The first two-year online MBA course in Poland, created by the Warsaw School of Economics and Kulczyk Investments for startups and young entrepreneurs.
The exceptional formula in the project combines top academic knowledge and Sebastian Kulczyk’s InCredibles mentoring program and a networking platform enabling participants to contact future partners, clients, and investors. In a course that began in November 2021, more than 600 hours of classes are conducted by the top academic personnel at the Warsaw School of Economics and partner higher education institutions in the program, as well as by entrepreneurs, managers, and renowned practitioners. The Carlson School of Management, part of the University of Minnesota, is the partner in the course.
The Firmament series of radio programs is a project conducted jointly by Sebastian Kulczyk’s InCredibles program and Radia 357, sponsored by the WSE and MamStartup.pl.
Firmament deals with the subject of the real challenges faced by innovative entrepreneurs. The program is presented by Jarosław Sroka, coordinator of the InCredibles program, and features experienced entrepreneurs who provide a great deal of business practice for those who want to build a business in a thoughtful, modern, and responsible way. The program is on Radio 357 every other Thursday at 1500.
A project that has been organized since 2017 by Gazeta Wyborcza in partnership with Sebastian Kulczyk. Jutronauci are the exceptional minds of our time. They are people who face the major questions faced by our civilization through their work, achievements, and passion – asking where technological advances are taking us and what the human being of the future will be like.
Through a series of articles, and also meetings and debates, the project profiles Jutronauci and draws attention to the challenges faced by mankind. The project includes a competition for a scholarship, a Ticket beyond the Horizon, in which the winners are given one-on-one mentoring sessions with selected experts, and win valuable prizes. The Jutronauci program earned the INMA Global Media Award 2018 for best PR and activities to help the community, and was also among the winners of the WAN-IFRA European Digital Media Awards (distinction in the category Best Branded Content Project).
A competition in which entrants present visionary startups and prototypes intended to change the world for the better. It is organized by local branches of the Singularity University. In 2018, thanks to the involvement of Sebastian Kulczyk, the competition was held in Poland as well, for the first time.
Winners will go on the ten-week incubation program SingularityU, held at the NASA Research Center in the Silicon Valley. Inventors work there to develop their ideas and implement them on a global scale. SingularityU Poland Global Impact Challenge was named the best competition for tech enthusiasts out of all of the Singularity University competitions held in 2018.
SingularityU Poland is the Polish branch of the Singularity University – a U.S. think-tank in the Silicon Valley – one of the world’s most influential educational organizations. It is headed by Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis, who promote creation and application of advanced technology in business, but principally to combat mankind’s greatest challenges.
With 128 branches around the world, it gathers entrepreneurs, innovators, and policy-makers concerned with new technologies and their impact on the world and people. SingularityU Poland is represented by the Digital University Foundation, which organizes the Global Impact Challenge and the conference Masters&Robots in Poland. SingularityU Poland’s activities are supported by Sebastian Kulczyk.
The School Talent Academy is an educational mentoring program for children of employees of CIECH, Autostrada Wielkopolska, Autostrada Eksploatacji, and KI One. The Academy is attended by upper-secondary-school and vocational school pupils aged 4-17 with a good command of English, who distinguish themselves academically and pursue their passions.
Those selected for the program are given guidance by graduates of the world’s top higher education institutions to develop their talents and skills and choose the most advantageous career path. Consultants also equip the participants to embark upon study courses at the most prestigious Polish and foreign higher education institutions.
The Contract Open Bank is a collection of documents open to all startups, accelerators, and investors active on the Polish market. The aim of the project is to formulate transparent and coherent standards on the investment market. The project was launched by the foundation Startup Poland in cooperation with Sebastian Kulczyk, who was the first to provide templates for three documents: term sheet, convertible loan agreement, and grant agreement. They were devised in cooperation with experts at the law firm Snażyk Granicki and Kulczyk Investments.
Most of all, the templates in the Contract Open Bank are intended to serve a useful purpose. The first three served as a legal basis for startups that took part in the InCredibles program. Sebastian Kulczyk decided to make them available to anyone interested: – Investment does not mean merely paying out money. It also entails sharing knowledge, know-how, and contacts. In fact, that is how the best operate, and that is why, for most investment agreements in the Silicon Valley, there are uniform templates available for all. Why should it be different in Poland?
Sebastian Kulczyk is the main partner in Paszporty POLITYKI – one of the most prestigious cultural awards in Poland, and sponsor of the Remote Culture award, existing since 2020. The award is given for activity that was particularly effective in bringing performers and their public together during the pandemic, in an instant reaction transferring activities to the Internet. Paszporty POLITYKI is one of the longest-running cultural awards in Poland, and thus equally maps free culture following the transformation in Poland. An award which is a guide as to how Polish art is developing, the challenges it has set itself, and how it responds to the changing reality.
