The Internet is an opportunity to put Slovakia on the world stage

Slovakia is a small country with huge export potential, with a technically capable, innovative and hardworking people. The Slovak Alliance for the Internet Economy (SAPIE) will help to develop technical and creative talent and support the Slovak business environment, through fostering the global ambitions of companies, and connecting, enabling and retaining highly knowledgeable business leaders to accelerate growth.

Technical, business and creative education together with applied research.

Boosting the startup ecosystem and the support of innovation.

Using e-commerce to bring Slovak high value-added companies to the global market.

Our goal

Our goal is to create initiatives on a public and private level that will support the use of the Internet in existing and future business enterprises. These initiatives aim to transform Slovakia and the region into a technological cluster stimulating global innovation, fast information change and its future development. This will create a basis for long­term sustainable growth as well as new employment opportunities with attractive remuneration based on the high added value of technologically minded employees.

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Thoughts about SAPIE

  • I was very pleased to see such strong progress in Slovakia in building out the startup ecosystem, in a relatively short space of time. I was also delighted to see you all cooperating and collaborating together, with government, universities, industry, associations, NGOs and other key stakeholders sitting around the same table, discussing the difficult issues, and seeking real results and changes, in a way that seems somewhat rare in CEE and other parts of Europe today.

  • In Slovakia there are many young people trying to find the right space to use their potential. Our ambition is to support them and show them the ways to develop their entrepreneurial talent. Online platform www.spot.sk shares lectures, workshops and inspiration for young people who are not based in Bratislava and enriches the startup ecosystem and the supports the inception of new projects.

  • I believe that Internet marketing is an effective tool to promote and sell successful Slovak products with high added value on global scale. The story of ESET, which was the first Slovak company with functional global online sales platform, proves its importance. Internet sales are a large income stream for ESET since 2000. With our experience we are happy to help Slovak startups enter the global scene.

  • SAPIE is a platform for involvement of the main players from business and public sectors to interact together. In Neulogy Ventures we aim to support innovative projects from Slovakia.

  • I believe that Slovakia can become a small Silicon Valley of the CEE region. We have talented people, great skills and already a few successes in technological export. Since we are not the only country aspiring for innovation in Europe, we will need to cooperate at home. The good news is that you can feel the movement in Slovakia. There are companies, organisations and experts joining us, so we need to start discussing, planning and realising our goals.

    Rasťo Kulich, riaditeľ slovenského Googlu

Our Members

SAPIE members are representing successful Slovak and global internet and innovation companies.

Aj ty v IT
anasoft
Connect
eastucbator-logo
eset
facebook
GA-Drilling
Google
innovatrics_web
KPMG
learn2code logo
martinus
modryKonik
neulogy
NeulogyVC
Bez názvu-1
piano
pixelFederation
plat4m
profesia
Promiseo
RubixLab
SCR
slido
startupawards_web
sygic
the spot
ui42
Logotyp2 (1)
websupport
zaraguza digital
Zlava-dna

Our Partners

ADMA
Startitup
startupers