Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SIG DITE)

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ERF

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1650

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The COVID-19 pandemic, often referred to as the 'black swan' phenomenon, is an example of an extreme emergency that leads to environmental, economic and social crisis. Moreover, the coronavirus pandemic has caused millions of health losses and hundreds of thousands of deaths, but has also wreaked irreversible havoc on the global economy, resulting in the need for companies to operate in the global marketplace differently than before. This situation particularly concerns startups that, due to the fact that they are young and often small, are forced to make constant changes to their operations. There is certainly no doubt that the pandemic has accelerated the global trend in the development of ICT technologies, which has a direct effect on the performance of startups that offer innovative ICT solutions. The above characteristic has determined the main purpose of the article which is to diagnose the performance of Polish startups in the ICT industry at the time of COVID-19. The diagnosis is based on literature studies and on the findings of a survey of 109 Polish startups.

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ICT startups in Times of Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic, often referred to as the 'black swan' phenomenon, is an example of an extreme emergency that leads to environmental, economic and social crisis. Moreover, the coronavirus pandemic has caused millions of health losses and hundreds of thousands of deaths, but has also wreaked irreversible havoc on the global economy, resulting in the need for companies to operate in the global marketplace differently than before. This situation particularly concerns startups that, due to the fact that they are young and often small, are forced to make constant changes to their operations. There is certainly no doubt that the pandemic has accelerated the global trend in the development of ICT technologies, which has a direct effect on the performance of startups that offer innovative ICT solutions. The above characteristic has determined the main purpose of the article which is to diagnose the performance of Polish startups in the ICT industry at the time of COVID-19. The diagnosis is based on literature studies and on the findings of a survey of 109 Polish startups.

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