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Goat Story speaks about shipping delays

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· 5 May 2015

As some backers of Slovenian Kickstarter success Goat Story expressed concerns about the delivery of their coffee mugs, CEO Anže Miklavec told inventures.eu that the shipping, initially planned in March, has been postponed due to multiple delays in manufacturing. Original siz…

Austrian startups in Silicon Valley

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· 4 May 2015

The Austrian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sebastian Kurz invited 30 entrepreneurs and young enthusiasts to join him on a journey to Silicon Valley. The trip shall expose Austrian ventures to the American startup scene and give insights into its best practice examples. The delegation vi…

Sustainable ideas sought for ClimateLaunchpad Award

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· 29 Apr 2015

Entrepreneurs with fresh business ideas about sustainability can apply for the ClimateLaunchpad Award in Austria by 6 May. The idea can be “about an all-out mind shift in urban mobility, a sustainable transition in the food chain or any other way to tackle climate change”. Th…

CONDA partners with Holvi

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· 27 Apr 2015

The Austrian crowdinvesting platform CONDA and the Finnish FinTech startup Holvi decided to join forces. Together they aim to make it easier for young businesses to receive financing in Austria and Europe. „With the help of Holvi’s technology we aim to provide the best offe…

Door to Success Opens for Startups

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· 27 Apr 2015

Webster University and Feels Like Home will host a 6-hour pitching event on 30 April in Vienna, giving entrepreneurs the chance for feedback and mentoring on their idea or startup. Some of the confirmed mentors include local startup guru Selma Prodanovic, Turfut Mermertas, founde…

Austrian secures 40M for Hong Kong-based startup

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· 24 Apr 2015

The comparison portal for financial products and services CompareAsiaGroup, cofounded by Austrian Gerald Eder (30), receives a Series-A investment round led by Goldman Sacks, Jardine Pacific, Nova Founders Capital as well as Silicon Valley Investors Marc Pincus (founder of Zynga) or…

LAUNCHub Long weekend ongoing in Ljubljana

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· 24 Apr 2015

From 22-24 April Ljubljana's creative center Poligon is hosting LAUNCHub, a seed fund that supports entrepreneurs and digital startups in Southern and Eastern Europe, for an event called LAUNCHub Long weekend. For three days, startups take part in panel discussions, pitch to …

Slovenian Kickstarter products under one roof

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· 23 Apr 2015

Slovenian startups Desnahemisfera and Wood Stock (Back to Nature) have joined forces to start a new project under the name Brands of Friends. In the center of Ljubljana they will open a special shop where all Slovenian Kickstarter products and many other local design products ca…

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Two winners at climate change innovation camp

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· 22 Apr 2015

Ten finalists were competing at the first ever climate challenge - OdTebeZavisi, which took place in Macedonia. While the team who won the award for most innovative idea aims to develop "shoes and bikes that generate electricity for charging devices", the award for the most inn…

mBrain Train goes wearable

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· 20 Apr 2015

mBrain Train has successfully placed their innovative product called Smarting on the market and has already achieved profitability. In cooperation with clinics and research centers across Europe, Smarting has brought revenues to the team which is looking into developing a new produ…