European Entrepreneurship & Innovation Thought Leaders Seminar

Serbia & Poland - Gaming + Internet-of-Things Startups
Monday, January 26, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Hewlett 201
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Abstract / Description: 

Our third session presents two very 'hot' gaming and IoT startups out of Belgarde and Krakow in the Balkans and Eastern Europe. Our first founder out of Serbia leads a young company that is an excellent example of how many European gaming startups have been able to bootstrap themselves around early adopters in Europe and emerging markets, thereby avoiding the need to come to Silicon Valley for venture capital or new customers.


Mondays 4:30pm @ Hewlett 201 Auditorium [ @Europreneurs ] Stanford Engineering's 'European Innovation & Entrepreneurship' (ME421) is a weekly speaker series - now entering Year Seven - that presents industry leaders from Europe's hitech startup, venture finance, corporate, university research & technology commercialization communities to share their insights and experiences with aspiring and veteran entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley.

Branko Milutinovic – CEO & Co-Founder, Nordeus (RS)
Based in Belgrade and Dublin, Branko is the CEO and co-founder of one of the fastest growing European gaming companies – Nordeus. Over the previous 4 years bootstrapped Nordeus have grown from 3 to 150 people, pioneering the cross-platform game development & publishing and becoming one of the most successful social and mobile gaming companies world wide. Engineer by education, gamer in heart, Branko grew up playing sports, enjoying video games and coding. Not much has changed since. Nordeus is best known for Top Eleven, one of the most popular sports video games in the world with more than 5 million players on a daily basis and legendary Jose Mourinho as the official face of the game.

Jakub Krzych - CEO & Co-Founder, Estimote (PO)
Based in Krakow and Silicon Valley, Jakub is co-founder and CEO of Estimote, Inc. a sensor-based analytics and engagement platform for retail stores. Prior to founding Estimote he co-founded AdTaily, the largest self-service ad network in Poland where he served as Board Member and the Head of Product. At that time, CNBC Business magazine considered AdTaily one of the 25 most innovative European companies. In 2009, AdTaily was sold to AGORA - a leading CE media group. He stepped down in 2012 to become a minority shareholder and Supervisory Board Member of AdTaily. Jakub graduated from the Jagiellonian University with a degree in Applied Computer Science and Computational Physics.