During the 70′s/80′s Solidarity revolutionized Poland. Today it’s time for an entrepreneurial revolution because we firmly believe entrepreneurship is deep in the Polish genes. And therefore a group of Gdańsk based entrepreneurs launched GENE [gini], the Gdańsk Gdańsk Entrepreneurial Network.
The initial thoughts about GENE arose during the economic mission to Silicon Valley in October 2012, organized by the Pomeranian Region and the Gdańsk government.
Trying to copy Silicon Valley is something we strongly believe we shouldn’t aim for, because it’s just not possible. Developing an entrepreneurial community that enables entrepreneurship to flourish in our city and region is certainly something we could (and should) aim for.
This is why we, Piotr Grodzki (Speednet), Peter Horsten (Goyello), Bartosz Leoszewski (FancyFon) an Łukasz Miądowicz (Blastlab) founded GENE, the Gdańsk Entrepreneurial NEtwork.
Entrepreneurs will have to take the lead, supported by the government, universities and other institutions. This community portal is just a tool to enable the exchange of thoughts and ideas.