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VPP037 – What is iBuying with Mateusz Romanowski

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Today we discuss innovation in the real estate market. SonarHome is a very interesting idea that came to Poland just recently and it’s a proper disruption if executed properly. Having said that, should we invest in something if people keep repeating “it’s a bubble”? This and more in todays episode of VPP, enjoy!

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VPP036 – Riding the crowdfunding wave with Tomek Chołast

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…the co-founder of Zrzutka.pl one of the most interesting online companies in Poland. Let us listen to a story not only about crowdfunding but more importantly about a man chasing his desires and destiny [with plenty of mistakes along the way ;-)]

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VPP035 – Why not become a digital nomad with Kamil Skalski

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It might be a bit more difficult today to become a digital nomad than it used to be just over year ago… But still we should follow up with examples of such an extraordinary life. Kamil Skalski will be our guide today. Welcome!

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VPP034 – Yet another niche marketplace startup with Marcin Szalek

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Today we discuss another example of a niche marketplace startup and the importance of focus on the needs of the customers. The times we live in force us to have a scalpel-like precision when it comes to business. Just like folks at Slowhop!

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VPP033 – AI is in the game now with Mateusz Szala

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Today, together with Mateusz Szala we talk about a cutting edge football video analytics software for teams and coaches that’s being developed by a group of Polish fans!

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VPP032 – Is 1M PLN round enough for a startup with Przemysław Siemaszko

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How much do we need to start off? Is 1M PLN round, covering the seed stage of a startup enough in Poland? Let’s try to find out looking at a very specific example, thanks to my todays guest – Przemysław Siemaszko.

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VPP031 – Better employer branding with Rafał Kosno

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This time we tackle a topic that’s probably one of the biggest headaches for managers and companies in general. And that’s hiring of course! The real trouble is that these days it’s all to do with employer branding!

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VPP030 – Best CRM for startups

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Ok, let’s deal with this one once and for all. I see a lot of questions, comments and discussions online about which is the best CRM for startups. Chatting with founders during coffee breaks at conferences goes on similar. Unfortunately close to none talk about what I’m going to touch on today. Why?

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VPP029 – Building a marketplace startup with Natalia Kwiecień

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Building a marketplace startup is supposedly one of the most difficult things an aspiring entrepreneur can do online. Is it possible in a micro scale? Yes. Please welcome Natalia Kwiecień with her story to help Polish families (and companies…) find better Duers!

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VPP028 – How to stop drones with Radosław Piesiewicz

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Sometimes the technology is used against us. We’ve seen that in the movies, we all remember the cold war stories. The truth is that today, due to the widespread availability of computers and consumer hardware people can come up with all sort of strange ideas… For instance how would you stop drones flying just next to an airport? Are they dangerous? Just read about the infamous Gatwick incident in 2018.

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VPP027 – How to scan everything with Jędrzej Kowalewski

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Of course we, as humans are limited and we all know that. But what about if I’d told you that we’re also limited with the way we use the technology. What if I’d told you that there are cameras that can see much more than you can imagine? Welcome to the world of space-tech. Scanway will be our guide.

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VPP026 – Looking for a better VC partner with Alex Meyer

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There’s no long intro today. Straight to the point as we have an investor on the show. Alexander Meyer from 42cap.com joined me to talk about startups. This episode is rather valuable for anyone making his way through the B2B software realms.

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VPP025 – Building a successful VR startup with Marek Antoniuk

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Let’s put it this way. Building a startup is not easy. Creating a successful startup is almost like gambling. And creating a successful startup in the realm of a niche technology is almost impossible. So how did it happen that a small team from Białystok, Poland managed to break through with a VR startup?

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VPP024 – It’s time to recalibrate your business

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Today I recorded my raw thoughts on the current situation (we all have them) and how to make the most out of it. How to do things better next time, that’s the question. I think we need this kind of discussion at any level, not only from the government, business or startup perspective but also within smaller or bigger teams. I hope you don’t mind a solo episode as I haven’t done one in a while. Today I’d like to talk about whether we should all think about if we need to recalibrate our business goals. Enjoy todays episode and make sure to subscribe and leave a comment.

