All the talk about investments these days revolves around startups, the investment-hungry companies still struggling to stand on their own two feet. But what if the startups is a spin-off or a part of a profitable agency? Does it pay to invest?
Ready for some summer startup conferencing? RockPaperStartups, the best summer startup conference in Eastern Europe, is back! Meet all the startupers, geeks, designers, developers and investors at this unique event that falls between something of a conference, a workshop and large meetup. Location: Rijeka, Adriatic coast, Croatia. Date: July 17th and 18th (+20th – WhoHack mini hackathon).
Carlos Eduardo Espinal, partner at Seedcamp and the organizer of Mini Seedcampu during the Zero Day of RockPaperStartups, took the stage again on Day One to talk more about the Product Market Fit term, how to reach that phase and what are some of the things startups should pay attention to.
Prezi is considered to be one of the most popular startups that come out of the Eastern Europe. Part of their success is directly related to having a good internal PR. Because this is usually every startup's weakest point, Kelly Hook from Prezi talked more about PR for startups and the way they should approach media during the RockPaperStartups conference which was held in Rijeka last week.
As Netokracija published two weeks ago, Slovenian VC fund RSG Capital invested 1 million euros into Croatian iStudio. During the RockPaperStartups conference, Ivan Brezak Brkan sat down with RSG's Jure Mikuz and iStudio's Daniel Ackermann to talk more about one of the biggest investments in this region.
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.
It's no secret that early stage startups often do not know how to get media coverage. Their founders could be young economics students or programmers who are far better at what they do than writing a PR statement. Luckily, all of this can be taught simply by avoiding mistakes and following tips which gave Robin Wauters, European Editor of The Next Web at the RockPaperStartups conference which was held in Rijeka.
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.
In what was one of the most capturing lectures on RockPaperStartups, Alejandro Barrera from Spain gave the audience in insight into the most common mistakes startups make while presenting their project - during the pitch or online in general. Storytelling has became the new black - everybody thinks they know how to do it but there is a lot of bad stuff out there he added.
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.