From the iconic Charles Bridge to the impressive Prague Castle, the Czech Republic is a land of legends and innovation that has inspired the likes of Kafka and Dvořák.
But it’s not just about the past. In recent years, the Czech Republic has become a hub for Gen Z-founded startups. From the development of AI algorithms to fintech apps, the ideas of young Czech entrepreneurs are already having an impact on the local economy and beyond.
Today we meet you with 10+ young entrepreneurs from the Czech Republic. Check out which problems young people are passionate about solving.
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Who are the Czech Gen Z stars?
Name: Tomasz Kantor
Position: Co-founder of Lemio
Interests: PsyTech, HealthTech, EdTech
About: Tomasz is the co-founder of Lemio, a Czech mobile app that stops your smartphone addiction and instead helps you transition towards useful and healthy habits. He has a couple of startup projects behind his back and is also an angel investor at Creable, a global influencer database.
Name: Jakub Henni
Position: Co-founder and CEO of Nesnězeno.cz
Interests: Climate Tech, Food
About: Jakub is co-founder and CEO of Nesnězeno.cz – an anti-food waste mobile app that develops a marketplace for restaurants and grocery stores to sell their surplus food at a discount.
Name: Adam Sladek
Position: Co-founder at Macromo
Interests: Health Tech, Digital Marketing
About: Adam is the co-founder of Macromo, a personalized preventive healthcare platform. He is also the founder of on inhubo, a digital marketing company, that was acquired.
Name: Anna Veselá
Position: Co-founder of Spectoda
Interests: Entrepreneurship, Light, Products
About: Anna is a business-oriented leader with a passion for light. She is the co-founder of Spectoda, a smart solution for wireless & interactive light control. Her vision is to bring the world a reliable yet simple tool for creating spectacular products and installations with light. For 2 years, Anna helped organize the Soutěž & Podnikej program, which focuses on teaching entrepreneurship to high school students.
Name: Bolek Kerouš
Position: Co-Founder and CEO of Animi
Interests: Mental health, Longevity, and Optimism Advocacy
About: Bolek is currently building Animi, an app addressing an overlooked mental health problem today – alexithymia. Alexithymia significantly reduces the effectiveness of therapy and even antidepressants, leads to worse quality of life and relationships, and a whole lot of other negative consequences. Animi is the first app specifically dedicated to improving alexithymia and emotional awareness and intelligence.
Name: Krystof Hilar
Position: Co-founder and CTO at ThreatMark
Interests: Machine Learning
About: Krystof is the co-founder of ThreatMark, a startup that develops solutions in the field of cybersecurity and the prevention of online financial fraud. It detects these with the help of AI, behavioral biometrics, and real-time risk analysis. His company has a 66 million investment from billionaire Karel Komárek, and year-on-year growth of over 2,800%.
Name: Tadeáš Kula
Position: Founder and CEO of Reknihy
Interests: Startups, Education
About: Tadeáš is the Reknihy platform, which gives books a second life. The company оnly selects titles in good condition and splits the commission half with the original owners. He tries to keep the books in circulation as long as possible, as well as the packaging in which he sends them. Tadeáš has won the Young Leaders category of the SDGs Awards for socially beneficial projects in 2021.
Name: Jan Sláma
Position: Co-Founder and CEO of FaceUp
Interests: Startups, Whistleblowing, and Entrepreneurship
About: Jan started his entrepreneurship journey when he was 12 years old. From stocks, through his first mobile apps, non-profit projects, his own e-shop, and custom development for clients. In 2017 he founded FaceUp – a whistleblowing tool that combines business with social impact. In addition, Jan has also been investing in startups and their active development for the past two years.
Name: Ondrej Kopecky
Position: Co-founder of Qusion.com and VOS.health
Interests: HealthTech, Mobile Apps, Growth, Startups
About: Ondrej has been building apps and platforms his whole life. Currently, he is developing VOS.health – a well-being companion app. His other company Qusion is a product development agency.
Name: Michaela Simacek
Position: Founder of HealthBase
Interests: Data Science, Health Tech
About: Michaela is the Founder of HealthBase, a web-based application that allows easy communication and information exchange between patients and doctors.