After the second day of Spark.me conference which is taking place in beautiful Montenegro and three teams that made it into finals, winners of the startup competition were finally announced yesterday. Serbian TruckTrack which aims to improve management in trucking industry took the first place - a fully paid trip to TechCrunch's Disrupt in New York next year and a opportunity to present their startup at the StartUp Alley.
Rob Hinchcliffe came to Spark.Me from Rushmore.fm, a site that is trying to change the way we interact with our favourite artists and how we discover music. Rob used to work in publishing and journalism and he launched a collaborative blog Londonist. While he worked for Yahoo, Rob got banned from 10 Downing Street for life for taking pictures of the inside (“it turns out taking pictures of the inside and posting them online is frowned upon”). Before joining Rushmore he is a community strategist at the digital agency TH_NK.
Second day of Spark.me conference was opened by Bal Balaji, self taught programmer and an entrepreneur who is currently residing in capitol of Serbia where he runs his own company called Bal Lab. Throughout the years, he has worked on different products all over the world, products that demanded quick and effective alterations.
Just before the lunch, Meelik Gornoi from Skype took the stage on the second day of Spark.me conference which is taking place in Montenegro. Gornoi opened up his lecture by saying that although Skype is now a decade old, they are still fairly young therefore things are still being managed in a startup-like way.
Much anticipated Spark.Me conference which is taking place in Splendid hotel, Montenegro was opened by Natasa Djukanovic from Domain.Me who welcomed everybody to the venue. Over 200 people from all around the Balkans showed up to listed to a number of foreign speakers - leaders and entrepreneurs from world's most popular startups such as About.Me, Skype, etc.
If you still haven't registered for the Spark.me conference, which will be held in Budva, Montenegro, it’s about time – the conference starts this week! It is an interactive conference designed to unlock your creativity. Visitors will be able to learn from renowned speakers and come up with potential business ideas.
The preselection process for Spark.ME StartUp Competition is over! There were a number of applications from 10 different countries but unfortunately not all of them could make the battlefield. 10 Startups will present at the HOT Spark.ME stage on September 26 & 27 in Budva, and compete for the trip to TCDisrupt NY, 2014. The startups are: Jellynote, DataMaid, Cruise.me, Zzzzapp Wireless ltd, Bark, Social Spot, TourVia.me, TruckTrack, StreamArena and LovelyHeroku.
You have a startup and you still haven’t applied for the SparkMe startup competition? Unforgivable! But, don’t worry, you still have a chance to fix this – you can apply by September 10, 2013. Don’t forget, you might get a chance to to exhibit in the TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Alley in New York!
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.
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