CEO Academy 2020

Growth Strategies for Global Tech StartupsCEMS Course at Warsaw School of Economics

What is CEO Academy?

A series of unique seminars on developing effective strategies for businesses operating in the new tech industry. Lectures and workshop are delivered by CEOs and top level executives of fastest growing Polish startups.
Learn from real-life examples how to build a highly profitable global business from scratch and scale it worldwide fast.

In cooperation with Daftcode the programme is conducted by professor Piotr Płoszajski,
from the Department of Management Theory.

Reasons to take part in the CEO Academy

For all participants

  • Opportunity to learn how to build a strategy for digital products
  • Working on real cases and real digital products
  • Certificate
  • 1,5 ECTS point

For the best students

  • Summer Mentorship Days with CEOs
  • Chance to join Daftcode Group and get a job offer in business and strategy area

Who can join the course?

Be sure to join our unique CEO Academy if you’re an ambitious proactive student of Warsaw School of Economics with great management skills and business knowledge.

The course is dedicated solely to students of Master’s Degree Programmes. We especially encourage members of CEMS Club and other student organizations to submit their application.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn from the best experts in the field and boost your future career! You will find detailed information below.

Schedule of the course

  • 10 March,
    17:10 - 18:50
    SGH, Buliding C, C-2e
    Venture into the unknown - first steps in founding your startup, market assessment and launch preparation
    Paweł Seweryn, CEO of Daftcode
  • 17 March
    17:10 - 18:50
    SGH, Buliding C, C-2e
    How to hack your fundraising process? Two perspectives of an asymmetrical game
    Maciej Gnutek, Principal in Innovation Nest
  • 24 March,
    17:10 - 18:50
    SGH, Buliding C, C-2e
    Pivoting Your Business Model - From Early Failure to Later Success
    Karol Górnowicz, CEO of Skriware
  • 7 April,
    17:10 - 18:50
    SGH, Buliding C, C-2e
    Developing a product and working with dev teams
    Michał Jędraszak, CEO of Straal
  • 21 April,
    17:10 - 18:50
    SGH, Buliding C, C-2e
    Customer experience – the key to scale your business globally
    Benjamin Kuna, Co-founder of Tylko
  • 28 April,
    17:10 - 18:50
    SGH, Buliding C, C-2e
    Main challenges while building digital marketplace for the analog market
    Natalia Myszkowska, Karol Lasota, CEO i COO of Cateringoo
  • 12 May,
    17:10 - 18:50
    SGH, Buliding C, C-2e
    Driving the wave of growth: lessons learned from startup to scaleup
    Hubert Rachwalski, CEO of Nethone
  • 16 May,
    9:00 - 17:30
    Daftcode, Plac Europejski 1
    All day workshop
    Go to Market Strategy for Real-life Digital Product
    Paweł Seweryn, CEO of Daftcode
    Adam Komarnicki, CEO of Indoorway
    & other CEOs from Daftcode Group
  • 16 May,
    18:00 - 20:00
    Charlie Cocktail Bar
    The finale
    Informal Banquet
    Winners' announcement

Who is behind this?

Daftcode is a Polish venture builder – a company that creates its own tech enterprises. From concept stage, onwards and upwards – transforming bold ideas into fast growing products and businesses."

Daftcode creates, grows and supports ventures that develop cutting-edge technologies in areas such as online payments, business intelligence, smart building, education, 3D printing, food delivery, and many others.

Keynote Speakers

  • Paweł Seweryn
    Paweł Seweryn
    CEO of Daftcode
    Daftcode is a Polish venture builder – the company that creates enterprises from the start, transforming bold ideas into fast-growing products and businesses.
  • Natalia Myszkowska
    Natalia Myszkowska
    CEO of Cateringoo
    Cateringoo simplifies the process of ordering catering and improves the quality of business catering services.
  • Karol Lasota
    Karol Lasota
    COO of Cateringoo
    Cateringoo simplifies the process of ordering catering and improves the quality of business catering services.
  • Maciej Gnutek
    Maciej Gnutek
    Principal in Innovation Nest
    Innovation Nest is a pan-European VC firm investing in b2b software companies on early stage.
  • Michał Jędraszak
    Michał Jędraszak
    CEO of Straal
    Straal provides smart payment, optimization and fraud prevention solutions that maximize effectiveness and efficiency of recurring and one-off online transactions.
  • Benjamin Kuna
    Benjamin Kuna
    Co-Founder of Tylko
    Tylko is a new-generation design company that allows everyone to design and order customised furniture with the use of an Augmented Reality app.
  • Karol Górnowicz
    Karol Górnowicz
    CEO of Skriware
    Skriware is a complex educational ecosystem that uses 3D printing to teach interdisciplinary STEAM skills.
  • Hubert Rachwalski
    Hubert Rachwalski
    CEO of Nethone
    Nethone is the global leader in AI-driven KYU (Know Your Users) solutions that help enterprises from all around the world convert cyberthreats into well-informed, profitable decisions.
  • prof. Piotr Płoszajski
    prof. Piotr Płoszajski
    Dept. of Management Theory
    Warsaw School of Economics (SGH)

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