6 months in a Poland…..a well needed reflection! [Part 1]

Well it has been 6 months in Poland and yes time flew by so quickly especially when you have a big event to prepare for! Life in Poland has been highlighted with a number of ups and downs and I would daresay that this time here has been quite enlightening. I have been travelling quite a number of times here and I had the opportunity to go to the northern-most part of Poland and went multiple times to both Warsaw and Krakow. They are for sure amongst my favorite cities in Poland. The Startup scene in these cities is quite lively and a substantial amount of people meet on a weekly if not twice-weekly basis and discuss about startup ideas. No wonder people want to set up their technology startup in Poland. There is a feeling which for now might be the closest that I could ever get to the American Startup Scene. So many people ask me: What is a Startup? and somehow quite a number of times, I was taken aback by this question and as if in a fleet of inspiration I remember this wonderful quote from Steve Blank about startups which says A startup is an organization formed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model Then again the next natural question is: What is a business model? And the way I could explain that is by saying that it is rudimentary/basic essentials of a business plan which will give you the necessary vision and direction to lead your business in the right direction. I can see we have veered of course here…..back again...