There’s a lot of events and startup action happening around the Balkan region. Different types of events, startups, entrepreneurs and investors are moving around from the rest of the world to the Balkans, but there’s a hit list for sure of events that one must attend when around. Below you’ll find 5 tech events not to miss in the Balkans in the upcoming months.
Doku-tech / August 06 – 07 / 2016 – Prizren, Kosovo
DOKU:TECH is an inspirational and interactive annual event which brings together individuals and tech talent to meet with top-tier international future makers, executives and thinkers. In 2014 and 2015, DOKU:TECH convened over 3.000 attendees and more than 50 renowned speakers for the two-day event.
DOKU:TECH features intensive and powerful talks from speakers with various backgrounds and common interest in technology and the venue is vastly beautiful. Experiencing Dokutech is something not to miss, especially as during summer many people from around the world descend for the International Film Festival – Dokufest.
And on top of everything – Participation is FREE!
DigitalK / MAY 19 – 20 / 2016 – Sofia, Bulgaria
Digital|K is the largest technology and startup event in South Eastern Europe. The two day event brings founders of world-leading tech companies, unicorns, startups, investors and digital gurus together to inspire, give valuable insights and networking opportunities to attendees. Digital|K conference will host again this year its start-up competition. The best startups will present to leading European venture capital funds and tech journalists. The final shortlist will pitch on the main conference stage and compete for a 10,000 Euro cash prize.
Techsylvania / May 21 – 24 / 2016 – Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Techsylvania is the leading technology event that gathers tech enthusiasts, business people and developers each year in Cluj-Napoca, Romania – the city known as the heart of Transylvania, Lonely Planet’s top region in the world for 2016. This is an inspiring gathering, your chance to get that extra edge and connect with the people you were looking for.
Spark.me / May 28 – 29 / 2016 – Budva, Montenegro
Spark.me is one of the biggest tech/business conferences in Southeast Europe. The conference has been organized annually since 2013, in Budva, Montenegro by Domain.Me, a private company which is in charge of Montenegro’s national internet domain.ME Spark.me stage in previous years welcomed speakers from companies like Edelman Digital, Microsoft, Microsoft Ventures, WordPress, UNICEF’s Innovation Unit, Skype, TechCrunch, DropBox, about.me, Prezi, Rushmore.fm, 500 Startup, hub:raum, Eleven Accelerator Venture Fund, LAUNCHub, StartLabs, Bal Labs, Bellabeat. On top of everything, the conference is organized in the beautiful city of Budva that is known also as the Monaco of the Balkans.
PODIM Conference/ May 11 – 12 / 2016 – Maribor, Slovenia
PODIM is the largest conference on startups, entrepreneurship, and innovation in the Alps-Adriatic region! This year in its 36th year, it remains an epic two-day educational, networking and motivational experience. PODIM 2016 will focus on the topic “Hidden forces of startups or how startups revolutionize a business and its environment.:
OSCAL Albania/ May 14 – 15 / 2016 – Tirana, Albania
OSCAL (Open Source Conference Albania) is the first annual conference in Albania organized to promote software freedom, open source software, free culture and open knowledge, a global movement that originally started more than 25 years ago.
The Conference will take place at 14th and 15th May 2016 in Tirana and will gather free libre open source technology users, developers, academics, governmental agencies and people who share the idea that software should be free and open for the local community and governments to develop and customize to its needs; that knowledge is a communal property and free and open to everyone.