Zurkow StartUp & Live Music Festival

23. - 25. November, Krakow - Poland

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Join us to discuss the future of international collaboration & disruptive innovationthe three pillars of the event:
Get inspired: Talks & Workshops
Network: Meet like-minded people
Be entertained: Live music & Concerts

About The zurkow startup festival

The Zurkow Festival is an unique Festival providing inspirational breeding ground for aspiring StartUps and big Companies, as well as an incredible cultural experience for all visitors

The focus lies on the exchange and cultivation of polish and swiss StartUp wisdom, music and culture.
Of course people from every nation and cultural background are welcome to take part in this exceptional happening.

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Szpitalna 1
Kraków, Poland

Date & Time

23 - 25 November 2017
18:00 - 24:00 (Thursday)
10:00 - 02:00 (Friday - Saturday)
10:00 - 02:00 (Saturday - Sunday)


Szpitalna 1

Szpitalna 1, 33-332 Kraków, Poland
The Festival will take place in an exotic location: A club in the heart of Krakow's old town.

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FrabjousIndie Rock Band
Liricas AnalasLiricas Analas
Liricas Analas
Liricas AnalasHipHop Group
Daniel DrumzDaniel Drumz
Daniel Drumz
DJ Ryan R.DJ Ryan R.
DJ Ryan R.


Olivier van der HoevenOlivier van der Hoeven
Olivier van der Hoeven
Olivier van der HoevenFestival Director SHNIT worldwide shortfilm festival
Martin Kawalski, MD PhDMartin Kawalski, MD PhD
Martin Kawalski, MD PhD
Martin Kawalski, MD PhDFounder & CEO SnowCookie
Brian RuchtiBrian Ruchti
Brian Ruchti
Brian RuchtiCo-Founder & CEO Newsroom Communication
Sam HänniSam Hänni
Sam Hänni
Sam HänniFounder & CEO SwissMadeMarketing
Daniel BächtholdDaniel Bächthold
Daniel Bächthold
Daniel BächtholdHead of Development SwissMadeMarketing
Michal AlinskiMichal Alinski
Michal Alinski
Michal AlinskiExecutive Vice president ETH Entrepreneur club
Pawel KulonPawel Kulon
Pawel Kulon
Pawel KulonHead of Operations #OMGKRK


Talks are 30 minutes long, including Q&A.



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Here is a list of answers to frequently asked questions about the festival.

Why did you choose Krakow as the location for the Zurkow StartUp Festival?

Poland and especially Krakow have undergone a lot of development over the last decade. Krakow has a vibrant StartUp community and has established itself as the StartUp capital of eastern europe.

We think connecting emerging and established communities is interesting and beneficial for everyone.

When and where can I buy tickets?

Admittance to the event is free of charge. We do appreciate it, if you register on our eventbrite.

I can't make it to the event, can I follow the talks online?

There will be a livestream of the talks and you will even be able to ask questions online. After the event, the videos will be available on our YouTube channel.

Who is behind the zurkow StartUp Festival?

The Zurkow StartUp Festival is organised by the zurkow non-profit association, registered in Bern, Switzerland.

We are a group of three young swiss Entrepreneurs who are not only very into creating and marketing projects, but also see it as our mission to bring the world together. Bit by bit, day by day. That’s why we are very passionate
about setting up a festival like this, where so much individual brilliance can come together.

How many visitors are you expecting?

In total, we expect 1’500 visitors + 1’000 viewers on the livestream.

When will the final programme be announced?

The final programme is expected to be announced by the in october. In the meantime, check out our preliminary version on our website.

Do I have to be an entrepreneur to fit the festival's crowd?

No, definitely not. Our festival’s goal is not only to connect StartUp Communities, but to stimulate cultural and artistic exchange in varying forms.

Can I make suggestions concerning the programme?

We’d love to hear any of your thoughts and ideas for the festival. Please hit us up at info@zurkow.org

Do I have to attend the whole programme?

Our ticket types range from Festival Passes to Passes for just the entrepreneurial part or just the musical part of the event. Individual tickets for Talks, Workshops, Concerts and Parties are also available.

If you still have unanswered questions after reading this page, please contact us.

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