Innovation Bridge: Warsaw-Toronto

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JUNE 2020

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FORMULA OF THE EVENT

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Typically (pre-COVID), we bring together hundreds of innovators at our free in-person Thursday Gatherings. Until it’s safe to do so again, we’re bringing our community and great content to you, virtually (still on Thursdays). Join us to: enjoy, connect and learn from each other on-line!

We designed special virtual platform for our Virtual Gatherings!
You must experience it! 

FULL AGENDA

The main topic: Innovation Bridge: Warsaw-Toronto

BRIDGE PARTNER:

03:00 - 05:00 PM CEST / 9:00 - 11:00 AM EDT

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LEARN

15 min presentations explaining specifics of the ecosystems in Warsaw and Toronto.

Moderator: Bernhard Otterstein, Polish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce

3:00 - 3:30 pm CEST OPENING

  • 'Welcoming Remarks' by H.E. Leslie Scanlon, Ambassador of Canada to Poland, Embassy of Canada to Poland
  • 'Welcoming Remarks' by Natalia Iwaszko,             Vice-Consul Economic Affairs, Consulate General of Poland in Toronto

3:30 - 4:00 pm CEST CITY ECOSYSTEM

  • Jose Antonio Santoyo, Toronto Board of Trade
  • Ewelina Tomczyk-Malec, Piotr Paradowski, City of Warsaw

4:00 - 4:30 pm CEST BUSINESS ECOSYSTEM

  • 'Doing Business in Canada' by Zack Labieniec, PAIH (Toronto Office) 
  • 'Doing Business in Poland' by Agnieszka Szweda, PAIH 

4:30 - 5:00 pm CEST STARTUP ECOSYSTEM

  • 'Why Investing in Canada Makes Good Business Sense' by Greg Da Re, Invest in Canada
  • 'Startup Visa Program' by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • 'Startup Ecosystem in Poland' by Tomasz Snażyk, Startup Poland

05:00 - 08:00 PM CEST / 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT

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CONNECT

The main point of each gathering is facilitated modern networking supported by Venture Cafe's Ambassadors.

JOIN HERE: www.venturecafewarsaw.org/virtual

 

5:00-5:30 pm CEST DEMO TABLE PRESENTATIONS

Join the session where the Polish and Canadian startups will present their solutions.

CONVERSATION TABLE

FLOOR III

  • Entering Canadian Market by cshark
  • Innovative Logistics & Forwarding by Raben Group

8:00 - 8:45 PM CEST / 2:00 - 2:45 PM EDT

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ENJOY

Join Fireside Chat - interviews with the guests open for participation.

'What Differentiates Polish and Canadian Music Market?' 

Marek Hojda, Director of Music Export Poland office and long-time activist, jazz, pop and rock music composer, arranger, vocalist, and bands’ member. In the composers’ world, Marek is also recognized for active organization of the largest songwriting camps in Central and Eastern Europe. With his extensive background in the music industry both as an artist and businessman, Marek took the role in the Music Export Poland office to grow the recognition and potential of Polish music abroad.

Ariel "Heights Beats" Bialski is a Canadian, Juno award-winning Music Producer and DJ who has had his music featured in commercials, documentaries, theatrical productions, and award-winning albums. He moved from Toronto to Warsaw in 2015 to build upon his musical knowledge and has DJ'd in various venues across Poland.

9:00 PM+ CEST / 3:00 PM+ EDT

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GLOBAL SESSIONS

Still hungry for inspirations and knowledge, feel free to join sessions run by our Venture Café localizations in other cities!

THURSDAY GATHERING IS HAPPENING THANKS TO:

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REGISTRATION

IT'S YOUR FIRST TIME?

1. Please pre-register. It will take only 3 minutes, but it will save you time at the reception. If you fill it now you will be able to use a fast track registration process when the event will start.

2. We ask that attendees conduct themselves in accordance with our Community Credo. Please read it before the event.

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THE PLATFORM

The event will be happening on-line. Go to our virtual platform www.venturecafewarsaw.org/Virtual on Thursday (3:30 pm - 21:00 pm+).

ABOUT THURSDAY GATHERING

WHY
Our mission is connecting innovators to make things happen! Innovations are not created in isolation and their implementation requires social trust. Face-to-face interaction is the key to opening Warsaw's potential and to connecting forces of over 750+ organizations dealing with the innovation sector in Warsaw.

WHAT
The Thursday Gathering is the platform for innovators - a central innovation community event in Warsaw organized with passion by Venture Cafe Foundation and the community. Participation is free and open to all members of the innovation community who have ideas, talent, resources and passion to engage and contribute.

HOW
Between May 2019 and April 2020, on each last Thursday of the month, hundreds of amazing innovators and curious doers from Warsaw’s community will gather to enjoy, connect, engage and learn from each other.
From June 2020, we are starting a weekly program and we will be meeting at District Hall Warsaw.

Thursday Gathering is a global movement. Learn more about the Thursday Gathering program and our organization.