Meet our co-organiser from Katowice, Poland: Wiktoria Nycz from Spin Digital (twitter: @SPINDIGITALPRO)
Why did you apply for SEW?
We feel that organizing a networking/knowledge-sharing event under an international brand such as SEW will upgrade the rank and importance as well as distinguish us from other organizers of similar events.
What is your goal in organizing an event for Startup Europe Week?
What would you give to your local community?
We are able to invite international experts to share their knowledge with participants – people who are not regularly easy to reach in other events.
What do you think your area needs in order to be a startup-friendly zone?
More co-working and initiatives from the side of NGOs or local governments. We would need some kind of official HQ for startups in Katowice, that would become a showcase of Katowice.
What could Startup Europe and the European Commission do more to develop the startup ecosystem?
From the point of view of a typical startup company in Katowice, I think that support of such big organizations working on an international scale should be more visible in practice. It’s good to know such organizations exist, but the typical entrepreneur does not pay attention to that – he/she’s got bigger everyday challenges such us sales, finance and product development. If those organizations would not affect singificantly their lives, no additional value is visible. To sum up – direct relations, more representatives of the EC and SE locally, not only in the countries’ capitals (if at all).