Meet our Team and Mentors
Our acceleration program is connecting startups & corporations. We are experts in supporting both sides of the table with creating maximum value from their cooperation. Our traditional focus is downstream space technologies but we are open-minded so you can apply with a project not connected to them. Want to cooperate with our Partners? Apply!
Accelerating startups since 2014. Author of the book about startups ecosystem, CIO at Black Pearls VC, supporting start-ups with business modelling, effective project management and sales activities.
Co-founder of two space industry companies. Organizer and mentor in the Polish Galileo Masters competition, Startup Weekend Space. Expert in the transport engineering and GNSS.
CEO Blue Dot Solutions and ARGAS. Ph.D. DIC, ISU SSP18 and scientific advisor to Black Pearls VC. Leader of several projects in the space sector. Experienced in cooperation with GNSS, ESA, and GSA.
Legal Manager / Prokurent
Lawyer and master of formalities. He provides high class legal advises for us and our startups.
Business psychologist and participant of the previous edition of space3ac. She is responsible for marketing and PR.
Guides startups, starting from scouting through selection till the end of the acceleration phase.
Manager of equity fund, consultant, manager and investor with 10 years of experience in the venture capital market, entrepreneur specializing in education, ICT, intelligent transport systems, quality of life technology.
Creative thinker, strategist, startups enthusiast and new technology passionate. Currently part of the team driving innovation and helping cleantech start-ups to scale up at EIT Climate-KIC, European knowledge and innovation community, working towards a prosperous, inclusive, climate-resilient society founded on a circular, zero-carbon economy. Supporting innovation to overcome climate change challenges in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).
Experienced Near Space specialist and CTO at Blue Dot Solutions, responsible for technical aspects and general architecture of the ongoing R&D projects.
Researching user needs, validating versions of the application, co-designing new features and business models, gathering feedback, copywriting, communication for smart parking/ propTech start up (awarded “Silesian icon” 2016 for the best designed service). Professionally connected with Parkanizer and Skyrise.
Founder of Teurus, consulting company, which helps startups to get funding. Co-founder Asia & Partner, Hong Kong-based company, focused on the organization of corporate and study tours to China. Previously worked at corporate sector (IBM and Lenovo), Hong Kong startup Hand of Hope and one of the biggest Polish venture fund Black Pearls VC.
Legal Consuel and startup advisor. Expert in commercial law with particular emphasis on the processes of transformation in companies.
20 years of online business experience. Online entrepreneur specializing in airlines, hospitality, online travel, classified and real estate industry. formerly in global roles of VP of BizDev, CMO, CCO, COO, CHRO and ex-CEO at a Warsaw Stock Exchange listed company. ex-Hotel Manager in the UK. Chief Operating Officer at AirHelp.com.
Joined Black Pearls VC in 2016 and as an Investment Director, then became a Partner in 2018.
Before joining Black Pearls VC, he held positions of CEO, finance vice-president and board member in several early-stage life sciences and ICT companies. Prior to that, he spent 11 years as a Director of Investor Relations Department in Polish biggest ICT company- Prokom Software (currently Asseco Poland). Over 20 years of senior executive experience in fundraising, investments (also as a stockbroker), IPOs, public trading in securities and M&As. reports.
Over 10 years of experience in business analysis learned that asking the right questions is the first step of providing good solution. Currently commited to the task of proving that there is a need for Business Analyst in Agile projects.
Experienced strategist and visionary of projects related to new technologies. His first startup (mp3.pl) was founded in 1996 by a member of the board of directors of the fund, who invested dozens of millions in projects in many fields (mobile payments, eco-energy, retail, e-commerce, hardware, biotechnology)
Advisor and trainer in such areas as career coaching, verification of business models, starting own business and HR. Dominika cooperates with Wyzsza Szkoła Bankowa in Gdansk, Szkoła Wyzsza Psychologii Społecznej in Sopot and the University of Gdansk.
Investment Manager at Black Pearls VC. He completed internships at Innova Capital, Montagu Private Equity and PwC (Business Advisory) and holds an MSc in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics.
Dr Katarzyna Sidło
1st political economist at CASE. Arabist and an economist, educated and gained her professional and research experience in Poland, the United Kingdom and the Middle East.
Experienced in project implementation management, in leading sales processes & projects, as well as in business analysis. The most experienced in implementing software solutions, but in hardware projects and in RnD (for ESA).
Businesswoman, scientist, voice and speech coach, rapport ninja. In love with marketing, PR and communication for years. She worked for SOHO and corporation, developed startup to well-established company, and produced commercial events and charity projects.
Experienced Business Development Manager working for Parkanizer and Skyrise. Master of ITS and technological mentor.
Accountant experienced in working with startups. Provides financial information to management by researching and analyzing accounting data; preparing reports.
Experienced UX Designer with certification UX-PM level 2 and a demonstrated history of working in the interactive design industry. Skilled in Information Design, Graphics, User Experience, and Branding. Strong education professional with a Master of Arts (M.A.)from Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Katowicach.
CEO Parkanizer, business developer, experience designer, marketing coach and smart city enthusiast.