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Shapers Profile:

Outgoing Curator: 

Maciej Michalski

About me:

Maciej is a Polish-born engineer and philanthropist. In 2014, Financial Times and Google selected him to the list of New Europe's 100 Challengers.

He works as an Associate Product Manager (APM) at Google, Inc. in Mountain View, CA. The APM program, broadly covered by Wired and Business Insider, was started by Marissa Mayer in 2002, before she became a CEO at Yahoo, Inc. The program is a group of close to 30 young international product managers who work on impactful projects across Google, Inc..

Prior to joining Google, Inc., Maciej founded and led as a CEO a small technology startup WYBR.CZ. The venture was acquired by the largest Polish media group, Agora S.A. in 2013.

Apart from his business endeavors, Maciej is a dedicated philanthropist. In 2009, he co-founded TEDxWarsaw, currently one of the biggest conferences in Eastern Europe. Whereas in 2013, he co-founded The Kings Foundation, a non-profit which with over 150 Ambassadors globally is Poland's largest educational foundation. The foundation was the first Polish organization to ever win a grant from the US State Department.

Published author and columnist, Maciej became the youngest columnist of Forbes Poland where he writes about technology & innovation.

Maciej holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from Imperial College London and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Warsaw University of Technology.

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