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Split Tech Cup: cage ball, sports drama, and a lot of good!

Nikolina Kukoč

Nikolina Kukoč


It’s almost like they were preparing us for that World Cup game we all watched yesterday: the winners were losing, then they came back to even the score, and in the end, the winner was decided with penalties.

A true thriller of a game!

We’re talking about the final between the Split Tech Cup winners Blank and their worthy opponent ReSplit!

Not the World Cup game between Croatia and Japan. The game we witnessed on Sunday at the Sports Center Mačak was equally thrilling and even more rewarding, we’d say.

Because, while in the world of professional sports you might win eternal glory, at Split Tech Cup you win something much more valuable – you are directly responsible for improving the local community.

All that while having fun playing some cage ball! 😀

It’s no wonder we had trouble keeping the number of participants at 16 teams. So much so that some tech companies in the end decided to donate to our Split Tech Cup fund even without being able to participate, bringing the total amount we collected to 40 400 HRK!

This year, these funds will be used to buy laptops for children under the care of the MoSt association.

The following teams contributed to the charity fund and did their best to win this year’s Split Tech Cup: Adriatic.hr, Agilathon, Agilo, Bitcoin Store, Blank, Center of Excellence, Code Five, Connecto, Devla, Extension Engine, FEG, GetByBus, Maurer Electronics, Notch, Sharp Agency, and Tech Resources.

In the end, it is Blank’s office that will have to find a spot of honor to place the Cup. 🙂

This is what the team captain, Đani Machiedo, shared with us after the win: “This is the first Cup we have won for Blank, which will be an excellent motivation for any future tournaments, especially ones like this with a charitable goal. We gathered the team quite easily and loved participating.

We are also delighted with the professional organization of the tournament and are happy that we could contribute to Split Tech Cup’s humanitarian cause.”

While every competition has to have its winner, the special thing about the Split Tech Cup is that – when we take into account the purpose of this cage ball tournament – everyone’s a winner!

This year that was especially the case for our collaborative EU project “Digital Volunteer Community” as this edition of Split Tech Cup was also the first test event for the app DonatQR is developing as part of this project. And as far as any first test events go, we’d say this one was a great success!

All in all, we loved every minute of Split Tech Cup – the fun, the togetherness, the drama, the athleticism, the technology, the cause – as we always do. What’s not to love, eh?!

Until the next one! 😉

Photo credit: Bruno Dubravec

The Digital Volunteer Community project is financed by grants totaling HRK 462,648.00, with HRK 393,250.80 HRK coming from the ESF and HRK 69,397.20 being covered from the state budget through the call “Strengthening the capacity of CSOs for responding to the needs of the local community“.

Through this Digital Volunteer Community project lasting 14 months, until the end of May 2023, a whole series of free educational activities are planned to strengthen the capacity of employees and volunteers in CSOs.

Project Carrier: STARTUP – Association for encouraging and developing the IT sector of Split and the region
Project Partners: Foundation for Research, Development, and Innovation; Association of Olive Growers of Kaštela “Mastrinka”, Association for children, youth and family “Mali koraci”


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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