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We have been in Pristina, for our third edition of meetings for young entrepreneurs and start-ups from the Western Balkans within the project “WB6 Startup Academy” “Building the WB6 Unicorn”.

The first two workshops took place in Tirana and Nikšić in March, where young people became acquainted with the basic principles of searching for investors, preparation of business plans and taking care of the financial aspect of the business. The third event was focused on the art of selling and finding the most suitable and effective marketing tools that are very rapidly evolving and changing.

A group of 15 young entrepreneurs was supported by four experienced experts – Grega Potokar, ABC Accelerator, Slovenia; Selma Prodanovic, Brainswork, Austria; Adrian Zettl-Singh,  TheGrowthbase, Austria; and Nedim Tarakčija, Balkan Leadership Academy, BiH. They have educated participants through a hands-on module, learning how to set up their sales process and implement different fast growth techniques (growth hacking) based on defined KPIs. Participants gained new insights on growth, importance of sales data collecting and analysis, Startup Marketing & Growth Hacking, Marketing Data Collection and other skills.

All the participants from all WB6 will  join us in Slovenia this May, for DEMO Day organized in cooperation with Business Angels Slovenia, followed by participation at the PODIM Conference 2019.

We are thankful to the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and GIZ regional office in Sarajevo for enabling this project and supporting innovative young entrepreneurs so they are able to strengthen their knowledge and get opportunities to realize their business ideas.

WB6 Startup Academy Building the WB6 Unicorn training in Pristina