This year’s Seedcamp Week had the highest yet concentration of startups from Central and Eastern Europe. What an exciting observation to report in the first article on Eastist!
Over the coming weeks we will bring you more in-depth profiles of these companies, but for now, here is an overview:
Campalyst (Estonia / Lithuania / Finland) – Social analytics software that helps companies measure the real ROI (up to the actual purchase) of their social network campaigns.
FarmerOn (Croatia) – FarmerOn helps farmers analyze their performance metrics and collaborate with other farmers. While they weren’t one of the three original winners of Seedcamp Week, in a surprise move, GrabCAD announced they would like to give their prize of 25,000 to FarmerOn.
GrabCAD (Estonia / USA) – On of the event winners, GrabCAD is a community and marketplace that connects companies and CAD engineers.
Oust.me (Slovenia) – A geo-location game that connects various existing location services into a strategic social game.
Sportlyzer (Estonia) – A social online workout application complete with a digital coach and training plans.
Vox.io (Slovenia) – Also one of the winners, a service that lets people make free phone and video calls straight from their website as well as share call-back links.
Zin.gl (USA / Belgium / Russia) – An online dating site.
In a bit of an ironic twist, both of the winners from the list above moved their offices to the US at some point this year. Vox.io moved to San Francisco and GrabCAD to Boston. The Eastist team is curious to hear them talk about the pros and cons of this decision.
It’s nice to hear that Seedcamp’s mission to foster technology business in Europe specifically seeks to include countries further to the East. As its founder Saul Klein expressed to Forbes: “Some of these Eastern European startups are mostly invisible to Mayfair, and totally invisible to Sand Hill Road.” It is exciting to see that there is a rising movement to change that.