• Organic crops and berries for Europe

    By Galina Tsvintarnaya, Raiffeisen Bank Aval | Founded in December 2015 in the Vinnytsia region in Ukraine, Biofarm Organic Company is a new-generation agricultural company, which grows, on the basis of organic farming principles, and sells organic crops and berries, mostly for export. Svitlana Viyazlovska, co-founder of Biofarm Organic Company, talks about her organic business […]

  • 3 inventions you didn’t know were from Serbia

    1. Strawberry tree The strawberry tree is the world’s first public solar charger for mobile devices. It was developed in 2011 by Milos Milisavljevic, the founder of the Strawberry Energy company, during his studies at the University of Belgrade. It contains 16 chargers for a variety of mobile phones and tablets as well as its […]

  • 3 innovations you didn’t know were from Bulgaria

    Explorers and scientists of Bulgarian descent created numerous inventions that are a part of our daily life. Also nowadays Bulgaria is an interesting country in terms of innovations: in the course of the Central European Startup Awards (CESAwards 2017), which aims to distinguish the best businesses in the region, a total of 32 Bulgarian companies […]

  • Daniela Komatović: Jewellery for generations

    By Veronika Novakova | Raiffeisenbank a.s. Daniela Komatović is a graphic designer, painter, photographer and, above all, designer of jewellery. She was born in Prague, where she studied graphic design. In January 2015, she launched her own line of fine art jewellery, which in a short period of time has become a well-recognized and successful brand. Luxurious, […]

  • 4 innovations you didn’t know were from Hungary

    When talking about Hungarian inventions, you may at first not come up with too many ideas but in fact this country has produced a nearly unbelievably high number of innovations.   1.The Rubik’s cube The famous Rubik`s cube was invented in Hungary by professor Ernő Rubik. Today, more than forty years after the cube was […]

  • Osetr – producing caviar in the Dnipro river

    You cannot talk about Eastern Europe, without mentioning caviar. Here’s the portrait of a Ukrainian entrepreneur, who breeds the black gold in an ecologically and socially responsible manner. Osetr is a black caviar producing company in Ukraine, located in the town of Ukrainka, 20 kilometers from Kyiv. The aquaculture enterprise with a closed cycle production, […]

  • Belarus: A kind of western gate to the Eurasian Economic Union

    The Belarusian ambassador in Austria, Alena Kupchyna, talks about Belarus as a business location, what you have to keep in mind, when it comes to business relations with Belarus, the Northern Silk Road and the must-sees in her country Belarus.   What makes Belarus as an economic location special? Belarus is a dynamically developing country […]

  • Slido – The secrets of a top presentation

    by Zuzana Ziaranova, Tatra banka | In the third interview, Juraj Holub, marketing director of Slido, told us in our interview how to prepare a presentation to attract and keep the attention of the audience. Slido, an application created in Slovakia makes events more interactive and has become a favourite international tool for conferences in […]

  • Austria as a tourist destination – “The Sunday of everyday life”

    by Marlene Schloffer | RBI Recently, we published this interview  with Petra Stolba, CEO of the Austrian National Tourist Office. In the second part of our series on Austria as a tourist destination, Petra Stolba talks about the cliché of the Alpine country, the boundaries between work and leisure, her personal holiday preferences and how […]