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pawel bochniarzPaweł Bochniarz

Pawel is a serial entrepreneur, advisor, mentor, and expert in commercialization of new technologies.

Pawel’s current role is Chairman of MIT Enterprise Forum Poland. MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) is a global organization of dedicated professionals with local chapters, affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). MIT EF helps early-stage technology entrepreneurs succeed faster through relevant and practical programming and content to help them tackle real-world challenges.

In Poland, MIT EF operates the largest acceleration program for deep-tech startups. By the end of 2017 over 70 early stage firms will have gone through the program.

Previously, Pawel worked i.a. as the Innovation Advisory Director at PwC. In this capacity Pawel co-operated with public research institutions and technology startups in Poland to help commercialize their IP. In the years 2008-2010 Pawel also was a Member of the Advisory Board of the Prime Minister of Poland, co-ordinating preparations of the first Report on the National Intellectual Capital of Poland.

Pawel is also a Partner at ValueTech – a seed-stage venture capital fund and sits on investment boards of two university gap funds in Poland.

Pawel is a co-founder of Coalition For Polish Innovations – a public-private partnership established in 2015 to develop the Polish innovation Ecosystem

Pawel is an alumnus of Economics studies at the University of Warsaw. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at IESE Business School. Expert and Adviser experienced within the field of startups creation and acceleration.