneta Gawlas

Bussines Trainer & Coach
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Aneta Gawlas

Bussines Trainer & Coach

A coach and business trainer with extensive professional practice, a graduate of the prestigious Brainstorm Group Business Trainers School, European Business Trainer & Coaching Clinic (Corporate Coach U) course, a graduate in education.

Valued by participants for practical approach, varied and engaging forms of presenting difficult issues. As she says about herself: her task is to help others achieve their goals - equips them with the necessary knowledge and tools and motivates them to achieve their goals.

Specializes in raising the competence of employees at all levels. He successfully fights the myth of boring obligatory health and safety training - she changes the training staff by showing them completely new possibilities of presenting difficult topics. Since 2015 she is also a lecturer at universities.

Marcin Gawlas

Product Manager
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Marcin Gawlas

Product Manager

Innovator, entrepreneur and CEO for a total of six startups in Great Britain and Poland. He carried out investment and research projects with the support of EU funds in the IT, ICT, programming, energy, land transport, media, composites and fintech (blockchain) industries. An expert in the field of hard projects in the field of building telecommunications networks (wireless and fiber optics and hybrid Next Generation Access networks). He participated in R & D research projects to create innovative software for managing ISP networks and building low-emission telecommunications towers with the use of composites. Currently, the CEO of the iVoting project, which creates a voting application using Blockchain as well as the Cyberdemocracy platform. Privately, he is passionate about photography and film, sailing, aviation and football.

Mateusz Jarosiewicz

Smart City Expert
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Mateusz Jarosiewicz

Smart City Expert

Mateusz Jarosiewicz - born in Wrocław, he studied Psychology in Business at the Kozminski University in Warsaw. Entrepreneur of the technology industry. Promoter of the trend and owner of the first coworking office in Poland, COCOBAR. Creator and promoter of the operating system concept for City2.0.neOS cities, the Smart Cities Polska and neOS think-tank. As a visionary and vice director of the Center for the Development of Strategic Innovation of the North Institute he worked, among others, on the design of Polish vacuum railway. Coordinator of experimental projects concerning the reconstruction of the social network and human capital: FutuCard. Author of the winning social innovation project concerning the entry of young people into the future labor market “Future City” The program is recommended for national implementation. An expert on smart city, e-state and digitalisation at the National Institute of Strategic Studies. The creator of new political concepts for Poland.

Speaker at Polish and international conferences in the field of the smart city idea. Expert in the study of Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics over 60 business models for smart cities and the author of two models concerning Blockchain. He supported, among others, the staff of the main candidate of the ruling party in creating the future district project in Warsaw. Currently deputy editor-in-chief of the European magazine City:One - devoted to technologies for cities.

Jan Sienkiewicz

International projects and regional development
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Jan Sienkiewicz

International projects and regional development

Jan Sienkiewicz - Currently Registered Attorney of the Regional Development Agency in Bielsko-Biala, POLAND. Head of Department of International Affairs since 2005. Former Sales Manager in Aluminium Architectural Systems Stock Co. Fellow of Cochran Fellowship Program funded by US Dep. Of Agriculture, USA with specialization of entrepreneurship and small business development. Graduate of Business Management in Marketing post-graduate programme in Poland by University of New Brunswick, Canada.

Main area of interest: regional development. Experience in: International relations and business internationalisation, European Programmes and project management (Interreg programmes, Horizon 2020, International Urbact Cooperation, Europe Aid etc.), start-up scene development and scaling-up of new-born companies. Since 2017 member of the management staff of Venture Capital Fund Beskid Technology Accelerator BAT in Bielsko- Biala dedicated to the innovation technologies and start-ups early stage capital investments. Recently involved in local initiatives related to the Smart Specialisation Strategies on local and city level in the field of Smart Cities. Initiator and organizer of Laboratory of 3D technology and innovation centre FabLab24 in Bielsko-Biala specialized in competence development and innovation support such as Industry 4.0 digitalisation technologies.

