“Education, fool!” – start-ups are all about people

Agnieszka Skala PhD

“One of the most harmful stereotypes in the world of start-ups is the conviction that one does not need anything more than an idea, and that it is the idea which is the basis of a start-up. That is not true. The fundamentals are people and conditions allowing those people to act” – Agnieszka Skala, PhD, Assistant Professor at the faculty of Transport of the Warsaw University of Technology, co-author of reports on Polish start-ups talks about whether money solves all problems in business and what to do in order to implement the ideas of our inventors.

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Life 10 Km Above Earth

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“My father told me that if I beat him at two competitions in a row, he would stop competing. So I  keep jokingly saying that I must give him a handicap”, laughs Kamil Wieczorek, student of aeronautics and astronautics at the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering of the Warsaw University of Technology. He began flying 7 years ago; now, he is a member of the Polish National Flying Team and works as a pilot of passenger planes.

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Engineer on a Track

Going to the Olympics, beginnings of his career, and balancing sports and studying – let’s talk with Damian Czykier, Polish champion and the fourth athlete in the 110m hurdles at the European Championships, as well as a student of civil engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology.

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(Un)typical Polish National Soldering Championship

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It is definitely not creativity that modern society lacks. Wherever we go we may come across something really surprising. The same goes for all sorts of competitions and contests. It comes as no shock to anyone that we can compete not only in the field of sports. But the Polish National Hand Soldering Championship comes as a surprise! Fortunately, there are students at the Warsaw University of Technology raring to take up such bizarre challenges.

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