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Press release

Berlin, October 17, 2014

ESMT and Tagesspiegel award scholarship for young entrepreneur

  • Young entrepreneur from Poland awarded “Tagesspiegel Entrepreneur Scholarship” for EMBA Program of ESMT
  • New ESMT EMBA class began on October 13 with 49 participants from 22 countries

ESMT European School of Management and Technology and Tagesspiegel have awarded the “Tagesspiegel Entrepreneur Scholarship” for the Executive MBA program (EMBA) to Tomasz Cichowicz. The scholarship recipient is the founder of Webwerx, a company specializing in offshoring and outsourcing in the IT area. Worth 40,000 EUR, the partial scholarship covers 70 percent of the tuition fees of the program and gives young entrepreneurs the chance to expand their business knowledge.

Tomasz Cichowicz is the founder and owner of Webwerx which is based at locations in Poland and Great Britain. Webwerx supports enterprises with IT and software projects, specializing in consultancy and technology services, as well as outsourcing and offshoring. “I am very much looking forward to expanding my entrepreneurial knowledge in the ESMT EMBA program,” says Tomasz Cichowicz. “Thanks to its focus on technology management and its location in one of the world’s most exciting cities for young entrepreneurs, ESMT is the perfect place for my studies.”

“In Tomasz Cichowicz we have found an outstanding scholar. As the leading newspaper of Germany’s capital, we consider it important to support young entrepreneurs like Tomasz Cichowicz and to accompany them on their way to becoming a business leader. Berlin needs entrepreneurial talents like him,” said Florian Kranefuß, managing director of Tagesspiegel.

Tomasz Cichowicz studied in Poland and Great Britain and holds masters degrees in computer science and software development. Before starting Webwerx, he worked as an IT analyst and project manager in various companies in Great Britain and Poland.

The current EMBA class of 2014-2016 began on October 13 with 49 participants from 22 countries who are, on average, 35 years old. The 18-month modular program includes focuses on the areas of “Managing Business Integrity,” “International Management,” and “Technology and Innovation”.

About ESMT

ESMT European School of Management and Technology was founded in October 2002 by 25 leading global companies and institutions. The international business school offers a full-time MBA, an executive MBA, a master’s in management as well as open enrollment and customized executive education programs. ESMT focuses on three main topics: leadership and social responsibility, European competitiveness, and the management of technology. Additionally, the business school provides an interdisciplinary platform for discourse between politics, business, and academia. ESMT is based in Berlin, Germany, with Schloss Gracht as an additional location near Cologne. ESMT is a private business school, accredited by the German state, AACSB, AMBA, and FIBAA. Since 2013 ESMT has the right to grant PhDs.