Startups

Get to know the most exciting startups of the Balkans, from Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria and more.

TradeCore Raises $3 Million Led by South Central Ventures

TradeCore, a Belgrade-based FinTech company has raised $3 million in funding led by South Central Ventures. TradeCore has broken ground with their platform and unique tools for brokers and financial service providers and will continue to grow their client base…

Investors tend to overlook the enormous potential of gender lens investing

Businesses run by women are still in the minority, making up only around 14% of all businesses in Germany. Studies have shown that limited access to capital is one of the biggest obstacles faced by female entrepreneurs: Greater diversity and…

Do Balkan start-ups, lack the ambition to grow beyond their comfort zone?

Venture Capital funds are somewhat active in the Balkans, with investments news here and there. To shed more light into the scene itself, we talked with Tatjana Zabasu, one of the Pioneers of Venture Capital in the Balkans and who serves…

600 free online courses from over 200 Universities

When it comes to education, we’re always more keen on promoting MOOC courses rather than other forms. And statistically, over the past six years, more than 800 universities have created more than 8,000 MOOC’s (Massive Online Open Courses), which you can actually…

Magna partners with Startus Insights to Boost Innovation Pipeline in Europe

As the auto industry transforms, Magna’s commitment to innovation and collaboration with the startup ecosystem continues to gain momentum. In its latest activities, Magna has partnered with StartUs Insights to help create more and deeper connections with the startup community…

Software provider Ryte receives 3.1 million euros

As part of the keynote speech at this year’s Bits & Pretzel Founder Festival, Andreas Bruckschlögl announced that Senovo, Surplus Invest, and PD ventures will be supporting Ryte’s growth with immediate effect. Ryte (formerly OnPage.org) was previously completely self-financed. Ryte…

Generali Italia and H-FARM launch the “Health and Welfare accelerator”

The application process to participate in the program that will involve 5 national and international startups is now open. Global investments in digital health – the use of digital hardware and software technologies in the health and welfare sectors –…

The first weXelerate accelerator batch comprises 52 startups from 14 countries
The selected companies already hold funding of over €23m in total. The innovation hub weXelerate received over 1.000 applications from 72 different countries for its first accelerator batch. (The UN counts 193 member countries.) In a multi-staged selection process, 52…
How to Start a Startup, from business idea to your first sale

You’re daydreaming or talking with friends and suddenly it hits you: You have a surefire, can’t-miss idea for a startup—an app that no one has thought of, a software idea that fills a gap, even a device that everyone needs.…

Beauty and Wellness Platform Shedul.com Raises $6 Million

Getting a ride, ordering a meal, or booking a flight has never been easier. Booking a haircut, on the other hand, could use some improvement. That’s the thinking behind Shedul.com, a free booking platform, and the world’s fastest-growing software for…