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VPP023 – Venture Building World with Tomasz Rudolf

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In the startup world timing and time of execution are crucial. Corporations are slow from their nature. But what if I say that startups can also be sluggish due to many obvious reasons? What happens if we bring the two worlds together? Is there a way to speed up things without increasing the risks dramatically you may ask? Venture building might just be the answer…

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VPP022 – Sales acceleration with Dariusz Nawojczyk

When dealing with technology we really need to pay a lot of attention to the details. Things usually are not as simple as they look. On the other hand, sometimes it turns out that the solution to our problems was obvious but no one stumbled upon it up until now. My feeling is that this is exactly the case with sales acceleration and sales enablement. But I’ll let my guest speak for himself to clear out the initial confusion. Enjoy!

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VPP021 – Discovering innovation with Tomasz Bąkowski

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There are 7 billion people in the world and if innovation was easy we’d all be great at it. But what if we should consider a bit different view on it? What if we’re all wrong? Let’s discover innovation instead of daydreaming. Have a listen to a story about how some of the biggest players like Philips, Viessmann or Bosch approach innovation.

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VPP020 – How to smile with Bartosz Rychlicki

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Of course the technology can make us smile. Probably for the majority of inventions, humans came up with ideas on how to enjoy them in some awkward ways. But what if I’d tell you that technology can genuinely help someone become a better person, drive the business results and build a better relationship with clients? All in the same time… This is what Bartosz Rychlicki from Quantum CX is doing. Who would not like to know how to smile more often!

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VPP019 – 5 steps to hire and manage a remote team

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Today I share some of our key findings about how to hire and manage a remote team. Our business is not at all about technology but I think we do have some interesting things to share. I actually like hiring people because it means that the company is doing well! Enjoy and make sure to leave a comment!

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VPP018 – Sales process automation with Tomasz Wesołowski

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AI powered voice assistants will soon dominate our lives. Not only at home but mainly for all the professional activities. Today we will discuss a great example of a system that can help with sales process automation. Saving time is becoming more and more important and that’s where the AI can help us a lot.

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VPP017 – Turquoise Startup with Mateusz Jarus

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What is culture? Who creates one? Is it top down or bottom up? What’s the difference between a big and small organisations culture? And most importantly why we could all learn something from a turquoise startup?

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VPP016 – Expanding business into the UK with Maciej Barański

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Expanding business internationally is always tricky. Doesn’t matter what industry you’re in or how big is the organisation. Having said that the doors are most likely already open and you’re still trying to overcome your headaches on your own. There are people and organisations out there waiting, and they know the answers. Sometimes it’s really that simple.

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VPP015 – Don’t be afraid of VC money with Michał Kautsch

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VC money and startup founders are like fishermen on a boat. Someone owns the boat, others have nets and rods, someone else may know where and how to fish. Just look at them, they’re a team at the and of the day. Should one be afraid to ask others for help? Absolutely not. Could one succeed without others? Probably not as well.

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VPP014 – How to use LinkedIn for B2B sales? Part 1

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Finally I’ve managed to record something meaningful and I can’t wait to hear your opinions about this episode as I’ll talk today about how to use LinkedIn properly. I’m not an expert here but after using it for around 6 months, it seems to me that just by following some simple rules LinkedIn platform can really generate a lot of value to conscious business owners, sales and marketing teams and employees of course. I really think that you will enjoy this one!

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VPP013 – Why brand is important with Aga Jóźwiak

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What is brand? What does it mean to you or your clients and why brand is important? Why we associate objects, services or even feelings with specific company or its product? Brand equals reputation. The funny thing is that it can also be negative! For example. Some businesses relate to a very poor quality of services (some airlines for example) but people still use them. Why? Because they’re very affordable. But how do you get the most out of branding to drive customer success? I hope Aga from ClickMeeting will help you out. Enjoy today’s episode!

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VPP012 – Stop wasting money on exhibitions

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Sales and marketing are like yin and yang and we all agree that money has to be spent in order to drive growth of any organisation. But when it comes to trade shows something just went wrong and it seems like only few do it right. Today I’d like to share with you some of my ideas on how to stop wasting money on exhibitions and trade shows in the technology world. Enjoy.

