Thursday, 17 November 2022

Infobip Enters World of Fashion With Techno Hoodies

November the 17th, 2022 - Just when you thought the remarkable Croatian technology company Infobip had done everything, it turns its hand to fashion. Techno hoodies, to be more precise.

As Poslovni Dnevnik/Josipa Ban writes, many would assume that a successful combination of fashion and high technology is impossible, the two couldn't be more different, right? Wrong. Apparently. The Vodnjan-based Infobip has definitely made sure that technology has no limits, and also now that it can be combined with fashion. It recently presented its very own technologically advanced hoodies.

According to Infobip, these impressive techno hoodies were made in collaboration with IUTD Studios and a young Canadian designer with Croatian roots, Joshua Cirjak.

This leap into the world of street fashion for the most famous domestic cloud communication platform will certainly delight all lovers of hoodies, but at the same time disappoint them because the series is limited to only 300 pieces.

They decided on this move, they say from Infobip, because they want to strengthen their image among developers and in the wider technological community which is, rather surprisingly to many, somewhat dominated by hoodies of all things.

"Developers absolutely love hoodies, and almost every tech company has promotional items which belong to it. However, at Infobip we decided to make a limited edition fashion piece. In addition, we have added some advanced technology to the hoodies," said Ivan Burazin, a member of the Infobip Management Board for developer experience.

"Each hoodie also contains a special NFC chip that, when scanning it, gives the owner the possibility to own it in both of the parallel worlds in which we live - the physical one and the digital one," explained Joshua Cirjak, the creative director of IUTD Studios.

For more on Croatian companies and domestic creations, make sure to check out our dedicated business section.

Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Remarkable Croatian Company Infobip Enters Israeli Market

July the 20th, 2022 - The impressive Croatian company Infobip has entered yet another new market as part of another brave business move, this time in Israel.

As Poslovni Dnevnik/Darko Bicak writes, the Croatian company Infobip, which is now multinational has included Israel as a new destination in which they'll operate and employ new people, and now their global business network has more than 3,500 employees worldwide.

As was announced recently by the Croatian company Infobip itself, this cloud communication platform is only continuing with its ongoing and very enviable global growth.

The start of operations in Israel was announced by Infobip to the leading customer experience experts who gathered in the city of Tel Aviv to discuss the upcoming trends and challenges in the sector, and with this move, it is going to continue its strategy of having a truly global presence - after expanding into the Estonian market back in May, it is now actively recruiting in Israel as well.

Israel is one of the current technological leaders of the world, with more than 3,000 high-tech companies headquartered in the country. As many as 71 of them are listed on NASDAQ, which puts Israel in second place in terms of the number of companies on that American stock exchange, after the USA itself.

In Israel, the Croatian company Infobip will offer its users access to the market-leading CPaaS platform, enabling them to expand their communications across multiple channels and connect more strongly with their customers on a global scale.

"Israel is an important strategic market for Infobip thanks to it having the world's leading startup ecosystem, which totals more than 6,000 startups and about 80 unicorns. In our expansion into this new market, the support of the Israeli ambassador Ilan Mor, to whom we thank for his great help, was extremely important.

Numerous Israeli SaaS and cybersecurity platforms are exceeding expectations and are looking for a communication partner with a global perspective. With a reach in more than 200 countries around the world, our platform is the market leader and can help new and existing clients from Israel to strengthen ties with their own customers around the world," said Ivan Ostojic, a member of Infobip's Business Development Board. Growing companies based in Israel can now join Infobip's much talked about Startup Tribe programme, as well.

This is a very unusual programme that aims to bring together the most innovative startups from across the world and give them access to the tools needed to interact with their various clients on multiple communication channels.

“Through our Startup Tribe programme and our broad portfolio of scalable capabilities, we can support and partner with Israeli companies regardless of their stage of development. We're looking forward to being part of their journey and helping them communicate with their clients on a global level," added Ostojic.

