History

FutureNow was founded & evolved by two leaders in the Central
European innovation ecosystem – HubHub & CIVITTA Slovakia.

Bringing influential tech visionaries and the best startups to the heart of Europe.

 

FTRNW is FutureNow. A non – profit event platform gathering innovative thinkers, startups, tech enthusiasts and wider audience in Central Europe.
Our mission is to help build a wider inclusive innovation ecosystem across the CEE and thus inspire people of all ages to become entrepreneurs. Through our events, we are creating an inspirational and inclusive environment where techies, innovators, academia, corporates, students and even moms and dads interact in and form new unexpected connections. We believe, spreading innovation beyond startups is crucial but to do so we need to step outside from our bubbles.
9 years ago, we have started building the startup ecosystem in Slovakia from scratch, by creating Startup Awards, a local startup competition. Almost a decade later, we have become not only one of the biggest and most impactful Slovak startup event, but one of the largest national startup competitions in Europe. With the introduction of the FTRNW conference three years ago, the event has become the epicentre of a community of entrepreneurs and technology enthusiasts in Slovakia.
From 2018 onwards, FTRNW serves as an umbrella for all of our activities: FTRNW Tuesdays, FTRNW Awards and FTRNW Conference.

FutureNow Team

Janka

Global Head of FTRNW

Janka has the reins of FTRNW in her hands. What’s her goal? Spreading future-proof entrepreneurial vibe within CEE region while building innovative ecosystem block by block! Sounds tempting? Get in touch with her and find out how you can help us scaling FTRNW’s future into other countries as well..

Nadežda

Head of FTRNW Conference & Head of Fundraising

How to create irresistible business opportunities while keeping an eye on FTRNW Conference? Ask Nadežda, the Head of conference & fundraising at the same time. Get in touch with her so you could help us building this madness together!

Mia

Head of Marketing & Media

Creative and visionary. With her head in clouds and fingers on a keyboard mostly. Mia, with help of Peter D., is covering all things Marketing & Media related. From brand-building through promotion to leads’ conversion. Get in touch with her if you think you could help spreading buzz about FTRNW.

Zuzana

FTRNW Tuesdays Manager & Content Expert

Just like a magician pulls out rabbits out of his hat, Zuzana is packing us every single Tuesday with impressive content. And her extra power? Doing it while scouting international renown speakers for FTRNW Conference at the same time! Get in touch with Zuzana to join them as well.

 

 

Baška

FTRNW Awards Manager

Scouting startups, organizing bootcamp, getting investors, mentors and alumni on board. Baška’s agenda is packed with startup-related pleasant activities. Want to help? Get in touch with her!

 

Peter-D

Marketing Specialist

Calm and analytical. What’s so special about our marketing specialist? Peter is Jang to Mia’s Jing. Plus, he’s ready to pull out stunning visuals within a second (or two). And just to let you know this combo is not for sale!

Kapi

Conference Production Specialist

There’s a lot of what’s going on behind the scenes of FTRNW Conference. Kapi is making sure everything will run smoothly. If you haven’t seen her lately in our office she’s most likely running between production agencies and suppliers. Or she might be contemplating another notorious FTRNW afterparty as well.

Peter-K

Tuesdays's Production Specialist

We found a magical substance that speeds up FTRNW Tuesdays production – his name is Peter and he is an experienced event manager and Tuesdays’ Catalyst! You should definitely contact him if you’d like to help him with organising our weekly afterwork gatherings.

9 years ago, we have started building the startup ecosystem in Slovakia from scratch, by creating Startup Awards, a local startup competition. Almost a decade later, we have become not only one of the biggest and most impactful Slovak startup event, but one of the largest national startup competitions in Europe. With the introduction of the FTRNW conference three years ago, the event has become the epicentre of a community of entrepreneurs and technology enthusiasts in Slovakia.
From 2018 onwards, FTRNW serves as an umbrella for all of our activities: FTRNW Tuesdays, FTRNW Awards and FTRNW Conference.