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VPP011 – When technology and fun unite with Arek Śmigielski

When technology and fun unite…

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Who says technology is boring? Who says it’s only for the computer geeks and Elon lovers? Ok… we all know it’s actually the opposite. Engineering is a big playground for so many of us, engineers. The real fun begins when the big boys come to pay for your toys. Optinav made technology and fun unite, let’s listen to their story. And if like me, you like to stretch your brain with a good riddle the title may sound very familiar. Hail to my metal friends! 🙂

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VPP010 – How to sell without selling?

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This time it’s just me. No guests! It’s episode number 10 so I thought that I should give you some heads up on how was it so far when it comes to recording my podcast. It’s been great but it definitely takes more time than I originally anticipated! Plus I have a story for you about selling without selling. Enjoy!

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VPP009 – Disrupting MedTech with Kasia Pala

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Everyone is disrupting in the 21st century. Disruption as a slogan started the day after we were all given the first iPhone. But the truth is that we gave extraordinary meaning to something which occurs naturally as a result of the process of failure and repetition. My questions now is, how can we assess whether something is actually disruptive and in what scale? My today’s guest is very close to the sun. And we talk disrupting MedTech so it is rather serious…

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VPP008 – How to tame diamonds with Robert Bogdanowicz

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Diamonds are with us since the very beginning and they will outlast any form of life, that’s for sure. They’re beautiful, expensive and unbelievably practical in technology. How many different uses could you name for diamonds? Five, ten? Or maybe a hundred? Robert Bogdanowicz knows the answer?

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VPP007 – How NOT to sell software B2B with Kacper Warda

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How difficult it is to sell software?

It seem like there’s no easy answer to this question. My guest went through a lot of major hiccups in his journey. He left the university and started an IT company. Now, almost a decade later he’s running a small team, supporting some of the major production companies and discount shops in Poland. Kacper Warda probably made all the possible mistakes along the way to learn how to sell software in B2B environment and now he shares his experience with us. Enjoy!

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VPP006 – Why AI is the key to innovation with ByteLake

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We live in the age of buzzwords and abbreviations. AI, HPC, IoT, Machine Learning, Deep Learning are just a few examples of how innovators, researchers and technology people can make things more complicated for themselves (and for potential partners of course). I have invited ByteLake to my podcast so we can clarify a few things about the world of Augmented Intelligence.

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VPP005 – How big organisations implement new technologies with Bartek Ludwicki

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Why to look at NHS when it comes to new technology?

Ok. I know, NHS is not a Polish organisation. This was actually one of my first recordings ever and since Bartek is my friend I thought I’d ask him for help and simultaneously check out how much high-tech there is in the UK’s healthcare system. Bartek is a pharmacy technician and he has to deal with some interesting technologies all the time…

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VPP004 – What is Business Development with Szymon Chlebowski

 

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What is Business Development?

Sometimes things just happen. But is it coincidence that you have met someone on the plane and he offers you a job? You just have to expose your “thing” to the light of awareness of other people. This is how business development works. Or should it be rather called “the correct way for people to communicate”?

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VPP003 – How to make it to the C-level with Kamil Kozłowski

 

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How to make it to the C-level

There’s no shortcut. Every successful person I know in person always worked very hard. Everyone who I admire works significantly more than others. The better I get to know them the more it seems to me like it’s not really about the modern-way framed “success”. They enjoy it and it’s in their blood. They’re just programmed this way.

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VPP002 – How does it feel to save lives with Bartosz Kunka

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How does it feel to save lives?

Some of us, due to numerous circumstances, starting from car accidents to DNA tendencies get in some serious life-changing troubles. It’s very difficult for me to start off this post because I can’t even imagine to get enclosed in my own body and not be able to do anything like I used to. Not even communicate. Yet, there is a miracle available – one that save lives.

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VPP001 – VenturePoland Podcast Intro with Daniel Czachorowski

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VenturePoland? Why Dan, why?

Ok, this one is quite simple. Episode no 1 of VenturePoland Podcast. Today I’m going to talk about why have I decided to record a podcast and why you should listen to it 🙂 Enjoy!