Swiss – Polish Fintech StartUp Speed Dating

Efficient, exclusive networking for StartUps and companies Another special event at the Zurkow StartUp Festival, is StartUp Speed Dating. During 3 minutes, selected delegates from Swiss & Polish Fintech StartUps & companies will have the chance to get to know eachother’s products, services, ideas etc. If there’s a spark they can later choose to exchange contact [...]

What is disruptive innovation?

Disruptive innovation is not a "breakthrough innovation", that makes existing products a lot better. It transforms a product, that historically was so expensive or complicated, that only a few people with a lot of money or a lot of skill had access to it. Disruptive innovation makes it more affordable and more accessible that a [...]

What is innovation?

Life is made up of dots. Many, in fact - most people, believe that the dots they see every day are all the dots there are. So life goes along according to these known dots. Decisions and solutions are based on these commonly known dots. As well as many conclusions too. Some companies build their [...]

How to grow a local event into a global phenomenon

I'm Olivier van der Hoeven, the Festival Director of the SHNIT world wide shortfilm festival. Which you probably don't know. So let me tell you more about it. Let's start at the beginning The festival was founded in 2003, so we'll celebrate our 15th anniversary this October. The festival started very local, here in Bern, [...]

Hot air in StartUp communities

All StartUp communities face a common danger: hot air. Hot air is a phenomenon, that describes empty talk that is intended to impress. I call those people idea sellers. Being able to impress and get information across in a captivating way is not bad trait, the problem is when there is nothing behind that. In contrast, […]

International Collaboration

Made possible by technology and globalisation: international collaboration. What are the benefits and challenges of international collaboration? That’s one of the core topics of the Zurkow StartUp Event. Zurich and Krakow are both cities with vibrant StartUp communities. The Zurkow Festival’s goal is to promote international collaboration, by providing a relaxed atmosphere, where entrepreneurs at […]

Disruptive Innovation

For years now, innovation seems to be the most overused work in the industry. So what does innovation actually mean nowadays and what did it mean before? That’s one of the core topics of the Zurkow StartUp Event. Zurich and Krakow are both cities with vibrant StartUp communities. The Zurkow Festival’s goal is to promote […]

Networking for Entrepreneurs in Krakow

Networking events are a great opportunitity to not only meet like-minded individuals, but also people that you can work with or learn from in some way. The networking events at the Zurkow StartUp Festival are all held in a relaxed atmosphere, that stays true to the StartUp spirit and is not held in some boring hotel […]

Partnership Announcement

The Zurkow StartUp Festival is happy to announce its first thre partnerships: Junge Gründer – as a Media Partner, #OMGKRK – as a Community Partner and representative of the StartUp Scene in Krakow and Google for Nonprofits. You can find out more about them on our partners page. Get the latest updates for the event […]