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Festival of Technology and Entrepreneurship: Panel Discussion

Nikolina Kukoč

Nikolina Kukoč

17.08.2022.

So far we have introduced you to the three speakers that will present during the International Day of our Festival of Technology and Entrepreneurship on September 9th.

You have gotten to know Omer Chehmer, Prashant Vaz, and Daniel Skoblar, including short introductions on what they will talk about during the #STCFestival at Bačvice Open-Air Cinema. So it’s only natural you may be wondering about that panel discussion we also promised. 😉

Worry not – it’s time to get all the details about it! The moderator of this panel discussion is an entrepreneur who lives locally but does business globally and is also a long-time Split Tech City volunteer.

The panel itself is titled: “How to create a global tech business in Croatia?”

Now, you may wonder who will be answering this question posed in the title, so – allow us to introduce you to our panelists!

Frane Borozan – SysKit

Frane Borozan is the co-founder and the President of the Board of Directors of SysKit. He is a tech-savvy individual dedicated to supporting large organizations worldwide with the successful management of their IT environments.

SysKit is a software development company focused on creating high-quality enterprise governance and management solutions for Microsoft 365 and SharePoint. They help IT professionals and business team leaders manage and secure their environments efficiently and meet compliance requirements.

The story of SysKit began in 2009 in Zagreb, Croatia, with the idea of monitoring servers. Nowadays, more than 65 creative and diligent people work with the latest technologies to create new and innovative products in the cloud.

Marko Kovač – Repsly

Marko Kovač is the co-founder and former CEO of Repsly. He has more than 15 years of business software experience, with six years specifically focused on field activity management. After ten years as a Repsly CEO, Marko retired from operational management and focused on helping other entrepreneurs by advising and investing.

Founded in 2008 in Zagreb, Croatia, and now headquartered in Boston, USA, Repsly, Inc. is a B2B software as a service (SaaS) company providing retail execution software that empowers CPG teams to make data-driven insights and achieve peak performance in the field. Repsly’s powerful manager’s dashboard and their mobile app equip teams with the data they need to uncover opportunities at retail, and the tools they need to have the biggest possible impact on sales.

Repsly is the only retail execution solution to centralize brands’ sales, field activity, and in-store data, connecting store-level activities with their impact on sales. More than 1,000 field teams in over 80 countries worldwide drive execution and sales in the field using Repsly.

Morten Smalby – GetByBus

Morten Smalby the co-founder and CEO of GetByBus, who is originally from Denmark, fell in love with Dalmatia many years ago. At that time, he used to write a tourist blog in which he praised the beauty of the Croatian coast and provided useful advice to foreigners so that they could reach their destinations more easily.

Noticing that searching timetables and buying tickets for buses was quite complicated, Morten recognized a need in the market and that’s how GetByBus was created in 2014. GetByBus is a company that focuses on travel software that brings tech solutions to inter-city bus transport. They are continuously developing various IT solutions to make traveling by intercity buses as hassle-free as possible by simplifying the search and sales of bus tickets

In 2021, GetByBus was acquired by the Israeli giant Bookaway Group and thus became the first platform for booking land and sea transport to join them. GetByBus continues its work under the current strong and recognized brand, but is now backed up with significant financial and logistical support from the Bookaway Group with the goal to become part of the booking.com travel industry together.

Bruno Stojaković – PlaySafety

Bruno Stojaković is the co-founder of PlaySafety, as well as a passionate tech entrepreneur with a love for innovation. He has extensive international experience in helping develop businesses, from startups to corporate, in major tech industry niches. Bruno started small yet is dreaming big, and aiming high! For him, achievement is the feeling of knowing that you are doing what you love, and that is also a sense of freedom.

PlaySafety is a new SaaS solution innovating the way of managing playgrounds and public surfaces through its unique system, while always ensuring compliance with EU Safety Standards. PlaySafety is more than just software as its mission is to help owners of public equipment maintain safety standards following recent EU and National Safety Norms.

PlaySafety software helps the communities, families, and young people build trust in their society by always feeling safe when using playgrounds, public parks, street furniture, and any other outdoor equipment that is set up in public spaces for communal use.

Now that you’ve gotten to know our panelists a bit more, we bet you’re also looking forward to this panel discussion! We can promise you our selected entrepreneurs will surely make it enthralling, engaging, and enlightening. 😀

Therefore, don’t miss this opportunity – go get your #STCFestival tickets!

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About author:

Nikolina Kukoč

Researching is woven into my DNA, but I am a musician at heart. Interested in too many things and always curious. Forever in love with Split and enchanted by people who teach me new things. When I am not creating content about Split's tech community, you will find me in singing rehearsals, somewhere in nature, in the theater, or with my head stuck in a book. I do my best to live by the verse from the opera "Fedora" by Umberto Giordano: "Love forbids you not to love."

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