Investments in the Israeli technology sector are continuously growing, which has resulted in a share of employees in high-tech companies of as much as 10 percent. Israel will be one of more than 70 countries in which the Croatian company Infobip is present, and where it will offer its leading CPaaS solutions.

Last week, Infobip announced that it had taken over the business technology portal Netokracija. The goal of this takeover, they explained, was to further strengthen the programming community through the creation of additional content designed for IT specialists.

For more, make sure to check out our dedicated business section.

Thursday, 14 July 2022

Vodnjan Company Infobip Now Taking Over Netokracija Magazine

July the 4th, 2022 - The remarkable Vodnjan company Infobip, otherwise Croatia's very first unicorn, is now taking over the Netokracija magazine in yet another step forward for its business.

As Poslovni Dnevnik/Josipa Ban writes, Infobip, the first Croatian unicorn, is taking over the business and technology magazine Netokracija, with which it has been cooperating for a long time, with the aim of strengthening the developer community and providing it with content intended for it, as well as further raising the value of IT in society as a whole.

Netokracija's team, headed by founder Ivan Brezak Brkan, will become part of the Vodnjan company Infobip's developer experience department led by Ivan Burazin.

It's worth looking at just how far Infobip has come, as it has well and truly broken the stereotypes placed on the majority of Croatian companies. Last year, Infobip took over Shift, the largest regional developer conference of which Netokracija has been a partner since the very beginning.

The plan is for Netokracija, as part of the wider Infobip Group, to continue operating through independent editorial with the potential to expand to other markets to continue positioning itself as a relevant media portal in the Republic of Croatia and in neighbouring Serbia with a stronger focus placed on the startup and developer scene.

For more, make sure to check out our dedicated business section.

Monday, 11 July 2022

Croatian Companies Infobip, Tehnix and Koncar Get Special Recognition

July the 11th, 2022 - The Croatian companies Infobip, Koncar and Tehnix received special recognition at the recently held 17th edition of the Croatian exporters' convention.

As Mladen Miletic/Poslovni Dnevnik writes, at the recently held 17th convention of Croatian exporters, in addition to awards in 19 different categories, awards were also given for achievements and contributions in the digital transformation and green transition of Croatian companies. This special award was given on the occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of the "Golden Key/Zlatni kljuc" award, and it was won by three companies: INFOBIP d.o.o., KONCAR - Elektricna vozila d.d. and TEHNIX d.o.o.

The Association of Croatian Exporters awarded awards to Croatian companies for their advanced and innovative new investments and technologies that contribute to higher production efficiency, lower electricity consumption, all of which should result in a reduction of CO2 emissions in the future.

It was pointed out from various associations in this field that they wanted to further affirm and improve production that reduces the CO2 footprint. Tehnix was founded back in 1992 as a small family business with only a few employees. During its 30 years of existence, it has become the leading eco industry in Europe and the world. Tehnix has representative offices throughout Europe, and in addition to the parent company in Donji Kraljevac, Tehnix has a factory in neighbouring Serbia.

The company is organised, equipped and applies ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 business systems, and more than 500 full-time employees work there with their subcontractors, they have an impressive 60 of their own patents and innovations, and more than 350 of their own products have been placed on the Croatian and global markets. All of the above rightly places Tehnix among the most successful Croatian companies.

"Since its foundation in the early 1990s, Tehnix has grown from a small family business into a leading eco industry on the world map. The business goal of Tehnix is ​​to develop and produce the best technologies that achieve sustainable development and a circular economy. We've developed and manufacture more than 300 machines and equipment for the environment, owing to which we've received a hundred international recognitions and awards. We've also developed the best MO-BO-TO technology for waste recycling, and by applying our technology, municipal waste becomes an economic and energy resource.

