On 31st May, the award ceremony of the sixth edition of the UW Entrepreneur of the Year Competition was held. The competition committee honoured entrepreneurs who have an innovative approach to business and inspire others in their work.

The University of Warsaw Entrepreneur of the Year competition is a recurrent project aimed at promoting entrepreneurial activities. It also presents good practices and positive examples of people involved in creating and developing various organisations.


This year, 59 applications were submitted for the competition, 11 of which reached the final.


“Last week, Samuel Altman, the founder of OpenAI visited the University of Warsaw. He was accompanied by two Poles, one of whom was a graduate from our University. We were proud, because they talked about the values they learnt at the University of Warsaw. Besides gaining knowledge, they absorbed the work and study culture. At today’s ceremony, we will meet people who describe the surrounding reality in their work and create jobs. I would like to thank the competition’s committee and all those who support this event. I am very glad that you are supporting our University. This is your University and our University. We need you,” Prof. Alojzy Z. Nowak, the UW Rector, said.


Laureates of the 6th edition of the UW Entrepreneur of the Year competition:

Master of Business:

  • SOTI Natural – grand prize
  • Motivizer – finalist;
  • DESEO Polska – finalist.

Community Entrepreneur:

  • Woshwosh – distinction;
  • Beskidzki Klub Tenisowy Advantage Bielsko-Biała (Advantage Tennis Club of Beskidy) – finalist;
  • Instytut Dzielny Miś sp. z o.o – grand prize.

Innovation/Innovator of the Year:

  • Molecule One – distinction;
  • Wirtualna Klinika by BD Polska – finalist;
  • ProperGate – finalist.

The UW Start-up of the Year:

  • Calmsie sp. z o.o. – distinction;
  • Smarter Diagnostics: start-up – grand prize.

The special distinction was granted to Dr Adam Manikowski, the Executive Director of Żabka, for applying good business practices in a fast-growing organisation.

The 6th edition of the competition was held under the auspices of the UW Rector and the Marshall of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship.