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Krzysztof (Chris) Kowalczyk
Organization: HardGamma Ventures(Business)
Partner at an early stage VC fund HardGamma Ventures, founder of GammaRebels startup accelerator and PitchRally, monthly pitching events for investors and startups. Mentor with Seedcamp, Springboard, StartupBootcamp and StartupSauna, referrer with HackFwd.com and advisor to StartupWiseGuys. Highly Commended as 'Best VC Partner of the Year' in The Europas 2011 awards. Nominated for Next100 2012.
- Codility (SC'09 & TC Europas'10 winner)
- BusyFlow (GR)
Worked for Procter&Gamble, Lycos Europe / Lycos Poland and McKinsey&Co. Founder&Managing Partner of UBIK Business Consulting (Polish management consultancy with the focus on TMT companies and technology startups).
Former MIS lecturer with Warsaw Executive MBA (Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota). Member of Mensa Poland and a founding member of Internet Society (ISOC) Poland.
What's your view on startup accelerators? Are there too few of them or too many? Is their offering right or are there some important things missing? Should they be concentrated in hubs (e.g. London, Berlin, Cracow) or evenly distributed across Europe?