Matija Kašner from the Croatian town of Kutina is known for his pallet furniture design that has been housed in Croatian technology companies like UX Passion. But this time he decided to use the same recycled material to make – designer cases for tablets. The ipallet4.me crowdfunding campaign has started a few days ago!
During the last few months, the crowdfunding phenomena became a very hot topic on the sunny side of the Alps. Gathered around Crowdfunding.si initiative, Slovene projects have already raised more than 1 million euros on leading crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. This initiative is working closely with key decision makers to change Slovene legislation in order to help fund projects access their capital easily, without administrative complications and huge taxes. On the top of that, Slovenes already have their own translation of the word crowdfunding that is actually being used – množično financiranje (“mass financing”).
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.
One of the fast-growing European agencies in collaboration with renowned innovator from the health field made a great B2B solution for which they received the German Innovation Award. How it came to be?