Filip Pawczyński

Blockchain Expert
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Filip Pawczyński

Blockchain Expert

He runs the company FP IT Management, which has produced and introduced to the market the fastest-in-class device for transaction authentication in the Bitcoin network - Bi • Fury USB ASIC Bitcoin Miner; So far, this is the only company of its kind in Poland. As the only Pole he gave an interview to the printed version of the prestigious ‘Bitcoin Magazine’. He is the founder and president of the Polish Bitcoin Association - a non-profit organization, that, since 2013, helps to better understand the potential of Bitcoin and Blockchain technology. Advisor to the Ministry of Digitization in the field of Blockchain technology. Since 2018, he was the vice president of the Chamber of Commerce of Blockchain and New Technologies. One of the first in the world, governmentally registered chambers of commerce, gathering entrepreneurs dealing primarily with Blockchain technology. He speaks at numerous conferences and seminars since 2014.

Rafał Kiełbus

Blockchain Developer
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Rafał Kiełbus

Blockchain Developer

Into Bitcoin technology since 2012. Bitcoin Core contributor. P2Pool (decentralized mining pool software) supporter, long maintaining fork witch number of altcoin support. Moderator on forum.bitcoin.pl since 2012. 2010-2011 script writer for fold.it (molecular biology puzzle game) Since 1997 into PC hardware and software (DOS. Windows 3 -10, Linux).

Wojciech Bachta

Startups Expert
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Wojciech Bachta

Startups Expert

A husband, entrepreneur and social activist. President and founder of the StartUp Podbeskidzie Foundation. He focuses on the culture of knowledge exchange, openness and entrepreneurship. The winner of the distinction in the Dedal plebiscite in the category of the Company of the Year. Ambassador of the Startup Poland Foundation. A supporter of agile project management methodologies and a fan of new technologies. Owner of Da Vinci Studio and co-founder of several technology startups. From April 2018 Partner at Bunny Hop. From December 2018 Member of the council in Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In the past, CTO in Soccer Skills PRO and responsible for management of Soccer Skills Pro software development, implementation in soccer clubs and integration with other software. Wojciech loves to spend his free time actively.

Mateusz Piotr Ślozowski

Advertising expert
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Mateusz Piotr Ślozowski

Advertising expert

Physiotherapist by education. A passionate creator of applied graphics and visual identification systems. Autodidact.

Since 2011, the owner of the Logarytm Agencja Reklamy company based in Bielsko-Biała. In 2014-2018, editor and editor-in-chief of the Bielsko-Biała Portal, Żywiec and Cieszyn - BBFAN.pl. Privately, husband and father. Enthusiast of cycling and fantasy/Sci-Fi.

Michał Sadowski

Business advisor Swiss market
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Michał Sadowski

Business advisor Swiss market

Business advisor on the Swiss market. Currently, he is building a holding company in the financial sector in Switzerland (insurance, loans, real estate). He helps in establishing businesses and introducing innovative products to the Swiss market. A lover of Crypto currency and Blockchain. He has been living permanently in Switzerland for 7 years.

Katarzyna Gorzkowska

Lawyer
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Katarzyna Gorzkowska

Lawyer

Katarzyna specializes in the law of new technologies, in particular blockchain technology, IoT, AI. She advises business entities and non-governmental organizations. Katarzyna participates in project implementations in the FinTech, MedTech and blockchain sectors.

Zbigniew Dal

Lawyer
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Zbigniew Dal

Lawyer

Graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. Since 2010 registered in the list of legal advisers of the Regional Chamber of Legal Advisers in Katowice. It has several years of experience in providing legal services to companies gained during the employment process in the legal department of a joint-stock company being a part of a capital group operating in the following fields FMCG industry in Central and Eastern Europe, where he dealt with, among others, the following services: He was responsible for corporate acquisitions, acquisitions and intellectual property protection. From 2011 to 2018 he practiced as a legal adviser in the form of an individual law firm. At present, he is a managing partner in a law firm. He specializes in civil and commercial law. He is fluent in Czech and Slovak.