Innovation Source: How to start, and keep (!) your own business


On the 10th May, 2018 the another open lecture under a series of “Innovation source” took place at the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS (IPC). The purpose of the above series of lectures is to update scientists’ knowledge of current technological trends and innovation in chemistry-related sectors, as well as establishment of relations with business.

Ms. Justyna Garstecka was invited to the Institute by the Project Coordinator and ERA Chair holder, professor Robert Holyst and professor Maciej Wojtkowski, respectively. Justyna Garstecka is a founder and owner of the “Motherhood” company. She has been awarded “Businesswoman of the Year” (contest “Success Written in Lipstick“). Before setting own company Ms. Garstecka was a Brand Manager at Warner Bros. In addition to above, she is also a member of ERA Chair Advisory Board for the CREATE project.

The main goal of the visit of Justyna Garstecka was to deliver a lecture How to start, and keep (!) your own business. The whole society of IPC, with IPC researchers and doctoral students, was invited.

The seminar was focused on practical aspects of running a business and included the following issues:

How to start your own business?

How to keep it up and running?

Why all obvious things are not so obvious while doing business?

And how come that running through the nettles can also be motivating?

Want to be your own boss? Be aware that you will also be your own employee!

This project has received funding from the European Union’s
Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
under grant agreement No 666295.