First lines of NOD antivirus code are written, later on ESET is founded.



First major players of Slovak internet appear: Azet.sk (media), Zoznam.sk (media & search), Webglobe.sk (webhosting and internet domains)



First fast growing e-commerce sites introduced: Martinus (books), Pelikan (flights & travel), Websupport (webhosting) ESET´s expansion to USA, Asia, LatAm World´s most installed offline navigation app launched: Sygic founded



First innovative companies with global potential launched: Post affiliate Pro (affiliate software), Pixel Federation (gaming studio), Finviz (stock screener), Innovatrics (biometric technology)



Online community arises and first meetups organized (Barcamp, Devs meetups)



1st Startupcamp Slovakia takes place 1st angel/seed fund established: 42 Angels



1st Startup Weekend in Bratislava, 1st StartupAwards.sk event organized



1st coworking opens its gates: The Spot



More coworking spaces and incubators established: Connect Coworking, VTP Zilina, Startup centrum TUKE, InQb, Co-Šicke, ImpactHub, Brainhouse, Eastcubator, and many more

Institutional infrastructure is developed: The Slovak Alliance for the Internet Economy (SAPIE), IT Valley, Slovak Business Agency
Most popular online Slovak startup magazine launched: Startitup

First Slovak VC fund founded: Neulogy; followed by Innovations and Technologies Fund (FIT)

1st acceleration program for startups launched – Booster; followed by Launcher, ImpactHub and Flemio acceleration programs

1st big exit: GoDaddy acquires M.dot(iOS mobile app for creating mobile websites)

AeroMobil 3.0 revealed at Pioneers Festival in Vienna

Bridgestart Ventures founded in California



  • RubixLab as first international incubator opened
  • Credo, LRJ Capital, Pioneers Ventures as another international players being active in Slovakia