John Beauchamp is a British-Polish journalist and currently the editor of Polish Radio's English-language news website thenews.pl. He has reported extensively on entrepreneurship and IT for both Polish Radio and the Warsaw Business Journal. The closest he has ever got to programming was back in the early 1990s when he took to his primary school's BBC Micro computers and made an all singing, all dancing interactive quiz written in BBC Basic which was saved on a 5.25" floppy disc. Remember those? More recently, he moderated two editions of TEDxKraków (in 2011 and 2012) and had a stint working for Friends of Europe, a Brussels-based think-tank, charged with business development as well as rebooting the organisation's communications efforts. He currently lives with his family in Warsaw, and is a firm believer in the region's start-up potential.