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  • 14 december 2018

    The event took place on December 13, 2018 at the Polish Embassy in Stockholm as a seminar with the participation of Polish and Swedish start-ups.

    The breakfast was organized in cooperation with the Swedish-Polish Chamber of Commerce in Stockholm.  Four innovative start-ups participated in the event: Blinkee Nordic AB, Minnity, Ecoliving and Fundedbyme. The seminar was opened by:  Mr Łukasz Zieliński, Charge d'affaires a.i. of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Stockholm, Mr. Hans-Jakob Bonnier, Chairman of the Swedish-Polish Chamber of Commerce and Vice-President of Bonnier Business Press and Mr. Mikołaj Norek, CEO of the Swedish-Polish Chamber of Commerce, who moderated the discussion. The event gathered nearly 40-person audience from Sweden and Germany.

    The seminar was divided into two parts: demos ("pitches") of Blinkee and Minnity and a discussion panel. Blinkee Nordic AB is a start-up founded by Poles and Swedes, which offers electric city scooters and is already present in several European cities (including Budapest, Valencia and Split). Blinkee also plans to be present in several cities in Poland and in Stockholm (it has just completed the fundraising campaign through the Fundedbyme portal and managed to raise over EUR 200,000 for operations in Sweden). Minnity, on the other hand, is a start-up, functioning so far in Sweden, founded by a Pole, Ms Katarzyna Hess - Wiktor, who developed an application for professional carers for people suffering from dementia. Its purpose is to facilitate work with sick people (including the exchange of information between carers dealing with the same persons, assistance in obtaining information about a sick person etc.). Minnity has gained recognition and financing in Sweden and has plans to enter other markets (inc. Poland and France).

    The panel discussion was attended by representatives of the above-mentioned companies, Fundedbyme, Ecoliving and Mr Per Schlingman, politician of the Swedish Moderate Party and an active investor in the innovation ecosystem in Sweden. The discussion focused on the possibilities and ways of developing Polish-Swedish cooperation in the field of start-ups, cooperation of innovation clusters from Poland and Sweden and obstacles in the cooperation of Polish and Swedish start-ups.


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