Start:up Balkan: Pristina

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, from 18.00 to 21.00

@ Innovation Centre Kosovo, Pristina



“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 Pristina


18.00 – 18.30 | Introduction

H. E. Mr Bojan Bertoncelj, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia
Uranik Begu, Executive Director, Innovation Centre Kosovo
Matej Rus, CEO, PODIM Conference
Tatjana Zabasu, Managing Partner, South Central Ventures
Meliha Muherina, Project Manager, CEP

18.30 – 19.30 | Keynotes

Igor Madzov, South Central Ventures: “What it means to be investable”

Fireside chat

Mergim Cahani, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Gjirafa
Host: Simon Sovič, PODIM team

19.30 – 20.15 | Investors Panel: Funding landscape and businesss opportunities in 2018 in CEE: 

Visar Kelmendi, The Interview App
Igor Madzov, South Central Ventures
Ivana Stanković, South Central Ventures
Tatjana Zabasu, South Central Ventures
Aslan Ibrahimi, Founder & CEO, Allbatron
Mergim Cahani, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Gjirafa

Panel moderator: Simon Sovič, PODIM team

20.15 – 21.00 | 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. 

21.00 –           | Networking 

Time for guests to connect in an informal atmosphere.