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The Inaugural TechCrunch Disrupt Europe – Has it Lived up to Expectations?

The first TechCrunch Disrupt Europe was held on 28th and 29th of October in Berlin, the Europe’s startup capital. The sought-after conference was preceded by a 24-hour hackathon and a warm-up meetup organized by Webrazzi on Sunday evening. Over two days the conference venue Arena Berlin was attended by a total of over 2000 people, making it a busy, lively place for the startup bunch that came to show off their dreams.

Startups

Startup AddVenture: Freemium Conference for Startups and Investors Takes Place in Kyiv

Startup AddVenture (Europe Venture Summit) will take place at the NSC “Olympic” in Kyiv, on December 4-5. It will connect more than 3000 IT entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, business angels and incubators from Ukraine, CIS, Europe and the United States.

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Founders of Box, Nest, Care.com, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Join Web Summit Lineup

Aaron Levie, the 27-year-old founder and CEO of cloud storage startup Box, will join the Web Summit lineup this year. Levie started Box when he was just 19, quitting college to pursue the venture that has since raised nearly $500m and is rumored to IPO in 2014. Levie will also judge the finals of the Summit’s startup event PITCH, which has a prize fund of €500,000.

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Do You See a $5 Million CEE Fund in 500 Startups’ Future, After India & Mexico?

It seems that Dave McClure's seed fund and startup accelerator 500 Startups is raising international "micro funds" of a couple of million dollars for India and Mexico, which raises the question of potential new funds the #500Strong collective might start in following years. Might we see a Eastern European 500 Startups fund following the Geeks on a Plane trip to the region?

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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!

Startups

Farmeron Gets an Investment From Dave McClure’s 500 Startups and Moves to Silicon Valley

Farmeron, a fresh internet startup from Osijek, Croatia just raised an investment and support from Dave McClure's seed fund and startup aggregator 500 Startups. Matija Kopić, CEO of Farmeron confirmed, exclusively for Netocratic, that Farmeron team will move to Mountain View in Silicon Valley in the next ten days or so. 500 Startups is one of most powerful US startup accelelators run by Dave McClure, former CMO in PayPal. Altought Kopić couldn't confirm how big the investment is, it is known that 500 Startups' first rounds of investment start at 100 thousands dollars, and most of the time it's somewhere around 400-700 thousands dollars or even a million.

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Enterprise

Cenosco: A Dutch company that prevents explosions on oil platforms from Pula, The Hague and Zagreb through software, VR and AR

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.

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 […]