It's time for the first diagnosis of the Silesian startup ecosystem!

At the request of the Silesian Startup Foundation and co.brick, the research team from the Observatory of Urban and Metropolitan Processes prepared a report. Its aim was to analyze the condition of the Silesian ecosystem and verify the level of cooperation between entities working with startups in Silesia. This report can be a good guide for people with an idea for a business and for those who want to co-create the Silesian ecosystem focused on the development of entrepreneurship and innovation.

What is included in the report?

  • data defining the current situation of the Silesian ecosystem,
  • recommendations for areas requiring improvement,
  • comments of experts operating on the startup market in Silesia and beyond.

If you are one of those people who wants to co-create a startup ecosystem, then this publication is for you!


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Domino Mysłowski

Venture Builder / ex-founder
If we want to boost the startup ecosystem in Silesia, we have to match Founders, Serial Founders (SF) and Business Angels (BA). For me personally, the biggest problem both in Silesia and in Poland is ...

Wojciech Bachta

Founder, Startup Podbeskidzie & CEO, Da Vinci
The development of an ecosystem supporting innovations in smaller centers is much more difficult, because innovations need human and financial resources. Unfortunately for the smaller centers, agglome...

Piotr Kuczera

Mayor, City of Rybnik
[...] As the Mayor of Rybnik, I see the potential resulting from high dispersion of the economic structure of the city. Its power and driving force is not only the companies associated with traditiona...

Piotr Koszek

Associate Director, Accenture Poland
[...] Even within our country, the Silesian Voivodeship comes not only behind Masovian, Lesser Poland and Lower Silesian, but also Łódź, Greater Poland, Subcarpathian and Lublin Voivodeships. This may...

Robert Orpych

Head of Economy Section at the Department of Economy and International Cooperation, Marshall Office of the Silesian Voivodeship
Cooperation is the key word. Every project begins and ends there. Without effective and efficient cooperation it is not possible to talk about creating a startup system in the Silesian Voivodeship. An...

Agnieszka Łasut

Chairman of the Board at Smart Secure Networks, Coordinator of Polish Cluster IoT & AI SINOTAIC
[...] As show examples from the world, a startup ecosystem ranking in the top three of the best in the world, can be built on the remains of post-industrial infrastructure without spending dozens of m...

Piotr Trzmiel

Head of Growth, the:protocol
[...] I think that Silesia has the opportunity to become a business region developing in the field of e-sport and gaming. Not only in the event industry, but also in the labor market. I have no doubt ...

Hanna Skrzypiec

Head of Communication and Business Partnerships, Invento VC Sp. z .o.o.
The startup ecosystem in Silesia is currently at an early stage of its development. This is the time and place for actions supporting its construction, taking into consideration the great potential of...
Kuba Nagórski

Kuba Nagórski

Head of co.brick Venture Building
President of the Silesian Startup Foundation +48 796 343 952 Linkedin
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