TechStars, one of the world’s most successful accelerators, opens its doors in the UK.

The world renowned start-up accelerator TechStars is to launch a programme in London, its first outside the US, the entrepreneurs behind the venture fund announced today. HarGamma Ventures has been one of the Springboard’s investors and would now continue the cooperation by investing in TechStars London.

In a meeting at No 10, TechStars CEO David Cohen and General Partner Mark Solon confirmed TechStars are expanding their network outside of the US by merging with Springboard, co-founded by Jon Bradford, to launch in London the globally renowned TechStars mentorship-driven investment programme. Launching in March, TechStars London is expected to support up to 20 start-ups annually across the UK, Europe and further afield through an investment of €85,000, being €15,000 of seed funding and an optional €70,000 convertible debt note for each company.

TechStars already have a strong track record working with European teams, with their alumni including Memrise (UK), GrabCAD (Estonian) and docTrackr (France) who have cumulatively raised €16m of investment funds. (more…)

First in Poland “Intelligent Transportation Systems” analytic report by UBIK

Okladka-Raport-Nowoczesne-technologie-dla-transportu-drogowego-300x189A comprehensive study on telematics solutions for the global automotive industry prepared by UBIK Business Consulting is the first of its kind published on the Polish market. It was prepared as a result of an analysis of the current situation in Europe and the potential applications of Intelligent Transportation Systems in Poland.A comprehensive report on telematics solutions for the global automotive industry published by UBIK Business Consulting is the first of its kind on the Polish market. It was prepared as a result of an analysis of the current situation in Europe and the potential applications of Intelligent Transportation Systems in Poland. The development of road infrastructure in our country makes us think about solutions which could improve safety and coordination of transportation, while maintaining full compliance with the standards introduced by the European Union. (more…)

Public procurement for the supply of support services for IT Systems in 2007

Okladka-Raport-Zamowienia-publiczne-na-uslugi-obslugi-systemow-IT-w-2007-300x232The following publication touches on public procurement for the supply of support services for IT systems. The analysis touches on the orders, which where announced in the Tenders Electronic Daily from the 1st of January to the 31st December 2007. Our experts analysed 90 orders worth 699,55 mln PLN.This document mainly examines the mode in which public bodies ordered the previously mentioned services. As it turned out, in more than 80% of the cases of Polish orders, the ordering entities reached agreement with the companies chosen by them, omitting the procedures allowing suppliers to compete in competitive tenders.

Savings brought by eBay.pl platform – comparative study results

Okladka-Raport-Saveing-potencial-enable-by-eBay-for-polish-consumers-300x219This publication is a summary of a study conducted by specialists from our company in cooperation with eBay.pl representatives.This report aims to inform on the savings that any customer can achieve when switching from regular and online shops or local online auction portals to eBay. The results leave no room for doubt that purchasing over eBay not only gives customers the possibility to buy various and rare products, but also that this form of shopping is the least expensive in the case of a majority products covered in the study.

The report compares four sales channels: brick&mortar shops, internet shops, the Polish internet auction platform Allegro.pl and eBay.pl.

The results show, that average savings for 48 analysed products amounted to 30% in eBay’s favor (compared to all other sales channels). In comparison to traditional shops, purchasing on eBay allows for a staggering 45% savings.

Key project findings may be found in the english summary of the project.:

Analytical report on public procurement for software – vol. 3

Okladka-ICT-Raport-300x245This is a report wihich includes the findings collected while monitoring public procurement for office and system software in the fourth quarter of 2007.

It is already the third edition of the report prepared by our consultants. This publication covers the period from 1 October to 31 December 2007.

Introduction to mobile television and prospects of its development in Poland

tvmobThis report is dedicated to people who would like to get a fast and effective insight into the problem of mobile television and the prospects for development in Poland.The report will give you an overview of mobile TV standards, stages of its implementation worldwide and discusses the most important judicial and economic factors affecting its launch in Poland.
In addition this publication includes first impressions after tests of mobile TV in the DVB-H standard which were conducted in Warsaw.

Analytical Report: Public procurement in the ICT Sector vol. 2

okladka_raport_dotyczacy_przetargow_Q3_2007-300x229This edition covers the third quarter of 2007. The report is already in its second release and concerns public procurement for office and system software prepared by our consultants. The publication includes data for the time period from the 12th of June to the 30th of September.