Two young programmers and entrepreneurs ready to use their analytical skills to help make the world a better place via optimization of various areas of human life. We started with an idea for a non-profit mobile app and then we realized that we want to make it a part of a larger project. That’s how we founded the 314 Foundation.
A head full of daring ideas with a natural need to look for elegant and optimal solutions. I solved an open problem from the coarse topology in my BA thesis (the paper got several citations so far), then I took up the logic and basics of mathematics in my master’s degree to finally realize the importance of programming languages, through which we can create – using just words – elaborate structures that affect our lifes and often go far beyond the limits of our imagination in their precision and complexity.
I’ve always been searching for the essence, once with the help of poetry and philosophy and now more formally – trying to describe the gist of creative thinking by algorithms, which can be built and tested.
I’m deeply upset whenever I see how various small structural inefficiencies have adverse effect on people’s lives and I just can’t stand it, we need do something about it!
In 2017 I joined the Mensa Poland Association. I also invite you to visit my private blog.
Took up programming at 12. He has been successfully working in the IT industry for over 2 years and started his first company at the age of 19.
Piotr has unique enthusiasm and also a strong need to create something big. He is deeply aware that time is his most precious resource. That’s why he decided to leave the high school to start his own business and now he’s also running the Foundation, putting his time and effort where it has the greatest potential impact. We are not compromising.
Technology is his bread and butter, he understands the challenges and huge potential the contemporary, digitized world has to offer. With his pragmatic attitude and full commitment he is essential for the success of the Foundation.
Origins of the Foundation
The idea for the Foundation originated in November 2018. I came to Szczecin and wondered about a tool that could help me deal with the tough situation of my father’s illness. Eventually I came up with an idea for a mobile application. I was very enthusiastic about it, because I noticed that it could solve many problems I faced. Over the next weeks, as the idea evolved, I asked Piotr for help in creating the app. We knew that the app should be totally free of charge and the next conclusion was that we should make it as a Foundation. In that way we would reinforce the idea of voluntary help as well as create an infrastructure for more projects that aim to bring help by technological optimisation of various aspects of human life.
When I realized that the widely-used ICD-10 symbol for my father’s illness is F31.4 – I had no doubt left, as the symbol “314” had already appeared in my life many times in a peculiarly meaningful way. Because F31.4 denotes a severe depressive state – and nowadays it’s a civilisation disease – we’d love to help to optimize the way depression is treated in the public health care. We also see a chance that the mobile app we’re developing could help prevent depression in some cases, which would be really rewarding.