Małgorzata Skorupa – an economist and public administrator by education and a marketer, startup developer, and creative business builder by profession. She graduated from International Economic Relations at the Cracow University of Economics and a Masters of Public Administration at Grand Valley State University (Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States). In 2022 she got her third master’s degree in Creative Management in New Media at the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School in Katowice. She has been associated with the startup industry since 2018. First, she cooperated with the Startup Hub Poland Foundation in the Poland Prize – a grant program designed to encourage foreign startups to do business in Poland – realization. Then she was developing startups from the AdTech and EduTech industries. Since August 2021, she is working at co.brick, a company that drives startups into scale. She has mainly been involved in developing the co.brick venture building – an acceleration program for idea-stage startups aimed at supporting founders in turning ideas into profitable businesses. She is also strongly engaged in building the Silesian startup ecosystem with other partners from the region and beyond.