I’m a serial entrepreneur, developing and supporting socially engaged (cleantech) startups that improve the quality of life through innovation. I’m also an advocate of conscious consumerism and sharing economy.
I’m an MBA graduate from Kozminski International Business School, where I’ve been awarded the Kozminski Lion Graduate of the Year title. I’m a guest lecturer there, teaching a course on the knowledge transfer of innovation from startups to corporations.
I’ve spent over 6 years abroad, both migrating and traveling – I visited over 50 countries on 5 continents. I’m a fan of many sports disciplines and of Mr. Kleks Academy.
Graduated MBA at Kozminski International Business School, where he is now a guest lecturer, teaching a course on the knowledge transfer of innovation from startups to corporations. He was awarded with the Kozminski Lion Graduate of the Year title in 2015. Experienced in dealing with investment funds, including VCs.
Childhood included, he has spent over 6 years abroad, both migrating and traveling. Visited over 50 countries on 5 continents. Father of 3.
Extended BIOArtur Racicki – a serial entrepreneur with experience in leading cleantech businesses. Supports and develops socially engaged companies that improve the quality of life through innovation and deal with the issues in the current world. He has co-founded three companies: Social WiFi, delivering smart WiFi solutions to over 1,000 businesses from different sectors across the globe; SEEDiA, creating eco-friendly products powered by renewable energy; and Social Kiwi – a digital marketing agency.
He graduated from MBA studies at Kozminski International Business School, the best business school in East-Central Europe, where he now teaches a course on the knowledge transfer of innovation from startups to corporations. He was awarded with the Kozminski Lion graduate of the year title in 2015. He was listed as one of the top 50 most creative businesspeople by Brief in 2015 and 2017. Experienced in dealing with investment funds, including VCs – closing an investment and sale of Sport24.pl, 4 investment rounds in Social WiFi and an investment round in SEEDiA. Has has worked with major companies from various sectors: retail (JLL, APSYS, HB Reavis, Skanska), hospitality (Sfinks Polska, Dominium S.A., Louvre Group), FMCG (Polmos Bielsko-Biała, Frugo), finance (ING Bank Śląski), media (ITI S.A., PMPG S.A., TVP) and telco (Orange, T-Mobile, Play). He has participated in Plug and Play Accelerator in Sunnyvale, Silicon Valley. His long-term goal is to focus solely on socially engaged projects, improving the quality of life through innovation or dealing with the issues in the current world.
He spent over 6 years living abroad, visiting over 50 countries on 5 continents.
What do I do?
Outside of supporting socially engaged companies, I also lead a couple of businesses:
A tech company specialised in delivering global solutions for customer communication and customer care in the hospitality and retail sectors.
Our mission is to make cities sustainable by reducing CO2 emissions, while keeping their citizens connected and charged up.
A digital marketing & social media agency with a focus on delivering omnichannel communication.
I am an operational mentor of the Spark 2.0 acceleration program created under the umbrella of the Łódź Special Economic Zone. We work here with corporations, ie Ericsson, PwC, Procter & Gamble and with startups.
I work with the Venture Cafe Warsaw Foundation. Among other things, during the events of Thursday Gathering, I record a series of talks “Impact The Future” with social impact entrepreneurs.
A charitable organisation for encouraging a healthy, active lifestyle among the youth by promoting sports (mostly winter) and leisure activities.
Imagine the Future – a series of interviews with experts hosted by Artur Racicki. Its focus is to discuss the most pressing issues affecting the quality of life and innovation. If you are interested in learning what trends will influence events in 5/10/15+ years, you should find yourself enjoying the series.
ITF#9 - Kajakiem przez Ocean z Aleksandrem Dobą
ITF #8 - Innowacje w architekturze: Artur Racicki, Krzysztof Jachowicz
ITF #7 - Zrozumieć Afrykę: Artur Racicki, Marek Zmysłowki
Imagine The Future #6 - Jak sobie radzić ze SMOGIEM?
ZAPROSZENIE: Imagine The Future #6 - Jak sobie radzić ze SMOGIEM?
Imagine The Future #5 - Trendy na rynku nieruchomości. Część 2: Biurowce i technologie
Imagine The Future #5 - Trendy na rynku nieruchomości. Część 1: mieszkania i centra handlowe
Imagine The Future #4 - Innowacje w EY
Imagine The Future #3 - 10 zmian nawyków z Mariuszem Czerkawskim
Imagine The Future #2 - Jakość życia w Warszawie, Paul Webster
Imagine The Future #1 - Zmiany Klimatu
Artur Racicki - Imagine The Future
Artur and his guests talk about the environment, climate, pollution and food. The interviews also address the vital subjects of changes in the labour and property market, education and technology. Together, they discuss how the state of the world can be improved through shared innovation. Stay updated – subscribe!
Startup Manual – a series of vlogs about running a company and facing the everyday challenges of being an entrepreneur. If you are interested in avoiding some of the common mistakes or grabbing some practical knowledge, you should find something for yourself here.
Poradnik startupowca #1 - ILE WART JEST POMYSŁ NA BIZNES?
Poradnik Startupowca #2 PODRÓŻE
Poradnik Startupowca #3 Fuckup'y Startupie Social WiFi
Poradnik Startupowca #4 Utrata płynności finansowej
Poradnik Startupowca #5 - O priorytetach, efektywności, celach i wartościach
Poradnik Startupowca #6 Konferencje startupowe vs branżowe
Poradnik Startupowca #7 - Polskie Startupy, Raport 2017
Artur Racicki shares his knowledge about building tech businesses from the ground up. Some of the companies he has co-founded are still growing – Social WiFi, SEEDiA, Social Kiwi; while some others are not on the market anymore. Artur supports various companies through mentoring – he has a great experience in closing investment deals, from early stage to VC. His tips and hints might help you with your own business or the company you are working for. Check out the latest clips and subscribe to get the latest ones. If you have some topics that you are interested in in particular, do not hesitate to suggest them for the series.