“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


“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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