Portuguese non-profit organization Startup Pirates, announced yesterday that it's currently working with startup communities in 17 countries across 4 different continents. It also announced that it's expanding to Central Easter Europe with events already scheduled for Slovenia, Romania, Macedonia and Greece.
When such an important group enters a region, speculations are bound to happen. Foodpanda's CEE expansion, which has been happening throughout the past months, welcomed the service into a several different markets, among which are Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia as well as other Balkan countries.
Second iteration of OMGcommerce which is taking place this Friday in Zagreb, Croatia, welcomed Joann Johnstone form Zee&Co, one of UK's top fashion e-commerce services. Johnstonne took the stage after the Google's Nikola Jelacic to talk more about their experience with creating a successful e-commerce in Europe, and around the globe.
After the last year's successful visit, Europe's foremost startup accelerator Seedcamp is coming to Belgrade for the second time. Serbian capitol will host Mini Seedcamp on May the 18th as a part of upcoming Startit Fest - a five day festival organized by SEE ICT which aims to bring together the region's startup scene and investors from all around.
Popular UK-based web publication, The Kernel, has been sold to the publisher of The Daily Dot (Daily Dot Media) as reported yesterday by a large number of tech blogs. It's founder and Editor-in-Chief Milo Yiannopoulos is leaving the team, but he'll continue in an advisory role while pursuing new projects. Official statement also says that he is to take some time off.
StartLabs just announced newest addition to it's portfolio. Slovenian CarLock which specializes in vehicle monitoring, decided to join StartLabs' three month program. Over that time the team will move to Belgrade where they will spend some quality time perfecting their product and business strategy, we were told by StartLabs' founding member and partner, Nebojsa Lazic.
Just four months after it was first launched, Appidemia announced that it's shutting down. According to Appricot, the company behind the "social network for your apps", the decision on puling the plug was unanimous due to the lack of motivation caused by Apple's rigid set of rules that developers must comply to.
Serbian Minister of finance, Sasa Radulovic, announced today that beginning next year Serbia will start a 35 million euro co-fund intended for local startups. The government will co-invest from 20 to 40 percent with foreign investors, who are to be attracted to this South-East European country which is slowly but surely starting to forge a stable startup ecosystem.
"Good design means good business" - said Thomas J. Watson, CEO and chairman of IBM at the beginning of the previous century. Led by the similar mantra, a group of young entrepreneurs has founded one of the cornerstones for both designers and those in need of design called Green Design.
Second day of Spark.me conference also welcomed Chris Varenhorst, software engineer at Dropbox who gave a lecture on how things operate in Dropbox and why now is the perfect time to start working on your startup. Prior to his position at this company, Chris founded a startup called Lingt which was a service for learning languages.
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.
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