What is xPORT
XPORT IS A SAFE HAVEN ON THE WAY BEYOND THE HORIZON OF YOUR POSSIBILITIES
Do you think we’re only here for VŠE students and graduates? Not since a long time ago! We’re here for everyone! Students, graduates, startup beginners, professionals and even for corporations from all around our beautiful country. We are business accelerator and incubator VŠE, located only 15 minutes from the city centre. We help innovative ideas and startups on their way to success. We sail the waters of business and create a strong startup community.
We’re here for everyone, 24/7, on a space of 2000 square meters, with a reception, meeting rooms, enough space for all of your events and great coffee!
We can also arrange a parking spot for you.
Let us know and come see, it’s worth it!
As CEO, she is responsible for the smooth running of xPORT, its activities within the University of Economics and Business in Prague, and for cooperation with our partners and mentors. Together with her team, they create an innovative, inspiring and creative environment and strong startup community.
Front Office Manager
Filip joined xPORT in 2021 as a receptionist within his studies at the University of Economics and Business in Prague. He fell in love with xPORT so much that he not only stayed here, but also became a Front Office Manager.
In xPORT, he takes care of everything that is needed. The main place is still behind the reception, but you will often see him moving something, cleaning or thinking of things that could be improved. Above all, he is making sure that all the companies located here feel at home.
B2B Incubation & B2BStars Program Manager
Jakub Stránský founded the startup Techambition in 2012 with the aim of utilizing computer’s potential in teaching technical subjects. Today, more than 15% of secondary schools in the Czech Republic use Techambition products.
At xPORT he leads the B2B Incubation program and mentors startups. He also prepares the B2BStars program focused on sales and marketing in startups after the incubation phase.
Marketing & PR Intern
Ema is a student at the University of Economics and Business in Prague and joined xPORT as a Marketing & PR Intern and marketing team support.
At xPORT, she is responsible for creating content on social media, graphic design, photo editing and video creation. At the same time, she takes care of the problem-free running of xPORT and maintaining a pleasant working atmosphere.
xPORT Board is the director’s advisory group. It is composed of professionals in fields of business, and investments in firms, and controlling and many others. xPORT Board assesses and evaluates projects, giving them feedback and sharing their experience.
Chair of the board & Director of Informatics Centre VŠE
Milan has a lot of experience in IT governance and in creating and implementing IT strategies. He has been a part of ICT management in many big different companies throughout the years. In ČEZ, a.s. as an IT director, in a ČEZ group as an executive head and director of strategies, development, and security. In 2006, he decided to transfer from the energy industry to the financial sector. Up until 2015, he was a member of the board of directors in VIG holding, in Kooperativa, a.s. and in Česká podnikatelská pojišťovna, a.s., where he was a head of ICT, some insurance segments and customer service. At the same time, he was a part of the main committee of IT strategies for the whole VIG holding. Now, he works for a financial group in the Czech Republic, where he takes care of strategies of acquisitions. He is also responsible for the development of BI strategies and big data.
Until the end of 2017, he dealt with acquisition strategies in the field of IT for a financial group (private equity) in the Czech Republic. Since 2018, he has been the director of the VŠE Center for Informatics and at the same time he works as an assistant professor at the Department of Information Technologies, FIS VŠE.
Member of xPORT Board
More than eight years Martin has been engaged in promoting entrepreneurship among young people, which is implemented by consulting and organizing educational events for young entrepreneurs. He co-founded the Business Development Institute at the University of Economics in 2008. Also, he is a founder of the competition of business plans Vodafone “Idea of the Year”. Presently, Martin works at Venture Capital at J&T Ventures fond, where he is in charge of sourcing and execution of projects in the portfolio. Martin is a member of the Board of Directors of the Zeitgeist Health SE company. From 2009 till 2018 he worked at the Department of Management at the Prague University of Economics and Business.
Member of xPORT Board
Stepan has 15 years of experience in hands-on and senior positions covering R&D, Professional Services Delivery and Sales in Telecoms, Finance and Geospatial industries. Most recently Stepan has been Chief Technology Officer at Symfonie Capital. Before he was Sales Director in Oracle Corporation with responsibility for sales of telecommunication systems portfolio in Central, Eastern Europe and Russia. Prior to joining Oracle Stepan managed Research&Development organization at Sitronics JSC, one of the largest high-tech companies in Eastern Europe providing solutions to tier one telco operators such as MTS, T-Mobile and Vodafone. Stepan is also a member of the investment committee of Symfonie Angel Ventures, Managing partner at UpVision, partner at MatchBoard.co and member of Executive board of Alliance for Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems.
Within xPORT Stepan oversees the aPORT and Investor programs. He is responsible for establishing, setting up and launching the program for the acceleration of company’s businesses and framework for cooperation with investors.