1 Headliners You can Grab a Beer With
Design Rockstar at Google VenturesCreative director of the Legendary Digg.com US
Techstars helps startup teams on both sides of the Atlantic USA
Lead SingerProgram Manager, Techstars
Rockstar Founder at AwayfindFounder of Awayfind and rockstar 500 Startups mentor US
Carlos Eduardo Espinal
Europe’s Top Startup Accelerator according to Techcrunch UK
Lead Acoustic GuitarPartner at Seedcamp
Startup groupie Investor at ElevenCo-foundedstartup Regeldit.nl in Amsterdam, now looks for great regional startups. Bulgaria
Co-founder of WhoAPIChanging the domaining platform world Croatia
Alejandro “Alex” Barrera
Rockstar Startup MentorFounder of Press42, Co-Founded Teutan Valley Spain
European Editor at The Next WebBlogging about Startups is a Must for Him Belgium
Founder of ShoutEmThe Most Stubborn Startup in Southeastern Europe Croatia / US
Head of EMEA Developer Network, PaypalHelping Paypal help developers rock! UK
Business Accounts Manager for EMEA, EvernoteAll around productivity is easier with Evernote UK
Founder of How to WebRomania
Co-founder of SEEICT and TruckTrackSerbia
Ivan Brezak Brkan
Founder of Netokracija/Netocratic and your hostCroatia
CEO of rockin' music ecosystem startup Rushmore.fmServes as Global Head of Online Marketing for Richard Branson's Virgin Group UK
An Awesome Angel InvestorFounded Mimovrste, one of the Most Successful Regional Ecommerce Companies Slovenia
Founder of Newscurve and VivvoFirst large Serbian tech startup exit! Serbia
Head of PR, PreziRedefining public relations in the startup world US
Managing Director, RSG CapitalInvesting in southeastern European startups like a Pro Slovenia
Co-founder & CEO, iStudioThe largest social media agency in Southeastern Europe Croatia
2 What Kind of Startup Conference Starts at 12am?!
Don’t be fooled. We’re not your mentor’s startup conference. RockPaperStartups will not only be awesome - it will be fun as the best rock concert you’ve been to! The program starts a bit later each day so you can sleep in, have breakfast, enjoy the sun and maybe even have an early swim. It also goes on later after which we have not just our own late night afterparties but also awesome concerts provided by our friends at the Republika creative festival, makers of the Share by Night program and the EXIT festival!
3 You Haven’t Seen These Crazy Eastern European Rockstar Startups!
Everyone knows about Rovio and Soundcloud, but how many of you know about the biggest startups in Croatia, Serbia or Bulgaria? Or the maker of the world’s largest football web game, Nordeus, from Serbia? What about the 2 Croatian startups that Dave McClure invested in, Farmeron and WhoAPI? Damn, you need to come to RockPaperStartups and discover the crazy, bootstrapped world of startups east of Berlin!
4 Awesome Food for Your Bootstrapped Belly!
Do you want another damn sandwich or piece of finger food? No you don’t. True startupers have the appetite of a shark and we plan to have you enjoy the best Mediteranian and continental food Croatia and the region can offer!
Demo Band Startup at Mini Seedcamp Rijeka
In partnership with Seedcamp, Europe’s top startup accelerator according to Techcrunch, we’re organizing Mini Seedcamp Rijeka, the best shot for new startups to pitch in top of the best mentors of the region and Seedcamp’s global mentor network. Also, to network and get some well deserved feedback! The best ones are selected as Seedcamp finalists!
6 Get a Pint at Pub Summit Rijeka
In partnership with Europe’s best startup conference, the Dublin Web Summit, we’re organizing the Rijeka Pub Summit! A chance to have a pint with your fellow startupers and more importanly, a chance to submit an application and become a finalist who will pitch in front of over 5,000 attendees at the Web Summit in October!
Dublin Web Summit RockPaperStartups
7 We’re so close you have to come to Rijeka!
Nobody wants to take hours traveling to some forsaken place and then have just 1-2 boats a week to get back to civilization. Rijeka is one of the most connected cities of Southeastern Europe, by car, train, boat or plane - you can even swim to Rijeka, although we don’t recommend it!
- 2 hour drive from Zagreb and Ljubljana
- 5 hours drive from Belgrade and Vienna
- 7 hours drive from Sarajevo
- 1 hour flight from London or Berlin
Startups and hacking just goes well together, so be a hacking part of the RockPaperStartups hackathon with some great partners and even more interesting challenges. Develope your idea and hack your project to perfection - as much as you can in 24 hours. Do you have what it takes for this gig? We’ll see, rockstar!
Unfortunately, we had to cancel the hackathon. Oh well, next year! :)
9 So What’s The Plan?
The plan is simple, as your eyes can see:
- July 18th and 19th RockPaperStartups Full Festival Days
- July 20th Chillout Day
More awesome details soon...
10 [EXTRA] Full Access to the Republica Creative Festival
RockPaperStartups is the “business” partner of the Republika initative, the best creative festival in Southeastern Europe which will feature a creative program featuring the SHARE festival from Belgrade and Beirut, Melbourne’s Pause festival as well as Berlin’s gaming festival Amaze. Oh, and as a RockPaperStartups rockstar, you have full access to Republika! Don’t metion it! ;)
Register for RockPaperStartups
2 full days (July 18th & 19th) for just 70 Euros - what a damn bootstrapped bargain!Register Now for Just 70 Euros
Reserve Yourself a Room
- and Hotels: Special reserved RPS hotels in Opatija (right near Rijeka)!
- Airbnb: Over 400 apartments and rooms in Rijeka and around it!
After Rijeka? Enjoy the Beautiful Croatian Coast
You won’t be leaving Croatia so soon after RockPaperStartups, will you? Here’s some ideas
- Chill at the coast and go swimming
- Take a boat and sail across the Adriatic sea
- Party all night long as a startup teambuilding pivot
- Bring your family and have fun after (startup) working hours
City of Rijeka
The most innovation-friendly city of Croatia and our wonderful host!
Official domain name for startup rockstars!
Official second brain!
Official Payment Engineers
Official Payment Engineers
Regional Investment Partner
Magnificent Media Partners
Rockstar website design & development.
Kickass event management and registration.
Global Music Partner
Makers of our awesome Twitter wall, Wall of Tweets.
Unbelievably active Croatian student organisation.
Geeky Fashion Provider
Official Rockstar Car
Partner for Slovenia
Udruga za promicanje zapošljavanja