Bartosz Sokoliński Head of the Development and Innovation Office of Industrial Development Agency Joint Stock Company. Advisor, investor, visionary. For over 15 years he has been a co-owner and the president in the group of marketing companies and an IT company. He founded the first crowdfunding platform for the third sector – fundujesz.pl, a socio-political think tank – Forum Od-Nowa and a movement for better education in Poland – Obywatele Nauki. He is involved in management, creation of visions, monitoring strategies, development of innovations as well as trainings and creative workshops. He began his professional career as early as during his studies at the University of Warsaw (Institute of Applied Social Sciences) in one of the best and biggest public relation companies in Poland– Alcat Communications. After two years of work in Poland and in the United States he became the head of the Warsaw office. He was responsible for Poland and countries of Central and Eastern Europe. He was the leader of a several-person team there. He graduated form post-graduate studies majoring in PR and press journalism at Journalism Centre maintained by Polish-American Free Media Fund. Between 1998 and 2002 he was a councillor of Michałowice Commune. He worked in and provided consultancy services to companies and organisations such as (among others): Agora, Al Khalediah, Alpha Consulting, Ardo, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, Billenium, BlackPoint, C&A Polska, Cemex, Colgate-Palmolive, Compress SA, Cussons, Dynamics PR, Enevis, Europejskie Centrum Tenisa, Fomar Borg Automotive, Fundacja Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Informacyjnego, Forum Dialogu, Fundacja Dobrej Edukacji, Fundacja Dzieci Niczyje, Gorenje, Fundacja Schumana, Haier, Ignitus, Infor, Korporacja KGL, Kluthe Polska, Konstancin, Kwik-Fit, Infor, Marcato, Merkator, Miasto Stołeczne Warszawa, Murator, Narodowy Bank Polski, PIAP, Platforma Obywatelska, Polsko-Amerykańska Fundacja Wolności, Prawo i Sprawiedliwość, Projekt: Polska, Propsyche, Prokom SA, Rzeczpospolita SA, Prezydent.pl, Profile PR, Shell Autoserv, Stowarzyszenie Szkoła Liderów, Sygma Bank Polska, Top Employer, Unilever, World Young Business Achiever International. He provides consultancy services and conducts trainings on communication via traditional and social media, content marketing, crowdfunding, conducting presentations, creativity, strategy, ux and education In private life he is a husband, a father of three children, a fan of squash, tennis, volleyball and basketball. He has a weak spot for good food and white wine. He generally reads several books at once, so he tends to confuse them.