“I participated on many forums like this, but first time I witnessed that over 300 participants with the opening speech from Minister of Economy and with participation of Ambassadors. I observed very dynamic situation in Belgrade, which is a great competitive advantage. Venture forums in Balkan countries are very important to foster entrepreneurial ecosystem. “
Vice President of European Business Angels Network and
President of Turkish Business Angels Network
Belgrade Venture Forum (BgVF) is the largest investment forum in the region, dedicated to promotion of entrepreneurship and investments in innovative companies and ideas.
Number of excellent projects and investors’ interests in Serbia is piling up, and Belgrade Venture Forum is the hot spot and critical mass event for all interested in raising capital, finding investment opportunities and creating innovative partnerships and networks.
Belgrade Venture Forum is on the right track to become one of the most influential startup and venture capital events in SEE region. Important perk of BgVF is well developed system of putting together startups and investors, which is so important! Smooth matching between them accelerates financing efforts for best projects.
BgVF was a great event for our company. We were able to approach several investors and few months later we finalized the deal with accelerator fund Eleven. We are still negotiating with few other investors for the next round of investments. Happy to attend the event in 2014!
Award and recognition that we received at Belgrade Venture Forum is very special and important for us, especially because it comes from investment and expert jury. It is great to have such a confirmation of our business idea and valuable feedback from top industry experts and investors. All that provided new energy to push further. I am glad that such initiative exists, because it is crucial to establish support instruments, more favorable investment climate and fully fledged startup ecosystem. With their efforts, organizers of BgVF are contributing to these goals and empowering of entrepreneurial scene in the region.
We had 10 meetings with investors at Belgrade Venture Forum. We realized how investors think, what they want and ask. The answers to these questions are crucial for founders in order to create sustainable and profitable business model. Exciting, extraordinary useful and priceless experience. Experience which made us think differently.
You’re going to meet amazing people just by coming to conferences like this. You’re going to meet investors and other entrepreneurs you didn’t even know they exist, who are doing other amazing things and who are incredibly creative. You will expand circle of friends who are like-minded and want to do things that you want to do.
The company has identified a good market and customer base for their products and/or services, and can clearly demonstrate how they can effectively sell to their customers.
The company has clearly identified the type of partnership and/or investment that they are looking for.
The company’s team has the necessary skills and experience to grow the business.
The products and/or services offered are innovative, technologically advanced, of better quality, or lower price, or otherwise have distinct competitive advantages.
The company can demonstrate a solid competitive advantage through intellectual property (existing or potential trade secret, copyright, trademark, patent, etc.) and/or potential market channels, strong partners, etc.
The information presented is well defined, clear, concise and attractive for potential investors/partners.
Throughout Conference Program, BgVF will invite several regional entrepreneurs to share their success stories and inspire the audience.
Representatives of several local authorities will share experiences and initiatives they are taking to foster entrepreneurship within their communities
What needs to happen to have the first VC fund operating in Serbia?
What are benefits and returns from preffering female entrepreneurs and their ideas to invest in?
How to enable potential local investors to make profitable deals with great innovative companies?
Let’s explore new medical solutions enabled by new technology
Technologies in clean sustainable energy are advancing by the day; what opportunities can be explored for great solutions and profitable investments?
Within at least six breakout sessions, we are going to dig deeper in new technologies, solutions, and know-how that you need to know about.
Organizer of Belgrade Venture Forum is Serbian Venture Network (SeVeN)
Serbian Venture Network (SeVeN) is association active in fields of entrepreneurship and business development of companies from South-East Europe. Seven aims to achieve its goals through investment attraction, by organizing conferences, trainings and matchmaking events, by fostering business networking and partnership building and by providing business advisory and consultancy services. We are the network of professionals from Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Albania.
We strive towards making SEE region a new European center of innovative and fast growing entrepreneurial companies.
We will achieve our goals by organizing great conference, training and matchmaking events, by fostering business networking and partnership building and by providing business advisory services. We are connecting professionals from Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Albania, Romania, Hungary, Greece and Turkey.
Our mission is to foster innovation and competitiveness of regional companies with high growth potential, through capacity building and access to finance support.