Even if you’ve been watching the tech scene of Eastern Europe closely, there’s still a chance you’ve missed something important as the news from that part of the world is relentless at the moment.

Check out the headlines from March to get an impression of what’s been happening; the past month can be characterized by an unusual amount of news stories from Russia, while tech scene in other countries was much less active.

If you think I have missed something, or would like to draw my attention to an important story, feel free to ping me in Twitter (@shlema) or by e-mail at shlema@gmail.com.

Startups, funds, and incubators

  • Polish company Startup Support has launched a program for Ukrainian startups, under which the latter can relocate to Poland and secure up to $500,000 in funding.
  • Russian fund FRII supported by Vladimir Putin has announced opening of six new “part-time” startup incubators.
  • Polish government has announced a $100 million fund to support Ukrainian startups.
  • Bulgarian startup accelerator LAUNCHub has announced its new batch.
  • Ukraine-originated startup Petcube has released its iOS app, which allows users to play with pets remotely.
  • Estonian startup Taxify has launched in Latvia and announced plans to expand in the US.
  • Russian Yandex has acquired low-power mobile geolocation startup KitLocate.