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How I Survived The 24 Hour Lean Startup Drill

I never imagined I would spend the weekend like this. When I agreed to participate in the Lean Startup Drill, which was held in the Core Hub in Zagreb, it all seemed very exciting. I would live and work as a startup for 24 hours, instead of just writing about them. On Friday, around 5 pm, I was already exhausted from my job and all I wanted was to go home and cover myself with a blanket and relax. But, the real work was just beginning. Give your idea 24h to survive – that was the name of the event. Easy for the idea, but would I survive?

Startups

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.

Enterprise

After 2 Million Euro Investment, Croatian Bulb Technologies Aim For Global Telecoms

At the end of December 2016 the news broke that South Central Ventures fund invested 2 million euro in Croatian project Bulb Technologies, a company that develops solutions for managing telecom services. It is the largest investment of the fund so far. Can we have any better reason to talk to one of the founders, Vedran Rezar?

Social media

Will Reporting Fake News On Facebook Actually Solve The Problem?

It had to come to the victory of Donald Trump in the US presidential elections to cause an uproar due to a flood of fake news on this social network and for Mark Zuckerberg to realize the seriousness of the problem, giving him a chance to announce a fierce fight against doubtful content. But the fight, at least in this form, is lost in advance, I'm sure. That is why I wrote a long text to convince you as well.

Startups

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.

Tech

Apply for Ministry of Data App Challenge by December 6 and Win 2,500 USD!

"Ministry of Data" is an open data challenge that encourages creative potential and the use of ICT skills in using open data for the development of e-solutions such as apps, platforms, visualizations. The focuses of the challenge are solutions for improving the transparency, inclusiveness, and quality of life in cities of the Western Balkans. The teams can apply until December 6th, 2016.

Startups

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.

Startups

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.

Startups

Brand, or not to brand, it’s not an option anymore. It’s just whether you manage it or not!

The years, when doing business meant focusing just on your product, while customers, with little choices and badly informed, used to buy them, even if not really satisfied, are gone. Forever!

Ecommerce

Consumer Trust Is The Key To Success Of Cross Border eCommerce In The EU

sMind is leading e-commerce event in Slovenia organized by Ceneje, leading price comparison site in the region. This year, it will be held on November 24th at Ljubljana Castle. We've had a chat with one of the main keynote speakers, Maurits Bruggink.

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Enterprise

6 Important Areas Often Overlooked by Product Leaders

Attending Product Management Festival 2017 (PMF 2017) in Zurich, Switzerland, and meeting amazing product professionals inspired me to go deeper into six important areas that are often neglected or entirely overlooked by product leaders.

Enterprise

The Latest Mind Innovations in Product Management

Announcing the 2-day conference showcasing top notch topics in product management.

Startups

US Outbrain acquires Slovenian Zemanta

At their 10th anniversary, the Slovenian high-tech company Zemanta d.o.o. announced that it was entirely acquired by Outbrain from the US, the world’s largest premium content discovery platform. The sum that Outbrain paid for Zemanta’s technology, products and team remains a business secret, and Zemanta’s co-founders Andraž Tori and Boštjan Špetič will join Outbrain. After becoming part of Outbrain Zemanta’s platform will continue to operate as a standalone product.