Wednesday, September 19, 2012 | 8:22 AM
There’s a deep pool of entrepreneurial talent in Eastern Europe and we're keen to support it. That's why Google has launched a partnership with Eleven, an accelerator program based in Bulgaria, to help lower the barriers to entry for aspiring East European entrepreneurs
Eleven’s first class of 11 startups was picked from almost 500 applicants. Googlers will host tech talks and workshops that we hope will help many hardworking startups get to the next level.
Here are some exciting examples of winners:
- Filement is a platform for data management, accessible viа intuitive and easy-to-use interface usable on all kind of devices.
- GrabaLanguage is a media platform that uses Youtube and crowd-sourced content to teach foreign languages in a fun and effortless way. Imagine karaoke style learning.
- La Koketa is a digital wardrobe and a personal stylist that solves every woman’s problem what to wear on any occasion.
- SoccerScout is a professional web based network for soccer players, coaches, agents and teams founded by former soccer player-turned entrepreneur Stilian Shishkov.
Thanks to the Internet, entrepreneurs can scale and deliver products fast. Accelerators like Eleven, which are investing in ideas and offering the networks and mentorship that young businesses need, play a vital role in transforming exciting ideas into successful, fast growing businesses.