to establish interesting new networking session.

One of such an events, being a platform for

exchange of experience with business people,

as well as giving an opportunity to present

and promote their own business ideas is called

Startup Mixer. The main aim of Startup Mixers is

the integration of local startups with experienced

business environment and local government units.

On January 27 th 2016, a jubilee edition of Startup

Mixer took place at Grand Hotel Rzeszów.

The event was combined with Startup

of the Year 2015 contest. Mayor of Rzeszów,

Mr. Tadeusz Ferenc, took the Honorary

Patronage over the event, along with the Investor

Relations Office of the City of Rzeszów. The event

was attended by over 150 people, mostly young

entrepreneurs representing local environment

startups, but also representatives of local

government, universities, business and media.

They were welcomed by Mr. Wladyslaw Ortyl,

Marshal of Podkarpackie Voivodeship and Deputy

Mayor of the City of Rzeszów, Mr. Andrzej

Gutkowski, who expressed warm approval for this

kind of initiatives.

The prestigious title of Startup of the Year 2015

was awarded to Magdalena Kocój founder

of startup SRDF Clothing. Startup operates in

the clothing industry, especially in the women’s

segment. It has 30 different styles and over 400

items of clothes and is systematically expanding

its offer. In the last few months, the startup has

sold more than 70% of its production. Second

place went to EaseByte startup, dealing with

the construction and operation of commercial

websites and social media. The third place was

taken by startup called Share_Lock, which offers

exciting entertainment in the style of "real game

escape room” in the strict center of Rzeszów.

Thanks to events such as Startup Mixer, organized by

ABI Rzeszów, we can interest business partners with

our offer, and cooperate with business entrepreneurs

both local and outside Podkarpacie explains

Wojciech Woźnica co-owner of EaseByte startup.

There is also worth to mention the significance

of Subcarpathian Startups Coalition (INUP),

which brings together dozens of local developing

startups. The statutory purpose of the INUP is

to broaden cooperation of startup environments

in the region and to build a common platform for

exchange experiences and ideas that will contribute

to creating a profitable and innovative business

ventures. INUP implements a number of interesting

projects aimed at the multi-faceted development

of young startups from Podkarpackie Voivodeship.

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week in

November 2015, INUP made several substantive

trainings and lectures for young entrepreneurs, as

well as arousing a great interest: Safari Startup

Open Days of Startups. The latest project carried

out by Subcarpathian Startups Coalition is the

INUP Startup Academy. The project will be

a series of workshops on issues related to building

companies from the scratch. Each meeting will

provide an excellent opportunity to meet interesting

people, involved in the development of startups,

as well as representatives of prosperous businesses

who once also began their adventure with business

as startups. █

For further information

please contact the


of Rzeszów startup

institutions, affiliated

in the following


Academic Business


University of Rzeszów

Rejtana Avenue 16C

35-959 Rzeszów

Room 014 (underground)

tel./fax. +48 17 872 10 61

e-mail: rzeszow@

Academic Business


University of Information

Technology and


Room No. 41

Sucharskiego Street 2

35-225 Rzeszów

tel. +48 17 860 57 61

e-mail: wsiz.rzeszow@

Subcarpathian Startups

Coalition „INUP”

Sucharskiego Street 2

35-225 Rzeszów

tel. +48 513 642 833

e-mail: kontakt@

Photo Marta Filipowicz

More information:

Investor Relations


City of Rzeszow

ul. 3-Maja 7

35-030 Rzeszów

tel. +48 17 875 47 43

tel. +48 17 875 47 65

Best2Invest | March - April 2016


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