Accelerator Program Managing Director
Riga, Latvia
www.qoorio.app/o/egita.polanska
Since 2013 I have worked with more than 15 startup accelerator batches and I know the process from A to Z, but always strive to improve. I have run 2 batches as Managing Director and 7 in other roles at Startup Wise Guys, but my love & hate relationship with startups started way before in Seattle when working for Techstars. Over the years I have moved from managing batches in Startup Wise Guys to scoutings startups, partnerships and running operations. Currently I work on external partnership projects for Startup Wise Guys. I also play a part in Latvian startup ecosystem, formerly designing EU support projects in Ministry of Economics, running TechHub Riga and organising TechChill, and currently for the 2nd year taking the position of chairwoman of the Startin.lv - Latvian startup association, and been part of SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event Advisory Board of 2018.

If you want to make my day - justify the texts in Word documents, read my emails carefully and make sure you deliver on your promises. But if that sounds kind of boring, don't be mislead - I can also be caught singing karaoke, running through forests at night and enjoying a good cocktail. And as a real startup enthusiast, I love coffee, and you can always try to "bribe" me with ice cream :)
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