With the proper industrial recycling of mixed municipal waste, we obtain 8 new types of raw materials, we also produce eco compost and RDF fuel. MO-BO-TO is the technology of the future that achieves a circular economy and continues sustainable development. We've developed and manufacture special plants for the ecological purification of sanitary municipal water," stated the company's president, Djuro Horvat.

When it comes to the other winning Croatian companies, the main activity of the company Koncar – Elektricna vozila d.d. is the development, production, modernisation and maintenance of rail vehicles and equipment for rail vehicles.

"The key strength of Koncar lies in the fact that our products are the result of many years of continuous development within the companies of the wider Koncar Group's umbrella, which gives us flexibility in adapting to specific customer requirements. Our products comply with the requirements of applicable standards in the field of rail vehicles and their equipment. The lines of our DMV and EMV trains are also certified according to TSI standards, which enables their formal application in different EU member states.

The continuous development of new solutions and products is what we're primarily determined to focus on, and through the application of our own research and development potential, as well as partnership and synergy, we successfully come up with new products and services based on our knowledge. We offer our customers a complete product according to their specific requirements and needs. Following the guidelines on green and digital mass passenger transport, we're now working on the development and application of new solutions for rail vehicles with the use of standby energy that will replace vehicles powered by diesel fuel in the future,'' they stated from Koncar.

The remarkable Vodnjan-based company Infobip, as a global IT and telecommunications company that provides mobile communication services in the cloud for business users, is one of the two Croatian unicorns representing the concept of most absolute success in the demanding business world.

Their ever-increasing list of clients includes social media platforms, internet companies, mobile messaging applications (apps), banks, marketing agencies, corporations, and the list just goes on and on.

Infobip's campus

In addition to its huge contribution and success in implementing the digital transformation, Infobip proved itself once again this year by opening its new campus and the largest innovation centre in the world, Alpha Centauri, which spans a huge area of ​​20,000 square metres here in Zagreb.

"The campus follows global trends, meaning that great emphasis has been placed on green details and sustainability. The campus building itself has an A+ energy class, and the surrounding underground water is used for cooling and heating the working rooms, which results in lower electricity consumption,'' they stated from Infobip.

For more on Croatian companies, make sure to check out Made in Croatia.

Friday, 24 June 2022

6th ACAP Conference in New York: Silvio Kutić Announces Further Growth of Infobip in US

June 24, 2022 - The sixth annual conference of the Association of Croatian-American Professionals (ACAP) in New York gave the opportunity to the leading Croatian entrepreneurs to present their successful companies and projects to representatives of global investment companies.

The co-founder and CEO of InfobipSilvio Kutić, in a fireside chat with Iva Vukina, managing director in Goldman Sachs, told the inspiring story of a company that grew from a Vodnjan startup into the first Croatian unicorn. 

"Croats who are part of the US technological and financial community are not sufficiently familiar with the domestic entrepreneurial scene. That is why such events and informal socializing are important in order to get acquainted with the numerous opportunities that we have been developing in Croatia. Infobip has been present in the US market for a long time, and our plan is to further grow and take the lead, which is why it is important for us to further meet customers and expand the network of contacts - said Silvio Kutić, CEO and co-founder of Infobip. 

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The annual ACAP conference entitled ‘AN EVOLVING MINDSET: Innovation, Collaboration & Sustainability’ was also attended by a large number of domestic startups whose projects have attracted significant interest from potential investors.  - It is great that a lot of Croatian startups that have global potential are present at ACAP conference. This is an ideal opportunity to introduce ourselves to the American market and our expatriates who are active and want to boost the domestic tech sector. I believe that an important goal for all of us should be to connect domestic startups with global venture capital funds that can help them further expand in the US market - added Nikola Pavešić, director of startup ecosystem at Infobip and project manager of Startup Tribe. Infobip's Startup Tribe program provides startups with product, logistics, and mentoring support, opening the door to faster development through its network in the USA, but also in other markets in which they operate. 

