I try to keep in touch with as many talented people from my country as possible. Would you like to use my contacts? Speak up!
Are there any good startups in Poland, honestly? I have yet to see one that wasn't either a groupon clone, or some hipster web3.0 social-pierdoling. I know this is mostly off-topic, but you seem to be in the know.
Check out http://filestube.com, http://www.springloops.com, http://manubiaglobal.com, http://www.useitbetter.com, http://nozbe.com, http://gameboxed.com, http://en.paxonta.com, http://gastronauci.pl, http://millionyou.com, http://polakpotrafi.pl, http://nakanapie.pl, http://fablo.pl — just to link a few. :)
I like your approach. I think HE is a perfect for your perspective-sharing idea:
"That’s the reason why I’m so open
and eager to share my Polish perspective. It’ll be a pleasure for me
to get to know what internet looks like in your country."
My girlfriend is Polish and I have spent quite some time in Warszawa but I don't know about the Tech scene besides that there are many brilliant and technical engineers. The biggest problem I see is the creativity-killing school system. Children don't learn to think creatively and independently, at least based on the limited information I have. What is your take on that?
Also I'd be happy to discuss the situation in Germany and London.
I agree with you, that school system in Poland is killing creativity, but I can't say that it's the biggest problem here. In my opinion more important is size of Poland (it isn't a small country; you can make a profitable online business without going global) and our past - complexes and lack of entrepreneurship culture.