In the EU, only 17% of all employees in information and communications technology (ICT) are female specialists. The senior roles in leading ICT companies are often taken by male professionals too. However, the current job market trends may signalise an upcoming change: more and more women are interested in technology and engineering. Some of them start considering this career path at school whereas others tend to change their ongoing careers due to better prospects.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis took part in the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence Riga's online event “Riga StratCom Dialogue 2021" and delivered a keynote speech during a discussion on deterrence strategy in the face of contemporary threats.
Halo.rent, a prop-tech startup from the UK, announces the launch of its tenant engagement platform that streamlines the entire rental onboarding process and offers additional services to tenants and landlords during the tenancy. The company has raised a £1.25m pre-seed round from angel investors and the European Commission. The platform is now open to the public, following field testing with leading UK property managers.
Vinted, an online venue for people to buy and sell second-hand clothes, said on Wednesday it had raised 250 million euros ($303 million) from investors and would invest proceeds in expanding its operations in Europe and beyond.
Creditonline, a Lithuanian-capital fintech company, which develops and provides software solutions to leading market participants, has gained international recognition. The GoodFirms platform has been ranked Creditonline 9th in the global lender software segment. To date, no fintech company from the Baltic countries has been included in the list.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis held a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus Nikos Christodoulides and discussed possibilities for strengthening bilateral cooperation, the situation in the European Union’s neighbourhood, important regional security issues, EU-Turkey relations, and response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Launchpad Capital, a new early-stage venture capital firm led by long-time San Francisco-based fintech investor and entrepreneur Ryan Gilbert, is to use part of a $35 million to support early stage Lithuanian startups targeting North America.
Enterprise Lithuania, an entrepreneurship and export development agency, has initiated the implementation of the JA Company Programme program across entire Lithuania. The program is focused on the development of practical entrepreneurship skills in school students by showing them how to run a business while still in high school.
27-year old Paulius Pancekauskas – a Vilnius native and one of the most talented pianists of his generations – has created a successful method of teaching music which can be called quintessentially Lithuanian as it is based on Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis’ music colors.
Vilnius and Warsaw are marking the 230th anniversary of the May 3 Constitution of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. What do we know about the document lauded as the first written constitution in Europe?