As the regional technology leader, Hrvatski Telekom strongly supports the development of the startup community in our region and will participate as general sponsor in the upcoming Idea Knockout 2016, the most exciting regional competition of technology ideas, which will be held on Thursday, 29 September at Kino Europa (Europa Cinema) in Zagreb, starting at 10:00 h, with no admission charge for all visitors.
As many as 20 teams with fantastic technology ideas will cross their swords in knowledge, originality, and entrepreneurial talent competing for the main prize, a trip to Las Vegas for two team members to the world's largest new technology fair, the famous CES. Besides the travel cost, the winning team will also get an exhibition stand at CES 2017, which will be held in Las Vegas from 5 to 8 January 2017.
The Idea Knockout competition takes place for the third time, after last year's winner was Streaming Solutions, and two years ago DivIT with its Mash.me project. Hrvatski Telekom has been collaborating with both startups on various projects, and it will offer winners and best competitors of this year's competition an opportunity for development through its programmes. After their participation in the CES, both winning startups achieved global success, making numerous contacts and orders during their presentations to the global audience in Las Vegas.
The event plan has been published at www.ideaknockout.com, and the award ceremony will also take place on 1 October 2016 at 16:30 h at Kino Europa.