Innovative companies from Central & Eastern Europe have a chance to get 1M EUR & over 200k EUR for business tools in CEE Startup Challenge by Vestbee Innovative startups and scaleups from CEE have a chance to win 1 Million Euro investment from Next Road Ventures and over 200 000 EUR in many valuable prizes in the CEE Startup Challenge, the biggest online competition for regional fundraising startups and scaleups, organized by Vestbee, the leading matchmaking platform for startups, VC funds, accelerators and corporates. The shortlisted startups will present their businesses to many recognizable VC funds and corporates such as EIT InnoEnergy, Credo Ventures, 212, OTB Ventures, Eleven Ventures, Elevator Ventures, OXO Holdings, PKO VC, Uniqa Ventures, EIT Urban Mobility,Continue Reading

Prague, Czech Republic – 18 March 2022 – A humanitarian mission launched within 24 hours of the conflict breaking out in Ukraine is delivering thousands of boxes of essential items to residents and collecting refugees at the Ukraine/Poland border to bring them to safety in the Czech Republic, Poland and Switzerland.   Freedom Boxes has been created by Stuart Watkins, who also owns software company Zenoo which is based in Prague. When the conflict began, Stuart, his family, and his team set about to do something to deliver help and provide hope to those affected by the invasion. With Freedom Boxes, the team has created an immediate way to directly help those in need.  The team is made up of peopleContinue Reading

Starting a business can be extremely exciting, but it can also be scary. You will be placing your life on the line, so to say. If you are successful, you will be able to pay for your bills, such as housing, food, and utilities. If not, you may be living out of your car. One thing is for sure, startups take time, and lots of effort. There are a few things that you can do to ensure success, so let’s take a peek at them. · Plan-You must have a good business plan built. There are some online templates that you can use if you plan to tackle the task yourself. You can also find a professional in your areaContinue Reading

Grow your B2B startup with this regional scholarship program The V4 Startup Force is helping participants expand their businesses in the Visegrad region. Startups getting into the selection camp can already gain useful knowledge and contacts, but the 4 finalists will be able to attend business meetings in all 4 countries and receive significant scholarships. Apply for the spring semester of the V4 SUF until 8 April. Do you have a B2B startup and a plan to expand in the Visegrad countries? Would you like to have business meetings with small and medium-sized businesses, or even large corporations? Would you develop your business with helpful workshops and mentoring? Or get into a community where you can meet potential, like-minded partnersContinue Reading

VC investments in CEE exceeded €5.4B in 2021 according to Vestbee Report: VC Transactions In CEE  Vestbee, the leading matchmaking platform and community for startups, VC funds, accelerators, and corporates in Central & Eastern Europe, has just published VC Transactions In CEE Report – 2021. According to the report, the disclosed number of investments in the CEE region in 2021 reached over 1000 and exceeded €5.4B in total funding. What’s worth noticing, compared to the previous year, 2020, the total amount of investments (YoY) was doubled. In recent years, the CEE region experienced record-breaking growth in venture capital investments attracting more and more VC funds investing across Europe, notably from Western Europe and the United States. – underlines Ewa Chronowa,Continue Reading

Grünwald, 24.02.2022 – KGAL Investment Management GmbH & Co. KG has acquired the Charles Square Center in Prague, which includes offices, retail, restaurants and healthcare space, on behalf of a pan-European fund. The city centre property with a total of almost 20,000 square metres of leasable space has a roster of international, renowned tenants. The seller was Commerz Real. Prague is the cultural centre of the Czech Republic and, according to a recent survey by a leading international travel magazine, the “most beautiful city in the world”. Above all, Prague is also the economic centre of the country; the capital contributes a quarter of the national economic output. The Czech Republic is also notably the country with the lowest unemploymentContinue Reading

Top child friendly cities for holidays revealed by OVO Network data Prague has been named the best city due to the city’s access to water and amusement parks. There are 15 per 1,000,000 residents and tourists, second to none in Europe. The average for European cities in the study is just 3, that’s a 500% difference in Prague’s favour. The Czech capital also ranks in first place for access to museums with no other country having more per 1,000,000 residents and tourists. More than Paris, Amsterdam, Milan and Berlin. There are 280 in the city, per capita, with other cities around Europe averaging 97. Prague also has some of the safest streets in Europe. The city’s crime index is 24,Continue Reading

· Lomond Corporate Relations will specialise in strategic consultancy in integrated Corporate Communications and Public Affairs · The managing partners are Grayling’s former leaders for continental Europe · The management team will work closely with an international senior advisory board, including Lord Peter Chadlington 23rd February 2022 – Two of Grayling’s former European directors have formed Lomond Corporate Relations, a consultancy that will specialise in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs. Issues relating to regulatory changes in Europe will be a particular focus. The headquarters of the new company will be in Prague, but the consulting team will service clients from all over Europe. Lomond’s founding partners are Jan Šimůnek and Ben Petter, formerly the continental European CEO and COO forContinue Reading

A Benedictine monastery called Emmaus has been standing on a hill overlooking the city of Prague since 1348. Around the same time that the Black Death came to its doors, so did a mysterious book. The monk who delivered it said that if someone inquires as to its existence, it must be denied. If someone were to learn of its contents, that person must be killed. The Holy Roman Church could be undone by its secrets. Hidden in the monastery by an elderly translator, and lost after his death, the book has long been the subject of searches…first by two young monks in 1373, then by the Nazis in 1944, and finally by a beautiful professor and her graduate assistantContinue Reading

ASBISc Enterprises Plc and Transatel have teamed up to integrate the Perenio IoT Router Elegance with worldwide LTE/5G services, enabling enterprises to provide simple, secure and scalable connectivity experience for employees working remotely. With distributed workforce set to become the new normal, enterprises are now expected to provide secure, simple, and mobile connectivity solutions to their employees who are working from remote locations. ASBIS group and Transatel cooperation came about solving this new challenge and increasing remote workforces’ performances with optimal connectivity anywhere. Together, they developed a solution that is: – Resilient: A reliable solution designed for no downtime, with failover from ethernet to cellular – Secure: secure data transmissions and application of confidence policy rules – Scalable: unique integrationContinue Reading