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Locals’n’Nomads and its startup-themed birthday

Nikolina Kukoč

Nikolina Kukoč


We’re so thankful for the fantastic evening we had yesterday! And for all the “Locals’n’Nomads” meetups that came before it. 🙂

Some people say that the first birthday is the most important milestone, so we’re happy that our little meetup reached that milestone with the help of all of you who attended one or more editions of “Locals’n’Nomads” during its first year of existence.

You are the reason why we initiated “Locals’n’Nomads” and your support is why we kept going!

Because we at Split Tech City are all into community building and fostering connections, it makes us really happy that we managed to provide Split’s digital nomads and internationals with a meetup where they can hang out and connect with locals, as well as each other.

And as you already know, “Locals’n’Nomadsdid not remain just a meetup, but it also became an opportunity to get the feel of that #SplitTechCityLifestyle through a variety of different collaborations.

One such collaboration took place during the celebratory meetup we held yesterday evening. We joined forces with the Student Business Incubator and its international student startup competition STup! to bring you a startup-themed “Locals’n’Nomads”.

Therefore, some of last night’s nomads were actually STup! judges, speakers, and members of various startup teams.

The meetup started with an excellent lecture by Bartosz Weryho.

His lecture gave the startup teams in attendance some ideas about scaling startup companies and various funding opportunities available, as well as emphasized the importance of thinking globally when it comes to their startups.

The audience was engaged and had some really interesting questions for Bartosz to answer after his presentation.

We’re happy that, aside from hanging out together, this edition of “Locals’n’Nomads” offered some valuable insight to the startup teams in attendance.

After Bartosz’s lecture, Andreas Spechtler, one of the STup! judges and speakers, as well as the founder and CEO of Silicon Castles, shared some exciting news for Split’s startup ecosystem and also gave an overview of the work Silicon Castles does.

Some of Split’s startups like AymoLive and Sailboat RC had a chance to experience the amazing program Silicon Castles and the winners of this year’s STup! competition will also get that chance.

The two startup-themed presentations were followed by the most important part of “Locals’n’Nomads” – the networking!

We loved the chill vibe provided by our great venue named Smartspace and its owner Fedja Mirsilić.

It allowed everyone to hang out wherever they wanted: in the workspace, or outside in front of it; relaxing on couches and sofas, or moving around from group to group.

At some point, we were asked where the birthday cake was. 🙂

And as we at Split Tech City like to think outside the box, the cake was in liquid form and provided by the TapB craft brewery. Noone seemed to mind that! 😀

By the end of the evening, we heard that familiar question from one of the attendees: “When is the next one?” The answer remains the same: next month! Did we ever disappoint?

See you at the “Locals’n’Nomads” in July! 😉

Photos by: Bruno Dubravec

p.s. For those curious about previous editions of the “Locals’n’Nomads” meetup, the overviews can be found here: LN-1, LN-2, LN-3, LN-4, LN-5, LN-6, LN-7, LN-8, LN-9, LN-10, and LN-11.


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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