When Netokracija published the announcement for RockPaperStartups conference several weeks ago, one person was specially excited. That person is Goran Duskic, CEO and founder of WhoAPI, and the reason for excitement - his home town was going to host one of the biggest summer startup conferences in Europe.
During conferences you are most likely to hear stories and case studies of successful projects, however Viktor Marohnic from ShoutEm decided to take a bit different approach during his lecture on RockPaperStartups in Rjeka. He opted to talk about previous failed projects and variations that led to ShoutEm being one of the most successful online DIY mobile apps creator out there.
Paymill, an innovative online payment service provider who recently expanded to Croatia, introduced their services to audience during the RockPaperStartups conference which was held in Rijeka last week. The company is focused on startups and other companies as often they are the ones who don't want to be bothered with too much bureaucracy and paperwork and this is exactly what Paymill has to offer.
Everybody loves Evernote and their products. Over the period of years the company started by Phil Libin launched several different products but their most popular one is definitely the one company is named for. To further explain how startups can use Evernote’s products, Emma Page from the European offices took the stage on the first day of RockPaperStartups conference.
Alex Hunter, former head of the online marketing for Richard Branson's Virgin Group and today a CEO of startup Rushmore.fm, took the floor on RockPaperStartups to talk about getting noticed and standing out of the crowd.
Half way through the first day of RockPaperStartup conference, our Editor-in-Chief Ivan Brezak Brkan welcomed panelists from Google Ventures, Vipnet, Paypal and Eleven who discussed how big brands can help startups and how should they approach them - not just for the money, but for mentoring and other projects as well. Panel features Daniel Burka from Google Ventures, Miljenko Graovac from Vipnet, Corado Tomassoni from PayPal and Diylan Dmitrov from Bulgarian accelerator Eleven.
First day or RockPaperStartup conference was closed by Max Gurvits, principal of Bulgarian accelerator Eleven who now mentors some 30+ early stage startups in Europe. He pointed out several mistakes startups are constantly making and focused on distribution and fast prototyping as one of the most common mistakes he sees. Fast prototyping – startups don’t do […]
Jared Goralnick, CEO of Awayfind and mentor to a several different accelerators such as 500 Startups and Founde Institute, opened the second day of RockPaperStartups in Rijeka by welcoming everybody and thanking Netokracija team for organizing "a truly inspiring conference". He started by saying that he’s been an entrepreneur for a long time, and that he is here today to point out some of the key things concerning building up and managing a successful business.
Bogan Iordache, CEO of How To Web and Startup Spotlight held his presentation during the first day of RockPaperStartups conference which is being held in Rijeka. He’s been an entrepreneur and mentor to a number of startups and accelerators such as Eleven, LAUNCHub, TechStars and others, therefore he's pretty much familiar with all the mistakes new startups make. Mistakes that could be avoided.
Just before we hit the break, Tak Lo, program manager at TechStars took the stage to talk about how to build the A-Team for your startup. Lo was a US soldier for two years (hence the title of the presentation) and the experience, he said, is something that made him a leader. He also added that time in the military taught him how to lead specific teams and how to further motivate his teammates.
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.
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.