PODIM, this year in its 35th year, is one of the largest conferences on entrepreneurship and innovation in CEE region. PODIM 2015 that will take place in Maribor, Slovenia on May 13th and 14th and will focus on collaboration between startups and established companies. The conference will be visited by more than 600 startupers, entrepreneurs and investors. We've had a chat with Mike Edelhart, lead partner at SocialStarts fund.
After spending the last several years building entrepreneurship communities from the ground up in Ukraine (Vitaly), Baltics (Mike), and Balkans (me), this year we decided to box the best ingredients and moving parts of those efforts into a package and distribute it across Central/Eastern Europe and the Middle East. The result is Startup AddVenture, which on the surface of it is a series of events, but deeper inside a community of like-minded individuals, who are committed to helping each other build globally relevant tech and ventures.
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.
For many education seems to be a very traditional sector dominated by government authorities and traditional educational institutions and a sector with few opportunities for entrepreneurs. Although this may be partially true, this sector can provide some very interesting opportunities for business since all aspects of our life – work, social interactions etc. are now being more and more digitized.
After half a year of ups and downs, mysteries and HEUREKA moments trying to understand what 'ad groups' are and what do 'keywords' have to do with ads, I am finally confident enough to say that I know what a complete ad group should look like. At last, I pull the trigger that creates 20,000 ad groups with keywords in one hour.
One of the eternal questions in the tech world is whether marketers and developers can find a common ground. I must admit that at the very beginning, Angela - a developer - and I - a marketer, could’ve used a skilled interpreter to help us out.
When capable tech meets medical expertise, many world-class solutions arise and Accunea Transplant Monitor is definitely one of them. How it came to be, we found out from leading tech company behind it.