niedziela, 6 listopada 2016

Looking for co-founder


Behind me weeks of business development. Definitively I need some coding so from next week I'm returning to our Beta Version of Jaaz Portal. What has been done so far? Foremost we have decided that we need a co-founder.

We are so far without success looking for foreign investors. We have received some warm replies but always they state that they are not investing in the companies from outside of the United Kingdom or the United States.

Therefore we have found a idea to try to look for some co-founder that will help us to open our business in the UK or US. We will left our R&D activities in Warsaw but will move our headquarters to the London. 

We have asked some possible co-founders to team up. There are great sites like Founders Nation, Co Founders Lab or Founder Dating. Some people has replied and we are talking right now. Will give you an update, soon. I hope.

sobota, 22 października 2016

Next wave


It was quite a long time from the last post. Well, i did some progress with my charity projects but has put a new energy into my basic commercial one - Jaaz Portal.

Now I am running all three charity project that I want to spend my free time on. The Harm Reduction Charter, kabalistic asam.tech and a project to rebuild Great Synagogue of Warsaw.

There are big changes in the financial terms in my life ahead on the horizon of the events related to the Kabbalah but I am doing everything to not be dependent on it. I am trying to do my business but it is really difficult in Poland.

Most of potential investors looking at the project are from UK or United States and it is really difficult to convince them to invest in the Eastern Europe. If I will be living in London or New York I will do not have any difficulties in securing the investment.

But I do not give up. We have prepared new Business Plan that is going to be released next week. We have also updated our Pitch Deck with new concepts, plans and predictions. Hope that before Spring we will find somebody.

środa, 21 września 2016

[Poem] In the soul



Tracking my family roots I have found a rare book of poetry. I think that nobody before was translating Polish Jews poems to English, so I have decided to translate some. On beginning 'In the soul' of Jonatan Ratosz.
In the Soul

Justice is going, going before him,
is purifying a path for him, is carrying a shield
Justice before him in the darkness
Justice is going before him

to the God of sea's winds,
deeply, in the bearing twins of the Expanses
He in one movement of the wing is summoning evenings,
his white beard is rising like the foam

You have picked up yourself in the lights, lighted up by the gods,
and now you shall descend together with her,
with the lantern of the God, with the sun –

as far as the bottoms of the almighty waters,
to the place from which spreads up all the dust of the world,
to the beginning of roads, leading to the sky
and descending into undergrounds

A man has discovered his bitterness,
has counted exactly her rods
and is now not caring of good of his household

Justice is going, going before him,
is purifying a path for him, is carrying a shield
Justice before him in the darkness
Justice is going before him

Oh You, always and everywhere in the wingless flight,
that is judging the rims of the Earth,
that is making justice in your chasms
bless that one, which is coming to his fathers,

bless the soul of you servant,
that has gone to rest.

Justice is going before him
Justice before him in the darkness
is carrying a shield on paved path

Jonata Ratosz

wtorek, 13 września 2016

Warrning: FAKE NOT SHAKE


We was happy, for a moment, that we found an investor. We have made a little investigation and found out that our Sheik is just a FAKE. Beware!

The person contacted us saying that he is Sheikh Khalid bin Abdulaziz bin Ahmed Al-Thani from Alqurnh Development Company QSC operating in Doha, Qatar. He has offered an investment into our project.

After a week of answering his questions we have been told that our application has been accepted and now we are going to be paid a money. However, first we need register a joint-venture company in Qatar.

That was strange but even stranger was a lawyer - - that we needed to contact to register our company. He has authorized by providing a scan of his passport.


