The founder of the winning start-up of the Start:up Balkan programme Meerkiddo from Bosnia and Herzegovina will at the beginning of September travel to London and visit a global start-up hub. With the 5-day visit of the winning start-up to the global capital and financial centre, the Start:up Balkan programme will conclude its this year’s activities.

A special networking and business boosting programme supported by the British Startup Manufactory company includes several activities from visit to Google Campus and different entrepreneurial meetups to appointments with representatives of some tech start-ups and few entrepreneurship trainings on recent business topics.

Different opportunities and challenges on the British and Irish markets and business support prospects are foreseen topics for the discussion with the representatives of British government’s Department of international trade and Slovenian Embassy in London.

Meerkiddo is one of the over 30 start-ups from the Western Balkan region that were presented on start-up conference in Maribor and were selected as the most perspective through the Start:up Balkan tour. Meerkiddo created a parental control app that helps parents supervise their children using a mobile phone.

Start:up Balkan tour was a part of the Start:up Balkan programme that was conducted in February 2018 through all Western Balkans capitals. In each capital an event was organized with renowned international speakers and guests to support local young entrepreneurs and encourage them to be even better. The main objective of these events was to give local start-ups a chance for a three-minute pitch that was followed by a feedback delivered by experts and potential investors. The best start-ups from each capital were in May 2018 invited to the PODIM conference in Maribor and to take part in the PODIM Challenge pitching competition.

Three wining start-ups of the PODIM Challenge, were awarded with all-inclusive tailor-made programme in London that will take place from the 3rd to the 7th September 2017.

Start:up Balkan was program in the framework of the project ‘Establishing an Integrated Start-up Ecosystem in the Western Balkans’ powered by CEP and PODIM and supported by the BritishEmbassy in Ljubljana.

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