Poland’s capital and largest city, Warsaw is Central Europe’s leading economic hub. In recent years, it’s developed a strong startup ecosystem and tech scene, which continues to grow with the support of international tech companies and enthusiastic local programs.
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Poland’s capital and largest city, Warsaw has a rich history and is Central Europe’s leading economic hub. In recent years, it’s developed a strong startup ecosystem and tech scene, which continues to grow with the support of a Google for Startups campus, MIT Enterprise Forum CEE and the tech conference Wolves Summit. There’s also a healthy supply of local programs driving innovation and supporting a new generation of entrepreneurs.
Startup Guide Warsaw explores the city’s key players and provides essential tools for starting up here. This includes profiles of innovative startups, insights from experienced entrepreneurs, and valuable information about the area’s investors, programs, schools and coworking spaces.
The book is made in partnership with Venture Café Warsaw Foundation and it is supported by the City of Warsaw, Google for Startups, InnoEnergy, Santander Bank Polska, the Polish Development Fund and Visa.
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