This is the story about me as told by my makers:
" Edgar is a funny figure, with a funky story that started loooong before winning the AngelHack Berlin in 2013.
He was born in between two conferences Damjan attended in 2012: The Web and Beyond and NordiCHI. The first sketches were drawn during one of the lectures in Amsterdam. Or perhaps, after a beer at Café Langereis? Doesn’t matter, returning home from Amsterdam, Damjan, an avid storyteller by nature, told the idea of a storytelling tool to his artist girlfriend Maruša. How such a tool could tell the story behind her artworks. How cool is that, right? Real life and boring stuff such as writing the PhD kicked in...
But in October 2012 it was during the NordiCHI Transmedia Storytelling workshop that Edgar got a second chance. After having a great time, and some sushi in a wicked hotel with lovely girls such as Sabiha and Annika Edgar was finally born. He got the name after the great, though a bit morbid, storyteller Edgar Allan Poe.
After several months on standby Edgar simply had enough, he was all “Make me happen, you lazy bunch!” And there they were, Sanja and Jan - two ingenious coders and former students of Damjan’s. They asked Maruša and Damjan to join them for the AngelHack Berlin. They needed a cool idea to pitch in Berlin and... Edgar was just the thing.
The team Edgar had nothing but a few sketches of the flow and the interface concept. What was more important was the idea - to empower small businesses, craftsmen and artists. After thousand kilometers and more than twelve hours on the road (yes they drove from Maribor to Berlin! they reached Berlin where they were greeted by their awesome host Tilla. Hackathon was held at the You Is Now Lab and there were more than 120 hackers, developers, designers and entrepreneurs, all competing for one crown.
After 30 sleepless hours the time was up and... Edgar was on them internets. Really tired, the team waited for their three minutes to impress the jury. Damn, they had to pitch as 28th team out of 40. Still, they waited patiently, sipping their well deserved beers while other teams were pitching some really amazing projects. But hey, Edgar was there to have fun, right? Finally, it was Edgar’s time to take the stage. Damjan told the story of Drago, Maruša’s amazing dad and his lovely wine. Bribing the jury, the team left the wine and left the stage, patiently waiting for others to finish and hear the results. The jury returned and started announcing the winners. And boy, was Edgar in for a surprise. The team won the PayMill special prize and the First prize and the AngelHack Berlin crown!
As the best project, Edgar was accepted in the AngelHack Accelerator and the team got tickets for the Disrupt conference. Sadly real life kicked in for Sanja and Jan and they left the team, but 2 superstar developers joined instead. Both Lovro and Tomi are experienced developers and also former students of Damjan’s. The team worked together on several project, the biggest is the @Life project.
The team was more confident than ever that they will rock the world with Edgar. From a fun project with an important mission, Edgar grew into a proper startup with a superstar team and a proper story to tell. They begun telling the story on events such as the WebVisions in Barcelona and UX Camp Europe. Edgar was also selected to pitch at the TechCrunch Balkans event and, taaataaa, were one of the finalist in the Mini SeedCamp in Rijeka."