Wayra UK was honoured to play a key role in a prestigious tech event in Warsaw that was joined by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The Warsaw-London Bridge, organised jointly by The Heart – the leading Polish tech accelerator – and the British Embassy, showcased the energy, creativity and future potential in UK-Polish business links.

At the event, which was aimed at strengthening mutual relations between Polish and British tech, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met young entrepreneurs, start-ups and scientists with links to both countries.

Wayra UK Director Gary Stewart and Adam Fudakowski, co-founder of Switchee, a Wayra UK alum, spoke on a panel about areas of co-operation between Polish and UK start-ups.

In addition, Gary was a judge for the event’s pitching competitions, and two start-ups won: whisbear, which creates soothing and monitoring toys for newborns; and Migam, which helps deaf people access services by connecting them with sign language interpreters via video.

Duke William and Duchess Kate presented awards to both startups, who will now have the opportunity to join Wayra UK for a month later this year.

Gary Stewart, Director of Wayra UK, said: “The UK has a close relationship with Poland. Several of our start-ups, including the extremely promising Switchee, have founders with Polish roots, and I am sure that Polish entrepreneurs will continue to make an increasingly substantial impact on the European tech sector in the years to come.”

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