YES Summit 2017 is coming!


2nd Young Entrepreneurs & Startups Summit is a special event within the framework of the European Congress of Small and Medium-Size Enterprises in Katowice, Poland. It is addressed to young entrepreneurs and people willing to start their own business in the future. The event gathers the representatives of young business, opinion-forming groups, startups founders, investors and managers from all over Europe. This year the Summit will take place 18-20th October 2017 in Katowice. The European Congress of SMEs gathered more than 7000 participants during nearly 80 panel sessions and accompanying meeting within 3 days (2016) which makes it the biggest and most important event in Europe for this sector.



During the YES Summit two panel session will be held at the international Conference Centre in Katowice. The first one titled “Entrepreneurship and innovations as a motor of development of start-up enterprises” will focus on presenting “Polish Startups 2017” report, prepared by the foundation of Startup Poland. It will also approximate the process of creating innovations in startups and the role of business envelopment in creation of valued high-tech companies. Another discussion will concentrate on global expansion of Polish startups, during which invited guests will discuss the matter of how aspiring entrepreneurs should prepare for an expansion abroad from the very start.




YES Summit will be accompanied by two networking events – Business Mixer, a pre-event of the Summit followed by a startup contest and the International Young Entrepreneurs’ Business Breakfast where participants will have an opportunity to establish new business relations both with local Polish entrepreneurs and guests from abroad.


Networking opportunities as well as study and factory visits in companies located in Chorzów, Zabrze and Dąbrowa Górnicza are the core part of the Summit that aims to provide a platform not only for thought but also hands-on experience exchange. Additionally, Summit participants will have the opportunity to make new relationships with other Congress guests through the Enterprise Europe Network. Among important attendees at the Congress are two European Commissioners, an American delegation from Nevada and dozens of Chinese companies.




The organizer of YES Summit is Young Entrepreneurs Forum of Poland. More info about the participation rules and registration you can find at


About the organizers:

The Young Entrepreneurs Forum of Poland at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Katowice is a commission in CCI’s Council aiming at the development of young entrepreneurs’ skills and integration of young business environment in order to facilitate the first years of running their own companies. YEF is the organizer of the “Young Entrepreneur in the Modern City” program and other actions dedicated to those who are planning to establish their own business ventures in the future. So far YEF events gathered couple of thousand of young entrepreneurs from Poland and abroad. Since 2014 the Young Entrepreneurs Forum is a member organization at YES for Europe, representing Poland.