Wolves Summit – How to use the differences wisely?
Should the Polish startup environment suffer from an inferiority complex? Wojciech Fedorowicz from TDJ Pitango Ventures talks about similarities and differences between Tel Aviv and Warsaw.
Poland is at the outset of its journey when it comes to creating a startup ecosystem. When comparing the Polish environment to the Israeli one many similarities can be noted, but there is also a certain fundamental difference.At first sight, two basic analogies emerge. Poland has at its disposal a pool of excellently educated specialists: engineers, programmers and mathematicians. What also distinguishes us is a strong spirit of entrepreneurship. Our independence, readiness to take on risks and inventiveness create an environment in which even the most high-tech and bold projects have a chance of succeeding.The significant difference is time. In Israel, the boom of investing in new technologies and young organizations as well as creating the institutional and legislative infrastructure has started as far as the 1990s. We shouldn’t, however, feel inferior because of that. It is worth it to make use of the solutions that have been successfully implemented abroad. In Poland, like before in Israel, the public institutions have started to effectively support startup ecosystem entities.We have good foundations for creating a successful startup ecosystem. There are busy months and years ahead of us.Wojciech Fedorowicz