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Ecommerce

Kolektiva at OMGcommerce: Using newsletters and prize winning games to attract new users

Kolektiva, largest group buying website in Balkans presented their service to the audience at the OMGcommerce which is taking place in Zagreb's Double Tree Hotel. Anil Shrestha, marketing manager from Kolektiva Slovenia, talked about different ways to attract customers and make them loyal.

Ecommerce

First OMGcommerce panel discussion: Innovation in e-commerce is very important!

First day of OMGcommerce and we're almost half way through. The first panel discussion which was held, focused on innovation in e-business. One such innovation is the Erste Bank mobile application, through which users can photo scan receipts and pay the at the locatoin. This product was developed by Igor Strejcek from Erste Bank, Damir Sabol, founder of Iskon and PhotoPay and Tomislav Car, Infinum have worked on this project.

Startups

First Startup Sauna Warmup in Croatia: Find Out the Brutal Truth about Your Startup

Startup Sauna, a non-profit organization for startups and aspiring entrepreneurs in Northern and Eastern Europe and Russia, organizes the first ever Startup Sauna Warmup in Croatia, a one day coaching session where participants can get a brutal feedback about their projects. As organizers state, after a very successful Startup Sauna Warmup in Budapest in Fall […]

Mobile

After Slovenia, BlackBerry 10 mini Jam Is Coming to Serbia!

The second Blackberry mini Jam 10, which is also the largest BlackBerry event in the Balkans, will take place on April the 6th in Serbia’s capitol Belgrade, in Hotel Zira. The goal of this event is to bring together developers from the Balkans and beyond, in order for them to get familiar with the new operating […]

Tech

Fon and DT’s Croatian Telecom Launch Co-Branded Extension to the World’s Largest Crowdsourced WiFi Network

It seems that Deutsche Telekom is serious about the world's largest crowdsourced WiFi network Fon, or at least it seems so after DT's Croatian arm Hrvatski Telekom announced today a deal to offer co-branded Fon devices and services to its users in Croatia. It's name: HotSpot Fon!

Social media

Czech Socialbakers Acquires Croatian Socialbrando and Adds Facebook Ad Platform to Its Suite

Czech social media powerhouse Socialbakers and Croatian ad startup Socialbrando have confirmed to Netocratic an acquisition in which the Prague-based social media analytics company is buying the Split-based ad platform startup Socialbrando to add its offering to its suite of social media tools, include a professional analytics package and "builder" app.

Startups

Travabled from Zagreb Wants to Create Airbnb for Travelers with Disabilities

Travabled is a new Croatian startup that is trying to raise money on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo for their global travel and booking service, a Airbnb or Booking.com for people with disabilities. Beside the actual booking tailored to its key audience, Travabled would give travelers and their families and partners lots of information on the accessibillity of venues, locations etc. It was actually the inaccessibility of Madame Toussad’s in Amsterdam that made cofounder Stipe Splivalo come up for the idea for Travabled, due to his own use of a wheelchair.

Startups

Zagreb Entrepreneurship Incubator Will House 7 Startups & Be Advised by McClure, Espinal & Glaenzer

The Zagreb Entrepreneurship Incubator, ZIP (Zagrebacki inkubator poduzetništva), presented the first 7 startups to enter it's new coworking space, one of the first in Croatia in general, today in Zagreb. They are Fieldpod, Content KOD, BackWay, Indoor Vision, Publiconn, Mash.me and Digital distribution of graphic novels. While ZIP is not an accelerator and doesn't fund startups, the news was well received by the local startup community that has lacked true support in previous years. Now, the Zagreb-based incubator will also be advised by Stefan Glaenzer, Seedcamp's Carlos Espinal and Dave McClure!

Mobile

Score Alarm Gets Licensed by the Croatian National Lottery after Being Downloaded 10,000 Times

It’s always nice when a startup not only succeeds but also finds a new business model, and that’s exactly what happened with Score Alarm, a Croatian iPhone and Android app that has been downloaded 10,000 times, 2-3,000 paid on the iTunes App Store, and then licensed to one of the biggest betting operations in the country - the Croatian national lottery!

Startups

Geeks on a Plane Zagreb: CEE Startups, Apply to Pitch in Front of Dave McClure

There are only two days left for startups to apply for Geeks on a Plane conference in Zagreb! If you haven’t done so already, apply now and dare to be a part of a full-blown startup autumn. You'll get a chance to pitch in front of a crowd of true startup lovers as well as the Geeks on a Plane, including 500 Startups founder Dave McClure!

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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.