Ela Madej is a serial entrepreneur, impact investor and Y Combinator alum. She is currently a partner at Fifty.vc investing in “purpose+profit” businesses and runs impact.tech a meetup community of techies in San Francisco who are passionate about social impact. Ela is also a key figure in the Polish and European startup scene, founding an number of startups and organizing events to promote Ruby on Rails, entrepreneurship and innovation. We look forward to hearing more on social entrepreneurship and how startups can balance purpose and profit from Ela at our upcoming 2016 Pioneer Summit.
Previously, Ela was a partner at eastern Europe’s leading early stage VC Innovation Nest and a COO at Y Combinator-backed Amicus. Before that, she co-founded Base CRM, Applicake and European Rails Conference Railsberry.
Ela has a Bachelor of Arts in international relations and business from Tischner European University, Cracow, a Bachelor of Arts in international business from University of Birmingham, a Master of Arts in International Project Management from Tischner European University, and a MA/MBA in finance management from Krakow University of Economics.
The GSV Pioneer Summit is the conference for breakthrough innovation and game-changing entrepreneurs. Pioneer Summit is two-day technology conference (September 14-15, 2016) in the heart of Silicon Valley that is focused on the people and companies building tomorrow’s industries. The Pioneer Summit convenes a global community of daring entrepreneurs and connects them with leading growth investors and global corporations who can help scale their efforts. GSVlabs in Redwood City, California will host the 2016 GSV Pioneer Summit. Buy your ticket now to reserve your place.