biotech startup landscape | LIFE SCIENCE GAMECHANGERS

We met to take a look on constantly evolving biotechnology industry.

Advanced materials that can improve running preclinical trials, personalized medicine or clean meat - these are the hot topics in the LifeScience field all around the globe. And there is a lot of incredible stuff going on in Poland!

With our amazing speakers from fascinating Polish #biotech startups discovered the technologies that are changing how the world of medicine, bioinformatics and data science operates nowadays.
We discussed some of the known questions: 

  • Why 95% of medicines do not pass clinical trials? What can be done about it?
  • How technology can increase our chances in battle with cancer and other sicknesses?
  • How to solve many other important problems and combine it with making profit?

This event was realized with the financial support of the City of Krakow as part of Krakow Startup Week - StartKRKUp.



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Ardigen with a talk "Coding Against Cancer"

Ardigen is a Polish bioinformatics company that through its services and products supports Life Science & Healthcare industries advancement towards Precision Medicine in Oncology.
During their talk, Michał & Piotr explained how Ardigen’s bioinformatics and data science solutions serve a positive purpose, make the impact and create value.


Biolumo with a talk "Are we facing the second dark age of medicine?"

Biolumo is a biotech start-up working on fast antibiotic selection tool for doctors. 
During her talk, Olga explained how much we own Sir Alexander Fleming for inventing the first antibiotic.


RealReaserch with a talk "How 3D cell culture technology can impact your life?"

RealResearch are developing a 3D cell culture technology to improve the outcome of biotech and pharma research. 
During his talk, Marcin told us more about their product, LifeGel - a hydrogel suitable for 3D cell culture that can improve running drug development researches. 


Back to school | The future of education

Going back to school have never been so exciting!
September just arrived and we were meeting to learn more about the impact of technology in education - why education is broken, what are today’s major struggles of the system and how technology can be a potential solution for that. With our amazing guests we talked about if it is possible to disrupt the old-fashioned, dinosaur-like industry. We took a look on newest trends and how to create a positive impact on the ecosystem with the use of technology! 



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DrOmnibus with a talk “Bridging the gap between therapists and children with autism"

During their talk Bogumiła and Michał told us more about how modern multimedia tools can support therapy and education of children with special needs and how applications can be used by therapists and educators.

DrOmnibus is a complex tool for supporting the special needs education and therapy of children with developmental and behavioral disorders (including autism, Down Syndrome, ADHD and mental impairment). DrOmnibus features a progress-tracking system along with a personal organizer of the child’s therapist, based on games and applications for mobile devices.


Brainly with a talk "Today and Tomorrow of Online Education In Poland"

Brainly, one of the most successful #Edtech companies from Poland, is the place to learn created for students by students. With the use of the world’s largest social learning network aims to bring high school and middle school students together to make learning outside the classroom highly engaging, effective and rewarding.

During her talk Ania Sieron, Content Manager at Brainly, tried to explain how does the online education looks like today, how Poland compares to other countries in this field, how does the future may look like and also explain why Brainly brings a significant change to the industry!


Technologies for Impact .Swarm

Seth and Ela were talking about using deep technologies for impact, why startup communities need to reinvent themselves by looking into biotechnology, space tech, food tech and commercializing academic research.

Mike shared about his work on Techfugees - a social enterprise mobilizing the international tech community to respond to the refugee situation.



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Ela Madej

A serial entrepreneur and a Founding Partner at Fifty Years, an early stage VC fund that backs entrepreneurs solving the world’s biggest problems with technology. Y Combinator alum who previously co-founded Base CRM, the software development company Applicake, and was a Partner at Innovation Nest, a Europe-focused VC firm.


Seth Bannon

Being a founding Partner at Fifty Years, Seth has invested in a range of startups shaping the world for the better -- from a company engineering microbes to produce industrial chemicals sustainably, to a company building small satellites to cover the earth with internet, or company culturing meat to eat.

Seth is also the co-founder of and the founder of Amicus Postcards. A graduate of Y Combinator, Seth was named twice to the ForbesForbes Under 30 list of Social Entrepreneurs who impact today's reality.


Mike Butcher

Small surprise. Our 3rd and last speaker - Mike Butcher, Editor of TechCrunch Europe!