Wednesday, 8 June 2022

Croatian Unicorns in New York: Rimac, Infobip Headlining ACAP Conference

June 8, 2022 - New York is the destination for two Croatian Unicorns and many other rising stars from Croatia for the 6th ACAP (Association of Croatian American Professionals) conference.

Looking to see the very best Croatian talent on display? New York is the place to be next week for the 6th ACAP conference, which kicks off on June 16, with a star-studded cast. 

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How nice it is to open with the sentence - Two Croatian Unicorns will be among the keynote speakers at the event in New York. 

Both Mate Rimac, CEO of Rimac Bugatti, and Silvio Kutic, CEO of Infobip, will be among the speakers. Impressive as this is, what I find even more exciting is the sheer depth of talent of other participants. If you want to see a snapshot of the people driving real change in Croatia and beyond, this is the conference for you. 

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The Association of Croatian American Professionals has done an excellent job in recent years bringing the 1.2 million Croatian American diaspora closer to the Homeland, with a particular emphasis on business and medical tourism. The annual conference is an excellent opportunity to showcase Croatian talent, as well as networking. You can see a full list of speakers here (as well as register).

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Additional key speakers include Robert Herjavec of Shark Tank fame, Pete Radovich, Senior Creative Director, VP Production at CBS Sports, Emil Tedeschi, CEO of Atlantic Grupa, Dubravko Lakos Bujas, Chief Equity Strategist at JP Morgan, Marko Ratesic, COO of Americas Financial and Strategic Investors Group, Goldman Sachs, Jasmine Golubic, Senior Director Automotive Marketing, SiriusXM, Kreso Marusic, Managing Director of Bridgewater Associates, and Maja Vujinovc, Managing Director of OGroupLLC. 

The proposed program, which is subject to change, can be found below, but please check the link above for the latest information and schedule.

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For more news and views from the Croatian diaspora, check out the dedicated TCN section.  

 

 

 

Thursday, 2 June 2022

British Officials Visit Infobip Campus In Zagreb

ZAGREB, 2 June 2022 - British Minister of State for Europe and North America James Cleverly visited Infobip's Alpha Centauri Campus in Zagreb on Wednesday and talked about the presence of that global communication platform from Croatia in the UK, the Infobip IT company said on Thursday. 

A press release notes that Cleverly was accompanied by British Ambassador to Croatia Simon Thomas during the visit.

Infobip has almost 400 clients on the British market and it has two offices in London with just over one hundred employees.

During the meeting, emphasis was placed on the potential to use Infobip's solutions in the public sector.

It's really great to see how Infobip, once a small startup, has grown into a unicorn and is expanding its footprint in the UK, Cleverly said as carried in the press release.

The merging of British and Croatian tech and business expertise is one of the indicators of strong ties between the two countries, he underscored.

The UK is known for many successful companies and today is home to 100 unicorn companies. Thanks to the developed system of innovations, many companies choose them to do business, and they are also known for their large pool of talent - as many as four of the 10 best universities in the world are located in the UK, the press release adds.

Co-founder and CEO of Infobip Silvio Kutić said Infobip has been present in Great Britain since 2012. "To date, ten years later, we have left a significant mark. In addition to a large number of clients, we partner with nine global technology companies, and British startups are present in our Startup Tribe programme. We see a lot of room for continued growth there", underscored Kutić.

Infobip presented its Alpha Centauri campus in Zagreb to the public at the beginning of April, while experts at their largest innovation centre in the world are working on the further development of the cloud communication platform. 

The company is continuing to grow and develop its business, while its leadership position in the CPaaS segment was recently confirmed in a report by Omdia, an analytical and consulting firm specializing in the media, technology and telecommunications industries.

Infobip began as a small startup company from Vodnjan in Istria, and today, with 16 years of experience in the IT industry, it employs more than 3,500 people globally and operates on six continents through more than 70 offices.

