TruckTrack from Serbia, which aims to improve management in the trucking industry has won the first place at the Spark.Me, which means a paid trip to New York at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2014th
Spark.Me held in Budva, gave participants the opportunity to listen to interesting lectures related to the launch of startups and operations, while the lecturers included experienced entrepreneurs who are globally recognized with the companies they work for or have established.
TruckTrack pitched their idea alongside Lovely Heroku from Croatia and Tourvia.me from Montenegro, while the panel of judges consisted out of John Biggs (TechCrunch), Dr. Eli Opper (Technion Club 100), Chris VarenhorstÂ (Dropbox) and few others voted this startup as the best. 10 start-ups were preselected as finalists and had their five minutes of fame on stage, when they tried to convince the jury that their idea is the best.
The trucking industry’s yearly revenue is $800bn in the US alone, with 96% of them being small businesses (up to 20 trucks), just the sort of customer TruckTrack will serve. An illustration of how good a business can helping truckers online tools be – Timocom, a Craiglist for European truckers has $42m yearly revenue.