Medical Continence Centers S.A. (MCC) is a Polish initiative geared towards a specialist niche in medicine, which is still a taboo subject for many, despite its scale.
Progressive ageing in Europe’s population, civilization changes and growing social awareness require not only an increase in what specialists have to offer but also an expansion and improvement of the quality of services. This creates an excellent opportunity for investors.
Launching a new generation of interdisciplinary medical centers requires co-operation which goes beyond exact medicine. Thanks to the knowledge and qualifications of its team and experience in creating the multidisciplinary medical co-operation acquired over the years, MCC has every reason to become the leader in looking after people with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS).
What makes MCC stand out, in particular, from many other private medical centers in the Polish market is a strategy for raising capital for development, through which we educate, engage and, therefore, constantly expand the community - our ambassadors.
Launching the first model center in Warsaw is the first step towards the pursuit of MCC’s development strategy.
Today, creativity is the most important element of the competitive edge of countries with strong economies. Added value determines whether or not a product/service is attractive and it is the main driving force behind consumers’/patients’ decisions. This is why going beyond offering exclusively standard medical services, frequently based on obsolete models, is so vital for MCC’s strategy. Therefore a model center is to be launched in Warsaw, where innovative solutions, orientated to the needs of specific and "difficult" UI patients, can be achieved, this to enable more centers to be launched.
Without investing in the construction of new buildings, we invest in people and equipment, while being a desirable lessee for the office and service centers which are growing dynamically in Polish cities. This allows us to determine the optimal location for each center which is easy to reach even during peak hours. This also makes it possible to limit the amount of invested capital and to earn a return on it more quickly, enabling further reinvestments, development and, in consequence, an above-average increase in the company’s value.
MCC’s business model is not to be confined exclusively to the richer segements of the commnity, whose numbers have been growing in Poland for many years. On the contrary, while maintaining top quality, we trigger mechanisms combining social involvement with increased access to the services we offer. Our relations and experience of more than 10 years in building up a patients’ community in Poland and worldwide are the key.
Co-originator and co-founder of MCC. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company’s Management Board.
He began his professional career in the years 1995-97 in London (Great Britain), where he held the following positions: sales executive, project coordinator and then project manager (Pan-European Conferences Ltd, Midland Investment Corporation Ltd and Eastern Europe Consultancy Ltd) specializing in holding international investment conferences organized in co-operation with the World Bank Group (IFC, MIGA), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). After returning to Poland, project manager and then marketing manager in the Warsaw Voice S.A. Group (1997-2003), where, among other things, he was co-originator and chief co-ordinator of a series of economic conferences "Succeed with Poland" run in co-operation with the Polish Agency for Foreign Investment (Brussels, Stockholm, Edinburgh, New York, Tel Aviv). Since 2004 he has focused on developing his own business activities. Plenipotentiary of the Management Board of the Association for Infrastructure Development "ProLinea" in the years 2005-2010 (public purpose investments).
He has been working for the medical industry since 2002, when he became the director of the Programme "NTM - To Live a Normal Life" (a social campaign on urinary incontinence). Since 2004 publisher and then editor-in-chief of "UI Quarterly", a popular science magazine for the general public about urological and urogynaecological conditions. Since 2007 plenipotentiary of the Management Board of the "UroConti" Association in charge of international co-operation. Since 2008 Member of the Executive Council of the World Federation of Incontinence Patients (WFIP) - treasurer. In the years 2008-2016, member of the Continence Promotion Committee of the International Continence Society (ICS). Co-author of seven editions of the report "Patient with UI within the healthcare system".
Since 2010 President of the Management Board of OCI Sp. z o.o., a marketing company engaged in:
As CEO of the Management Board of MCC, he is responsible for all non-medical aspects of the company’s operations. As an experienced practitioner, he also remains active in the field of negotiating the terms of cooperation with medical staff.
Tomasz Michałek was born in 1972. He graduated from the Management and Marketing Department of The Polish Open University in Warsaw. He has a BBA degree from Oxford Brookes University.
Tomasz Michałek does not engage in any activities which are in competition with the Issuer, is not a partner in a competitive civil law or private partnership, is not a member of a body of a competitive public company or any other competitive legal person. Tomasz Michałek has not been entered in the Register of Insolvent Debtors, maintained on the basis of the Act on the National Court Register.
Co-originator and co-founder of MCC. Chief Medcial Officer (CMO) of the company’s Management Board.
Doctor of Medicine (PhD) specializing in urology (Doctorate from the University of Göttingen / Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany), urologist, andrologist, and court appointed expert.
In the years 2012-2014, chief urologist at Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund (the equivalent of the Social Insurance Institution).
