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Apply for Ministry of Data App Challenge by December 6 and Win 2,500 USD!

"Ministry of Data" is an open data challenge that encourages creative potential and the use of ICT skills in using open data for the development of e-solutions such as apps, platforms, visualizations. The focuses of the challenge are solutions for improving the transparency, inclusiveness, and quality of life in cities of the Western Balkans. The teams can apply until December 6th, 2016.

Startups

BlaBlaCar Acquires AutoHop And Expands To Hungary, Croatia, Serbia And Romania

It seems like Hungarian AutoHop has just entered Romanian, Croatian and Serbian market and it already changed its name - the ridesharing service has been acquired by BlaBlaCar, a well known platform from France, for an undisclosed amount.

Startups

StartLabs Is Growing: Slovenian CarLock Joins Serbia’s First Accelerator

StartLabs just announced newest addition to it's portfolio. Slovenian CarLock which specializes in vehicle monitoring, decided to join StartLabs' three month program. Over that time the team will move to Belgrade where they will spend some quality time perfecting their product and business strategy, we were told by StartLabs' founding member and partner, Nebojsa Lazic.

Startups

Serbia Announces 35 Million Euro Co-Fund Aimed At Foreign Investors

Serbian Minister of finance, Sasa Radulovic, announced today that beginning next year Serbia will start a 35 million euro co-fund intended for local startups. The government will co-invest from 20 to 40 percent with foreign investors, who are to be attracted to this South-East European country which is slowly but surely starting to forge a stable startup ecosystem.

Startups

Green Design Is Changing It’s Name, Implementing New Features And Heading Towards Europe!

"Good design means good business" - said Thomas J. Watson, CEO and chairman of IBM at the beginning of the previous century. Led by the similar mantra, a group of young entrepreneurs has founded one of the cornerstones for both designers and those in need of design called Green Design.

Startups

Panel At Spark.me: What Is The Driving Force Behind The Startups In Balkans?

After the lunch break, conference room full of young entrepreneurs welcomed Balkans's most renowned startup names such as Vukasin Stojkov (Startit), Maxim Gurvits (Eleven) and Ivo Spigel (Zip). Together, they elaborated more on what is the driving force behind, now a very successful and vibrant startup ecosystem that didn't even exist three years ago.

Startups

Startlabs: Serbia Welcomes its First Startup Accelerator Straight from the Silicon Valley!

The story of StartLabs, first Serbian startup accelerator that offers up to 50,000 dollars in seed investment in exchange for 10 to 15 percent equity, started a long time ago, during the ‘90s. At that time two engineers departed on a journey that took them to various places. A journey that changed both their lives and lives of people around them.

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Introducing Appricot: A Piece of Silicon Valley in the Center of Serbian Capitol

Appricot, a Belgrade based company from Serbia recently introduced the long-awaited Appidemia - social search network for your apps. Since this is not the first successful product this company has launched in the past few months, we were curious to find out just what exactly is going on in their offices, and what is fueling a dozen of young people that make such awesome apps.

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Train’rs of Serbia Wants to Turn Personal Trainers Into Awesome Entrepreneurs

Led by the problems personal trainers face on the Internet, Sinisa Komlenic from train'rs today finally unveiled its solution in the form of an app that creates personalized web pages for fitness trainers and manages their business for them. The accent is placed on the form and function of the website, so clients and personal trainers can use it regardless of the device and the screen size.

Startups

Serbian ExploreCorner Will Find A Perfect Beach For Your Perfect Summer Vacation!

Although many have already taken a summer vacation, including your beloved netocrats, others are just now starting their holiday on one of the exotic Mediterranean beaches or some other location. While islands like Zakynthos and Lefkada are attracting a lot of tourists for years now (mainly because of word-of-mouth recommendations form friends who have already been there), some of the most beautiful beaches always remain hidden from the eyes of the tourists.

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Enterprise

Cenosco: A Dutch company that prevents explosions on oil platforms from Pula, The Hague and Zagreb through software, VR and AR

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.

Startups

Blockchain from the Bloc(k): Listen to the 1st podcast dedicated to Balkan blockchain scene (by æternity and Netokracija)

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.

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We found out what’s happening in the Rimac Automobili office in Osijek

Rimac Automobili’s expansion is in full swing. After the opening of a development office in Split, a similar one has opened in Slavonia, or in Osijek’s Esseker center to be exact. To see the story behind the new office and the things being developed inside it, I’ve decided to simply – visit. My host was […]