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December 5-7th 2016 @ Hotel Crowne Plaza Belgrade

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PITCHING

The best innovative companies and ideas will compete in front of international investment jury and many more investors in the audience. Everyone will walk out with transformative experience, and many with serious investment offers.

CONFERENCE

Investors, entrepreneurs and opinion leaders will share information, opinions and experience. They'll assess the latest trends and opportunities, give advice and teach us how to grow and earn more.

EXHIBITION

Innovative startups and corporations will showcase their offerings and create a truly unique experience. This is also additional opportunity to network and find great business partners.

Program (stay tuned for updates)

DAY I (5th December 2016)
11:00 – 12:00 Registration and Check-in
12:00 – 12:45 Opening Ceremony
12:45 – 13:05 Keynote Speech: Lessons From The Edge – An Entrepreneurs Jorney Steve Jillings – Entrepreneur (ex CEO @ TeleSign)
13:05 – 13:50 Panel: Corporations & Startups: Cooperation Models & Cross-cultural Influence Steven Koltai – Managing Director @Koltai & Co. LLC and Guest Scholar @the Brookings Institution
Paul Bell – Senior Advisor @ Making Cents International
Aleksandar Blagojević – Digital bank & support manager @Societe Genarale
Kosta Andrić – Managing Partner @ICT Hub
Moderator: Marko Čadež – President @ Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
13:50 – 14:55 Pitching Session BalkanViator
Buildcon
Planeuron Zrt.
Volta Technology
14:55 – 15:15 Venture Design – What We Learned From Top Projects In The World Alex Conconi – Technology Director @frog
15:15 – 16:15 Networking Break and Lunch
16:15 – 16:35 Smart City 2.0 Ceco Gakovic – Founder @ CityOS
16:35 – 16:50 Launchpad Nenad Moslavac – Co-Founder and Managing Director @ Impact Hub Belgrade
16:50 – 18:10 Pitching Session BeeShaper
couchcoach
Digital Worx
Perpetuum Games
Technology Partnership
DAY II (6th December 2016)
8:30 – 9:00 Registration and Check-in
9:00 – 10:20 Pitching Session Alted
drytools
DVC Solutions
Nocima Technologies
Selfikon
STEED Equine Monitoring Solutions
10:20 – 10:35 What Can Microsoft Offer To Local Startup Ecosystem? Dragana Jović – Marketing Communication Manager @Microsoft Software d.o.o.
10:35 – 11:00 Networking Break
11:00 – 11:20 Product Design In Silicon Valley Lazar Stojković – Mentor @ 500 Startups
11:00 – 13:00 Venture Philanthropy Fund Meeting Organized by: EVPA & Smart Kolektiv
( Mediteran i Adriatic )
11:20 – 12:05 Inverse Pitching Session: Investment Funds
12:05 – 12:50 Panel: Future Of Communication Moderator: Maja Andjelkovic – Digital Entrepreneurship Lead @ WorldBank
Vladimir Lučić – CEO @ Mtel
Momchil Elenkov – Global Telecom partnerships manager @Viber
Ivan Ivanović – Product and Sales Channels Development and Management Director @SBB
12:50 – 13:10 Peace Through Entrepreneurship Steven Koltai – Managing Director @Koltai & Co. LLC and Guest Scholar @the Brookings Institution
13:10 – 14:10 Networking Break and Lunch
14:10 – 14:30 From NYC to Belgrade and How To Work With an American Danielle Weinblatt – Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer @ Take the Interview, Inc.
14:30 – 15:30 Workshop: Microsoft Azure  Srđan Božović – Technical Evangelist @Microsoft
14:30 – 15:30 Workshop: How to Start Investing in Tech Nebojša Lazić – Partner @ StartLabs Fund
15:30 – 16:00 Networking Break
16:00 – 16:10 South Central Ventures Jan Kobler – Managing Partner @ South Central Ventures
16:10 – 16:55 Panel: FinTech – Where The Next Big Thing Will Happen? Moderator: Jovana Kapisoda – Independent Banking Expert
Imre Hild – Global Managing Partner @ Global Platforms
Miklos Denkler – Founder @ Smartupper 
Aleksandar Radoičić – CTO @ SmartWave 
16:55 – 18:30 Pitching Session DressApp
Dresy
EratoExpert
LocBike
Miracle Dojo
Peritus medium
DAY III (7th December 2016)
08:30 – 09:00 Registration and Check-in
09:00 – 10:45 Pitching Session Dunavnet doo
Green Design
Learn2Win2
Leichtgemacht
SEEZER
Sparklum
Walleta
10:45 – 11:30 Panel: Startups That Received Investments
11:30 – 11:45 Investing In Startups From Southeast Europe: Myth or Reality? Nebojša Lazić – Partner @ StartLabs Fund
11:45 – 12:15 Networking Break
12:15 – 13:15 Workshop: Lessons for Startups, Emerging Entrepreneurs And Change Makers Keith Ippel – Founder @ SpringU
12:15 – 13:15 How to Build a Successful Ecosystem for All Players: Startups, Corporates, Investors, Mentors, Government and Academia Mehmet Onarcan – Angel Investor and Founder @Mentors Network Turkey
13:15 – 13:45 Inverse Pitching Session: Investment Funds Meta Zernike
Oxo Labs
Pioneers Ventures / Speedinvest
Praegon Capital
Revo Capital
Startup Wiseguys
Techstars
13:45 – 14:05 Social Entrepreneurs – Changing The World For The Better Keith Ippel – Founder @ SpringU
14:05 – 14:50 Networking Break and Lunch
14:50 – 15:05 The Fastest Way To Get International Partners Marko Kovacevic – Senior Advisor @Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia
15:05 – 15:50 Panel: Social Investing – Supporting Evolution Of Business Keith Ippel – Founder @ SpringU
Ewa Konczal – CEE Manager @ European Venture Philanthropy Association
Dusanka Ilic – Co-founder @Kutpoint & MUNPlanet
Merav Oren – Founder and CEO @AGORA & WMN
Moderator: Gaia Montelatici
15:50 – 17:30 Pitching Session Kriipton
LeanPay
One Assessment Inc.
Outmagine
Poslonaut
Sunthetic
TalkBook
17:30 – 18:15 Panel: Local Investors’ Opinion Nebojša Lazić – Partner @ StartLabs Fund
Jan Kobler – Managing Partner @ South Central Ventures
Dilyan Dimitrov – Founder @ Eleven Ventures
18:15 – 18:35 BgVF Pitching Winners and Closing Ceremony

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ENTREPRENEURS

  • Increase investment readiness
  • Network and find partners
  • Get unique experience
  • Learn the latest trends

INVESTORS

  • Explore opportunities
  • Make yourself visible
  • Create profitable partnerships
  • Exchange opinions

CORPORATIONS

  • Get startup mindset
  • Get new ideas, partners and clients
  • Position your brand
  • Support innovative entrepreneurs

GOVERNMENT

  • Promote new initiatives
  • Support entrepreneurs
  • Get recommendations
  • Change mindset

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