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The success story of the Slovakian startup Culcharge

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A good idea is just the starting point; it’s the hard work that follows which brings success. Culcharge is another great example of how innovation, dedication and local support have combined to create a successful business that is now growing on a global level.
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 Young MBA graduates Jozef Zemla and Viktor Reviliak from Bratislava, Slovakia, have transformed their enthusiasm for gadgets into a successful startup called Culcharge which crowdfunding helped to get off the ground. Culcharge is the smallest ever USB charging cable for iPhone and Android that allows you to charge your device on the go. The USB cable provides an ‘All in one’ device that is compatible with all the leading smartphone brands on the market (iPhone, Samsung, HTC, Blackberry, Sony, Nokia, LG, and Motorola) ensuring optimum flexibility for users, no matter how many different phones they have!

The Culcharge team was named winner of the 2013 Slovakian Startup Awards (Design Category) and has now set its sights on international expansion. This success is all the sweeter after a number of earlier failed projects which could have dampened their entrepreneurial spirit. These initial setbacks only strengthened their resolve.  ‘We failed a few times, but also learned,’ says Josef. Were it not for their hard work, open-mindedness and ability to adapt, Culcharge would not be achieving the success that it is today.

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