CEO Academy 2021

Growth Strategies for Global Tech StartupsCEMS Course at Warsaw School of Economics

What is CEO Academy?

A series of unique seminars on developing effective strategies for businesses operating in the new tech industry. Lectures and workshop are delivered by CEOs and top level executives of fastest growing Polish startups.
Learn from real-life examples how to build a highly profitable global business from scratch and scale it worldwide fast.

In cooperation with Daftcode the programme is conducted by professor Piotr Płoszajski,
from the Department of Management Theory.

Reasons to take part in the CEO Academy

For all participants

  • Opportunity to learn how to build a strategy for digital products
  • Working on real cases and real digital products
  • Certificate
  • 1,5 ECTS point

For the best students

  • Summer Mentorship Days with CEOs
  • Chance to join Daftcode Group and get a job offer in business and strategy area

Who can join the course?

Be sure to join our unique CEO Academy if you’re an ambitious proactive student of Warsaw School of Economics with great management skills and business knowledge.

The course is dedicated solely to students of Master’s Degree Programmes. We especially encourage members of CEMS Club and other student organizations to submit their application.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn from the best experts in the field and boost your future career! You will find detailed information below.

Schedule of the course

  • 9 March,
    17:10 - 18:50
    Launching your new Venture: how to make the first 100 days count.
    Paweł Seweryn, CEO of Daftcode
  • 16 March
    17:10 - 18:50
    Business model pivot: how to go about changing your product & sales strategy without losing focus on your core
    Karol Górnowicz, CEO of Skriware
  • 23 March,
    17:10 - 18:50
    Marketing strategies: how to design and execute them for digital businesses
    Maria Dulnikiewicz, Managing Director at Performante
  • 13 April,
    17:10 - 18:50
    Attitude > MBA: what skills do you need to become a startup CEO
    Adam Komarnicki, CEO of Indoorway
  • 20 April,
    17:10 - 18:50
    Talent management as a key enabler of a tech venture scaling
    Hubert Rachwalski, CEO of Nethone
  • 27 April,
    17:10 - 18:50
    What to expect from VCs when getting seed round for your startup
    Bartłomiej Szafranow, CEO of Stery
  • 11 May,
    17:10 - 18:50
    How to find the right investors for your startup
    Ben Kuna, Co-founder of Tylko
  • 22 May, 9:00 - 17:30
    All day workshop
    Go to Market Strategy for Real-life Digital Product
    CEOs from Daftcode Group
  • 22 May,
    18:00 - 20:00
    The finale
    Winners' announcement

Who is behind this?

In Daftcode we create enterprises from scratch, transforming bold ideas into fast-growing products and businesses. With our expertise and resources, we build ventures in areas such as online payments, fraud prevention, business intelligence, Industry 4.0, online education, 3D printing, and many others.

Keynote Speakers

  • Paweł Seweryn
    Paweł Seweryn
    CEO of Daftcode
    Daftcode is a Polish venture builder – the company that creates enterprises from the start, transforming bold ideas into fast-growing products and businesses.
  • Karol Górnowicz
    Karol Górnowicz
    CEO of Skriware
    Skriware is a complex educational ecosystem that uses 3D printing to teach interdisciplinary STEAM skills.
  • Maria Dulnikiewicz
    Maria Dulnikiewicz
    Managing Director at Performante
    Performante is a global interactive agency specialised in definition and execution of digital strategies. Performante has offices in Warsaw, London and Bogotá.
  • Adam Komarnicki
    Adam Komarnicki
    CEO of Indoorway
    Indoorway is an accurate solution for indoor location, data collection and analysis based on advanced positioning technologies.
  • Hubert Rachwalski
    Hubert Rachwalski
    CEO of Nethone
    Nethone is the global leader in AI-driven KYU (Know Your Users) solutions that help enterprises from all around the world convert cyberthreats into well-informed, profitable decisions.
  • Bartłomiej Szafranow
    Bartłomiej Szafranow
    CEO of Stery
    Stery offers business travel management tools to make your company’s bookings quick, safe and cost-effective.
  • Benjamin Kuna
    Benjamin Kuna
    Co-Founder of Tylko
    Tylko is a new-generation design company that allows everyone to design and order customised furniture with the use of an Augmented Reality app.
  • prof. Piotr Płoszajski
    prof. Piotr Płoszajski
    Dept. of Management Theory
    Warsaw School of Economics (SGH)

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