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Business

Elevator Lab Challenges: the CEE region’s largest fin-tech acceleration program

On 2 April, Raiffeisen Bank Bulgaria, the Bulgarian network bank of Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI), started the application phase for its local “Elevator Lab Challenge”. Bulgarian start-ups have now time until 17 June to apply with their ideas and solutions from the fields of Advanced Analytics, Corporate Banking, Investing & Trading Tech, New Branch Experience, […]

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Tech

New Viber update includes Kosovo’s country code

Back in 2016, Kosovo finally accepted its official country code +383, which would put an end to the usage of either +377 from Monaco, +386 from Slovenia, or +381 from Serbia. Kosovo got the country code of its own as a result of an agreement with Serbia, which was brokered by the European Union. However, […]

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Startups

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 as a Managing partner at South Central Ventures a Venture Capital Fund investing in Tech […]

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Business

EBRD completes ICT capacity-building program in Kosovo

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on Friday it has completed a successful joint capacity-building programme with Kosovo’s telecommunications regulator aimed at strengthening the information and communication technology (ICT) sector in the country. European experts invited by the EBRD led training sessions at Kosovo’s Regulatory Authority of Electronic and Postal Communications (ARKEP) […]

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Events

Two days at the sixth edition of KosICT and why it’s worth attending next year, too

KosICT, started six years ago by the ICT Association of Kosovo (STIKK) as an experimental tech event in Pristina, Kosovo with different tracks and focused on various topics that included even hands-on training workshops. Six years forward, the event has turned into one of the largest meetings of tech enthusiasts in the Balkan region and […]

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Business

Kosovo moves to modern methods for business agreements

Kosovo businesses often rely on oral contracts or “handshake” deals to conduct business transactions rather than putting agreements in writing. Such non-written agreements can result in numerous complications. When a dispute arises under a verbal agreement, the parties are unclear on their rights and obligations and are subject to misunderstandings, uncertain contractual terms, and difficulty […]

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Business

Turkey’s Guris Holding to build windfarms in Kosovo

Turkish company Guris Holding has announced the construction of new wind power plant in Kosovo. The reports from the Turkish media did not specify the exact location of the site of the power plant in Kosovo, however, it is expected that the wind farm will have a total power output of 32 MW. Turkish daily Dunya […]

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Events

Codergals, the first hackathon of Prizren, Kosovo

The city of culture of Kosovo, Prizren, host to Dokufest, Dokutech and other events, hosted the first ever hackathon, aimed at girls how to want to code. CoderGals, an event held for 24 to 48 hours, was an idea which started from two girls majoring in Computer Science with the intention to expand the professional development […]

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Tech

Upcoming Dota 2 Tournament in Kosovo

The gaming community of Kosovo is filled with enthusiasts that are big fans of games such as Counter Strike, Dota 2 or League of Legends, but it is not often that they’re greeted with tournament opportunities that are worth mentioning. This time the story seems to be different as a recently opened eSports hub in […]

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Tech

Kosovo makes it’s first electric car

Kosovo’s Makerspace Bonevet has revealed today an electric car build on top of a Renault Twingo, by six young and enthusiastic students. Similar to the first Tesla Roadster that was delivered in February 2008 to Tesla co-founder and product architect Elon Musk, that’s how Bonevet Makerspace positioned itself today in Gjakova, Kosovo with the transformation of a […]