Slovenian content technology company Zemanta today released the Zemanta Tech Circle, a curated blogroll network that shows related articles from the circle's member bloggers, including top authors such as Fred Wilson. Starting as a small network and somewhat of an experiment, the Circle could bring back blogrolls in a big way - at least in the startup/tech blogging space.
Couple of months ago we had a real battle in the Netokracija HQ in Zagreb - a battle between two popular music streaming services Deezer and Spotify. As Netocrats tend not to fight, but rather have an open argument, we decided to give chance to our Executive Editor Mia and our Serbian reporter Marko to present their thoughts about these services to the audience. Feel free to express your opinion in the comments!
First Startup Mixer Sofia which is organized by Eleven's third batch startups, will take place on Thursday 8th August at The Roof by Eleven. Young students and professionals who apply for the event, will have an opportunity to talk to some of the regions most interesting startups which are in the process of hiring at the moment.
Two regional startups, Croatian Skiipi and Slovenian CubeSensors will have the opportunity to present themselves to a large number of foreign visitors and investors at this year's Web Summit which is taking place in Dublin form 30th to 31st of October. Europe's largest startup event will bring together more than seven thousand attendees, while the startups will have the opportunity to participate in a PITCH competition (presented by box) where they will compete for a top prize - 500,000 euros.
Carlos Eduardo Espinal, partner at Seedcamp and the organizer of Mini Seedcampu during the Zero Day of RockPaperStartups, took the stage again on Day One to talk more about the Product Market Fit term, how to reach that phase and what are some of the things startups should pay attention to.
Prezi is considered to be one of the most popular startups that come out of the Eastern Europe. Part of their success is directly related to having a good internal PR. Because this is usually every startup's weakest point, Kelly Hook from Prezi talked more about PR for startups and the way they should approach media during the RockPaperStartups conference which was held in Rijeka last week.
As Netokracija published two weeks ago, Slovenian VC fund RSG Capital invested 1 million euros into Croatian iStudio. During the RockPaperStartups conference, Ivan Brezak Brkan sat down with RSG's Jure Mikuz and iStudio's Daniel Ackermann to talk more about one of the biggest investments in this region.
Last day of RockPaperStartup conference was closed by Elena Perez from Facebook. Before she started to work for the biggest social network, she ran a startup which was bootstrapped and made more than two million dollars without any investment!
When Netokracija published the announcement for RockPaperStartups conference several weeks ago, one person was specially excited. That person is Goran Duskic, CEO and founder of WhoAPI, and the reason for excitement - his home town was going to host one of the biggest summer startup conferences in Europe.
During conferences you are most likely to hear stories and case studies of successful projects, however Viktor Marohnic from ShoutEm decided to take a bit different approach during his lecture on RockPaperStartups in Rjeka. He opted to talk about previous failed projects and variations that led to ShoutEm being one of the most successful online DIY mobile apps creator out there.
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.