POLISH TECH DAY 2020

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Polish Tech Day is the main platform for bilateral business relations between the Polish and British innovation and technology sectors. Since its first edition in 2015, Polish Tech Days hosted over 150 speakers and 1500 of attendees, who have found here inspiration, business partners, key employees or funding for growth. The theme of the 2020 event will be Navigating Uncertainty. We will be talking about VUCA - Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity. 4 words describing the current business and economy landscape. And a reality we have to navigate in the COVID-19 world.

For the second time, we will be hosting Ambassadors of Polish Innovation Awards Gala, which aims to recognize and promote the most globally impactful Polish technology entrepreneurs whose activities change the image of Poland and Poles in the world of innovation and technology.

As true members of the tech community, we don’t take challenges as problems but as opportunities which can only make us stronger. As this year’s edition is fully online, it is an unprecedented opportunity to become even more accessible and open for all.

Polish Tech Day remains free of charge. If you are one of those who value our passion for organising high-quality forums with a strong focus on business networking, you can support our actions through voluntarily purchasing one of our 'Thank You' or 'Big Thank You' tickets.

"Polish Tech Day is one of the best ways for Polish companies, including startups, to make their first connections with the UK tech scene. It's also a great place to source inspiration and ideas from great speakers. That's why I have been supporting this project since 2017, first personally and now as Head of Google for Startups London."
- Marta Krupinska | Head of Google for Startups London

"I value events organized by PLUGin mainly for the quality of networking. Each time we have accomplished more than anticipated. Firstly winning the Polish Tech Day startup contest with SaaS Manager helped us kick-start our go-to-market, secondly, this is where we met our Head of Business, thirdly this is where we established a strategic partnership with G1ANT. Events by PLUGin are not huge, but the quality of speakers and participants and the genuine willingness to help you achieve your goals is what really stands out.
- Matt Kurleto | CEO of Neoteric

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Agenda

Morning Networking Session

Panel #1: Is the future unfolding in front of our eyes?

About some changes in business and society that we already see as a result of COVID-19 pandemics and what trends will be the driving force in the near future. What could be the next "black swan"?

Panel #2: Lockdown fundraising

About how to achieve spectacular things as a startup in the time of crisis, how to fundraise, when you cannot leave your house and how the investors’ perspective has been affected.

Lunch Break & Networking

Keynote #1: Agile communication during COVID-19 in practice

What brands did to be visible and grow their businesses during the lockdown.

Mindful CTO: contradiction or necessity? Fireside chat with Dr. Reiner Kraft

Is "digital transformation" still a thing? How does it impact people in the organisation? How to deal with it? How to be a mindful CTO?

Panel #3: How fast can you transform?

About the first reactions to the pandemic of corporations (who are typically less agile than startups). Is the digital transformation a cure for all evil? Will a “digitally transformed” company be immune to any crisis?

Coffee Break & Networking

DIT Workshop: What funding is available in the UK in times of COVID-19? VC money, grants, loan schemes explained

If you are thinking of growing your business in the UK then this is a must-attend session for you. You will hear about the practical benefits of tapping into the UK’s tech ecosystem. Experts form Department for International Trade will be taking you through the UK business environment explaining opportunities in: EIS/SEIS, the Future Fund, Research & Innovation, CBIL, and a multitude of other options. What’s more, DIT will happily assist you along your UK expansion strategy, so do speak with the team after the workshop. Join the 20 minutes long session to get the best possible growth perception for your business.

DIT consultations on scaling your business in the UK

Economic survival of the crisis

Financial and economic systems are taking a hit right now. What will this mean for the global economy? Is it prepared for what's coming? What could be done to ensure that the reality doesn't turn out (too) harsh?

Panel #4: Pivot or Die

About how different can the responses to a crisis situation be in different sectors.

Pitch to London Competition - pitching session

International perspective on startup investment - fireside chat with Paul Bragiel

Ambassadors of Polish Innovation - Winners Announcement

Pitch to London Competition - Winner Announcement


PITCH TO LONDON is an annual competition for startups with „the Polish element”, at the heart of POLISH TECH DAY. We invite winners of the most prestigious startup events in Poland to compete in front of a Jury of British and international investors and experts.

Founders of participating companies have 4 minutes to present their business idea and persuade the Jury that they are the ones who deserve the title of a PITCH TO LONDON Winner. Apart from that they get exposure to the UK start-up ecosystem and corporate partners, and gain access to the vibrant international network of PLUGin.