Gdańsk is still a relatively small and young ecosystem, still in the beginning of understanding the roles of potential players and attracting VC and startups. But does that mean that Gdańsk has nothing to offer? If you thought so then you should review your understanding – Gdańsk has the most valuable resource – talent.
Polish developers are among the best in the world and this has been proven by many rankings. But how come that Polish developers are so good? Poland has more than 500 universities and 9 of them are listed in 1,000 best universities in the world ranking.
It is worth mentioning that education in Poland is free, even in those top 9 universities. And Poland is producing engineers in huge quantities, a stunning 15,000 new specialists annually are joining the talent pool, and almost 1,000 comes from Gdańsk University of Technology and University of Gdańsk.
If you combine affordable prices and extremely good code quality, Gdańsk is an ideal place to develop MVPs and manufacture products. A lot of startups have already noticed that and opened their R&D centres here or have hired Polish teams.
A major developer conference called Infoshare is organized every year in Gdańsk. Gdańsk is not only an outsourcing hub, the authorities and corporations try to bring funding into the ecosystem.
Learn more about Gdańsk and other hubs in the Startup Hubs Report.