Mentors

Google Launchpad Mentors are carefully selected experts in their field and reviewed by our mentors from previous Launchpad events and a committee of Googlers. We do have mentors in the area of Product Strategy, User Experience and User Interface, Technology and Marketing.

Hubert Anyżewski

CEO & co-founder at uselab I Founder and Head of UX Design Studies in Poland | Co-founder of UX Poland

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Igor Farafonow

CEO and cofounder of Uxeria – webapp for remote usability testing. Involved in user experience for the last 8 years – as a lead designer, team leader, business owner, trainer. Took part in more than two hundred internet projects – from startups (mostly on b2b field) developing and creating their own ideas to big corporates and systems used by millions of people every day. At work focused on constant user engagement in the process of product development.

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Filip Jakubowski - Drzewiecki

Filip Jakubowski - Drzewiecki

IT specialist with over 12 years of commercial experience. Developer, Analyst and Project Manager with passion for new technologies. I have experience in software development for corporations, small and medium business as well as startups.

I am using my experience to mentor startups and help people achive their dreams. There is something exciting in working with those highly motivated teams. 

I am now focusing now on mobile platforms, warables and internet of things. Also involved in technology startups developing new products and applications. 
I enjoy to share knowledge as networker, lecturer and iOS & Agile Coach.

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Emi Maj

 Emi Maj

I'm working in IT industry as UX designer and product manager. I’m responsible for driving product initiatives from inception through execution by collaboration closely with designers and engineers to ensure that products amaze and delight end-users. I’m curious person, with artistic background and a passion to technology. Constantly looking for UI diversities in different cultures, mostly by working together with international teams or exploring diverse tech scenes.

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Andrzej Ogonowski

Andrzej Ogonowski

It's been almost a decade since I've started out as a programmer and product manager of an online store product. Currently I'm leading the department of marketing and PR at SMSAPI. In my work I'm always trying to find the space between automation and communication, that is efficiency and quality in marketing. If I'm not running a workshop or speaking at a conference, you can find me in social media. My interests include a broad range of topics in the marketing culture - especially pop version.

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Dawid Ostrowski

Dawid Ostrowski

Developer Relations Program Manager at Google

Dawid is startups and technology enthusiast, who loves to work in areas where humans and machines meet to create amazing new products and services.

He is experienced program manager with strong technical background, who knows how to create and maintain relations with people, establish priorities for complex projects and execute across multiple organizations, according to long-term objectives.

Dawid has worked in Poland, USA, Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands and truly values diversity of international working environment. His most visible characteristics are: individualization (when dealing directly with people), ideation&intellection (inexhaustible source of new concepts) and strong communication (experienced trainer, community manager). He is also an activator constantly impatient for action. Big fan of TED talks and REWORK book by 37signals.

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Arkadiusz Piechocki

Arek Piechocki

I am a Managing Partner of the SpeedUp Venture Capital Group with more than 15 years of experience in marketing, product and business development field. I'm working with young entrepreneurs and people engaged in startups, helping them to grow and shape their vision. I realized that they especially need to develop their business skills. That's why I started to share my knowledge, gained at Poznan University of Economics and Strategic Leadership Academy within Harvard Business School, helped them going global with their business.

I am using my entrepreneurial experience as a co-founder and Managing Partner of one of the biggest Polish Direct Marketing Agency that was acquired by TBWA Worldwide. That allows me to show young start-ups how to plan strategy of building value of the company and then effectively execute it.

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Sargheve Sukumaran

Sargheve Sukumaran

Sargheve has been creating new Products and Experiences for the European, American and Asian markets for over 9 years. He was the former Head of Mobile Product Design in Samsung Design Studio (south-west asia).

He has worked together and led multidisciplinary teams across various domains like Mobile, Consumer Electronics, Healthcare and Packaging to deliver high impact Products and Experiences. He enjoys working at the confluence of Design, Technology and Business, with a clear focus on Strategic Creativity. He has been working with various start-ups and SME's in the last 5 years, primarily streamlining their products and solutions.

He founded Designforstartups to build an ecosystem ideal for start-ups and sme's, to grow through easy and affordable access to Design, Technology and Business expertise. He is a mentor and advisory board member of a handful of start-ups. He is also associated with various Institutions and D-schools formulating and shaping workshops, activities and events, focused on Innovation and Design.

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Michał Tajchert

Organizer of Google Developer Group Warsaw, also a passionate Android developer. He is currently working on 12Hours.io. He has created and developed tons of mobile apps for numerous cutting edge technology projects focusing on building more fun and brighter future. Lately, he is focusing on the wearables market and Android Wear, especially since first projects on Sony smartwatches and Google Glass. He is also an author of Android libraries such as BusWear, WaitingDots, Nammu and many more.

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Joanna Wasiluk

Joanna Wasiluk

Proactive, enthusiastic and experienced product manager. Well-versed in establishing, guiding and motivating technology startups. A team leader with a strong drive for developing internet based ideas & products, steering product development, improving operations, shaping marketing strategies (B2C&B2B), and achieving business goals.

Always eager to explore new tech areas to deliver the high-quality products that address the user needs and create an amazing user experience. Excellent communicator with hands-on experience in managing teams through the entire software product development lifecycle (from ideation to launch), collaborating across multiple areas (R&D, engineering, designers, UX, marketing, sales, support) & external stakeholders.

A researcher, lecturer and co-author of 2 scientific papers published in international journals of Physics. The IoT & WearableTech Top Influencer by Onalytica. 

