CHICAGO, IL (May 28, 2013) — The Polish American Chamber of Commerce (PACC) announced recently that five start-up companies from Poland will be featured as part of the Chamber’s exhibition lounge at this year’s Techweek, which will be held June 27-29 at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. Organizational co-sponsors of the PACC’s „Do IT with Poland” exhibit include the Trade and Investment Section of Poland’s Embassy in Washington, DC; the US Consulate General in Krakow, Poland; Fragomen; Google for Entrepreneurs Krakow; and 4th Wave Consulting.


The five early-stage IT startup companies were selected as a result of a nationwide contest in Poland that was organized by Google for Entrepreneurs Krakow earlier this spring. They will participate in the June 27-29, 2013, Techweek conference and expo in Chicago, IL, and will compete for a $100,000 top prize at Techweek’s Startup City LAUNCH competition.  These innovative startup companies include ACE Stream, EgzoTech, Garden Mate, Nearbox, and Presspad.


According to Lucas Fuksa, PACC Board President, „Our Chamber is proud to present 'Do IT with Poland@Techweek,’ a collaborative effort between private businesses and public institutions in Poland and the United States to showcase the Information Technology sector in Poland, and represent the country and Chicago’s amazing Polish community at Techweek.”


About Techweek: Techweek’s mission is to showcase, celebrate and enable emerging innovation ecosystems. Now in its third year, Techweek Chicago, June 27-29 at the Merchandise Mart, is the largest technology conference and expo in the Midwest, and culminates a full week of partner-sponsored and related events. This year’s Techweek will welcome an anticipated 8,000 attendees representing 2,250 brands, 120 speakers and 150 exhibitors. For more information, visit




As the voice of Polish American business men and women, the Polish American Chamber of Commerce (PACC) is dedicated to serving their best interests through education on current trends and facilitating commercial contacts. The organization is at the forefront at encouraging and promoting domestic and foreign trade to benefit its members, and to contribute to the expansion and integration of the Polish and Polish American business communities in the U.S. and abroad.