Impact’17 the most forward-looking event in Central Eastern Europe, wants to support business and industry leaders, academics and investors by unlocking the future of economy and digitalization and help predict and wisely plan the future. The goal of this unique event – taking place on 31st May – 1st June 2017 in Krakow, Poland – is to provide its attendees with the insight and tools to help them build a strong and modern economy 4.0. Talking about the future does not have to be theoretical. In Krakow, innovation will be very tangible. New forms of communication will be used, different from the standard schemes used during conferences.
In his inaugural Tech.eu post, contributing editor Ivo Spigel takes a look at the state of tech startups in Central and Eastern Europe. He finds awesome conference venues, crowdfunding success and the EU stepping in to fill a gap in funding and investment opportunities for ambitious local startups.