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The Financial Times Names Croatia’s Mate Rimac on Europe’s 100 Changemakers List

Mate Rimac (left) named on 2016 New Europe 100 list (photo: Rimac automobili)

Mate Rimac (left) named on 2016 New Europe 100 list (photo: Rimac automobili)

One Croatian has made the 2016 New Europe 100 list.

Founder and chief executive of Rimac Automobili, Mate Rimac, has made the 2016 New Europe 100.

The annual list features central and eastern Europe’s brightest and best people — plus the organisations who are changing the region’s societies, politics or business environments and displaying innovation, entrepreneurialism and fresh approaches to prevailing problems.

The challengers for the 2016 list were selected by Res Publica, Google, Visegrad Fund and the Financial Times.

Rimac, who has been one of the country’s recent success stories, is the founder of Croatian car manufacturer Rimac Automobili which develops and produces high-performance electric vehicles, including the Concept One, the world’s first electric super car, drivetrains and battery systems.

The Concept_One (photo: Rimac Automobili)

The Concept_One (photo: Rimac Automobili)

“As central and eastern Europe recasts itself as a region for technology and innovation rather than manufacturing and primary industry, young entrepreneurs are tapping strong economic growth in their countries and attracting foreign investment. New businesses include self-driving car software developed in Hungary, the world’s first drone consultancy, based in Warsaw, a Romanian levitating hoverboard and an array of fintech start-ups changing the way consumers manage their money”, the Financial Times writes.

Check out the 2016 Europe 100 here.

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