Magdalena A. Olczak is a researcher focusing on the role of new technologies in the economic growth. She is currently working on her PhD thesis at Warsaw School of Economics in the startup ecosystem in Poland. She has authored and co-authored several publications about startups in Poland, including Polish Startups 2015, a report published by Startup Poland. Currently she is developing Female Founders Poland – a group promoting women on startup & VC scene. Earlier in her career, Magdalena was a business journalist in Gazeta Wyborcza and Dziennik Gazeta Prawna and worked as a PR and IR expert at one of the leading Polish investor relations agency.