Bulgarian startup accelerator Eleven confirmed that the founder of the Romanian startup conference How to Web Bogdan Iordache, SEE ICT's cofounder Vukašin Stojkov and Netocratic's founder and editor Ivan Brezak Brkan will be their first tal... startup scouts for their respective countries: Romania, Serbia and Croatia. The 12 million dollar fund from Bulgaria wants it's scouts to act like agents in the manner that other accelerator's have tried as well, with Eleven hoping that it's partnerships with UK accelerator Springboard and US-based Google Ventures help them come out on top.
Farmeron, a fresh internet startup from Osijek, Croatia just raised an investment and support from Dave McClure's seed fund and startup aggregator 500 Startups. Matija Kopić, CEO of Farmeron confirmed, exclusively for Netocratic, that Farmeron team will move to Mountain View in Silicon Valley in the next ten days or so.
500 Startups is one of most powerful US startup accelelators run by Dave McClure, former CMO in PayPal. Altought Kopić couldn't confirm how big the investment is, it is known that 500 Startups' first rounds of investment start at 100 thousands dollars, and most of the time it's somewhere around 400-700 thousands dollars or even a million.
Crowdspottr is a free mobile app for the iPhone and Android that discovers popular events based on the activity of your Facebook and Foursquare friends. When we talk about location networks, the first thing that comes to mind are Foursquare and Gowalla. For the last several months, Foursquare and its 10 million users left Gowalla in the thus and thus became the leading location sharing application.
Don’t you think it’s kind of funny (or should I say – silly) that all those location services can’t tell you when or what is happening based on your location? What use do you have from them if they can’t provide you with such information? Crowdspottr wants to change that, getting you more value from location social networks.
Webit Congress 2011, a conference on digital and IT industry in central and eastern Europe will take place on October 26th-27th 2011 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Many IT professionals are about to attend, including executives from eBay, PayPal, Yahoo!, Google, Microsoft Advertising and more.
Socailbakers' Engagement Builder, formerly known as Social CMS now allows you to manage not only your Facebook pages, but tabs within them as well.
Using Engagement Builder, as explained on their blog, you can set your home tab, change the order of the tabs or rename them. You can also install landing tabs, different kinds of competitions and much more that will make your Facebook page more attractive to your fanbase.
Startup Week is the first European startup festival that will take place in Vienna, Austria between 3rd and 7th of October 2011. According to the organizers, Startup Week gather over 100 investors, 70 speakers, 50 startups and over one thousand guests! Of course, Netocratic will act as a media partner and we'll cover the entire festival for you.
The most innovative startups from Germany, Austria and Central and Eastern Europe will have a chance to present their projects to more than 100 business angels and venture capitalists.
For the last month or so, community managers all over Croatia have faced serious issues with Facebook and websites hosted with on the .hr domain name. Facebook refused to crawl titles, images and excerpts of the text when sharing, showing only the link instead. People managed, posting photos to the page wall and manually inserting links in the status, but nobody knew what the problem was.
Eventually, after more than a month of submitting bug reports and even creating Facebook apps that override this problem, Facebook managed to fix it and now everything should work just like before, Facebook Hrvatska reports.
This week we had opportunity to cover the announcement of airtAI, a Croatian fintech startup whose solution is based on artificial intelligence and is directed towards smaller banks that want to better assess the needs of their clients. Exclusively for Netrokracija airt’s CEO Hajdi Ćenan reveals the details.
Applications that control the operation of oil platforms and plants for the processing of derivatives are directly responsible for a safer and cleaner world, and one of the best is created largely in Croatia.
We are delighted to present you Blockchain from the Bloc(k), the first podcast about Balkan's blockchain scene by Netokracija and æternity Ventures, asset management company investing in Blockchain startups.