That was strange. Moreover while he has not asked yet for a money in documents he has sent to you there was suggestion that we need to pay for legal proceeding something around 2000$. 
That was really suspected. We made a check and found out this article in French in which somebody is describing his adventure with that guys. It was same story but the lawyer had different name.
We had written then to the 'Sheik' confronting him with the article. He has written that this is untrue and that they are 'blackmailing' him. He has written also that they have companies in their portfolio that shows that they are true investors. 
We have replied that we will verify this and will call this companies but will call a police.




niedziela, 11 września 2016

Its True


I have wonderful news to share with you. Our company - Jaaz.eu - will be founded by some Sheik from Doha, Qatar. Right now I am going to Warsaw to prepare all formalities...

czwartek, 8 września 2016

RaDoha


Bad news is that we did not passed a final of Den Haag contest but have some other positive news on that matter. Some time ago one of Sheiks from Qatar has contacted us and offered an investment.

We are discussing that since a week and with every day we are closer and closer to the final agreement. We think we will receive some decision on that due the next week. 

But are not losing time, as usual. We have started our Beta Tests and now more that 60 Beta Testers has been registered from which around 15 is actively looking for bugs in our software.

niedziela, 28 sierpnia 2016

Once again



We have passed to final of Dubai Future Accelerators contest but did not passed a final itself. However, one of organizers has liked our page on Facebook and is now observing us and we will be told to try once again in more than 6 weeks. We will...

Well, it was more that 2000 companies and organizations and we consider passing to final as the success. In the other competition in Den Haag we are shortlisted to 100 companies and awaiting result early this week.

But we do not lose time. Jaaz Portal have now support page and we are preparing it to Beta Test launch. We have gathered more that 40 persons that would like to test our service and will give them access at the end of this week.

niedziela, 21 sierpnia 2016

Dubai, Den Haag

 

It was really exciting week. We have qualified to finals of two startup's contest. One is Dubai Future Accelerators and the other is World Startup Factory based in Den Haag in the Netherlands.

But we do not rest on laurels. In preparations to launch of Beta Tests Jaaz has started Freshdesk help desk project. Now I am coding tools to support our Beta Testers. 

wtorek, 9 sierpnia 2016

Beta


I did not written anything on my blog since long time but i had hands full of work. Beside notable progress on Jaaz Portal I returned to my old work on drug policy reform.

But let start from Jaaz. We had announced Beta Tests and around 40 people has applied for it. We will need to choose 20 of them that will test our product before official launch in September.

Beside this we have new homepage of Jaaz company, finally in English. We have also started Jaaz Alliance project that will be a formal association of companies and organizations running the Jaaz Portal. It will support development of it.

Work on Non-Govermental Organization is something on what I had spend a years of my life. It was however not business one but drug policy reform. And the fruit of this work is my latest project on this area - the Harm Reduction Convention on which I will write more in another post. For now I invite you to check our homepage. Maybe You will join us?

poniedziałek, 27 czerwca 2016

Varsovie


I hadn't been back to Warsaw for at least 8 years. Many things has changed; my favourite clubbing place, near the Vistula river, no longer exists. They've built a station there, for Warsaw's second metro line. 

I spent the whole day walking around downtown, but also went to the Praga district, on the right bank of the river. I had an interesting job interview there, but I don't think it's the right job for me. Tomorrow I have another interview in another part of the city. 

I was surprised by one meeting and I am not sure if it was a pure accident. There are 1.7 million inhabitants in Warsaw, and I bumped into my ex-girlfriend. We hadn't seen each other for maybe 10 years and, well, some people had told me she'd been killed in Amsterdam. 

Some even said that I was the one who murdered her, by hitting her on the head with a bottle. She disappeared from the internet years ago, and I though it must be true that she was dead. Now when I meet her I feel clean. Nobody can say that I murdered anyone. What bullshit...

niedziela, 26 czerwca 2016

My Yiddishe Papa



And there is hope in thine end, saith the LORD,  
that thy children shall come again to their own border. 
Jeremiah 31:37

I've just returned from visiting my father. I hadn't seen him since I was a kid. He has changed a lot, both physically and mentally.

During my journey to the place where he now lives, I was thinking how it would go. I was wondering if he would recognize me at all. He did. After a little pause, he whispered my name - a touch uncertainly.

