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Innovation for the World

  • <July 5th-9th 2021/>

    The real
    deal

    Venture Capitalists meet Entrepreneurs.
    The real matchmaking.
    And everyone is  welcome to watch.

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  • <July 5th-9th 2021/>

    The real
    deal

    Venture Capitalists meet Entrepreneurs.
    The real matchmaking.
    And everyone is welcome to watch.

    get tickets
  • <July 5th-9th 2021/>

    The real
    deal

    Venture Capitalists meet Entrepreneurs.
    The real matchmaking.
    And everyone is welcome to watch.

    get tickets
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Online

conference

In 2020, businesses really moved online. And this is a good thing.
On Belgrade Venture Forum 2021, for the first time online and for the first time truly globally, the East will meet the West, virtually in Belgrade, Serbia.

For the first time this year, we were truly capable of tapping into our large global network of investors, entrepreneurs and startup leaders to connect them on [July 5th]. 

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Biggest

Tech Innovation & 
Investment Forum
in the Balkans
During almost a full decade, BgVF gathered thousands of investors, corporate execs and startups. They create a unique network that spans more than 30 countries and 4 continents - open to everyone and creating meaningful business connections. This carefully curated network gathers together to showcase, invest, exchange, grow & enjoy the special spirit of the Balkans. We welcome you again, this time in a new virtual format, but still determined to make it well worth your time.
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1000+

1000 + startups 
applied

2012

Since 2012

400

Over 400 investors 
involved

5000

Over 5000 
participants

Investors & speakers

Investing is what BgVF is all about

VC’s from the world who want to check out what opportunities wait for them in the South East Europe, will find this event as the perfect opportunity.

Fine selection of startups is going to show them why this region is so quickly catching up with the best in the world. And more probably than not, they will find a great opportunity to seize.
Experience the largest investment, entrepreneurship and innovations forum in the Balkans.

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Confirmed on bgvf2021

<Ceo of Celsius Network/>

Alex Mashinski

<Vice President of Worldwide AI Initiatives at Nvidia/>

Keith Strier

<Executive Director at Government Blockchain Association/>

Gerard Dache

<President @ Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia/>

Marko Čadež

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BGVF

testimonials

What are our previous speakers saying

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Absolutely fantastic event! Have all these people come together in one place for three days and get really excited about all the innovation happening in Serbia.

Loretta Joseph
Blockchain Advisor at OECD
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This conference kind of united everyone and I met some wonderful people. Great ideas, very smart... Would love to do it again next year.

Nuke Goldstein
Co-Founder & CTO, Celsius Network
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It's always refreshing to be amongst the people who feel so passionate aboout the industry they are working in.

Shaun Khan
Managing Partner @ Glass Capital
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I believe Belgrade Venture Forum is the best place to establish connections between West and East when it comes to Startups and Enterpreneurship. This is escpecially the case when you account for Blockchain, AI & ML, Gaming and other emerging thech industriers.

Ivan Bjelajac
Former Operating Director of GoDaddy WP Europe & Co-Founder and CEO of MVP Workshop
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Super excited to be here at Belgrade Venture Forum event! Tons of great people really good audience really good engagement. Highly recommended to anyone that was considering attending. Especially if you are a startup it's a great opportunity.

Steve Jillings
Former CEO of TeleSign
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I participated on many forums like this one, but this is the first time I witnessed over 300 participants from a startup ecosystem, with the opening speech from the Minister of Economy and with participation of Ambassadors. I observer a very dynamic situation developing here in Belgrade, which is a great competitive advantage.

Baybars Altunas
VP of European Business Angels Network
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The conference

July 5th-9th Online

Heart and center of Belgrade Venture forum are pitching sessions. But since we know so many industry and political leaders, it was hard to resist picking their brains, too.

So we are also bringing a few keynote speeches and panels for all of us to learn and expand our horizons. Make sure to check out the program, and do that often since it is being enriched every
day.

