Anyone who has been to Netokracija's events knows that we love live-tweeting and that we like to display on a wall or a screen all tweets related to a specific hashtag. Our choice for this has always been the Croatian project Wall of Tweets, which was also chosen by many organisers of global events, including World Economic Forum in Davos or Smashing Conference. Recently, the company behind this product, UX Passion, introduced a new, improved and long-perfected version – Wallery.
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?
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.
"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.
Agile Adria, the biggest agile/lean conference in southeastern Europe, will take place next week in Croatia. The event wants to gather agilests from Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of the keynote speakers is Ángel Medinilla. Ángel has more than 17 years of working experience in the ICT market and he started his own agile consulting firm in 2007. Eight years later he will talk about the new age of Agile and the influence of Lean Startups. Can well established companies be agile like startups?
It seems like Hungarian AutoHop has just entered Romanian, Croatian and Serbian market and it already changed its name - the ridesharing service has been acquired by BlaBlaCar, a well known platform from France, for an undisclosed amount.
It’s only the beginning of 2015 but Bulgarian Eleven Accelerator Venture Fund is taking applications for its last batch of the year. After that, Eleven will also hit the fundraising trail in the second part of 2015, looking to grow stronger and better with its next 11.2 fund.
It is hard to find an exact number of abandoned digital profiles, but we can surely talk about tens of millions, if not more. If you take that into consideration, you will not be surprised that MemoAngel is not a first digital afterlife service, because this topic is quite intriguing and natural. But this Croatian project might had found a niche that has plenty of space for further business development — and as the time goes by, that space will be, unfortunately, bigger and bigger.
Croatian Teddy the Guardian has just came back from the Consumer Electronics Show and it already brought some good news - the startup raised a seed round of $400.000 and generated $716.000 in preorders. If you wondered when it will be available for sale - don’t worry, your new smart and fuzzy friend could be in your home this spring.
The third edition of the super-charged Warp accelerator program, created by Deutsche Telekom’s hub:raum specifically to help entrepreneurs sharpen their business ideas and to develop a sound business model in a record time, is behind us. It was fast, it was intense and I’m sure that all of the startups will agree that it was very useful.