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The second day of CIF is Czech Startup Day. Friday’s programme will start with presentations by four Czech companies, institutions and very successful startups: Ackee, JIC (Jihomoravské inovační centrum), a Avast Software. Afterwards seven selected startups (Fosh, Behaviolabs, Agent Balance, Datlowe, UrbanCyclers CZ, Shipvio, Neos xR) will take part in a startup pitch. There will be room for discussions with the audience as well and the evening ends with a get together and music by François Svalis.

from 5:30

Startups & Partners stands & presentations

Meet Czech Scientists and Innovators and Tour the Virtual Reality with Eli beamlines and See You Later Gallery VR.


6.00 pm

Presentations and Meetups 

Ackee – Apps Development Outlook
5 do’s and 5 don’ts for a successful mobile app in 2017
Do you plan to develop an app for your startup or corporate project? What are the cool tech trends that are worth following? And which don’t work? We will share our experiences as mobile developers and will show some do’s and don’ts on a concrete app – examples.

JIC – Czech Silicon Valley
Come and meet gamedesigners from Brnoregion
Did you know that games Mafia or Machinarium were born in South Moravia, Czech Republic? And did you know that there is a strong, rising community of game designers and developers united in the independent initiative GameDev Area? There are so many more secrets you probably have not heard of yet about Brnoregion. Let´s meet up and explore them! Brno shall be the game of your life! – Managing Rocket Growth celebrated its 5th anniversary this year. As it’s been still growing there are more than 1 300 Kiwis all around the world that disrupt the travel industry every day. Join the event and find out how the IT development has changed for those +180 IT ninjas – what dev languages and methodologies are used, how much data the IT infrastructure can handle etc.  Also, doesn’t operate only from Brno but got more international with more than 10 offices globally., formerly known as Skypicker, is an online travel agency with ground-breaking Virtual Interlining technology and a focus on exceptional customer service. The unique combination algorithm allows our customers to combine flights from non-cooperating airlines onto a single itinerary, often resulting in significant savings. Currently, the company employs more than 550 people.

Avast – Cybersecurity Threats 4.0
Jiří Bracek
will talk about Cybersecurity Threats 4.0. Avast, the global leader in digital security products for businesses and consumers, protects over 400 million people online. Avast offers products under the Avast and AVG brands that protect people from threats on the internet and the evolving IoT threat landscape. The company’s threat detection network is among the most advanced in the world, using machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies to detect and stop threats in real time. Avast digital security products for Mobile, PC or Mac are top-ranked and certified by VB100, AV-Comparatives, AV-Test, OPSWAT, ICSA Labs, West Coast Labs and others. Avast is backed by leading global private equity firms CVC Capital Partners and Summit Partners.


8.00 pm

Czech Startup Pitch

7 selected Czech IT Startups:

AgentBalance is an analytical “Solution as a Service” that provides managers of customer services providers with unique correlations of psychometric data and performance parameters about their employees. Together with our customers, we can correlate these parameters with any performance metrics or custom external data. MEASURE satisfaction, relationships, and engagement. CORRELATE it with performance. UNDERSTAND your employees and customers. PROVIDE better customer services.

City Barometer – Automated opinion research for cities and towns
City officials lack continuous feedback tool for their decision-making. That’s why we have built City Barometer! We quickly build a representative panel and give the officials an online store with 20 most common research types (city’s strategy; investment support check; funds prioritization; citizen satisfaction and issues in areas like healthcare, bureaucracy etc.; traffic optimization). Citizens get an entertaining and gamified one-stop-shop app to participate in their hometown’s dealings. Hot topic discussions, participatory budgeting and suggestion-posting modules keep citizens engaged. The state-of-the-art methodology, automation and data visualisation provides officials with quick answers to set up investment priorities, get satisfaction stats and keep citizens in the loop.

We use technology to automate manual and repetitive administrative back-office work. We believe that „dull“ tasks can be done better by machines and humans are better suited for communication and more complex tasks that require reasoning and judgement. We combine text-mining solutions, natural language processing (NLP), machine learning and software robots (Robotic Process Automation) to transform organizations to digital era.
We are Czech company, established in 2014. Our core team of data scientists and process automation architects has its roots in business consulting for large corporations and big clients. Currently we have 20+ employees and worked on 20+ projects over last 2 years and still growing. We are focused on Central and Easter Europe region.
Our clients come from various sectors: real estate, insurance, banking, finance and accounting, government and shared service centres.

FOSH is a virtual friend that will be ready 24/7 to motivate skaters to master new tricks and connect with people all over the globe using the various challenges. You can imagine FOSH as a combination of the legendary game Tony Hawk Pro Skater, Runtastic and PokemonGO.

Neos xR, work and education in shared environments
Solirax’s VR/AR multiverse engine makes work, entertainment and education better in shared, collaborative environments. Screens are all about single user experience. We’ve developed next generation computing interface to bring people back together. Good bye mouse and keyboard, goodbye touchscreen. Everyone with xR headset, no matter how far away, is now able to meet up in a highly productive virtual environment with intuitive to use tangible tools. Welcome to the offices and classrooms of tomorrow.

ShipVio let businesses to ship small packages and pallets across Europe using our network of vehicles with spare truck capacity and saving on average 15-20% of money and time.  We are on path of creating worlds largest group of available vehicles in one platform. We are creating an ultimate logistic hub every company have ever dreamed of. Our focus is on the process automatization and providing services without any mediators or cargo resellers.

UrbanCyclers: Making urban cycling easier and more fun
UrbanCyclers is the world’s leading mobile app for the rapidly growing population of urban cyclists. With UrbanCyclers, riders leverage the wisdom of the cycling community to find safe and enjoyable routes and to avoid the risks of cycling in the city.  Riders also collect unique badges, compete in leader boards and even win real prizes from our partners. Cities benefit too, through UrbanCycler’s big data cycling analytics and engaging mobile-first cycling campaigns. Having reached 10 thousand active users and 1 million cycled kilometres in Prague alone, we’re now looking to transform urban cycling worldwide.

Impulse: and Avast

Get together / DJ François Svalis
François Svalis is an Olomouc-based electronica and techno producer who has been releasing music since 2015. He has received great critical acclaim for his emotional electronica made for both the dancefloor and sit-down concerts on various blogs and radios worldwide. He focuses his energy on supporting and nurturing the music scene even further, so he founded along with David John Carter a label called Circle of Us in Rostock, which is more than just a label, it is more of a family of artists. After a very sharp start in the beginning of this year when he embarked on many live concerts, he has stepped back for the sole purpose of making his debut LP which should be released by the end of this year.

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