Ready for some summer startup conferencing? RockPaperStartups, the best summer startup conference in Eastern Europe, is back! Meet all the startupers, geeks, designers, developers and investors at this unique event that falls between something of a conference, a workshop and large meetup. Location: Rijeka, Adriatic coast, Croatia. Date: July 17th and 18th (+20th – WhoHack mini hackathon).
When an investors considers your company for investment at the earliest stages, who you are is so much more important than your idea. Your team is such a crucial part of your company’s success, and yet many teams omit their team slide or bludgeon it because they don’t feel they have anything interesting to add other than team photos and a job-title.
Bulgarian venture fund LAUNCHub just announced the 14 shortlisted technology startups who will attend the Long Weekend Event next week in Zagreb and receive intensivetraining with coaches and mentors, to polish their final pitches for the finale on July 5, when the winners in the Long Weekend to be offered investment of up to 200 K Euro.
ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator is a 3-month program to support startups, led by one of the largest media corporations in Europe, ProSiebenSat.1 Media Group. IT provides promising startups with seed funding, mentoring, office space, and access to investors and strategic partners. Although media and entertainment focused startups may have most use of the programme and connections of the Media Group, the call is open to startups from every segment – both B2C and B2B.
June 18, 2014 was the day when we were honoured to be a part of Startup Yard’s Demo Day in Czech National Library of Technology in Prague, and witnessed the birth of a new age entrepreneurship along with its contagious desire for changing the world. Watching these new entrepreneurs and hearing out their great ideas made us feel proud and happy, knowing that there are young people who clearly put the matter in their own hands when it comes to changing the world. They created 127 jobs and will turn “complicated” into “simple”, not only with the ideas they presented at the Demo Day, but also with their innovative entrepreneur approach and highly enthusiastic spirit.
This Autmn, Croatian magazine Bug is organizing Idea Knockout competition, searching for the best consumer-focused tech ideas. The event takes place on September 27 in Zagreb, and the winning prize is a trip to Las Vegas for the biggest technology show - CES, as well as a booth in Eureka Park where up-and-coming inventors and entrepreneurs present their ideas to media, investors and customers.
Bulgarian LAUNCHub Seed Fund recently announced the start of its new dedicated round for applications for seed funding ending June 9, 2014. The fund's team is now looking for more teams to welcome on board the LAUNCHub family of 41 startups and more than 120 founders.
Startup Wise Guys, Estonia-based B2B accelerator, just announced their partnership with Venture Capital firm Notion Capital, creating a unique team working with early stage business tech oriented startups. Notion Capital is to provide additional funding of at least €50k for the best teams, but also mentorship and follow-up support for the incoming startup cohort. The application process for the Startup Wise Guys program is open until June 3, and it seems like startups have all the more reason to apply.
A group of entrepreneurs and investors gathered around Slovenian Silicon Gardens startup initiative launched Silicon Gardens Fund – a micro fund focused on investing in early stage startups coming from Slovenia and the broader region. The Fund’s main investors are entrepreneurs from the region. Also joining are established U.S. investors who believe in the potential of the region - Fred Wilson, Brad Feld, Jerry Colonna and Paul Vidich.
How to Web recently launched its preacceleration program for CEE early stage tech startups, the MVP Academy, and it has just announced the 15 finalists who will form the first cohort in the program. The teams start their training on June 2nd and will work together with mentors and experienced professionals until July 22nd in order to develop their products and learn how to take advantage of the opportunities available on the global market.
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.