IIDV Startup Pitching Competition Winner NeoSound about the project and plans for the future
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    Belarusian startup NeoSound recently became the first winner of International Investor Day Startup Pitching Competition that took place on 19th of March in Vilnius. NeoSound team impressed everyone with the voice recognition technology implemented in their application and worthily took the first prize of €2000 in cash. VCEE Startups had an exciting interview with NeoSound and learned more about the bright Belarusian startup. How many people do stand behind NeoSound? Please, tell more about the team and the initial idea of creating the app.      Our core team consists of 5 people and hopefully we will continue…

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Europe heads up the world tech
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    Silicon Valley has been a globally recognized leader in tech development and a key trendsetter in the latest years. Meanwhile, European hubs have been trying hard to catch up with the American competitors. And now the international experts talk about a negative valuation trend occurring among the US companies: valuations of several fast-developing tech firms have notably decreased. This can also be seen in a Downround Tracker prepared by CB Insights and analyzing unicorns that recently failed, where more than 80% of the listed startups originate in the US. Surprisingly, this negative wave hasn’t yet spread on to…

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Welltrado will help you make the right investment decision
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Fintech industry is booming today and you even don’t have to be actually involved in finance or banking activitites in order to notice that. Everywhere people get more and more opportunities to manage their money and other financial assets literally from a distance. On top of that, we see a number of quality platforms, providing such innovative services to their clients as financial education, consulting and investment assistance – yes, now even online. Not to mention all those payment platforms and alternative stock exchanges. Interestingly, most of such fintech solutions rise from startup projects. Welltrado is one of the promising…

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International Investor Day Vilnius builds unique platform for CEE ecosystem development
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  On 19th of March VCEE Startups laid the foundation for the development of CEE startup ecosystem within the project International Investor Day. For a number of reasons, Vilnius was chosen to be the venue: one of the fastest developing CEE hubs, a big pool of startups and growing funds, home for numerous tech developers and simply a nice city to spend a day or two. On Saturday International Investor Day Vilnius gathered more than 300 attendees in RadissonBluHotelLietuvaCongressCenter. The event brought a truly international audience to the city, where the local community got the great opportunity of productive networking:…

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Innovation is a key pillar of Deloitte strategy
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It has always been pretty interesting how big corporations impact innovation growth and build all sorts of business connections with smaller ventures and today even startups in order to encourage progress. VCEE Startups had a great chance to learn more about the work of one of the “Big Four” largest international professional services network companies – Deloitte. Tomas Davidonis, head of the legal practice in Tax & Legal Department at Deloitte Lithuania, shares some of the company innovative expertise. How does the innovative part of the company look like: any foregoing examples how Deloitte differs significantly and advantageously on today’s…

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10 travel hacks for European startup conferences
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by Pavel Curda @eu-startups.com Meeting business partners, new interesting people, learning about trends, sharing your knowledge and ideas, having  fun at offsite events, meeting locals, discovering new places. Make sure to get the most out of your business trips. Here are 10 tips that might be helpful: 1. Pick the right events which are relevant to your business. Remember that time spent networking means time not spent building your product. Striking a balance between the two is important. Learn who else will be attending the event and start networking one or two weeks prior to event. Remember to do follow-ups. Focus on meeting people…

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5 Czech startups to look out for in 2016
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by Pavel Curda @eu-startups.com The Czech Republic is known for a solid infrastructure, a highly educated and skilled workforce, and relatively low wage costs. No wonder that many interesting companies were born here – GoodData, AVG, Avast, Apiary to name a few. In the beginning of this year, we took a close look at the Czech startup scene and created a list of five promising startups to watch in 2016. Here it is: 1. TeskaLabs helps enterprises to build and operate Mobile and IoT Application safely. TeskaLabs was founded in 2014 by Ales Teska and Vladimira Teskova, highly experienced in enterprise mobility and network…

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Ukrainian startup wins 500K from lastminute.com group CEO Fabio Cannavale
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     Last week VCEE Startups attended the brightest international startup event – Seedstars Summit in Lausanne, Switzerland! We are happy to announce one of the global startup battle winners from CEE – Ukrainian TRIPMYDREAM. The project was nominated the Best Travel Startup of Seedstars World 2015 and awarded $500 000. The award was given by an equity investor lastminute.com group, one of the largest European online travel vendors and the top industry leader. Andrey Burenok and Taras Polischuk agreed to tell us more about their startup TRIPMYDREAM just before the jury made the legendary choice. So what is TRIPMYDREAM?…

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Venture Day Minsk
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Minsk gathers top startups and international investors from whole Eastern Europe on Venture Day! The event promises a good networking and exciting activity program covering the latest tech trends. Do not miss the opportunity to meet the representatives of top Belarusian business community and potential partners from the CEE region. Plus the organizers are planning a pre-event and a hackathon dedicated to Cleantech&Health.

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