A few days ago the Bulgarian startup FootballScout raised €610k seed investment from a network of angel investors including Dimitar Berbatov, one of the most prolific strikers in the English Premier League currently at FC Fulham. FootballScout.com is a project of Sportal Media Group, the largest internet media group on the Bulgarian market. It was initially funded by the Bulgarian accelerator Eleven less than a year ago and raised its last round at a €3m+ valuation.
TechPeaks, a "People Accelerator" involving both individuals and teams to start-up successful global businesses in information technology, opens next application call for Spring 2014. The program will start in March, 2014 and continue for 4 months with the traditional Demo Day at the end. Deadline for this batch is January 20, 2014.
The winner of the Startup AddVenture conference, which took place in Kyiv on the 5th of December, was the world's first cloud-hosted 3D game development platform – PlayCanvas from the UK. The winners got a €25,000 investment and a real boxing championship belt.
After the great success of the first two GIC competitions in the CEE region, applications are now open for GIC 2014. Applicants are invited from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine. Applicants should submit their projects aiming to improve the lives of at least one million people in Central Eastern Europe leveraging the power of accelerating technologies.
How many agencies in Europe have a Google analytics certified partner and Facebook preferred marketing developer status in the same time? According to Croatian digital agency iSTUDIO, only two of them - they and 77agency. But, that is not the only certificate this agency has. We talked a bit more with iSTUDIO’s CEO Daniel Ackermann about the importance of certificates, for their clients and their team, as well as the next steps for the agency.
Over 50 international experts, 8 days of hard working and possibility of reaching Deutsche Telekom customers – this is a short summary of hub:raum Krakow Warp which started on Saturday. A chosen group of 15 startups from Central and Eastern Europe including Croatia, Czech Republic, Romania, Austria, Poland and Greece, came to Krakow. The best team will be offered an investment and an invitation to the innovation incubator.
Bulgarian fund LAUNCHub just announced the final shortlist of selected technology startups which will attend the Long Weekend Event of its Fourth Selection Run this season. After four days of intensive work with coachers and mentors the final pitch in front of the Investment Committee on December 1, will decide the winners in the Long Weekend to be offered investment of up to 200 K Euro.
Engage NYC 2013, an event organized by SocialBakers, starts today! It’s an event where you can learn how to change your social marketing forever - hear the innovators, discover the trends, and learn the tools that will really drive your social marketing. On this occasion we talked with Jan Rezab, SocialBakers CEO, about the conference, the new products that SocialBakers will present at this event and the current social media trends.
If you think it's impossible to run an entire project from scratch and finish it within 24 hours, a handful of enthusiasts from Croatian agency iSTUDIO decided to prove the opposite. Specifically, 40 of them will join forces this Saturday and try to launch a project that aims to revolutionize the search for the perfect job and the perfect employee, as part of the first project initiatives Startup in 24 hours.
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.