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Kosovo start-up Hello closes its first seed investment round

Hello, the audio social network has closed its first round of seed funding from Ionic Investments. Ionic Investments is a new Kosovo-based investment firm founded by a small group of business angels with a diverse set of skills and backgrounds in entrepreneurship. The round has been closed at a valuation of 1 million €, while […]

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Business

Launch your start-up from the Balkans in Korea, The K-Startup Grand Challenge 2019!

This year marks the 4th year of K-Startup Grand Challenge which has been a part of South Korea’s global startup acceleration programs organized by the Ministry of SMEs and Startups and the National IT Industry Promotion Agency. K-Startup Grand Challenge was established with the goal of promoting the expansion of an open entrepreneurship ecosystem in […]

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Tech

Kupohajna.com, the new attempt at the food delivery market of Kosovo

Food delivery is one of the latest industries that is being attacked by tech companies such as GrubHub, Uber Eats, Just Eat, Deliveroo, etc. Those companies are trying to eliminate the friction that is associated with cooking and dining out. Similar to car-hailing that is being offered by Uber or Lyft, food delivery could change […]

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Innovative companies have a chance to win 1M EUR in CEE Scaleup Challenge

Innovative, fast-growing companies from Central & Eastern Europe have a great opportunity to win 1 million euro in CEE Scaleup Challenge, the biggest online scaleup competition in the region. Vestbee, the leading regional matching platform that connects global VC funds, corporates, accelerators and business angels with startups and scaleups from Central & Eastern Europe has […]

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Startups

SCV invests In Kosovo Startup Labbox for their unique Ed-tech product for kids.

South Central Ventures is adding an Ed-tech Startup Labbox to its portfolio. The Kosovo based startup closed a seed investment to help the company bring its unique STEM kits to the market. Labbox’ products are fun educational experience, based on proprietary curriculum, allowing children to learn technology through a series of STEM challenges. This is […]

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Tech

Croatian Startup TDA Helps American SciNote Digitalize Science

Croatian Startup TDA awarded SciNote for their best digital project. SciNote is a top-rated platform for researchers in academia or industry, who need electronic lab notebooks, inventory management, and project management functionalities. With $10,000 dollars in project funding, TDA gave its contribution to science. Zagreb, Croatia – 29 April 2019: At the beginning of January […]

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Startups

Croatian AdScanner, is the latest South Central Ventures investment

AdScanner and one of the most popular start-up investors in the region, South Central Ventures (SCV) are joining forces. SCV, with its total fund size of €40m, has recognized the potential of AdScanner’s unique technology and driving force behind it. This will increase AdScanner’s total raised capital from €0,8m to €2,7m by the end of […]

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Tech

Peter Shankman, a bestselling author is joining Spark.me 2019

The organizing team of Spark.me, has just announced the new Spark.me 2019 keynote speaker – Peter Shankman, a five-time bestselling author, customer service expert, and serial entrepreneur.   The New York Times has called Peter “a rockstar who knows everything about social media and then some.” He is known for radically new ways of thinking […]

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Business

Balkan countries to remove roaming charges by 2021

Six Balkan countries have signed a European Union-backed agreement to remove roaming charges by 2021 as part of efforts to boost cooperation in the region. The agreement was signed Thursday by Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Kosovo during a summit on digital technology in Belgrade, Serbia. It envisages a gradual reduction of roaming […]

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OSCAL 2019, the 6th edition is comming

Open Source Conference Albania (OSCAL), the first annual international conference of its kind in Albania, will take place for the sixth consecutive year to promote software freedom, open source software, online privacy, free culture and open knowledge locally and in the region. OSCAL 2019 will take place between 18-19 May 2019 in Tirana. This year’s […]