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Internationals say… a few things about Split’s tech community!

Nikolina Kukoč

Nikolina Kukoč


If you were ever curious about what internationals have to say about Split’s tech community, we definitely share that curiosity! That is one of the reasons why this particular question always finds its way into the chats we have with internationals during our podcast interviews.

So, how do they see our tech community? Let’s find out!

The American point of view

Having moved from the USA to Split, Jill Erak – who was actually born in Canada – listed all the ways Split was better than Los Angeles.

And when it came to giving us some feedback about the tech community here, what she found great was the way we foster connections between absolutely everyone – local, international, industry professional, or beginner:

“What’s so great about you guys, that I haven’t seen elsewhere, is the fact that you’re connecting internationals and locals during events, which is very rare.”

The British point of view

Matthew Hairsnape is the co-founder and CEO of Triend, an app that is community-based, personalized, decentralized, and described by its initiators as the anti-TripAdvisor. It is also an app that had its launch right here in Split. Having launched an app here, we thought he might have an interesting insight into our tech community:

“Internationals are now able to see that they can still run their business and work on their technological growth but do it somewhere beautiful like here.

And now we also have the support from the local ecosystem and people here wanting to help that and fuel that, so I think Split is a very exciting place to be right now.”

The Ukrainian point of view

Konstantin Mirin is the CEO of Postindustria and he fell in love with Split enough to stay here and also open a Postindustria Group branch called Sigmoid Lab. Created in 2006, Konstantin shared with us that Postindustria Group now counts more than 130 employees over several continents, while its primary market is focused on Los Angeles.

This is how he sees Split’s tech community: “It is very inspiring to see such a vibrant tech community!

With its substantial number of meetups and activities in the community, and all the interesting formats of the events that can only be arranged in Split – like the Festival of Technology and Entrepreneurship right by the sea.”

The Polish point of view

Bartosz Weryho’s various business skills range from being a founder and a CEO to growth and management coaching, with hardware and IoT product development also in the mix.

Life took him from Poland to Sweden and Norway and, in the end, landed him here in Split. He and his partner Ewa did extensive research before choosing to come to Split because this city “ticked all the boxes”. And what about Split’s tech scene?

This is Bartosz’s insight: “I work a lot with startups and the tech community of like-minded people is Split’s strongest point when it comes to building a tech and startup ecosystem.”

Our point of view

It’s great to hear praises like these while still being aware of the growth that awaits us. After all, if these internationals recognized Split as a growing tech hub with lots of promise, it means we’re doing something right. 😉

On that note – let’s keep doing the right thing and building our tech community!


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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