A Bit of Berlin in Slovakia

Babbling VC

Being that I am from Slovakia and was just there for the Slovak Startup Awards , there is no way that this post could be considered impartial. This is one hell of a biased post so let me get that out of the way right off the bat. But so be it. . Having spent the past 2,5 days in Bratislava to attend the awards show as a jury member, I had the opportunity to get around a bit in town.mostly for meetings. Nevertheless, I had some coffee and food at Foxford and Urban.

Startuppers.org – A Community Of Upstarts

YoungUpstarts

Created by Bratislava, Slovakia-based Marek Novotny, it’s meant to help plug a gap he saw in the ecosystem. Resources Slovakia social network startup community startup ecosystem Startup Weekend startups

Finally! A Slovak Story

Babbling VC

Most people at this point know that I am originally from Slovakia. I basically chose almost from the point where I moved to Europe back in the 90's to figure out a way to "work" in Slovakia. . So much has happened over the years in Slovakia.

Finally! A Slovak Story

Babbling VC

Most people at this point know that I am originally from Slovakia. I basically chose almost from the point where I moved to Europe back in the 90's to figure out a way to "work" in Slovakia. . So much has happened over the years in Slovakia.

Insights into the CEE Venture Market

Babbling VC

Additonally, all the sponsors spoke on stage about what they are doing in the CEE region and I moderated a panel of investors and an entrepreneur from Slovakia. The final keynote was the Minister of Economics from Slovakia, Dr. Juraj Miskov, who unfortunately was the only participant to speak in Slovak instead of English. I was recently asked to moderate the Slovak Start-Up Awards in Bratislava, which I gladly agreed to do.

Real Time Bidding In The European Market

YoungUpstarts

The major winners in the RTB trend report for Q3, published by Adform are countries which just have lately discovered the RTB market as a new way of advertising online, notably Slovakia have a market growth of 1400% and Portugal a growth of around 1200%. by Frank Vitetta.

Generate and Transformify: Umbrella Solutions to Help Businesses Hire Top Talent Worldwide

Transformify

London, 18.08.2018. Transformify Recruitment CRM and Generate FS have joined forces to help employers hire top talent worldwide.

The Disposable PhD | The Economist

Campus Entrepreneurship

PhD production sped up most dramatically in Mexico, Portugal, Italy and Slovakia. Interesting piece on the ‘economics’ of PhD education/production/labor from the Economist Magazine (h/t Joshua Kim @ Inside Higher Ed). Lots of good information. In my mind it highlights to person utility that is wrapped up in the quest for a PhD. For most of history even a first degree at a university was the privilege of a rich few, and many academic staff did not hold doctorates.