Co-originator of urological rehabilitation standards in Germany.
Affiliated with, among other things, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Mann und Gesundheit and Stiftung Männergesundheit Berlin. Certified member of Deutsche Kontinenz Gesellschaft (German Continence Society).
He is a pioneer of urological rehabilitation in Poland (looking after patients suffering from incontinence and impotence after prostate surgery).
He has received many awards from patients’ organizations (Universities of the Third Age, public and senior citizen institutions), been decorated by, among other things, the “Gladiator” Association for Men with Prostate Diseases. Originator of the Andros Project dedicated to UI patients.
As CMO of the Management Board of MCC, he is responsible for all medical aspects of the company’s operations. As an experienced practitioner, he remains particularly active in the field of development of urological and urogynaecological physiotherapy.
Andrzej Przybyła was born in 1978. He graduated from the Military Medical Academy in Łódź. He specializes in the treatment of UI, sexual disorders, and the ageing male.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of MCC.
Professor (PhD) of Economic Sciences. Director of the Institute of Social Economy at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH). Specialist in social gerontology.
In the years 2005-2013, he was Chairman of the Polish Society of Gerontology (PTG) and Deputy Chairman in the years 2014-2017. His research interests include: social politics, social gerontology, social problems of the EU member states and the social aspects of European integration. Author of many academic publications on the subjects of his research. Since 2011 a member of the Team for the Rights of the Elderly at the Polish Ombudsman’s Office.
Manager of the largest research project on elderly people in Poland entitled "Medical, psychological, sociological and economic aspects of population ageing in Poland" (PolSenior) - 2012.
He was a visiting lecturer at the Universities of Mainz, Duisburg, Cologne, Leipzig and at the University in Dalian (China).
Member of the Council on the Seniors Policy at the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy for the 2016-2020 term of office.
Piotr Błędowski does not engage in any activities which are in competition with the Company, is not a partner/shareholder or member of a body of a partnership/company engaging in any activities which are in competition with MCC. He has not been entered in the Register of Insolvent Debtors, maintained on the basis of the Act on the National Court Register.
Member of the Supervisory Board of MCC.
Managing director of a pharmaceutical company Laboratorios Farmaceuticos ROVI S.A. in Poland. In the years 2003-2011, she was General Director in Poland and CEE of the Healthcare Department of SCA Hygiene Products (the TENA brand - the global leader in absorbent products for people with urinary incontinence). In the years 2011-2016, she managed the operations of Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals in CEE.
Beata Treszczyńska was born in 1966. She graduated from the Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology at the University of Warsaw. She completed her post-graduate studies in management at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH).
Beata Treszczyńska does not engage in any activities which are in competition with the Company, is not a partner/shareholder or member of a body of a partnership/company engaging in any activities which are in competition with MCC. She has not been entered in the Register of Insolvent Debtors, maintained on the basis of the Act on the National Court Register.
Member of the Supervisory Board of MCC.
Legal advisor, partner managing the law firm Wielgosz i Wspólnicy. Specialist in medical law, medical errors, protection of personal rights and intellectual property rights as well as damage liability.
Maria Wielgosz was born in 1967. She graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. She participated in post-graduate Studies in Tax Advice at the WSB University in Poznań and post-graduate Studies in Intellectual Property at the University of Warsaw. She lectured on the rudiments of law at the Pułtusk Academy of Humanities. She contributed to and ran a branch of a French law firm Boyer Clement Pegand in Poland. She is a Member of the Regional Chamber of Legal Advisors in Warsaw. At present, she pursues her profession within the law firm Wielgosz i Wspólnicy. She has a wealth of experience in medical law, medical errors, protection of personal rights and intellectual property rights as well as damage liability.
Maria Wielgosz does not engage in any activities which are in competition with the Company, is not a partner/shareholder or member of a body of a partnership/company engaging in any activities which are in competition with MCC. She has not been entered in the Register of Insolvent Debtors, maintained on the basis of the Act on the National Court Register.
Katarzyna Baj was born in 1976. Graduate of the University of Podlasie in Siedlce, with a major in biology and with a specialization in environmental protection. She also completed post-graduate studies in information technology.
She gained her first professional experience as a specialist in charge of promotion and training. She also ran a consultation unit for the Regional Centre for European Information established and supervised by UKIE (Office of the Committee for European Integration). She has over 15 years’ experience in office management, in carrying out administrative tasks, planning, organizing, servicing and accounting for ESF projects. From the outset she has actively participated in MCC’s development.
An ambitious perfectionist at work, she tries to find beauty in ordinary and simple things in everyday life. She has found fulfilment as a mother and wife. She loves ballroom dancing. Thanks to regular training and dedication she wins medals in this latter context.