But that was the only contact I was able to have with him. He is completely destroyed, not only physically. He is living in his own world. Spiritually still in communist Poland.

Going back home, I was still thinking how it could be that they subjected a Jew to electroshock and the most powerful drugs they had available. It could only happen under a communist regime. They hated us so much...

sobota, 7 maja 2016

Reservations


Another week that I had spend almost exclusively on work on my Jaaz Project. I finished component to reserve a place for web site on our server and made an instructional video about it.

In mean time I was in near town Częstochowa where I bought web cam. Thanks to this You can see me in our latest video.

The registration component is now ready and you can reserve a place on our server for your website but I do not stop a work. Now I am finishing banner component to manage publishing a banners on our site. With time it will become complete banner exchange network.

After this I will start work on component to gather and display web statistic, so you will have an option to view live statistic from your web page.  


piątek, 29 kwietnia 2016

Investors


It was a time in which I was focused mainly on my commercial project. Since I came out of prison two months ago I did a really good work. 

The main site for Jaaz Portal is now ready to accept investors.I had mad a component called MicroInvest that makes possible to accept investments, as low as 100 Euro. For 100 Euro virtually anybody can have a share in our further profits. 

As Leo Tolstoy written in his "War & Peace" nowel the greatest fighters are time and patience. I hope this component will be successful but at the same time I do not close for normal investment.

We had addressed some Venture Capital companies in Poland and overseas and after one day already have some positive signs. One Finish company has written that while they are not looking for investment outside Finland maybe they will put a money into our project if we will find somebody in Poland that would like also to invest. 

We had then asked some of funds in our country and have one positive answer. They has written that are giving our project to analysis and we must wait for answer and more questions. This is a feedback after just one day of looking for investor. So we are quite optimistic.

But I do not sit down and just wait. I am now going to make another component for our site. This time to give You possibility to reserve a place on free version of Jaaz Portal. Everyone that will subscribe will get 50 Euro for promotion through all of our sites. 

If You are interested more in investing into us check out our site and remember, for every 100 Euro we will give you back at least 160 Euro.

niedziela, 17 kwietnia 2016

Quests


I wanted to spend more time on my commercial project – Jaaz Portal – but my fight for reunion with my lost son has toke much of it.

The Jaaz Portal entered new phase in which we will be much more actively looking for investors. We will offer 25% share of our profit in exchange for 60000 Euro. I had made first steep in this direction and now you can login to Your Facebook page through the Jaaz Portal.

Now I am working on the investing component that will make possible to declare investment pledge in exchange for a part of profits that this project will generate. According to our plan the average return of investment is set to almost 15%. No bank or other investment option will give you as much, as we are offering.

That is on commercial part. The other – mystical one – the Kabbalah is also developing. I had spent a lot of time preparing the ground for campaign to reunite with my firstborn son. It was lot of efforts to put this in motion and still lot of it awaits me but the basic work has been done.


I had made two PDF brochures one on the reunion the other on the Polish question it poses. I had did also a short YouTube videos – The Messiah – on the campaign to look for my son – The Polish question – on geopolitical issues surrounding this quest and The God's Hand an itroduction to our Kabalistic group.

wtorek, 29 marca 2016

Family Easter


It was wonderful Easter for me. I spent it with the family in a good atmosphere. We talked a lot about my grandfathers and father and I get wonderful news from the Presidential Palace.

But before of Ester it was time full of work. I made two new modules for my Jaaz Portal project. The login on through Facebook and user management is ready. The next week shall bring more components but I must admit that this holidays has me a bit lazy.

I was also liberated, as my punishment has finished. On Great Friday they has come out to take off the electronic bracelet from me. I am no longer on the electronic supervision and can move freely but I must say it did not changed my life too much. Without money its still difficult and most of time I spend behind computer.

