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Latest and greatest business news, reviews, articles and opinions from the startup ecosystem of the Balkans, with a little bit of flavor from the rest of the world.

Kosovo, the best place for starting a business in 2019

Macedonia is the top performer from Southeast Europe (SEE) in the latest Doing Business in 2019 report of the World Bank Group, released on Wednesday. Macedonia ranked 10th, and Albania is the only SEE countries which improved their rankings compared with…

CEE Startup Challenge has launched

CEE Business Angels Network together with Vestbee, leading dealflow platform that connects global VC funds, corporates, accelerators and business angels with startups from Central & Eastern Europe, has launched the second edition of CEE Startup Challenge (www.ceestartupchallenge.com) – the biggest…

APO Group selected as Official Newswire of Web Summit 2018

APO Group, the leading global media relations consultancy, has been selected as the official newswire partner for Web Summit 2018, to be held in Lisbon on 5-8 November. Web Summit is the largest tech conference in the world with 1.200…

Automobili Pininfarina announces €80m EV technology supply contract with Rimac

Automobili Pininfarina announced an extensive collaboration with Rimac as a lead technical partner on their first electric hypercar, codenamed PF0.

CEE Fintech Challenge has just launched

Vestbee, online platform that connects global business angels, VC funds and corporates with startups and scaleups from Central & Eastern Europe in cooperation with CEE Business Angels Network has just launched the first online fintech competition in the region, CEE…

Serbian students build a formula racing vehicle

In 1979, at the University of Houston, SAE Mini-Indy was held, the first competition in which students competed in designing and developing racing vehicles. The European competition took place only in 1998. Today it is called Formula Student, it has…

Innovative Slovenia Leads the Way for Emerging Europe

Innovation in Slovenia has increased moderately increased since 2010, enough to put the country amongst the strongest innovators in the EU, together with Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, and Ireland. The news comes from the EU Commission’s European Innovation Scoreboard. Overall,…

Porsche takes a stake in the Croatian technology and sports car company Rimac Automobili

Porsche AG has invested in the technology and electric sports car company Rimac Automobili by taking a minority shareholding of ten percent. The company develops and produces electric vehicle components and manufactures electric super sports cars. As part of its…

Managers Are a Dying Breed. Here’s What You Must Have Instead

The crisis of leadership grows, as companies struggle to adapt to change. We have a rise in part-time workers, the growth of the gig economy, evolution of technology, an increase in virtual teams, and an epidemic of toxic employees, to name…

African Development Bank Launches Coding for Employment Program

Over the last 15 years, the African Development Bank has invested US $1.64 billion in programs to prepare youth for careers in science, technology, and innovation. The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), together with partners – The Rockefeller Foundation, Microsoft, and…