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Strawberry Energy in the finals

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· 2 Mar 2015

Serbian Strawberry Energy has been accepted to the last round of the Cognicity Challenge Competition. As finalists, the Strawberry team has become a new member of the accelerator for development of smart cities. Following a three-month long acceleration program, the best start…

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Innovation Labs 2015

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· 27 Feb 2015

Innovation Labs is one of the biggest pre-accelerator programs in Romania, mainly targeting students. This is the third edition of the event and it will it run two separate programs: one in Cluj and one in Bucharest. People can sign up for the program until 7 March. Who can si…

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OfficeR&D only CEE startup in Pi Labs

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· 25 Feb 2015

The first batch of newly hatched London accelerator Pi Labs, which aims to create the “Airbnbs of tomorrow”, includes a Bulgarian office-planning company. Overcoming 230 candidates from 50 countries, Sofia-based OfficeR&D is the only CEE company in the accelerator’s batch of five, w…

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Liber8 hits crowdfunding goal on first day

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· 24 Feb 2015

Hungarian Liber8 launched their indiegogo campaign on 11 February and reached their target of 40,000 dollars on the same day. Currently, 464 backers have almost doubled the initial sum so the team defined the 100,000 dollars mark as a new goal. Liber8 is crowdfunding their idea f…

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Andrus Ansip (European Commission) to join CEEDS

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· 23 Feb 2015

The CEE Digital Summit (CEEDS) by Webit will welcome Andrus Ansip, European Commission Vice President for the Digital Single Market, among the top speakers in Sofia, Bulgaria. More than 100 speakers and 3000 attendees from 40 countries will discuss Europe and its opportunities fo…

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Two Austrian startup shows to air today

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· 19 Feb 2015

Under the name “2 Minuten 2 Millionen” young startups get the chance to pitch their project on TV. Today, the second season of the Austrian version of “Dragon’s Den” airs on the channel Puls 4. Participants get valuable feedback and can receive investments up to one mi…

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100.000 euros aws funding for fitness platform sportly

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· 18 Feb 2015

The Austrian startup webpunks, which runs the online fitness platform sportly, has secured a 100.000 euros funding from aws (Austria Wirtschaftsservice) as part of its ISC Innovative Service Call program. They are among 18 Austrian startups that received investments as part of…

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100K aws funding for fitness platform sportly

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· 18 Feb 2015

The Austrian startup webpunks, which runs the online fitness platform sportly, has secured a 100,000 euros funding from aws (Austria Wirtschaftsservice) as part of its ISC Innovative Service Call program. They are among 18 Austrian startups that received investments as part of…

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Carpathia Capital to invest 1.3M euros in Romanian startups

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· 13 Feb 2015

INC, a Polish group specialised in VC investments and consultancy, is launching Carpathia Capital. The fund of about six million lei (1.34M euros) is dedicated to investments in Romanian SME and startups that will be listed on the AeRO market by the Bucharest stock exchange. Th…

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Win a Vienna startup package

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· 12 Feb 2015

For the second time the Vienna Business Agency is giving away a startup welcome package in a competition for young and motivated teams. The support initiative targets European startups and includes travel costs to Vienna, accommodation as well as coworking space for three months, fl…

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Asseco acquired a minor stake in the startup eDocu

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· 12 Feb 2015

Asseco Central Europe, one of the leaders in the central European IT sector  has recently acquired a 23% stake in the Bratislava based startup eDocu. The company has justified its entry into the startup by a strong belief in the potential of eDocu's core product and possibility…

A Runtastic Valentine

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· 11 Feb 2015

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Runtastic offers its new Heart Rate pro app for free on 14 February. This new feature comes along with several other new gadgets of the fitness app. Earlier this month the first free Spotify music playlist was released and the Runtastic GOLD…