There is also wonderful news from my girlfriend in Presidential Palace. They has find out that I am father. No, she is not mother. It was a one night adventure and while not aware of it I made a heir.

The problem is that they does not want me to have a contact with the son and I do not know even his name. I know only that he is 13thn years old and lives somewhere in Poland.

I am not giving up however and will do everything to find him out. I asked some friends of help in this and I am very optimistic. In my family it is rare when the son knows the father so I am doubly motivated to look for him although I think it will take a years before we will meet.

poniedziałek, 21 marca 2016

God's Hand


Past week I had spent playing with my other blog. I had made an about us section fully explaining who we are and what we want to achieve.

It is highly controversial, not so mystical, work but very truthful. About everything my grandfather teach me on Jewish Kabbalah. This continuation of Adam Mickiewicz de Poraj works is granting momentum in past week more that 80 people has joined and now after little bit more that month since I came out of prison we have almost 200 followers.

Beside this I had spent a lot of time working on my commercial project. Now we have beginning of administrator console to manage our sites now I am working on Facebook integration so users will login on our sites using their Facebook accounts.

My friend in Warsaw is working on promotional video. As soon as we will have it we will seriously look for investor but even without it the project shall be launched in next three months.


wtorek, 1 marca 2016

Mein Sztetełe Bełz


It's rare when I listen to old Jewish music but yesterday I had played Mein Sztetełe Bełz. Through my check had gone tears.

Its hard to explain this feeling to gentile because how I can miss something that I never had. There is no play of harmony I my sztetele Bełz. It's completely different form my grandfather one.

When he was growing up, it was full of Jewish hullabaloo. Full of Jews, little and big. When I or my father was growing there was only emptiness.

How to explain it to normal person. Something I never had but I am missing so much. I understand that this civilization will never return. That we lost it forever. Mein Sztetełe Bełz.



niedziela, 28 lutego 2016

Notes on crowdfunding


It is second time We are trying to obtain a founding for our Jaaz Portal project and I want to share with You my observations on this type of fund rising, as well draw prospect on our future.

Maybe in old times, year or two in IT is an eternity, it was possible to come in crowd funding to something from nothing but after my experiences I hardly believe that this time is over.

We had created I think interesting project that having only 1500 customers will make a profit of 100 000 Euro in three years. A 1500 clients from over 26 millions Internet sites that will be developed in next four years, But we have a problem of raising even 1000$.

It is sad but after unsuccessful campaign in the UK we will probably score another failure this time in the United States. The main problem is a start. To gain a momentum and break a limits we need to have some contributions on the start.

Unfortunately the community we had build around our project is very small and it is impossible to find anyone that would put even 10$ in this project. We would need a full scale marketing campaign to achieve this and that costs a money we do not have.

It is true vicious circle. Without money on the beginning you will not end a campaign with success. This seems to be very true, as we experience this problem for second time.

What we will do then? Well, I am not giving up and are trying to promote this project among potential investors. As next step after Indiegogo campaign we had chosen British Seedrs.com. It is fund raising tool only for businesses.

The projects usually obtain hundreds  thousdands pounds of investment, as in their scheme you share percent of your profit with investors that can put anything from 10 pounds to 100 000. Like on the stock market they buy a share in profit and later receive their part of the profit. It is so good scheme that there is literally no project that would not score at least part of needed funding.

The problem is with getting on board. The project to be accepted in this scheme must be really professional. It does not need to be big – the amount we want rise is in lower borders – but must be really professional and need to have really professional video that we are lacking so much.

wtorek, 23 lutego 2016

On the bracelet



This two weeks since I had left prison was full of work for me, so I did not had time to update You on what is new in my life.

The electronic control device has been installed and I have fancy bracelet on my leg now. A high-tech gadget. I cannot leave the home but at least I have good home made food and foremost Internet. I will stay on electronic control till the Ester.

I am not loosing time. I started some project with my friend's company and now it takes much of my time. We are finishing the Business Plan and in next weeks will be looking for investors in the UK.