 

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Monday, 2 May 2022

Colombian-Croatian Startup Minka Gets Enormous Investment

May the 2nd, 2022 - The Colombian-Croatian startup Minka, the head of which is a former ''Infobiper'' from the wildly successful Vodnjan-based company, has recently received a huge cash injection.

As Jutarnji/Novac/Bernard Ivezic writes, new startups have already started emerging from the rather remarkable company Infobip. A good example is the Colombian-Croatian startup Minka, a fintech company which has just raised a huge 24 million US dollars in investments from two major investors, Tiger Global Management and Kaszek. In total, Minka has received 27.5 million dollars in investments so far.

Tiger Global Management is otherwise one of the largest and most active investors in startups. The assets of this American investment company are estimated at over 95 billion dollars, and its founder is New York billionaire Chase Coleman III. Kaszek, on the other hand, is the largest investment company in all of Latin America.

The Colombian-Croatian startup Mika is developing software to modernise the banking system. Its product is a cloud platform which bears the same name (Minka), and which functions like Lego bricks and enables the fast development of applications such as mobile wallets, loyalty programmes, clearing house settlement systems, and various types of infrastructure for central banks and digital banks themselves.

The Colombian-Croatian startup Minka allows both citizens and companies to exchange money between their bank accounts instantly, which, even here in Croatia, isn't yet a widespread standard.

Infobip as a starting point

In the background of Minka lies the much talked about blockchain technology, so its investment is also the largest in a blockchain startup from Croatian founders. Minka's partners are respectable, giant companies such as Google and Mastercard, and the latter is also its investor. Minka was jointly launched by Croatian Domagoj Rozic and Colombian Paola Sanchez. Rozic is the executive director, and Sanchez, who has extensive experience in finance, is the chief operative.

Domagoj Rozic was Infobip's main man for Latin America for almost three years, more precisely from 2013 to 2016. He ran a very important Infobip office in Colombia. He completed his education at MIOC, ie XV. Gymnasium in Zagreb, and then went on to study and graduate in computer science at FER. He started his career as an IT manager in the Control Bureau, then he was a training manager in the IT Centre Zagreb, a project manager in Adacta, and just before leaving for Colombia, he became a partner in Cognita.

He initially left Croatia back in 2011 when he took over the leading position of the British branch of the risk assessment company Drum Cussaca in Bogota. Two and a half years later, he moved to the local branch of Infobip, which us the first Croatian unicorn startup today. He started at Minka at the end of 2016, and the company formally introduces itself as a startup from Bogota, but is legally registered as a company in Delaware, USA.

The entire development of technology, as well as products for the Colombian-Croatian startup Minka, takes place right here in Croatia. Formally, back in February this year, Rozic even registered the company Minka IT in Zavrtnica in the centre of the City of Zagreb, as a subsidiary of its American parent company. There is a support and sales team in Bogota, Colombia. The startup has a total of 30 employees.

Google has nothing but praise for this company 

Google Cloud states that the Colombian-Croatian startup Minka is a platform that allows financial institutions to quickly move to so-called open banking, claiming that through Minka, digital financial services can be developed in mere days, not years. Google Cloud itself states that the whole solution can be upgraded within 10 minutes and then live testing can begin within a single day. These are very bold statements from Google, because the development of financial applications is usually measured in months and years, which only goes to show the level that Minka has reached.

The Colombian-Croatian startup Minka, on the other hand, says they want to become an open banking standard for cash-based economies.

''In most such economies, payment and infrastructure is mostly focused on credit card processing, and most transactions take place through clearing houses and cash agents that use what are now rather outdated concepts. The development of new interfaces takes months and years and forces fintechs to spend most of their resources on overcoming this obstacle. In addition, the payment system in such economies is largely fragmented. Minka simplifies everything,'' they explained from the Colombian-Croatian startup.

