PFR School of Pioneers is a program for people from Poland between 20 and 35 years, who. are developing their own career-path and improving their technical, and business skills. The aim of the second edition is to provide support for young people willing to create innovative projects which in long term perspective can be commercialized and enter the Polish and global market.
The syllabus was based on acquiring key-competencies defined during the World Economic Forum in Davos, includingcomplexproblem-solving strategies, critical thinking, creativity, human resources management, and cooperation. The workshops will be led by business practitioners and experts who will share their knowledge and experience.
The skills developed by the Pioneers during their 3-weeks stay in Warsaw will be supplemented with a training session in Berlin. It will allow them to consult their ideas with experts from foreign market and establish contacts with foreign technological startups, international corporations, accelerators, VC funds, and Business Angels. The quality of the workshops is supervised by the Programme Council: Eliza Kruczkowska – Director of the Innovation Development Department of PFR, Damian Zaplata – Chief Commercial Officer, board member at Allegro, Aleksandra Przegalińska – researcher at MIT/Leon Kozminski Academy and Filip Granek – founder of XTPL and the laurate of the 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year Prize.
The program will be summarized by the final gala in Warsaw, during which the participants will pitch their projects in front of VC funds managed by PFR Ventures.
In order to apply to the PFR School of Pioneers, you need to fill in an application form till 25 June, available on the program’s page. You should also attach your CV and a personal development plan. A group of chosen candidates will be invited to an interview with a commission which will select 50 participants of PFR School of Pioneers. The program will start in September 2019. The organizer covers the costs of workshops, meals, travel and stay in Berlin. The qualified participants need to cover the costs of accommodation during their stay in Warsaw.
The program was created and is implemented with the assistance of Allegro, strategic partner of PFR School of Pioneers.