Polish Delegation from Kraków Visits University of San Francisco
by George Sławek - Eurocal Group LLC on 03/25/11
On March 23rd, Eurocal Group co-founders George Sławek and Sarah Carpenter organized a two-hour visit for three guests from the Kraków region to USF's School of Business and Professional Studies.
Prof. Krzysztof Zielinski, Head of Informatics, AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, and Sławomir Kopec PhD, CEO and Patryk Białas, Director, both from the Kraków Technology Park, will discuss entrepreneurship and innovation the "Silicon Valley Way." Associate Dean Carlos Baradello and Cathy Chang, Program Manager hosted the group on campus for a stimulating discussion on the Silicon Valley history, ecosystem, and best practices as well as the elements that Polish entrepreneurs, students, faculty and other stakeholders can leverage to promote growth of companies in Poland with truly global potential. Professor Baradello leads the university's highly recognized international programs, including the USF Globalization Program, Silicon Valley Immersion Program and Entrepreneurs' Bootcamp for executives, students and faculty from across the globe.
In mid-May 2011 the Eurocal Group will be holding a series of one-day workshops throughout cities in Poland, "High Velocity Company Growth - best practices and successful growth strategies from Silicon Valley, CA." The first stop will be at the Kraków Technology Park where 20-25 participants will join four experienced entrepreneurs to share lessons learned and build stronger ties between Silicon Valley and Poland's vibrant technology communities.