I never imagined I would spend the weekend like this. When I agreed to participate in the Lean Startup Drill, which was held in the Core Hub in Zagreb, it all seemed very exciting. I would live and work as a startup for 24 hours, instead of just writing about them. On Friday, around 5 pm, I was already exhausted from my job and all I wanted was to go home and cover myself with a blanket and relax. But, the real work was just beginning. Give your idea 24h to survive – that was the name of the event. Easy for the idea, but would I survive?
Agile Adria, the biggest agile/lean conference in southeastern Europe, will take place next week in Croatia. The event wants to gather agilests from Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of the keynote speakers is Ángel Medinilla. Ángel has more than 17 years of working experience in the ICT market and he started his own agile consulting firm in 2007. Eight years later he will talk about the new age of Agile and the influence of Lean Startups. Can well established companies be agile like startups?
Justin Wilcox, entrepreneur and lean startup mentor, will be visiting Croatia, Zagreb, where he will hold two workshops and a hackathon, organized by The Founder Institute. We talked with him more about those events, but also about his success, failures, lean startup principles and customer development, and you can hear all about it in a video interview.
Tristan Kromer, a Lean Startup expert, visited Zagreb couple a weeks ago and held a very interesting and effective lecture about Lean Startup implementation (you can find a summary in Croatian language on Netokracija). It was a chance to talk to him more about Lean Startup, Lean Startup Circle and entrepreneurship in general.
This week we had opportunity to cover the announcement of airtAI, a Croatian fintech startup whose solution is based on artificial intelligence and is directed towards smaller banks that want to better assess the needs of their clients. Exclusively for Netrokracija airt’s CEO Hajdi Ćenan reveals the details.
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.