[Startup community leader]
Co-founder and CEO of the Startup Hub Poland Foundation (2012), which advocates innovative Central Eastern European high-tech talents in starting up a global venture in Poland. Activist of the high-tech startup industry supporting talents in finding investment and proliferating their solutions. IP transfer specialist and RnD commercialisation panel expert. In SHP Maciej searches for best early-stagers from all hard-tech and IP-based sectors. For best teams the Foundation prepared a soft landing program, non-equ grants to €50k and exclusive VC/industry bootcamps.
[Fund Managing Partner / Investor]
In 2013 a due diligence analyst in a Israeli-Polish VC, Giza Polish Ventures. Later an investment manager and Managing Partner in two seed-VC (StartVenture@Poland, StarFinder VC). Maciej worked on ~60 investment processes, invested in 25 hard tech startups. 20 out of 25 have raised the next round of financing, from which 10 attracted to Poland additional foraign investment capital. 3 companies IPOed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, 3 received a profitable exits.
Maciek holds two MA Degrees from the University of Warsaw (Philosophy, Political Sciences/European Studies). Scholar exhibitioner at the Universität Salzburg. In 2009-15 a PhD applicant in political philosophy (human dignity concepts in contemporary political doctrines). Academic teacher i.e. at the University of Warsaw where he lectured logic, analytic philosophy, Eastern-Europe regional policy.
Expert of the National Center for Research and Development. Chairman of the Committee on New Technologies and Innovations to the Polish Chamber of Commerce, member of the National Development Council to the President of Poland. In 2015 listed among NewEurope100 international high-tech leaders, in 2019 among top 30 Polish startup community philars. Alumni of the International Visitor Leadership Program by the US Department of State (innovation/technology transfer, Washington DC 2018).
Maciek have been hosted as a keynote speakers in startup and VC conferences i.e. in Atlanta (GeoriaTech), Budapest (BrainBar), Gdańsk (Infoshare), Rome (Blast), London, Reimes, Kiev, Tbilisi, Monako, Riga, Berlin and LA.