Despite having a larger territory than neighboring countries like Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, Belarus has maintained a relatively diminutive presence on the world stage. But this is quickly changing as an increasing number of successful and promising startups are calling the Eastern European nation home.
In fact, Belarus takes 13th place among 20 leading countries in the field of outsourcing and high tech services in 2016’s Global Services 100 Rating. The following are 11 Belarusian tech startups you should pay attention to in 2017 and beyond.
MaeSens is a social platform that allows users to raise funds for charity in a fun and convenient way. The service focuses on community service projects and initiatives for making the world a better place.
TurboSphere has created an innovative micro-turbine that transforms waste energy into electric energy. The solution is a groundbreaking innovation in small-scale power.
WISP is a mobile-first Intranet solution for creating employee handbook applications for corporate information and communication. The platform allows employees to access corporate policy and rules, company news, and staff contacts from their smartphones.
Multitracking enables parents to track their kids and receive notifications when the children enter/exit a given location. In the event of an emergency, children can press a panic button to alert everyone parents (and everyone in the area).
TaxiStartup is a white label mobile app developer focused on creating bookings and pro driver apps for connecting taxi fleets to millions of local and traveling customers.
ChemistryX10 is an app designed for chemistry students—the solution helps users with schoolwork and prepare for exams. Currently it has over 100,000 downloads on Google Play, all from word of mouth.
RocketBody is a fitness bracelet accompanied by a mobile app that will provide recommendations for a more healthy lifestyle. For example, it will alert the wearer when it’s ideal to exercise and when it’s better to remain idle. The offering will also select food for you based on set goals and current health status.
Apple and Google maps aren’t the only mapping solutions on the market—GetYourMap allows you to integrate beautiful maps into iOS and Android applications. The solution generates beautiful vector maps that can be styled/updated/viewed offline, as well as easily integrated with custom mobile apps.
ChangeAgain is A/B testing tool for websites with full Google Analytics integration—using it, website owners can—sans programming—change visual elements and track whether those changes affect conversions positively or negatively.
PandaDoc is an all-in-one solution for managing client-facing and sales/HR documents. The platform features electronic signing and contract/proposal/quote automation, accessible via mobile.
MSQRD—or Masquerade—allows users to record video selfie animations, modify the appearance, add effects, and share with friends via social and messaging.
As you can see, Belarus is a country worth watching for its tech startup activity in 2017. Be sure to keep these 11 ventures on your radar for the year, as well as other emerging innovators from the region.