The Czech Republic’s capital has long been known for its beauty, affordable living, and famous brewing industry. Lately, however, people have been rediscovering another side of The Mother of All Cities.
A healthy climate for business and innovation has led to an emergence of exciting startups from the region—here are 13 of the best for 2016.
ZAZA Bottles creates water bottles for living a sustainable life in style. Its bottles are produced in Europe with plant-based renewable materials and feature accessories for customizing each to suit your personality, style, or mood.
Keevoice is an app for recording and sharing voice messages. The solution is integrated with Facebook and Vkontakte and is available for iOS in the App store—with an Android version coming soon to Google Play.
Educasoft is the maker of MyPrepApp: a tool helps you set up a studying schedule, much like an exercise app. With set checkpoints and goals as well as scoring visible to you and your friends, the app will keep you motivated and on track. Currently the app is in beta and is already transforming the way Czech students prepare for exams.
Looking for a quick way to find a babysitter in your area? Or perhaps you’re a babysitter wishing to meet new potential customers? In either case, this free solution for connecting babysitters and parents is for you. Designed to be highly social, the app lets users schedule babysitting sessions within minutes with the help of reviews, geographical and pricing information, and more—all through your mobile device. Babysitting.today is available for both Android and iOS.
Flights are delayed or cancelled and luggage is damaged or lost all the time. ClaimAir calculates your possible compensations for flights as far as two years back. Make your claim directly through the website using the information on your plane ticket— the company handles all the paperwork and keeps a percentage of successful claims.
Geewa specializing in competitive, multiplayer games for mobile devices and reportedly sees over 11 million players on its platform every month. The studio’s formula is casual and free cross-platform gaming.
Damejidlo.cz—roughly translating to “let’s have food”—has quickly grown to be the leading website for foodies in the Czech Republic. Decide what you want to eat and where—Damejido.cz will find out exactly who will deliver to your address—whether it’s a kebab or 3-course meal. The service also features an easy-to-use payment system and online customer service, making for a successful combination thus far.
iStorage allows you to view, access, edit, and share files from you iPad or iPhone. Currently in its second incarnation, the app offers simplified file sharing and transferring, as well as built-in viewers for most common Office file formats. It’s not all about work, though—the app includes a photo viewer and music player for keeping you entertained during coffee breaks.
Combine social networking and matchmaking with taxis and you get Liftago: an app that offers passengers a whole new way to experience taxi rides. Choose your destination, pick-up point, and browse the available taxi drivers, and this app will give you exact pricing, accurate time estimates, and GPS tracking to boot.
SatisMeter is a website widget and back-end platform for measuring customer satisfaction with direct feedback collection, customer response measurement, and real-time analytics.
CSS Piffle is a tool that simplifies website or mobile app design by eliminating the need to write HTML. The solution—currently in beta—aims to make development easier and accessible to designers by using elements inspired by Photoshop.
This app for fashionistas not only helps you plan/review your outfits with the dynamic, built-in database of garments—it also lets you share your outfits and comments with fashion lovers worldwide and find a nearby clothes shop for some last-minute shopping.
Currently in beta, Levebee helps children with dyslexia improve their reading skills. Based on an initial diagnostic test, the app will automatically provide relevant exercises and tune them as the student’s performance improves.
With a highly-educated workforce consisting of both locals and expats, Prague continues to innovate in IT security and engineering—as well as fields like gaming, elearning, and business SaaS and development. As these 13 startups serve to illustrate, the capital of the Czech Republic is fast becoming the ideal European hub for entrepreneurs to sow their startups seeds.