Matej Ftáčnik

Founding Partner

Matej is a co-founder of The Spot - Booster, the first Slovak startup creative space & accelerator, that has been shaping the local startup ecosystem with a wide range of community-oriented activities (education, networking, mentoring) and business activities (acceleration, corporate consulting, fundraising support) since 2012.

He is also a Founding Partner of VacuumLabs, a team of 30+ experts on React framework and single-page app development. Their track record shows dozens of state of the art solutions delivered to startups and corporations. They organize regular meetups, workshops, hackathons and conferences about the React framework. Their flagship event is the ReactiveConf, which hosts more than 25 speakers and 500+ attendees from all over the Europe every year.

Matej has also organized the first three Startup Weekends in Slovakia, won the national Startup Awards in 2011 with startup NiceReply.com, co-founded Startup Camps (monthly meetups in 5 Slovak/Czech cities), hosted StartupSummit in Prague (250+ attendants from CEE) and has been active in evangelizing startups and entrepreneurship on Slovak universities and in media.

Besides that, he loves to travel and see the world, enjoy good food and whisky, spend time with his great family and meet new people with the wildest personal stories.

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  • Impact Hub Bratislava
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  • Kickresume
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  • 0100 Ventures
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  • Aeromobil
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  • Decent
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  • Webglobe - Yegon
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  • MUZIKER
    Bronislav Karlík
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    Tomáš Zaťko
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    Grigor Ayrumyan
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    Natália Kisková
  • Zlavadna.sk
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  • Connect Coworking
    Vladimír Vaculík
  • Piano Media
    Stuart Ashford
  • Pixel Federation
    Šimon Šicko
  • Learn2Code
    Radovan Debnár
  • CIVITTA
    Peter Kolesár
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  • Promiseo
    Peter Šoltés
  • sli.do
    Peter Komorník
  • SCR design
    Ondrej Ďurják
  • Exponea
    Michal Pastier
  • Startup Slovakia
    Michal Maxián
  • Anasoft
    Michal Hrabovec
  • ui42
    Martin Krupa
  • 0100Ventures
    Marek Zámečník
  • Eastcubator
    Marek Lavčák
  • Plat4m
    Lukáš Horák
  • Innovatrics
    Ján Lunter
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    Igor Kočiš
  • Facebook
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  • Electronic Star
    Dominik Brichta
  • Profesia.sk
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  • IPM LLP
    Dominika Žiaková
  • Rozbehni sa!
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  • Lighting Beetle
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  • Tootoot.fm
    Michal Švihra
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  • GoodRequest
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  • ixworx
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  • Websupport
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  • Biotron.io
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  • SEAK
    Heliodor Macko
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  • Mini Tech MBA for Women
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  • Carrivederci
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  • Finax
    Juraj Hrbatý
  • Ecocapsule
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  • SAPIE
    Martin Uhnak
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    Martina Vavreková
  • ui42 digital
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  • SAPIE
    Martina Révayová