Start:up Balkan: Sarajevo

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, from 17.00 to 21.00

@ Networks, Sarajevo


“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 Sarajevo

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20 start-ups, 20 success stories from BiH and Kosovo

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CEP continues to support the development of start-up ecosystem in the Western Balkans

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Video: Empowering BiH’s and Kosovo’s Young Entrepreneurs

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Young Entrepreneurs from BiH and Kosovo – cooperation that transcends the state borders in the Western Balkans

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17.00 – 17.15 | Introduction
H. E. Mrs Zorica Bukinac, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia
Alma Muharemović, Operational Manager, Networks
Matej Rus, CEO, PODIM Conference
Meliha Muherina, Project Manager, CEP
17.15 – 18.15 | Keynotes
Darko Butina, Partner, BUDS: “How to scale the company from an MVP, to start-up and finally to a successful business” & “Blockchain, cryptos and ICOs – disclosing the truth behind them”
Domagoj Oreb, Partner, SC Ventures: “What it means to be investable”
18.15 – 19.15 | Panel Discussion: Funding landscape in 2018 in CEE
Domagoj Oreb, Partner, SC Ventures
Iva Đikić, Project Manager, VRET Solutions 
Amar Pljevljak, Project Manager, Ant Colony
Boštjan Lipnik, CEO, Terra Nullius d.o.o.
Darko Butina, Partner, BUDS
Naida Vikalo, Business Development Manager CEE, WeAreDevelopers 
Panel moderator: Simon Sovič, Podim team
19.15 – 20.15 | Pitching Sessions 
Startups will have the unique opportunity to pitch their startup idea in front of investors and receive invaluable feedback and meet the PODIM Conference team.
20.15 – | Networking 
Time for guests to connect in an informal atmosphere.