Central and Eastern European startups often have great technical talent, but also lack the necessary business knowledge to transform their ideas into commercially successful products. How to Web is therefore launching MVP Academy, a pre-acceleration program for Central and Eastern European startups, aimed at honing the business skills of new tech companies. Teams working on innovative tech products and solutions can apply for the program by 17 May.
This May Sarajevo is hosting the second in the series of #FTW community events, aimed at promoting entrepreneurship in Eastern and South Eastern Europe and harnessing the technical talent and open innovative mindset of the region which brought forth startups like AVG, Skype, Prezi, and Viber. After the successful series kickoff at #TblisiFTW, #SarajevoFTW will bring together experienced speakers, investors and startup industry veterans who will talk about everything from building a modern tech business to becoming a successful angel investor, and answer all your questions about the world of startups.
European Commission announces its hunt for the best tech startups. All the EU-based ones which are younger than 3 years, and raised less than €1 million in external funding, are welcome to register for EU funding sources until May 22, 2014.
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.
Fundraising is not easy. It is one of the most frustrating and time draining activities you as a founder will have to do as part of your company’s growth strategy. Unless you are really lucky and investors come to you, it will likely involve taking many meetings with investors of all kinds, both good and bad before you ultimately succeed in finding someone who believes in you.
European startups are able to raise just a fraction of the capital at home compared to their U.S. counterparts. And they receive a lot more value from their investors. Why would I ever fundraise anywhere outside of Silicon Valley?
The global startup scene is at its peak, lively and bustling with different ideas and companies pursuing different niches, trying on different monetization plans for size, seeking commercial success. Prague-based Remote Assistant is no different - it is a startup looking to make it big, but its niche is helping others - the blind and visually impaired, to be precise. We talked to Tomas Stanik, the founder and CEO of Remote Assistant, to see what it's like to be a socially engaged startup and how to make it in the competitive startup market if you are one.
A few weeks ago, when we visited Wayra’s Demo Day in Prague, one of the startups really caught our eye – BIG Launcher. I know what you’re thinking – what kind of interface is that? Well, it’s a launcher for Android, intended for seniors or visually impaired persons, that don’t have to use feature phones or senior phones anymore. Today it has more than 350.000 downloads of the free version and around 30.000 of the paid version. And the whole story started when one of the cofounders’ mom broke her phone.
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.