On the 22nd of November 2013, Prishtina hosted the the fourth Startup Weekend event with over 60 participants, 9 organisers and 54 hours later Prishtina had 7 new startup businesses and a buzz that will last a long time.
After the final pitches day the professional jury selected the top three teams which included Hej Taxi, a taxi solution for customers and businesses, Wuu Games, game development focused on 3D Unity based applications for mobile and desktop and Sofra, an app for students with tips and tricks on how to prepare food the cheap way.
For more than two weeks the two top teams not only from Prishtina, but from cities all over the world, competed in the Global Startup Battle and over thousands of votes got in to select the top 15 teams for the Champions Circle, powered by Google for Entrepreneurs!
These teams will move on to the formal judging round, in which they will be assessed based on set criteria by a panel of startup experts. Each team is now eligible to win some incredible prizes from Google for Entrepreneurs, including up to $20K match funding in an indiegogo crowd-funding campaign, a trip to Google HQ in San Francisco, mentorship from successful entrepreneurs, and more. Besides Wuu Games we have two more teams from Eastern Europe, SUNIT and deTENS from Slovenia.
Wuu Games from Prishtina, Kosovo managed to be included on the top 15 list and mark the startup scene of Kosovo again, after last years success of XIIIK, the last years winner, which was the second most voted team during Global Startup Battle. Wuu Games has not stopped with the Champions Circle, but they are also in the Innovators Circle, powered by .CO!. Each team is now eligible to win some incredible prizes from .CO, including a team trip to Paris or San Francisco, Google Hangouts with experts, and more.
Now we are looking forward to the announcement of the winner on December 17th and 18th. Stay tuned.