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Point and click adventure

From Steampunk To Steam: Viktor The Boar, Prospective Monarch Of Austria-Hungary

Steampunk and Austro-Hungarian Empire are a compound you don’t see often, or probably just never. However, this didn’t stop the team of Spektar Studio to combine exactly these two in a point-and-click adventure in which the main character Viktor is trying to seize the throne of the monarchy. The only logical thing was to interview the team behind this game and discover what was going on in their minds when they got this extraordinary idea.

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Gideon Brothers replaced Farmeron

Farmeron Closes In Osijek, But Kopić And his Team Are Already Planning New Projects

Farmeron’s new owner, Virtus Nutrition has decided to move its personnel to the United States, country of their primary market, thus closing the Croatian office of one of the first prominent Croatian startups. What will happen to Farmeron’s team, what the founder Matija Kopić intends to do and what all this means for Croatian startup scene, analysis.

Miha Kovač and Rok Upelj, founders of Smart Turn System, with their product in Interspar supermarket, Slovenia. (photo: Štartaj Slovenija)

Meet Smart Turn System, Slovenian Innovation for Safer Rides

21th century bursts with electronic devices offering solutions for our various needs and desires. Therefore it is quite incomprehensible that motorcyclists still have to manually cancel turn signals, resulting in a stronger chance for an accident. The Slovenian start-up ABCS sistem decided to solve this problem.

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PREGNANCY AND TECHNOLOGY

Baby-Stork: Slovenian App that ‘Delivers’ Babies

More and more couples who would like to have children, soon give up after a couple of unsuccessful attempts or resort to unnecessary medical interventions. A solution is being offered by the creators of Baby-Stork App that helps a woman listen to her body and get pregnant in a completely natural way.

Asics Yao, CEO and co-founder of AtWork, an investor and one of the veterans of the Chinese intranet scene, and a person which can guarantee good Guanxi.

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How We ‘Danced’ To The New China’s Beat At Asia Beat 2016

When we were invited last year to Collision conference in Las Vegas with our project MemoAngel, we were at the same time invited to the qualifications for the final event of Echelon Asia in Singapore which gathered various projects with the potential on the Asian market. Even though we couldn’t participate on Echelon, due to other commitments, we stayed in touch with the organizers (company e27 from Singapore) for potential cooperation in the future. Thus, in the end of February, this time we have received an invitation to participate on Asia Beat 2016 held in Xiamen, a town located on the southeast coast of China, across Taiwan.

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BRANDING FUNNEL

Combine Technical And Marketing Knowledge Within Your Startup Team

You’ve probably heard about Bellabeat, FlyKly, or Layer? Well, three years ago they didn’t exist! Now they are at the top of their industries, but how did they do it? Was it enough only to have the right idea or did they also need to have knowledge to conduct business in today’s competitive environment? Specifically, what kind of knowledge do startups need to succeed and not repeat the many mistakes of the 90% of startups that fail?

Roberto Srpak, founder of MemoAngel, at his booth at the Collision Conference.

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Viva Las Vegas Or How To Survive Collision (And Similar Startup Conferences)

Several of Croatian startup projects had the opportunity to participate at the Collision Conference in Las Vegas at the beginning of this month. These projects include MemoAngel (web and mobile app for preserving memories of loved ones who passed away), Buzzz (app for a more comfortable life of parents and their kids of kindergarten age) Liana (app for efficient connecting with persons who are travelling or living abroad) and Vyooit (business applications for the live Point of View video streaming technology). This post is about our time in Las Vegas and the things we have learned.