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Telerik Organizes Its First European Hackathon, With $16,000 Prize Pool

Bulgarian mobile app development platform Telerik is is organizing its first ever European hackathon, taking place October 17-19, 2014 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Developers and tech enthusiasts from across the continent will have 48 hours to build the next revolutionary mobile app using the company’s end-to-end platform.

Startups

Eleven Opens Its 6th Demo Day To The Public With 9 Startups On the Stage

On July 23rd Eleven held its sixth Demo Day at the fully packed Betahaus Sofia. An event usually reserved for cherry picked mentors, prominent investors and a few Eleven graduates, this Demo Day was different. In front of almost 200 guests, the nine graduating startups coming from five countries gave their pitch presentations to a far bigger crowd than past Eleven startups had done so.

Startups

Eleven To Offer 75.000€ as a Convertible Note for Startups After Just One Month Of Acceleration

Eleven Accelerator Venture Fund has just improved its investment terms. The accelerator keeps investing 100.000 euros in early-stage startups from CEE and beyond but this time under upgraded conditions of 25,000 euros for 8% equity plus 75,000 euros as a convertible note, available to startups after the first month of the accelerator program.

Startups

LAUNCHub, Bulgarian Seed Fund, Starts the New Year With 9 New Portfolio Companies

The Bulgarian LAUNCHub Seed Fund marks the beginning of the year with 10 new investments – 9 new companies and one follow-on in portfolio member EdHub. The latest investment decision followed the fourth Long Weekend Event held during November 28 – December 1, 2013, which was the culmination point of the Fund’s selection process. During four days of intensive pitching, coaching and mentoring, 14 teams competed to receive seed investment funding of up to 200K Euro.

Startups

Eventyard Launched Application for iOS and Opened up a New Seed Round for Investors

With brand new iOS application and releases in several European cities, Eventyard, a Bulgarian startup we wrote about a few months ago, gets international presence and opens up a new Seed round for investors.

Startups

The LAUNCHub Seed Fund Opens a New Run for Funding Applications

The LAUNCHub seed fund announces the opening the fourth application call for financing of digital startup companies. All committed teams from South-East Europe (SEE) developing future disruptive technologies in the Digital Tech Sector are encouraged to apply. The application deadline ends November 3, 2013.

Startups

Panel At Spark.me: What Is The Driving Force Behind The Startups In Balkans?

After the lunch break, conference room full of young entrepreneurs welcomed Balkans's most renowned startup names such as Vukasin Stojkov (Startit), Maxim Gurvits (Eleven) and Ivo Spigel (Zip). Together, they elaborated more on what is the driving force behind, now a very successful and vibrant startup ecosystem that didn't even exist three years ago.

Startups

LAUNCHub Hits the Business Season with Five New Companies on Board

LAUNCHub, Bulgarian 9 million euro seed fund, kicked off the business season early in September with five new companies on board. Greek codebender together with Bulgarian StatAce, EdHub, Play for Job, Cloudrunner are the newcomers opening the season. In addition to these five investments, the fund also completed two follow-on investments in two of its portfolio companies Dragon Inside and Deed in the beginning of the month.

Startups

Startup Mixer Sofia: Speed-Dating For Startups And Professionals

First Startup Mixer Sofia which is organized by Eleven's third batch startups, will take place on Thursday 8th August at The Roof by Eleven. Young students and professionals who apply for the event, will have an opportunity to talk to some of the regions most interesting startups which are in the process of hiring at the moment.

Startups

John Biggs at TechCrunch Balkans in Sofia: There is a Way Out of This Media Black Hole!

The first TechCrunch Balkans meetup in Sofia begun with a loud whistle from Dilyan Dimitrov, founder of the Bulgarian accelerator Eleven, the host of this event. It was startup time! That is right, TechCrunch Balkans, organized by Netocratic, is being held throughout this week – we will have lectures, panels and the most important thing – pitches in front of John Biggs!

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Startups

Blockchain from the Bloc(k): Listen to the 1st podcast dedicated to Balkan blockchain scene (by æternity and Netokracija)

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.

Tech

We found out what’s happening in the Rimac Automobili office in Osijek

Rimac Automobili’s expansion is in full swing. After the opening of a development office in Split, a similar one has opened in Slavonia, or in Osijek’s Esseker center to be exact. To see the story behind the new office and the things being developed inside it, I’ve decided to simply – visit. My host was […]

Enterprise

6 Important Areas Often Overlooked by Product Leaders

Attending Product Management Festival 2017 (PMF 2017) in Zurich, Switzerland, and meeting amazing product professionals inspired me to go deeper into six important areas that are often neglected or entirely overlooked by product leaders.