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Marek is a Polish-born entrepreneur, author, and speaker focused on internet businesses in frontier markets. He co-founded HotelOnline.co, a hospitality technology company, and Jumia Travel, Africa's biggest hotel booking portal. He started both of these companies after successfully pitching and landing backing from Rocket Internet and Goldman Sachs. In 2014, he was chosen as one of the Ten Most Important People in Tech by IT News Africa Magazine. On top of being a mentor at Launchpad, he advises for the World Bank’s XL Africa Program. Marek is also a former snowboard instructor and holds a racing license in motorsports. Yet, his real dream is to be a Stand-up Comedian. Hopefully a funny one.