28 May 2015

SSW Law Firm - partner of the event and sponsor of the prize for Startup Fest Agora 2015

On 28 May 2015, the festival of the most interesting startup projects organised by the Agora media company was held for the fifth time. The purpose of the event was to enable innovative projects with a good business case, selected by the competition jury, to establish first contacts with potential investors and strategic partners. Lawyers from our Law Firm – Partner Michał Badowski and Associate Łukasz Kędzierski, who conduct the Law Firm’s SSW4STARTUPS programme addressed to entrepreneurs and projects from the sector of new technologies, participated in the event as mentors.

The SSW Law Firm was the sponsor of the prize for one of the finalists of Startup Fest Agora 2015 – Rombo Games, which received recognition for the surprisingly unobvious and uncompromising nature of the project presented. The project received a prize in the form of legal services to be provided by the Law Firm for the total value of PLN 10,000.

The winner of Startup Fest Agora 2015 was the Enso project – a project of a device measuring temperature, humidity, pressure and level of harmful chemical substances in the air which lead to allergies, asthma and inflammatory diseases. The sponsor of the main prize for this project was the Energa company.

The competition jury also recognised a project under the name of CivilHub. This is a social medium concentrated around bottom-up social initiatives. The prize for this project was sponsored by PKN Orlen. The special prize from Amazon Web Services went to the BuyBox project.

The best startup was selected by mentors of this year’s edition of the event, including – besides SSW lawyers – also representatives of such companies as: Energa, Agora, mBank, PKN Orlen,  Deloitte, PZU, AdTaily Group, CTO Dentsu Aegis Network, WinVentures, WinQbator, VML Poland, Lubię To linked by Izobar, CEO Brand 24, funds: Protos Venture Capital, Innovation Nest, Experior Venture Fund, Hedgehog Fund and the StartUp Hub Poland Foundation. The event partner was also the chain Friends Taste Your Time.

The media reported on the event extensively:


An extensive gallery of photos from Startup Fest Agora 2015 is available on the dedicated Facebook page: link

The SSW4STARTUPS programme meets the expectations of innovative entities commencing their operations, using the experience of lawyers and the Law firm in providing advisory services to entrepreneurs and with regard to new technologies, and also enables startups to contact potential investors. We would like to encourage those who want to develop a business with a trusted advisor, able to ensure legal security at the highest level, to contact us.

From the left: Łukasz Kędzierski (SSW), Hubert Spala (Rombo Games), Marcin Maciejewski (Rombo Games), Michał Badowski (SSW).

Photo:  Ivan Sitsko, project author

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