XIIIK through online voting in Facebook has gathered 4775 votes and reached the final round of Global Startup Battle as the second best ranked team.
Leart Zogiani and Bardh Lohaj members of the XIIIK team – winner of the third edition of Prishtina Startup Weekend have qualified for the finals of the Global Startup Battle as the second best ranked team among 130 teams competing from all around the world.
“I am thrilled with this and it’s hard for me to believe that through votes we got the second place in a global competition although we come from a small state”, says Leart Zogiani a 3D artist and member of the XIIIK team.
XIIIK team is the winner of the third edition of Prishtina Startup Weekend organized during 9-10-11 November 2012 by Innovation Centre Kosovo. XIIIK won the main prize at Prishtina Startup Weekend with their 3D game “Janine”.
Success of a team from Kosovo
This success according to Zogiani is greater when having in mind that Global Startup Battle is the most important and biggest worldwide entrepreneurship competition. The final decision on the winner of the Global Startup Battle will be taken on 29-30 November by a professional jury.
The first place in the first round of the Global Startup Battle was awarded to the London Based team SmartWard that got 5025 votes – only 250 votes more than XIIIK. Each city that hosted a Startup Weekend, including here Prishtina, at the Global Startup Battle is represented by the winning team. In the first round 130 teams compete among themselves, while in the finals qualify only 15 teams that got most of the votes.