Arek Zawada – [Advisor Operations]
Executive leader experienced in finance, project management, international B2B sales management. Spent 20 years in hi-tech companies – mostly Fortune 250. Business angel investor and enthusiast of start-up operations and organisation development.
Piotr Dubno – [CFO, Board Member @ Motivizer]
Piotr Dubno graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics. He holds an MA in Finance and Banking from Warsaw School of Economics and an MBA from University of Minnesota. He is also a CFA Charter holder, and holds a Polish Securities and Exchange Commission-issued Stock Broker’s license. Throughout his career he held a number of executive as well as supervisory positions and roles, he has carried out his responsibilities in the fields of finance, sales & marketing, and IT. His professional career path includes various public and private sector executive positions. Among other involvements he served as the Policy Cabinet Member in the Ministry of Finance, a Head of Investment Department of one of the National Investment Funds, executive vice president of PKO/Credit Suisse Fund Management Poland, executive vice president of LOT Polish Airlines. He had also served as a member of numerous supervisory boards of public and private companies including Warsaw Stock Exchange and National Lottery.
Borys Musielak – [Founding Partner & SMOK Ventures]
Engineer turned entrepreneur turned investor.
Founding Partner at SMOK Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm bridging Silicon Valley to Poland and the CEE region. Formerly as an entrepreneur, co-founded Filmaster, a personalized recommendation startup acquired in 2015 by Samba TV. During his four years at Samba he built a team of 40 engineers in Warsaw and helped grow the company's products onto the British and German markets. Borys also co-founded ReaktorWarsaw startup hub, ReaktorX accelerator which helped 100+ first-time founders kickstart their startups, and Startup Poland, a leading think tank.
PJAIT graduate. Prior to founding his own projects, worked as a software engineer and team lead for both startups and large corporations in Poland, Germany and the United Kingdom. Listed as one of 50 most creative Polish entrepreneurs by BRIEF. Mentors at Google for Startups, Founder Institute, Huge Thing.
Michael Kaleta – [Director of Sales @ Ripple Labs]
Graduate of Stony Brook University in Long Island, NY with degrees in Business Management and Political Science. Having started his career in IT supporting Equity Traders at Goldman Sachs, he quickly realized his passion for cutting-edge innovation which resulted in a pivot to the world of Fintech. Over 12 years of experience overseeing complex Sales and BD operations at various high-growth startups in North America (Misys, Volante, Ripple). Specializing in identifying key partnerships, spearheading GTM expansion projects and implementing new operational concepts that focus on driving revenue, profit performance and company valuation increase.
Mateusz Mach – [Founder & CEO @ Nextrope]
Economist, entrepreneur, investor involved with the fintech industry, founder and CEO of Nextrope – a leading provider of blockchain products in Europe. Ranked in the European edition of Forbes 30 Under 30 Ranking and finalist of New Europe 100 List coordinated by Google and Financial Times. Graduate of New York University Abu Dhabi.

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