The largest open banking project in all of Latin America

As an example of what this form of modernisation looks like, Domagoj Rozic pointed out the Colombian clearing house ACH Columbia, with which they realised the Transifiya project in partnership. The largest banks in Colombia are connected to it, and this new settlement system, which uses Minika's technology in the background, now allows access to up to 80 percent of Colombia's bank accounts. This means that thanks to Minka, almost all Colombians can send money from account to account in real time, without waiting for the clearing house, for example, to transfer funds between banks twice a day on weekdays.

''This is the largest open banking project in Latin America,'' Rozic said.

Here in the Republic of Croatia, the counterpart of ACH Columbia would be the Financial Agency (Fina). Across the EU, a similar initiative, but through regulations, is being pushed by the European Commission (EC). The EC has adopted the PSD2 standard, which forces European Union-based financial institutions to evolve towards open banking. This opened the space for an explosion of different Croatian fintechs, as well as for the entry of some great foreign players.

In Europe, most work is being done on standardisation in this area within associations such as Open Banking UK and the Berlin Group, and in Croatia, recently more and more startups like Minka are exploring the opportunities they have gained and offering some brand new services - not only financial ones but also, for example, identity and digital signing services.

Finance as the first association

For Croatian startups, Colombia is a pretty decent place. Although the country itself has a reputation for a completely different industry and for being a politically very turbulent region, for Croatian startups, this South American country is best known for its financial industry. Infobip has built a strong presence over in Latin America thanks in large part to its Bogota branch. However, it should be remembered that the second Croatian unicorn, the Rimac Group, found its first investor in Colombia, at a time when no one in Croatia wanted to invest in Mate Rimac's business and barely even gave him a second glance.

Bogota’s business angel, Franck Christian Kanayet Yepes, despite the entry of major investors into Rimac’s business over the past few years, has remained active within the group and is today chairman of its supervisory board.

For more, make sure to check out our dedicated business section.

Thursday, 14 April 2022

Alpha Centauri in Zagreb: Infobip Presents Brand New Innovation Center

April 14, 2022 - Infobip presented its new innovation center, the Alpha Centauri campus, which has firmly placed Zagreb and Croatia at the forefront of the technology industry in this part of Europe.

“At Infobip, we are committed to developing the entire technology community in Croatia, and we are doing this on three levels. The first is the development and innovation led by our employees in Croatia and worldwide. The second is to place Croatia at the center of the development community in this part of Europe through Infobip Shift. And third, we provide knowledge and open the doors of the global market to domestic startups through our Startup Tribe program. Croatia has top talents, and we are delighted that we can help realize their potential with our actions," said Silvio Kutić, co-founder and CEO of Infobip.

The new campus covers 11,900 square meters of indoor and 5,100 square meters of open space. It is unique in that, in addition to modernly designed spaces for work and education, it also has accommodation units that can accommodate employees and guests from other company offices worldwide. Exchanging knowledge and experience within the company and cooperation with the largest technology companies around the world whose experts will regularly come to campus are the backbone of Infobip's work. The campus can accommodate over 800 employees, offering them the best working conditions in a state-of-the-art environment.

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The Alpha Centauri campus was developed by architectural teams from 3LHD and Fabrika, and the value of the investment exceeds HRK 150 million. The campus encourages communication between different teams and an agile work methodology with its space design concept. It is spread over eight floors with three floors of office space, a public floor with a restaurant and conference hall, and three floors with accommodation, including a recreation hall, squash court, and a common lounge area.

“Alpha Centauri is our new home of creative and engineering excellence, in the creation of which we have invested a lot of effort, the best experiences we have gathered around the world, but also a lot of positive energy. At Infobip, we believe that disruption in the global market is only possible through innovation, and creating innovation requires more than just the usual workspace. We believe that this outstanding campus will further inspire the research spirit we nurture at Infobip. Alpha Centauri represents the evolution of our first campus in Vodnjan, Pangea, which was an important turning point for the accelerated development of our business and development," adds Silvio Kutić.

