Entrepreneurship Ideas

Open Coffee Wrocław is relaunched

Richard Lucas

22nd March 2019 (updated 24th)


Open Coffee Wroclaw is launching tomorrow, based on the tried and tested format of Open Coffee Kraków – under the capable leadership of Sun Zhisheng.

I had the idea of sharing the process of getting something new going.

If you are in Wrocław or know anyone who is here 23rd March, do encourage them to come

For non profit activities like CAMentrepreneurs, I use the organisation model of the way that TED supports TEDx, at a much smaller scale.

There has to be a local leader. Zhisheng came from Wrocław to Krakow -> a three-four hour journey a few times to attend and then helped with Open Coffee Krakow. She wanted to do it so we had a local leader.

I explained what needed to be done and that I would help.

Once she found a free venue at a date far enough ahead to give us time to publicize it I knew we could “go live”.

I tapped my local network. Dermot Corr who had organised Tech Saturdays and other events and Michał Kasprzyk the TEDxWrocław leader were particularly helpful.

Zhisheng put a team together. I’ll meet them in about 30 minutes.

I brainstormed the idea with my entrepreneurship students at WSE. One suggested I should have a presentation about what Open Coffee is, which led to a a promo video

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and Slideshare about why it is important.

I’ve tweeted to the global founders, have been posting on Social media

Will it work ? ike all new projects it has the risk of failure. Success will be a hunger for a second meeting.

I’ll report back afterward

Updated 24th March

We had an informal dinner the evening before 22nd March, and sense of community was formed.
Dermot Corr, Kasia Kasprzyk, Krysztof Nowak Michał Kasprzyk Leszek Orzechowski as well as Sun Zhisheng and myself.

The venue Fabryka Sensu was attractive and opened up on time on 23rd. Technical issues worked, about 25 people came, we started on time and a date for the second meeting was set.Wednesday, April 24, 2019 OpenCoffeeWroclaw#2

See posts from the event here and the Facebook live here

Final thoughts

Open Coffee Wrocław has started stronger than Open Coffee Kraków did. With good support Sun Zhisheng has every chance of getting this back on the map. Big thanks to everyone who came. especially Zhinsheng and her team. Dermot Corr, Krzysztof Nowak Michał Kasprzyk

Each individual was at the event needs to commit to help her.