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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.

Solaborate wins people’s choice award at SAP Startup Forum

Similar to HP, Oracle or IBM, SAP has been doing a series of startup forums that signal a significant change in the company through which it is building a developer community and backing it up by a fund of $155…

Three teams join eye Venture’13 in Kosovo

Eye Venture is a yearly competition, organized by eye (Encouraging Young Entrepreneurs), for young students and entrepreneurs, from Kosovo and the Diaspora, with innovative and compelling business ideas. The goal is to promote the most outstanding candidates, invest in their convincing…

CEED Kosovo opens application round for CEED Grow

CEED Kosovo has opened the next application round for the program – CEED Grow (Top Class), which is now in its fifth generation for the year 2013-14. CEED Grow is part of the Top Class programs that has gathered more…

Twitter files IPO

This is the latest tweet from Twitter which confirms that have filed for IPO: We’ve confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. This Tweet does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale. Twitter (@twitter)…

IPKO teams up with Yallo

The second largest telecom operator in Kosovo IPKO has launched a partnership with Swiss based operator Yallo, to ensure cheap calls towards Kosovo for 0.20 CHF/min or 16 cent/min for the Albanian diaspora living in Switzerland. Through the cooperation with…

IT Parks in Tirana and Belgrade

A new state of the art business park is under development by Lindner Projektentwicklungs GmbH in Tirana Tirana Business Park, with a mission to create an excellent working location with over 220,000 square meters, and unique design for 17 buildings –…

Webit Congress challenges the global giants in Istanbul

The rising star and one of most well-attended global digital, tech and telco events are about to break the traditional dominance of the Mobile World Congress and CES with amazing keynotes, 200+ first-world-class speakers and 8000+ visitors from 100+ countries.…

Telekom Austria back on the race for Serbia’s cable operator

According to sources from Bloomberg, Telekom Austria is back in the race to purchase Serbian cable operator Serbia Broadband (SBB), together with private equity funds, for up to EUR 1 billion. The other bidders included private equity groups Providence Equity…

PTK, not sold!

Today is the deadline for contract signature between the Government of Kosovo and Hamburg-based ACP Axos Capital Gmbh and the US-based private investment firm Najafi Companies, which were selected as the highest bidders for 75% stake of the Post and…

Eurapp, seeking innovative ideas in the EU app economy

Eurapp, an EC-funded study of the EU app economy led by Dr John Breslin of NUI Galway, is now inviting solvers globally to generate ideas to solve major challenges facing the EU app economy, with a total prize fund of…