A review in four steps. Part 3: July to Sept
Top News: Kitchen Budapest presents its new batch of four
While the temperatures we’re creeping up in July, the Hungarian media lab Kitchen Budapest was also cooking up a new batch of startups. Go back to your most interestingnews in July and reconnect with the freshly baked teams – MobilPrizma, Youniverse, AI Gamers and Shoka.me. Enjoy again here.
CubeSensor cofounder Ales Spectic; Photo credit: CubeSensor
Top Profile: CubeSensor: Taking up the hardware challenge
In your favourite profile of July, we headed to Slovenia to talk to one of its oldest entrepreneurs. Aleš Špetič (42), CEO of CubeSensors, shared his story and his hopes for the Slovenian ecosystem. Get to know Špetič, his journey to success and the community he holds dear, here.
Top Startup Pick: QGo
The Startup Pick of the month comes from Austria and has a goal we can all relate to: reducing waiting time by providing information about the queue you are standing in. QGo is a server-based analysis tool which provides technological solutions to businesses that need an effective queuing service. Rediscover QGo’s interesting team here.
Top News: Slovenia will boost its startup ecosystem
inventures.eu readers got some cool news in the heat of summer: the Slovene Enterprise Fund, which, in cooperation with Initiative Start: up Slovenia and the Ministry of Economic Development, announced the launch of the SK200 scheme via the Go:Global Slovenia accelerator. The pilot project was created to support local startups by injecting 200,000 euros seed capital into small businesses, in the form of public equity investments. Read up on this initiative here.
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Top Profile: Brainly: Education 2.0
Most popular profile in August, was the story about Brainly. We talked to co-founder and CEO Michał Borkowski, who shared his ambitions for his education startup. The peer-to-peer learning tool mainly targets high-school students (13-18 years old) and combines educational technology and crowdsourcing with a zest of social networking. Read about Brainly’s global expansion, here.
Top Startup Pick: ADORA
August was a big month for Slovenia, as this country is also the home of your favourite Startup Pick. The Slovenian Advanced Doctor’s Operational Research Assistant (ADORA, for short) helps physicians to reduce surgery time with their contact-free solution for providing patient information, which frees surgeons from the need to physically interact with touch screens and buttons and thus need to sanitize their hands repeatedly. Find out more about the team, their inspiration and their mission, here.
Rembember this video?
In September we kept you on your toes by shotting down our website for one whole week and announcing a big relaunch. On 8 September the new online magazine was ready at last and with the relaunch new stories entered inventures. Not only have we broadend our scope from STARTUP PICKS to INVESTOR PICKS, but we also provided you with a monthly treat such as the INTERVIEW OF THE MONTH, exciting stories ON THE ROAD, or examining the COMPANY CULTURE of various startups. So from September on, we present you an upgraded best of with even more stories, bigger names and greater variety.
Top News: Meeting Mr. Runtastic
In September’s news you loved meeting Mr. Runtastic in our exclusive interview. Cofounder, CEO and ‘brand face’ Florian Gschwandtner, who talked about success, 85M downloads, his priorities and even his workout routine. Refresh your memory here.
Top Profile: Goodwerp: On the startup merry-go-round
The most read profile of the month zoomed in on Valon Sopi, CEO of Kosovo-based Goodwerp, a solution for anyone who has to work in a team and bill clients. Sopi talked about his passion to facilitate teamwork and about the ups and downs of bootstrapping it in Kosovo. Take a look at the profile here.
Top Startup Pick: Cloud Your Car
For September’s Startup Pick, you liked Cloud Your Car, a Polish startup that enables you to use your car in the cloud. It’s not as dangerous as it sounds, though! The ambitious team developed a small hardware device, which can be attached to cars or even fleets and is combined with a system for monitoring and managing automotive resources. Find out more about the team here.
Top Investor Pick: Stephane Gantechev
Stephane Gantechev, most read Investor pick in September; Photo credit: LauncHub
As a new addition to our weekly formats we presented you the Investor Pick. The most popular in September was the article of Stephane Gantchev who is partner at the Bulgarian seed fund LAUNCHub Click here to meet him again.
Top Feature: Mission Possible: On the road with an Investor
Speaking of innovations, you also got to know a bunch of other brand new stories on inventures. In this month you were On The Road with Michael Schuster (Speedinvest) and Flaviar (read the story here), experienced the comeback of our How To with an overview about the details of EU Funding, you were able to meet famous Austrian film maker Ulrich Seidl in our Interview of the Month (revisit here) and learned about the Company Culture of Whatchado (see here).