A small country located in the center of the Balkans, mainly featured on media because of political issues, is not often a place to be taken into consideration when you talk about the startup scene of Eastern Europe, but when you look closer, things are seen past their appearance.
Seems that Eastern European companies are finally discovering the true power of sales and using customer relationship software to increase them - or that’s at least what SugarCRM, one of the world’s leading CRM web application companies believes. SugarCRM will be in fact presenting today at Telfor 2011., a large telecomunication conference held each year in Belgrade, Serbia. It’s a first in a region used to being less than well connected to international technology companies that are quite influentieal such as Paypal or Google.
What the hell?! No, it's not finished. Not nearly. There are still bugs to fix and posts to write but here you have Netocratic, a blog that's going to cover startups and web business primarily from Southeastern Europe but across all of Central and Eastern Europe as well when possible.
If you're not familiar with Netokracija, it's a blog started in 2009. that has grown into the biggest source of web business and startup news in the region. Its readers include web professionals, journalists, entrepreneurs, developers and lots of geeks from Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia and other countries of Southeastern Europe.
Shift in Croatia attracted thousands of developers and thus made its way to the very top of developer conferences in Europe. Now they are ready to cross the borders of Croatia and come to the USA. Applications for Shift Miami are starting soon!