Grand Press is the biggest journalism competition in Poland. It is organized by the journal Press and the Grand Press Foundation. There are two main parts to the competition: a contest in the Grand Press subject categories, and Journalist of the Year. The competition is sponsored by Kulczyk Investments.
Investigations is the first podcast reporter series in Poland. The producer is Piotr Nestorowicz, publisher of the journal Pismo and president of the Pismo Foundation, and Sebastian Kulczyk is the sponsor. Season 1. Investigations is presented by one of Poland’s best press and book reporters, Mirosław Wlazły – over a series of six episodes, the series revisits a story covered in a reportage many years ago. Season 2. Presented by Barbara Sowa. Following the première, the podcasts are available on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast and YouTube. Both seasons can also be listened to on our Content Hub.
The 1989 Museum is the first fully interactive museum in Poland. It was created by Leszek Balcerowicz’s Civil Development Forum, and is supported by Sebastian Kulczyk. The 1989 Museum is an interactive platform that gives accounts of the reality of life during the time of the Polish People’s Republic and the events that made the Polish political and economic transformation possible from 1989 onwards. It examines the context of the strikes, the Round Table talks, the election on June 4, 1989, and the Balcerowicz plan. It provides a tour through the rooms in the Sejm which were the scene of major historical events, such as the famous exposé of the first non-communist premier since the end of the Second World War – Tadeusz Mazowiecki. Upon entering the virtual exhibition, created with school children and teachers in mind, we can look around and see on the street a Citizens’ Militia minivan, Security Agency officers, and the gate at the Gdańsk Shipyard. We can visit a typical communist era flat, look at newspapers of the time full of communist propaganda, and listen to Radio Free Europe; on the table there are ration cards, a single lemon, miraculously obtained toilet paper, a petrol can, and other items that symbolized the grim reality. There is an extensive explanation of the historical context and documentation from the archives to go with each exhibit at the museum.
The Pho3nix Foundation is a social welfare organization created by Sebastian Kulczyk to help children around the world who are the most talented at sports and whose material situation is the main obstacle preventing them from pursuing their dreams and embarking on a championship career. The Foundation provides comprehensive programs tailored to the individual needs of accomplished young sportspeople, giving them an equal chance and providing professional development. The programs are overseen by renowned specialists and champions, and members of the Pho3nix Team, world-class competitors in various disciplines. The Pho3nix Foundation also conducts a range of awareness-raising and community initiatives to promote physical exercise among children and young people. The Pho3nix Foundation is a non-profit venture and does not derive any financial gain at any stage of the careers of program participants.
The Report from the Future is a current affairs audio presentation produced by the Dariusz Rosiak Report on the State of the World team on how the world is changing. We live in a time of constant progress – we are increasing in number and living longer, and have an increasing number of options. Innovation driven by the force of academia and technology is permeating all aspects of people’s lives – from the most prosaic, such as food or work, through the most fundamental, such as death, to the most intimate, such as motherhood, changing the definition of objects and trends on which reality is built. In the forthcoming episodes of Report from the Future, we will look at those changes, and ask who we were, who we are, and who will we become.
The consultancy firm INSPIRED and Sebastian Kulczyk’s InCredibles conducted pioneering research into sustainable development of IT firms in Poland. According to the produced report, the measures taken by most Polish IT firms in this regard which are not systematic and may be a breach of laws and community rules. Polish tech companies do not examine their carbon footprint, and most transfer data to third parties without user consent and have not implemented any corruption prevention measures. Evidently, the Polish IT sector is facing a severe challenge, especially as it constitutes 7.6% of the EU market, and Poland is in fifth place among EU countries in terms of the number of registered ICT firms, and seventh in terms of the rate of growth.
No XXI century event to date has defined this century as much as the Coronavirus. On 5 May, 202, a series of 21 articles began in which, together with the editorial team at NaTemat.pl, we looked at what the world, Poland, and our reality will be like after the Coronavirus.
In the zRÓWNOważeni campaign, we will report, working with the naTemat editorial team over a period of twelve months, on the approaches that companies take to sustainable development and corporate responsibility issues. We live in a time in which we demand more on many levels, in the same way as more is demanded of us. Businesses or large corporations are also frequently scrutinized. In this regard, particular attention needs to be paid to tech companies that have an unprecedented impact on our lives and whose reach encompasses the entire world.