Here are the good news: you don’t have to go to the Silicon Valley to get funded. Not even London or Berlin. There is plenty of capital to be found in the CEE. You just have to know where to look. And the bad news: if you know where to look, and still can’t get funding that means your current idea/startup is just not good enough. And if you can’t raise funds in the CEE, the odds are very high you won’t in Berlin or London either. It is better to fail fast and move on to something new.
If you think it's impossible to run an entire project from scratch and finish it within 24 hours, a handful of enthusiasts from Croatian agency iSTUDIO decided to prove the opposite. Specifically, 40 of them will join forces this Saturday and try to launch a project that aims to revolutionize the search for the perfect job and the perfect employee, as part of the first project initiatives Startup in 24 hours.
Flaviar, a Slovene-British startup has teamed up with London startup Grub Club to promote their business in quite an inventive offline campaign. The startup duo organized an exclusive underground wine (or whiskey) and dine event to engage London public and introduce them to their services.
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.
HackFwd, a European evergreen pre-seed accelerator founded in 2010 by Lars Hinrichs, started its story with a hello. Now it ends it with a kthxbai. Yes, the fund has stopped accepting new startups three years, three months and three days after it began supporting Europe’s most passionate geeks. In its goodbye blog post, Hinrichs named 10 things they learned during that period – five things they got right and five ones they did wrong.
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!
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.
You want to know more about the cool companies in Berlin? Well, you should consider attending Startup Safary, a matrix of events that will take place on the 6th of September in the capital of Germany. Companies, accelerators, co-working spaces, VC firms – all of them will open their doors to the community as well as to delegations coming from other cities around Europe to discover Berlin and its startup ecosystem.
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.
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.