Angels in Bialystok
Angels in Białystok is a concept of a series of training sessions aimed at stimulating the culture of interdisciplinary cooperation of environments that have the largest influence on the development of Eastern Poland, as well as promoting design thinking, an increasingly popular methodology developed at Stanford University that implies the use of empathy to produce creative solutions to problems.
Angels in Białystok is the first common initiative of Białystok Science and Technology Park (BPN-T) and the US-Polish Trade Council (USPTC) whose objective is to stimulate the dialogue between the entrepreneurs, academic society and public administration.
The training sessions on design thinking methodology are addressed to public servants, academics, PhD students, final years’ students and graduates, as well as entrepreneurs. Their aim, apart from imparting the methodology itself, is to promote the idea of collaboration in multidisciplinary teams and to present the benefits of such cooperation, as well as to network the representatives of various sectors, who actively participate in establishing the framework of socio-economic development of Eastern Poland.
The name of the initiative – Angels in Białystok – refers to the term business angels, i.e. investors who support young entrepreneurs and start-ups. However, the angels of our initiative should be considered in a wider context. Such an angel can be anyone (entrepreneur, scientist, public servant, NGO representative, journalist, etc.) who particularly contributes to the development and promotion of innovative enterprises in the entire Eastern Poland.