• Get Ready for Another Marketing Festival in Brno This Autumn!

      Get Ready for Another Marketing Festival in Brno This Autumn!

      Oct 31st – Nov 2nd is the weekend when the 2nd Marketing Festival is going to pump up Europe’s heart (Brno) and make the blood runs faster in veins of expected 1100 visitors. Highly respectable lecturers (PPC professionals, world class marketers and analysts) will gather at Janaček theatre, bring you fresh and updated trends, share their knowledge and make sure you enjoy the best of them. There are 8 announced speakers at the moment, but there will be 18 more soon. Among the announced names, we should definitely mention: Dr. Peter Meyers from Moz, Avinash Kaushik, a famous digital marketing Evangelist for Google and a co-founder of Market Motive. Also, Martin Roettgerding from Bloofusion, Russell Savage from Box, Simo Ahava from Netbooster, and many more.

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      10. April 2014.
      Written by Martina Vuksan Comment
    • Applications For Mini Seedcamp Belgrade Are Now Open

      Applications For Mini Seedcamp Belgrade Are Now Open

      After the last year’s successful visit, Europe’s foremost startup accelerator Seedcamp is coming to Belgrade for the second time. Serbian capitol will host Mini Seedcamp on May the 18th as a part of upcoming Startit Fest – a five day festival organized by SEE ICT which aims to bring together the region’s startup scene and investors from all around.

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      10. April 2014.
    • Mars vs Venus in Social Media and Mobile Technology

      Mars vs Venus in Social Media and Mobile Technology

      Recently, we’ve shown you the infographic which proved women rule social media. Today, we show you an interesting difference between men and women when it comes to using social media and mobile technology. Are men from (social) Mars, and women from (social) Venus? Find out in this infographic.

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      9. April 2014.
      Written by Martina Vuksan Comment
    • The Fundraising Mindset

      The Fundraising Mindset

      Fundraising is not easy. It is one of the most frustrating and time draining activities you as a founder will have to do as part of your company’s growth strategy. Unless you are really lucky and investors come to you, it will likely involve taking many meetings with investors of all kinds, both good and bad before you ultimately succeed in finding someone who believes in you.

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      2. April 2014.
    • European Startups: Why not to Fundraise in the United States

      European Startups: Why not to Fundraise in the United States

      Looking at the numbers, the decision to fundraise in Silicon Valley for European startups seems pretty logical- at first glance. But I am going to argue the opposite: for most European startups at seed and Series A stage, fundraising in the U.S. doesn’t make sense. Or worse, it can even kill the startup.

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      31. March 2014.
      Written by Andrej Kiska Comment
    • Remote Assistant: A Startup Helping the Blind ‘See’ Through the Eyes of Their Friends

      Remote Assistant: A Startup Helping the Blind ‘See’ Through the Eyes of Their Friends

      The global startup scene is at its peak, lively and bustling with different ideas and companies pursuing different niches, trying on different monetization plans for size, seeking commercial success. Prague-based Remote Assistant is no different – it is a startup looking to make it big, but its niche is helping others – the blind and visually impaired, to be precise. We talked to Tomas Stanik, the founder and CEO of Remote Assistant, to see what it’s like to be a socially engaged startup and how to make it in the competitive startup market if you are one.

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      27. March 2014.
      Written by Tena Šojer Comment
    • BIG Launcher Is Going Big With Its Android Launcher for Seniors and Visually Impaired Persons

      BIG Launcher Is Going Big With Its Android Launcher for Seniors and Visually Impaired Persons

      A few weeks ago, when we visited Wayra’s Demo Day in Prague, one of the startups really caught our eye – BIG Launcher. I know what you’re thinking – what kind of interface is that? Well, it’s a launcher for Android, intended for seniors or visually impaired persons, that don’t have to use feature phones or senior phones anymore. Today it has more than 350.000 downloads of the free version and around 30.000 of the paid version. And the whole story started when one of the cofounders’ mom broke her phone.

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      26. March 2014.
      Written by Mia Biberović Comment
    • Social Good Stories – a Community that Makes Social Media a Better Place

      Social Good Stories – a Community that Makes Social Media a Better Place

      Meet Social Good Stories, a Copenhagen based, non-profit organization, whose incredible project takes the lead when it comes to using social media for making the world a better place. One gift and one project at a time – this is the main issue of Social Good Stories. They focus on manufacturers, products and gifts that want to make a social change within their community. In order to spread stories, Social Good Stories are making an outreach via social media, currently using Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for promoting and sharing the good deeds, as well as the stories which consolidate the whole charity mission of the project.

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      25. March 2014.
    • Keeping Milestone Optionality: Startups, Your Nimbleness Is Your Strength

      Keeping Milestone Optionality: Startups, Your Nimbleness Is Your Strength

      Identifying milestones for your company’s development is beneficial for an early stage startup for many reasons: the first is that planning milestones allow you to focus what you will be working on, secondly the process of identifying and planning them make you question when and in what order you and your team should try and execute something, and lastly, from a fundraising perspective (something I cover in more detail in my blog post on milestones) milestones are useful to tie together what you need to accomplish with how much money it will take to get there, and fundraise accordingly.

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      18. March 2014.