Start:up Balkan: Podgorica

 Wednesday, 28 February 2018, from 17.00 to 20.00

@ doMEn, Podgorica

“Start:up Balkan is program in the framework of the project ‘Establishing an Integrated Start-up Ecosystem in the Western Balkans’ supported by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Slovenia’s Development Cooperation.”

Start:up Balkan Podgorica


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17.00 – 17.30 | Introduction

H. E. Mitja MočnikAmbassador of the Republic of Slovenia
Vanja Madzgalj, Director at British Council, Podgorica
Predrag Lešić, Smart Whatever enthusiast, Co-founder, Digitalizu.Me
Jan Kobler,
Managing partner, SC Ventures
Gorazd Justinek, CEO, Centre for European Perspective
Meliha Muherina, Project Manager, CEP
Matej RusCEO, PODIM Conference

17.30 – 18.30 | Keynotes

Florian Kandler, Fundraising Expert and Startup Mentor,, Vienna: “Tips and tricks for successful fundraising” 
Matt Kuppers, Founder&CEO, Startup Manufactory, London:  “How to identify competitive advantage in AgroBusiness”
Letitia Seglah, Fintech and RegTech Consultant, Startup Manufactory, London: “Is your business ready for Blockchain, cryptos or ICOs?”

18.30 – 19.30 | Investors Panel: Funding landscape and businesss opportunities in 2018 in CEE: 

Elma Hot, Co-founder, BeeAnd.Me, Vienna 
Jovana Miljanić, Architect at DVARP, Smart City enthusiast 
Jan Kobler, SC Ventures
Predrag Lešić, Smart Whatever enthusiast, Co-founde Digitalizuj.Me
Verena Wahlandt, Startup PR and communications professional 

Panel moderator: Simon Sovič, PODIM team 

19.30 – 20.00 | Pitching Sessions 

Startups will have the unique opportunity to pitch their startup in front of investors and receive invaluable feedback and meet the PODIM Conference team. 

20.00 –           | Networking 

Time for guests to connect in an informal atmosphere.