We started some little crowd-funding campaign for it but it is not to much success. We has gathered only 12 pounds so far. Well, it is our first time so what we could expect.

Now we prepare more serious one. We had found British seeders.com service that is focused only on business. We must offer a share in our profit instead of investing founds. This is some kind of little stock-market for startups. We are well prepared this time, so we hope for success.

On the drug policy scene I did not made much progress. Just finished Our mission statement but people are very enthusiastic and we received a lot of likes and followers, so I will continue this work in next week.

wtorek, 16 lutego 2016

Crowdfounding


You do not know how life is when You leave prison. Yes, after time of imprisonment there is big euphoria that you are finally free but after this shot the mundane life comes on.

Without money and job there is only dark despair. However I did not give up. In prison I was working on some Internet project that I has just started after begin liberated. But how to make it real without money?

To solve this I had decided to make crowd founding campaign. I have asked for 1000 pounds to cover costs of creation of project web page, promotional video and foremost hardware. We need some server to run our site.

It is like test before we will look for founding for the project itself. At the end we will need 55 000 Euro for this project to become reality and for me to have stable financial conditions to develop further. But how to make this big cash if we cannot do just 1000.

Since three days we has accounted only one pledge worth 12 pounds. This makes me very depressed but I am continuing my work. After prison time I do not have chances for getting normal job. In this project there is all my hope.

That is why I am asking You for little financial contribution to make my dream come true and to not lose faith in mankind. Please pledge just 10 pounds. In exchange we will give You one month free of our service. You will have powerful portal server that will fit exactly in Your needs.

Please pledge now. You can also visit our development site and check our project blog.


Thank You in advance.

niedziela, 14 lutego 2016

Pilsudski's family


When I was little child my grandfather was telling me many strange Jewish stories. He was old man nearing end of his days, so he wanted to transfer as much knowledge he had to his grandson.

One of this story was a family legend of he begin illegitimate child of Bronsilaw Pilsudski born on Pilsudski's exile to cold Siberia. For long time I was thinking that it is just a fairytale of some old Jew but there is something that changed my mind later.

Many years after death of my grandfather I was browsing polish Wikipedia and found something that shocked me. It was old Russian Wanted Letter for Józef Piłsudski, furtherer Marshal of Poland and younger brother of Bronisław. On bottom of it I had found annotation.

It was one of Pilsduski characteristic, according to Wanted Letter he had a mole on the edge of his right ear. The problem is that I have similar genetic mark on end of my ear. Are we then related?

It is hard to answer questions, as whole of Pilsudski 12th brothers and sisters has died or begin slain by the Soviets. And while it is complicated, the matter is still intriguing me and my friends so I had decided to write a letter to Polish President Andrzej Duda asking for his help in solving this family's mystery. We will see if he will take care of this.


sobota, 13 lutego 2016

Out from prison


And it happened. After more that 3 years I had come out of prison last week. I returned to my hometown Poraj in Poland and from very early taken things into my hand.

Most of the time in prison I had spent thinking on future. I have my grandfather Jewish things on my head but also some prospect for more bright, business future but it is not end of my legal problems.

They has released me conditionally and I am under electronic control. It means I must have lite electronic bangle around my foot and I cannot leave my home. Fortunately it will end in just 6 weeks. Just before the Ester.

On very firsts day after my release I did called my friend Marcin Gregorczyk and we had started some Java project. Together with his Jaaz company we are creating new project called Jaaz Portal.

Through years I was working, as Java developer for top polish companies. Created two biggest polish Internet shops – Galeria Centrum and Smyk. Worked on card based security products for Telekomunikacja Polska (now Orange.pl) and the Mint of Poland. Experimented with mobile games for Psiloc and even working in biggest polish insurance company PZU.

I have enough experience in this area to start my own project and thus I started it. We do not have money so work is not easy but I have my own computer and Internet in home. Food is providing my mother. So basic things are already here.