Our ideal is a smart, reliable and fast system for detecting fires.
To that end we will be utilising cloud-based AI algorithms to turn any simple video streaming device into an intelligent service.
The end of 2022 was marked with a great success for Spectro! Our team won first place and a valuable cash prize at Climathon! The Climathon Podgorica event is dedicated to the best digital solutions for problems caused by climate change, and it is the only hackathon for climate change in Montenegro. This was a truly incredible opportunity for us as a team to present our idea that is directly related to one of the problems, i.e. the consequences of climate change - wildfires. It is a great honor and pleasure for us that our project was rated so highly by the jury because it means that its importance is recognized and that we are on the right track. We are extremely grateful to the organizers - NGO Gnijezdo - NEST, numerous partners who supported this event, the jury, mentors and all the teams for their incredible support, and phenomenal event.
Spectro has been a part of the world's largest IT conference - Web Summit 2022. The first was marked by the conference opening ceremony, which was attended by more than 70,000 people, located in the magnificent Altice Arena. On the second day of the conference, our CEO had the opportunity to pitch Spectro at the PITCH competition, which included 105 selected startups (the conference was attended by over 2200 startups). Mentor Hours sessions covered important topics such as startup management in the initial stages and negotiating the raising of an investment. On the last day of the conference, we had our booth at Pavilion 2 where we showcased the platform for users and the background logic of our system.
Only a few more days away from Web Summit - the biggest IT
conference in the world according to Forbes! The
event will hold place in Lisbon, Portugal, on 1-4 November.
We are very proud that our team members are going to visit this event where they will have the opportunity
to learn more about trends in this industry, meet and collaborate with people from around the world and
listen to great lectures.
Spectro was also selected to participate in the PITCH
competition, so our team is working hard these days to prepare everything. We'll be pitching on the
November 2nd at PITCH stage 2, Pavilion 3, so wish us luck!
Don't forget to visit our Booth A340 in Pavilion 2 on Friday!
We owe special thanks to the Capital City of Podgorica and ICT Cortex for the opportunity to visit Web Summit 2022.
In previous period we’ve had a chance to be a part of She Loves Tech competition – world’s largest startup competition for women and technology, which was also supported by R3I ventures. After submitting our application we successfully made it to the final 10 teams who got a chance to participate in the Bootcamp. During the Bootcamp we’ve learned many new things, especially on the topic of measuring our impact towards sustainable development goals. It was a great experience practicing and improving our pitch with mentors who are experts in that field, so their feedback was precious for us.
At the Unicorn Pitches Montenegro Spectro won the first place! At this online event, we also pitched our idea in front of numerous international judges and received the highest score (4.83/5). The Unicorn Pitches competition is held all over the world, and we have qualified for the Unicorn Battles (the world's largest startup competition) in November, as part of the international competition in the field of artificial intelligence, which will be headquartered in Atlanta (US).
The Boost Me Up pre-acceleration program helped us in the past period with a more detailed development of the idea, and its peak and final event was the Montenegro Pitching Competition, which took place on June 16 in Luštica bay. We had another opportunity to present our idea in front of the expert jury chaired by Minister Biljana Šćepanović. Our team was the runner-up in this competition! We also continue to cooperate with the IEC Tehnopolis, which provides us with development support by granting access to the cluster from their data center. Needless to say, we are delighted with this result and the journey ahead!
At the end of June, Spectro participated in the National Competition for Green Ideas, which was held for the 11th time in a row organized by the Fund for Active Citizenship. The goal of this competition is to recognize and support ideas that have the potential to achieve significant social and economic impact in local communities, while simultaneously preserving natural resources and the environment. Out of almost 40 applications, we were selected as one of the top 3 Green Ideas in Montenegro and the next step is the Balkan Green Ideas competition, which will be held in Thessaloniki in September. We will compete with the ideas of representatives from 7 Balkan countries.
At the beginning of June, we had the opportunity to present our idea again at the startup competition at the Spark.ME conference in Porto Montenegro. As a reward, we received cooperation with the Croatian unicorn Infobip, i.e. the possibility of using their individual resources, which for us are extremely important for the implementation of our idea and the launch of the software. Thank you Spark.ME, it was a pleasure to be in such an inspiring environment!
We marked the end of February 2022 with productive work and learning with the team from Yettel Serbia, which hosted us in their office in Belgrade. Their experts worked with us throughout the week to get a better and more efficient approach to designing our software. Each lecture was of great importance to us, and the topics we touched on were software architecture, code writing, business models and finances, agile business and PR and marketing. This kind of support is extremely important to us and gives us a real wind in the back, thank you Yettel!
In the past period, we also participated in the Boost Me Up competition. It is a pre-acceleration program that helps to turn an idea into a successful startup. The first part of this exciting adventure was the bootcamp, where we went through different segments of startup improvement and prepared a pitch. After the pitch, Spectro was selected as one of 10 startups that continue their way to the finals and which will receive support from Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center Tehnopolis in the coming period through a pre-acceleration program. The final pitching competition is waiting for us in June, keep your fingers crossed!
As you may have noticed, in addition to developing the software itself, the Spectro team is also working
on raising public awareness of the problem - the lack of a smart solution for fire detection. In this
regard, in November we visited the POINT conference in Sarajevo,
where we had the opportunity to present our idea for solving this problem to the audience from the region.
We would like to take this opportunity to once again thank the conference organizers for hosting us, as
well as other speakers and participants who supported our idea.
Check the story from the conference out!
The second startup development project in which Spectro took part is "Spark.me startup adventure“, organized by company doMEn and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). After a selection of over 30 registered teams, Spectro appeared on the list of 10 selected for presentation in the honorary role of the youngest team. This event was extremely important for us to develop other aspects that, in addition to technology, relate to business development, entrepreneurship and marketing. Intensive three-day work on covering these areas and preparing the presentation tested our readiness to take seriously the work on the startup project.
In agreement with members of the local community, encouraged by the scenes of large fires that occurred in 2017 on the Luštica peninsula and disrupted the ecosystem of this area, we decided that Luštica will be the place where we will implement a pilot project of our software. With the support and cooperation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, local Protection and Rescue Services and the company Yettel, a surveillance tool has been established in marked places that monitor green areas. We use this footage material to implement algorithms and train the machine to make software development as reliable as it is possible.
For the first time Spectro was presented at the Rise-T Academy of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Montenegro, in the finals held on May 31 in Podgorica. This competition was the final phase of a four-month academy during which selected students of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Natural Sciences and Mathematics had the opportunity to collaborate with mentors and develop their innovative startup ideas with the goal of starting your own business.