All employees and guests of Alpha Centauri have the right to use all campus resources for free, and special attention is paid to a healthy diet, so fresh and balanced food is prepared daily through about 20 meals per week. For breakfast, lunch, and healthy snacks, groceries are procured from local family farms.

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Infobip Alpha Centauri is one of the most modern office buildings in this part of Europe. The campus covers an area of ​​about 20,000 square meters. Currently, about 8 thousand m2 are used, while some land is left to construct the same or similar facility in the future. The campus was built by 35 companies, and over 1,700 individual tasks had to be completed. More than 1,200 drafts were made, and 5,000 photographs were taken. The design itself took a year and three months, and the construction process took a year and nine months until the use permit.

Spaces for socializing with employees are an essential aspect of the campus, so the rooftop garden and terrace cover 1,700 m2, with 100 seats in a green environment. The use of glass as a material for the structural facade resulted in significant natural light in the central space and atrium.

The campus follows global trends, so great emphasis is placed on green details and sustainability. The campus building itself is A + energy class, and the surrounding groundwater is used for cooling and heating the working premises, which results in lower electricity consumption. A ‘green façade’ surrounds the outer element of the campus and provides more sun in winter and protection from too much sun in summer.

For more, check out our lifestyle section.

Tuesday, 12 April 2022

Startup Challenge by Green Future Conference in Split: Sign Up, Pitch, and Win!

April 12, 2022 - The Green Future Conference will be held on 9 and 10 June in Split. More than 30 Croatian and international speakers will cover the topic of green transition in the context of business, technology, finance, energy, environmental protection, public policies, e-mobility, and many other industries.  

The Conference is supported by the two largest Croatian technology companies, Rimac Group and Infobip, and sponsored by OTP Bank, A1, and Bosch (gold sponsors) as well as Daikin, Ernst & Young, Končar, Schneider Electric, and Professio energia.

In addition to numerous talks and panels, on the zero-day of the conference, i.e. 8 June, there will be a Challenge Day for 20 shortlisted startups. Startups shortlisted by an expert panel will have a unique opportunity to pitch their ideas, receive advice from mentors and so further hone their ideas before pitching them officially on the Green Future Conference stage on 9 and 10 June. Just as importantly, the startups will be given the opportunity to participate in exclusive workshops organized by Infobip and Business Psychology Lab, and the Department of Science and Innovation of the University of Split. 

The startup voted best by the expert panel will receive a prize of USD 10,000. There is another prize pool of USD 50,000 - Green Communication Awards - to be awarded in Infobip services, namely USD 25,000 for 1st place, USD 15,000 for 2nd place, and USD 10,000 for 3rd place. 

The startups can apply by 5 May 2022. Click here to apply. The startups that make the shortlist will be notified by 15 May.

"Croatia already hosts one of the leading developer conferences in Southeast Europe - Infobip Shift. I’m glad that the country has established another well-designed platform for exchanging ideas - a place where young developers and all those who are already developing ideas for green and digital solutions get the opportunity to learn, advance, and network early on in their careers.  I invite all emerging companies, as well as individuals, to apply for the Startup Challenge showcase their competencies, and win valuable prizes," said Ivan Burazin, member of the Infobip Board, founder of Shift Conference, and member of the Startup Challenge panel.

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Startup Challenge of the Green Future Conference is also supported by GBC HUB, a partner of Infobip Startup Tribe and an association of over 20 green startups run by Marko Brkljačić, who will be on the Startup Challenge panel. 

"The Green Future Conference is an amazing event, and the Startup Challenge is a great opportunity to pitch and hone good ideas. We are pleased to see Infobip support and take part in it because its Startup Tribe gathers green startups that I believe will not miss the opportunity to apply for the Startup Challenge of the Green Future Conference," said Nikola Pavešić, manager of Infobip’s Startup Tribe department.

The latest information relating to the Green Future Conference and Startup Challenge will be published on the official website of the Conference. 

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