Warsaw, Poland – Six Poles have made it this year to the 30 under 30 Europe list of U.S. magazine Forbes, which gathers 300 risk-takers, high-achievers and disruptors under the age of 30 in ten different categories (Art & Culture, Finance, Media & Marketing, Science & Healthcare, Social Entrepreneurs, Sports & Games, Retail & Commerce, Manufacturing & Industry, Entertainment, Technology).
One medical researcher, one game developer, one actor and three entrepreneurs… Check out Poland’s 2019 year group of young talents!
In the Science & Healthcare section: Mateusz Holda, 26 years old, is an assistant professor at Krakow’s Jagiellonian University Medical College. Co-founder of a research group focused on “understanding the architecture of the human heart”, “he leads the research team of eight in project to map the heart’s anatomy in greater detail to help doctors performing surgeries or catheter-based procedures be better prepared”.
In the Sports & Games section: Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz, 29 and based in Warsaw, has worked at CD Projekt Red since 2008 and “was the lead quest designer on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt”, one of the most popular video games in history, that shipped 6 million copies within the first six weeks of its launch. “He’s currently the quest director for the Polish company ‘s next major role-playing game, Cyberpunk 2077”.
Actor, producer Maciej Musial, aged only 24, was also included on Forbes’ prestigious “30 under 30” list in the Entertainment sector. The young actor is most famous for starring in and co-creating Netflix’s first original Polish series, 1983, a dystopia in which communism never fell in Poland, which premiered in November last year. Co-host of ‘The Voice of Poland’ since 2013, “he is also known for his role in the popular Polish show ‘Rodzinka Place'”.
And finally, the three Polish co-founders of CallPage, one of Poland’s most emblematic entrepreneurship success-story of recent years: Sergey Butko (CMO, 22 years old), Ross Knap (CEO, 26 years old) and Andrey Tkachiv (CTO, 23 years old). Raising 4.5 million dollars in July 2018, marking “one of the biggest financing rounds in Poland last year”, the Krakow-based start-up created a cloud-based software that “reaches out to website visitors before they leave, to try and convert them into customers”.