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Program

DAY I - ECOSYSTEM & INNOVATION
2021-07-05
DAY II - FINTECH
2021-07-06
DAY III - DIGITAL PUBLISHING & E-COMMERCE
2021-07-07
DAY IV - AI, ML and CYBERSECURITY
2021-07-08
DAY V - FUNDING & SUPPORTING INNOVATIONS
2021-07-09
16:00 - 16:15
Opening Ceremony: Welcome to BgVF
Opening Ceremony: Welcome to BgVF image
Aleksandar Bijelić
President at Serbian Venture Network and CDO at MK Group
Opening Ceremony: Welcome to BgVF image
Marko Čadež
President @ Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia
16:15 - 16:30
Presentation: Serbian Tech Ecosystem Overview
Presentation: Serbian Tech Ecosystem Overview image
Emilija Ivančajić
General Manager of Serbian Venture Network
16:30 - 16:45
Keynote Speech: New Business Models for the Virtual Age
Keynote Speech: New Business Models for the Virtual Age image
Alex Mashinsky
CEO of Celsius Network
16:45 - 17:45
Pitching Session
Startups will pitch their innovations
17:45 - 18:30
Panel: Web3 Technologies
Panel: Web3 Technologies image
John Lilich
Investor and Product Development Advisor at Polygon (Previously Matic Network)
Panel: Web3 Technologies image
Amber Soubiran
CEO of Kaiko
Panel: Web3 Technologies image
Jerome de Tychey
Global Head of Client Success Ledger
18:30 - 18:50
Inverse Pitching Session: Investment Funds
Inverse Pitching Session: Investment Funds image
Alex George
VC @ Credo
Inverse Pitching Session: Investment Funds image
Mariius Ghenea
Managing Partner Catalyst Romania VC Fund
18:50 - 00:00
Fireside chat
Fireside chat image
Ivan Bjelajac
CEO & Co-Founder MVP and Board member at Serbian Venture Network
Fireside chat image
Stoya Pornografic
actress, model & writer
19:00 - 19:15
Speech: Growing Cooperation
Speech: Growing Cooperation image
Jovan Marjanovic
Director of Global Development at Government Blockchain Association
19:15 - 19:30
Speech: Building a Global Business
Speech: Building a Global Business image
Igor Bogićević
CTO, Co-Founder at Orgnostic, Founder of Seven Bridges
19:30 - 19:45
Fireside chat
Fireside chat image
Ivan Bjelajac
CEO & Co-Founder MVP and Board member at Serbian Venture Network
Fireside chat image
Vuksan Simunović
Engineering Lead at Polygon SDK
19:45 - 20:00
Speech: Growing Exponentially? Certify Your Product’s Future With Sixsentix
Speech: Growing Exponentially? Certify Your Product’s Future With Sixsentix image
Matthias Rasking
Managing Director of Sixsentix GmbH
16:00 - 16:15
Keynote Announcements
Keynote Announcements image
Ivan Bjelajac
CEO & Co-Founder MVP and Board member at Serbian Venture Network
16:15 - 16:30
Speech : Fireside Chat
Speech : Fireside Chat image
Ivan Bjelajac
CEO & Co-Founder MVP and Board member at Serbian Venture Network
Speech : Fireside Chat image
Alex Mashinsky
CEO of Celsius Network
16:30 - 17:30
Pitching Session
Startups will pitch their innovations
17:30 - 17:45
Speech: Artificial Intelligence does not exist
Speech: Artificial Intelligence does not exist image
Jean-Christophe Bonis
The French Futurist
17:45 - 18:30
Panel: Established vs Emerging Financial Services
Panel: Established vs Emerging Financial Services image
Aleksandar Bijelić
President at Serbian Venture Network and CDO at MK Group
Panel: Established vs Emerging Financial Services image
Nikola Mehandžić
Director, Business Development at Payoneer
Panel: Established vs Emerging Financial Services image
Branko Greganović
CEO @NLB Bank Belgrade
Panel: Established vs Emerging Financial Services image
Carl Hua
Chief Architect @ Celsius Network
18:30 - 18:40
TQ Ventures
TQ Ventures image
Schuster Tanger
Partner@TQVenutres



18:40 - 18:50
Earlybird
Earlybird image
Dan Lupu
Partner @ Earlybird Venture Capital
18:50 - 19:00
Aristagora
Aristagora image
Moshe Sarfaty
Managing Partner at Aristagora Venture Capital
19:00 - 19:15
Fireside chat: Infobip Story of Success
Fireside chat: Infobip Story of Success image
Zoran Vasiljev
Group CEO at Centili
Fireside chat: Infobip Story of Success image
Roberto Kutić
COO at Infobip
19:15 - 19:30
Fireside chat: How Can Tenderly Speed Up Your Local Development
Fireside chat: How Can Tenderly Speed Up Your Local Development image
Ivan Bjelajac
CEO & Co-Founder MVP and Board member at Serbian Venture Network
Fireside chat: How Can Tenderly Speed Up Your Local Development image
Andrej Benčić
Co-Founder and CEO @ Tenderly
19:30 - 19:45
Fireside chat: Polygon - Ethereum’s Internet of Blockchain
Fireside chat: Polygon - Ethereum’s Internet of Blockchain image
Ivan Bjelajac
CEO & Co-Founder MVP and Board member at Serbian Venture Network
Fireside chat: Polygon - Ethereum’s Internet of Blockchain image
Mihajlo Bjelić
Co-Founder Polygon
19:45 - 20:00
Speech: The Legally Compliant ICO
Speech: The Legally Compliant ICO image
Gordon Einstein
International General Counsel at Emerging Technology Association
16:00 - 16:15
Presentation: State of Serbian eCommerce
Presentation: State of Serbian eCommerce image
Zorana Milidrag
Global eCommerce Director Sport Vision
16:15 - 17:00
Panel: E-commerce Trends in 2021
Panel: E-commerce Trends in 2021 image
Ognjen Vuković
Co-Founder & CEO @ Bridge
Panel: E-commerce Trends in 2021 image
Rickey Hayes
Co-founder Debutify and Quick Evolve
Panel: E-commerce Trends in 2021 image
Thore Hauthal
Founder of Stark
17:00 - 17:15
Keynote Speech: Create Opportunities for Success
Keynote Speech: Create Opportunities for Success image
Evan Luthra
Parallel Entrepreneur & Angel Investor
17:15 - 18:15
Pitching Session
Startups will pitch their innovations
18:15 - 18:45
Inverse Pitching Session: Investment Funds
Inverse Pitching Session: Investment Funds image
Jan Kobler
Managing Partner at South Central Ventures
Inverse Pitching Session: Investment Funds image
Vladimir Pavlovic
Phd CFA Director
Inverse Pitching Session: Investment Funds image
Jonathan Galea
Chief Executive Officer
18:45 - 19:00
Speech : Everything is connected: deep learning on graphs
Speech : Everything is connected: deep learning on graphs image
Petar Veličković
Senior Research Scientist at DeepMind
19:00 - 19:45
Pitching Session
19:45 - 20:00
Speech: Power od NFT
Speech: Power od NFT image
Schuster Tanger
Partner@TQVenutres