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Adam Wesołowski

Adam Wesołowski

Full stack marketer with the knowledge and experience in the areas of digital marketing, web and mobile product management and IT project management. Worked for brand such as Delivery Hero (PizzaPortal.pl), Google, Nasza-Klasa (nk.pl), Layar, as well as agile start-ups. Customer centric, focusing on growth and growth hacking technics. Graduated from Rotterdam School of Management with a Masters’ degree In Innovation Management.

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Marcin Zaremba

Co-founder of Proseed Magazine, ex head of business in Lovemobile (o2 group) and ex head of mobile products in o2.pl. University lecturer (internet business courses) and IAB instructor. Co-founder and lecturer in AppAcademy; 46 on list of 50 most creative in business (Brief Magazine). Board member and co-owner of Senfino Software House. Author of book "Mobile dla Managerów"

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Marcin Bober

Marcin Bober

Interaction Designer at Google

Usability Engineer, User Experience specialist, Researcher

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Joanna Chwastowska

Joanna Chwastowska

Senior Software Engineer, Tech Lead and Product Manager at Google

My first focus is always on people - ones who I work with, and the ones I work for. 
I organize, communicate and make things happen. I solve problems, for living, and for pleasure. 
I care about impact, reliability and fun on the way to achieve them:)

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Konrad Dzwinel

Konrad is a front-end developer at Brainly, Google Developer Expert for Chrome and co-organizer of Google Developers Group in Krakow. Over the years he worked for various startups, consultancies and software houses building websites, hybrid apps and internal tools. After work, he develops Chrome extensions, experiments with various front-end technologies, gives presentations and runs workshops.

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Jerzy Foryciarz

Jerzy Foryciarz

Product Manager - Google Cloud Platform at Google.

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Mick Griffin

Mick Griffin

Mick has over 8 years experience in building and maintaining business development strategies. Specializing in cross boarder sales, Mick created the first sales team at GetResponse developing a team to expand into North America, Europe, and Asia. Mick is now Chief Revenue Officer at Brand24 Internet Monitoring. Working with Mike Sadowski to both replicate and expand Brand24's position as number 1 provider in Poland to the international marketplace

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Chris Kobylecki

Chris Kobylecki

Marketing Associate at Innovation Nest

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Adam Komarnicki

Adam Komarnicki

Investment Manager at Innovation Nest

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Filip Miłoszewski

Co-founder of Listonic - one of the most popular Polish apps. Involved in mobile business & startup scene since 2008. Computer Science graduate (Coventry University & Politechnika Łódzka), passionate about product development, mobile UX & user acquisition strategies, huge fan of internet, bikes & stand up comedy. @milof on Twitter

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Magdalena Nowak

Independent UX & Product Designer with a strong psychological and marketing background. Fall in love with qualitative research and design thinking methodologies. Fascinated by new technologies, especially the Internet Of Things.

She specializes in product conceptualization, interaction design and product strategy. She has experience in designing web, mobile and wearable products for lifestyle, pharmaceutical, entertainment and e-commerce industry. She has worked with brands like Skoda, Qpony, Swimmo, Komputronik, Lubimy Czytać, Amica, Vox Meble, Pharmindex, UsabilityTools.

She assumes it’s good to know everything about something and something about everything. She loves cooking. Eating even more. That’s one of the top user experience in her opinion.

 

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Magdalena Przelaskowska

Magda Przelaskowska

Passionate marketing expert with additional economics background from renowned London Universities.

Worked at OMD International in London where she successfully coordinated pan-European offline and online branding campaigns for Sony CE before joining Google. Past 5 years worked at Google EMEA HQ in Dublin. Started as Display Specialist than Senior Account Manager.

In 2013 worked in Google Peru where she conducted analysis on the potential of South American markets as a new export direction for European companies.

From 2014 specialized in development of the business in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia by focusing on export, which resulted in Google opening an office in Vilnius in 2015. 

Joined Campus Warsaw as the Program Manager, one of five globally, in October 2015 to build and create programs that will educate and inspire startups to grow and go global.

Excited and frenzied about entrepreneurship and startup scene. Recent graduate from Stanford University. Windsurfer and Ski Instructor in her free time.

 

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Konrad Synoradzki

Konrad Synoradzki

UX Team Leader at Allegro Group, one of the biggest marketplaces in Europe. Manager of a group of talented and creative people.

Working on the sellers side of Allegro and creating third-party B2B tools. Knows something about User Experience, Product Design & Strategy. Big fan of A/B testing.

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Szymon Szymański

Over 11 years of experience in digital. Worked for Tribal DDB, Havas Worldwide, McCANN. He specialize in creative usage of new technologies in and data-driven communication. We starts as a programmer, then we worked in head of strategy & creative departments. Speaker & mentor. Awarded in many national and international contests One Show, Golden Drum, KTR, etc. Proponent of customer-oriented communication and data analytics in sales & marketing, that’s why he founded his own company Metricso.com.

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Maciej Ziemczonek

Maciej Ziemczonek

With more than 10 years of diverse experience in e-commerce (marketing, product developement, business strategy, management), he now enjoys reaching new territories even more. Currently - Chief Operating Officer in PIXERS, one of the biggest online store selling customised wall decorations worldwide. In private life, a family guy who fancies travelling and non-fiction literature.

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Bart Zimny

Bart Zimny

CEO & Design Strategist at VORM. Chief Designer and Co-Founder at Woolet. CEO & Co-Founder at Clime.

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