Copyright © 2008 GOYELLO www.goyello.com Why Poland? Baltic Innovation Forum Peter Horsten 12 September 2008
Why Poland? Copyright © 2008 GOYELLO www.goyello.com
Just because of this ….. Copyright © 2008 GOYELLO www.goyello.com
GOYELLO – some details Copyright © 2008 GOYELLO www.goyello.com <ul><li>Since 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>The Netherlands / Pol...
Role of investment abroad in our company strategy Copyright © 2008 GOYELLO www.goyello.com <ul><li>“ We focus on timely de...
Why CEE, Poland? Copyright © 2008 GOYELLO www.goyello.com <ul><li>Poland offers high skilled people </li></ul><ul><li>Labo...
Local support and information Copyright © 2008 GOYELLO www.goyello.com <ul><li>Limited (= zero), main focus of authorities...
Risks, disadvantages Copyright © 2008 GOYELLO www.goyello.com <ul><li>Overheating of the Polish economy </li></ul><ul><li>...
Copyright © 2008 GOYELLO www.goyello.com I am glad we are here! Thanks for your attention! Contact details: E  [email_addr...
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Presentation at the Baltic innovation forum about the support that GOYELLO experienced when starting the business in Gdansk, Poland.

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GOYELLO BIF Forum Presentation P Ho 20080909

  1. 1. Copyright © 2008 GOYELLO www.goyello.com Why Poland? Baltic Innovation Forum Peter Horsten 12 September 2008
  2. 2. Why Poland? Copyright © 2008 GOYELLO www.goyello.com
  3. 3. Just because of this ….. Copyright © 2008 GOYELLO www.goyello.com
  4. 4. GOYELLO – some details Copyright © 2008 GOYELLO www.goyello.com <ul><li>Since 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>The Netherlands / Poland based </li></ul><ul><li>Design, development, maintenance and hosting of customized web applications, web portals and websites </li></ul><ul><li>PHP (Symfony & Zend framework), Microsoft .NET, C++ </li></ul><ul><li>Products, services: Portal platform, CMS, Blog, eShop, eMarketing, AdServer, Image server, ERP, Consultancy </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on the Dutch/Belgium market (nearshoring), Poland in 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>40 developers, two development centers (Gdańsk, Gliwice) </li></ul><ul><li>25 clients </li></ul>
  5. 5. Role of investment abroad in our company strategy Copyright © 2008 GOYELLO www.goyello.com <ul><li>“ We focus on timely delivery of high quality solutions for an affordable price ” (Business plan 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>“ In about 2 up to 3 years we will deliver our services to the Polish local market .” (Business plan 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of (good) IT resources in the Dutch market </li></ul><ul><li>Available resources are expensive </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses focus on time to market and cost reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Disappointment about outsourcing to India </li></ul><ul><li>No reasonable offshore offer for SME market </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why CEE, Poland? Copyright © 2008 GOYELLO www.goyello.com <ul><li>Poland offers high skilled people </li></ul><ul><li>Labour and other costs (still) more attractive (but not low!) </li></ul><ul><li>My Polish connection  </li></ul><ul><li>Rather a young society </li></ul><ul><li>Poland is nearby </li></ul><ul><li>Limited cultural differences </li></ul><ul><li>EU membership </li></ul><ul><li>Poland is an emerging economy </li></ul> 
  7. 7. Local support and information Copyright © 2008 GOYELLO www.goyello.com <ul><li>Limited (= zero), main focus of authorities on “big” investments </li></ul><ul><li>We managed thanks to our lawyer </li></ul><ul><li>We managed thanks to our and his connections </li></ul><ul><li>We managed because we really wanted </li></ul><ul><li>People and especially civil servants are not eager to help you </li></ul><ul><li>Information is diverse and hard to access </li></ul>As a foreigner I felt like being a problem. I am supposed to have a big bag of money. And for sure I can’t be trusted.
  8. 8. Risks, disadvantages Copyright © 2008 GOYELLO www.goyello.com <ul><li>Overheating of the Polish economy </li></ul><ul><li>People are too money focussed </li></ul><ul><li>Poor English language skills </li></ul><ul><li>Rising (labour) costs </li></ul><ul><li>Decreasing availability of (motivated) IT people </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of office space and expensive </li></ul><ul><li>Bureaucracy </li></ul><ul><li>Complex, old fashioned (labour) law </li></ul><ul><li>Tax and ZUS </li></ul><ul><li>The changing currency rate EURO/PLN </li></ul>
  9. 9. Copyright © 2008 GOYELLO www.goyello.com I am glad we are here! Thanks for your attention! Contact details: E [email_address] M +48 664 48 68 48 I www.goyello.com

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