Milena Bękarska was born in 1993. Graduate of the Promotion, Media & Show Business University in Warsaw, with a specialization in advertising and a post-graduate specialization in event organization and sponsorship.
She gained her first professional experience during her studies - she worked for an event agency, promoted new brands on the fashion market, co-operated with marketing agencies, and contributed to a website dedicated to cultural issues. At present, she is responsible for organizing conferences, congresses and training, mainly in medical issues. From the outset she has actively participated in MCC’s development. She is the youngest member of our team.
Full of energy, with a head full of ideas. Sociable, enjoys team work and liaising with customers and subcontractors very much. She loves the cinema and the theatre, she always knows what is worth seeing, where to go out to eat or dance.
Karolina Ciepiela was born in 1981. She graduated from the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science at the University of Warsaw (political science with a specialization in political marketing) and the Centre for Europe at the University of Warsaw (European studies).
At the beginning of her professional career, she participated in the work of the press office of the 15th International Chopin Piano Competition as well as in organizing economic conferences. At present, she is responsible for organizing conferences, congresses and training courses on medical and senior citizen-related topics. She has been co-operating actively with patients’ organizations for many years. Since 2010 the secretary of the publishing office of UI Quarterly, dedicated to urological and gynaecological issues. From the outset she has actively participated in MCC’s development.
She is interested in marketing-related issues, and not just political marketing, and she keeps track of the development of the events industry on a current basis. She loves crime stories, the television series "Friends", horse riding and football, especially matches played by FC Barcelona.
Anita Poryszewska was born in 1991. She graduated from the Faculty of Finance and Accounting at the Kozminski University in Warsaw, with a specialization in auditing and management control in business.
Her first professional experience in customer service and sales of products was acquired during her studies. At present, she specializes in managing projects in the medical and pharmaceutical sectors as well as online marketing. From the outset she has actively participated in MCC’s development.
She is interested in finance, promotion, market research and personal effectiveness. She loves travelling and performing sports which require a great deal of physical and psychological effort.
Andrzej Korecki was born in 1978. He graduated from the Faculty of Computer Science at the Białystok University of Technology.
He began his 20 years’ professional experience with computer servicing and programming. At present, he carries out projects on IT security and IT process improvement at companies in Poland and abroad (among other things, Warsaw Voice, Hasbro Poland/Russia, Origin Polska). From the outset he has actively participated in MCC’s development.
His passion is motorcycles. He is a sailing instructor and a paragliding pilot.
Finance and Accounting Manager.
Piotr Bobin was born in 1969. He graduated from the University of Life Sciences in Lublin, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, and he completed post-graduate studies in Managing and Marketing. For the past 25 years he has worked, among other things, as a chief accountant (Warsaw Voice S.A., WV Marketing Sp. z o.o, RAF-POLSKA Sp. z o.o) and financial director (Szwejkowski Target Projekt Sp. z o.o., Origin Polska Sp. z o.o.).
During his 25-year career he has kept the books of account for both joint ventures and limited liability companies and joint stock companies. He has an extensive knowledge of tax and human resources & payroll regulations, and he is also familiar with computer-based financial and accounting systems. From the outset, he has participated in drawing up budgets and financial forecasts for Medical Continence Centers S.A.
He is interested in finance-related matters and the use of CRP systems in businesses. A lover of strategic computer games, but also good books and science fiction and fantasy films.
Responsible business is a strategic, long-term approach based on the principles of social dialogue and seeking solutions which are favourable both to a business and the totality of its environment, employees, all stakeholders and the community in which a company operates. This is the guiding motto of MCC’s founders. The corporate social responsibility (CSR) pursued by MCC means increased investments in human resources and extensive relations with the company’s environment, taking into account increasing environmental protection standards.
When undertaking activities for the benefit of our stakeholders and the MCC community, we treat them not as expenses but investments which lead to achieving the following objectives:
The key tools which will allow MCC to achieve its CSR objectives include, among other things:
In Poland, another important area of CSR-orientated activities is still education and promoting the idea itself. By choosing a path of development through crowdfunding we also want to contribute to popularizing it in this way.
Crowdfunding, i.e. social financing is a dynamically developing source of financing for innovative projects worldwide. In Poland, after the limit was increased from EUR 100K to EUR 1M, we have already observed an increase in new share issues carried out in this way.
Despite the possibility of financing the company’s development using traditional sources of finance, the MCC founders have recognized the key importance of reaching out to the widest possible community already at the stage of raising the funds necessary for launching the first model center for the treatment of incontinence in Poland.
More information: www.mcc.beesfund.com.