Earlier this year we highlighted 11 Macedonian tech startups offering a wide range of digital products and services, from private cloud hosting to mobile solutions for orthopedic professionals. Skopje, the country’s capital, is the epicenter of the Macedonian startup ecosystem—and it’s here where most of the nation’s startup activity occurs.
From big data innovators to restaurant management solution providers, the following are 15 tech ventures based in Skopje not to be missed before the year is over.
Football Chat is an app for all things football related: scores, news/predictions, push notifications, and more. The offering also allows users to chat with friends about live games as they are happening.
Arlopus has developed a synchronous music mobile network that allows users to synchronize a large number of mobile devices to play music at the same time. The offering essential lets broadcasters to create their own virtual musical events and invite their friends to join in the festivities.
Letz is a mobile app that acts like an intelligent productivity assistant—users can select one of several chatbot personalities to help them get through the day. The tool helps users track and optimize their to-dos intelligently by constantly learning users’ habits and patterns.
Closte developed its solution after analyzing the problems experience by its then 5,000 clients—today, the company offers managed WordPress cloud hosting services built on top of Google’s Cloud Platform. The service extends the power, convenience, and flexibility of the cloud to enterprises as well as small businesses and startups.
JadamZdravo—or “I eat Healthy” in Macedonian, is a free Android app for health-conscious foodies and cooks. The offering features a variety of guilt-free recipes that meet the strictest of requirements—fat-free, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, and more.
Aquibo is a mobile loyalty service that enables businesses to retain their most valuable customers through an addictive and fun gamified shopping platform. The company also offers an SDK that allows businesses to integrate the offering into their existing apps.
Buzz is a social platform and app that allows users to post content and connect with people with similar opinions—all anonymously. The company currently has over 170,000 users registered from Macedonia, Serbia, and Croatia.
Office professionals typically collaborate and share documents with their teammates using a myriad of tools: email, Microsoft Office, corporate file sharing, document management systems, and more. With DoxBee, all of this is streamlined under one interface—users sends emails with documents attached to external collaborators, with built-in document versioning and message tracking.
It’s hard to believe that only a few years ago, the only way to create a website was to hire a web developer/developer—or become one. These days, offerings like Bookmark make it easy for the average internet user to create stunning, professionals websites quickly and inexpensively. The platform provides all the tools for non-technical users to create customized, responsive websites in a matter on minutes.
Take an ad’s mobile app enables quick Facebook ad creation with minimal effort, on-the-go. Users simply launch the app, snap a photo or video, and specify a budget—their ad is then shown to visitors in the vicinity.
Alfatek is a software development firm specializing in geographic information systems (GIS), e-commerce, and telecommunications applications development. Some of its creations include Monthy Pay, a payment portal for serving/processing recurring home bills.
Kromatic Solutions is an enterprise software developer specializing in Big Data and data analytics applications. Among its creations are Dasshy: a statistics dashboard that features real-time streaming models and batch analytics models for processing all types of events/metrics.
Birtzer is a restaurant management application that allows establishments to digitize their operations. The solution eliminates many of the bottlenecks in standard restaurant processes—and even works without an internet connection.
When in X’s iOS/Android app allows users to discover and book local-hosted events, outdoor activities, and cultural experiences direct from local service service provides—referred to as “experts.” Travelers looking for authentic experiences can select from an array of destinations and experiences, from adventure parks and hiking trails to local nightlife spots and dining hotspots.
Esenso—short for “Essential Solutions”—is a leading developer of IoT solutions in Macedonia. The company is the developer of KHAL, an intelligent cloud platform designed for IoT use cases.
In short, be sure to keep these tech startups on your radar in 2017 and beyond as they go head-to-head with the best and brightest from Silicon Valley. And to find out more about what it’s like to start up in Skopje, check out these top reasons why Macedonia’s tech ecosystem is one to be reckoned with.