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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
18:30 - 19:00
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
Alex George
VC @ Credo
Inverse Pitching Session: Investment Funds image
Mariius Ghenea
Managing Partner Catalyst Romania VC Fund
19:00 - 19:15
Speech: Growing Cooperation Trough Blockchain
Speech: Growing Cooperation Trough Blockchain image
Gerard Dache
Executive Director 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
19:30 - 19:45
Fireside Chat to be announced
19:45 - 20:00
“Growing exponentially? Certify your product’s future with Sixsentix”
“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
16:15 - 16:30
Speech to be announced
16:30 - 17:30
Pitching Session
Startups will pitch their innovations
17:30 - 17:45
Speech
Speech 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 Banka Belgrade
18:30 - 19:00
Inverse Pitching Session: Investment Funds
Inverse Pitching Session: Investment Funds image
Dan Lupu
Partner @ Earlybird Venture Capital
Inverse Pitching Session: Investment Funds image
Schuster Tanger
Partner@TQVenutres



Inverse Pitching Session: Investment Funds image
Moshe Sarfaty
Managing Partner at Aristagora Venture Capital
19:00 - 19:45
Fireside Chat to be announced
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

Accel Partners, Variant Fund, 9 Capital

Investors will pitch their fund to startups
18:45 - 19:00
Speech
Speech image
Petar Veličković
Senior Research Scientist at DeepMind
19:00 - 19:45
Panel To be announced
19:45 - 20:00
Speech: Power od NFT
Speech: Power od NFT image
Schuster Tanger
Partner@TQVenutres



16:00 - 16:15
Keynote Speech
Keynote Speech image
Keith Strier
Vice President of Worldwide AI Initiatives at Nvidia
16:15 - 17:15
Pitching Session
Startups will pitch their innovations
17:15 - 17:30
Keynote Speech: Serbian National AI Institute - Plans & Opportunities
Keynote Speech: Serbian National AI Institute - Plans & Opportunities image
Dubravko Ćulibrk
Dubravko Culibrk, CEO @ AI Institute of Serbia
17:30 - 18:15
Panel: State of AI in the SEE region
Panel: State of AI in the SEE region image
Dubravko Ćulibrk
Dubravko Culibrk, CEO @ AI Institute of Serbia
Panel: State of AI in the SEE region image
Stefan Badža
Advisor in the Prime Minister's cabinet
Panel: State of AI in the SEE region image
Jovan Stojanović
CEO and Cofounder at Anari AI
Panel: State of AI in the SEE region image
Nikola Mišković
Vice Dean for Research at University of Zagreb, Faculty of EE&C
18:15 - 18:45
Inverse Pitching Session: Investment Funds (3)
Inverse Pitching Session: Investment Funds (3) image
Márton Medveczky
Investment Director @ Flashpoint
Inverse Pitching Session: Investment Funds (3) image
Kosta Andrić
Executive Director / Partner @ICT HUB
Inverse Pitching Session: Investment Funds (3) image
Uri Adoni
General Partner at Sanara Capital
18:45 - 19:00
Speech "ML&AI in Cybersecurity"
Speech
Dragan Pleskonjić
Entrepreneur & Executive Advisor Software & Cyber Security, ML & AI
19:00 - 19:45
Panel :
Panel : image
Dragan Pleskonjić
Entrepreneur & Executive Advisor Software & Cyber Security, ML & AI
Panel : image
Milos Matić
VC @ ICT Hub Venture
Panel : image
Petar Veličković
Senior Research Scientist at DeepMind
19:45 - 20:00
Speech: Making sure your smart contracts are running smoothly
Speech: Making sure your smart contracts are running smoothly image
Andrej Benčić
Co-Founder and CEO @ Tenderly
16:00 - 16:15
Keynote Speech: Cross-Border Business Angels Investing
Keynote Speech: Cross-Border Business Angels Investing image
Luigi Amati
Luigi Amati Chairman @ Business Angels Europe
16:15 - 16:30
Panel Intro: Employment and R&D Incentives for innovative companies in Serbia
Panel Intro: Employment and R&D Incentives for innovative companies in Serbia image
Nenad Paunović
Director for IT and Entrepreneurship at Office of the Prime Minister of Serbia
16:30 - 17:15
Panel: New Funding Opportunities In Serbia

SAIGE Accelerator, StarTech, RaisingStarts, DSI Angel Club

Panel: New Funding Opportunities In Serbia image
Nenad Paunović
Director for IT and Entrepreneurship at Office of the Prime Minister of Serbia
Panel: New Funding Opportunities In Serbia image
Nebojša Đurđević
CEO at Digital Serbia Initiative
Panel: New Funding Opportunities In Serbia image
Ivan Rakonjac
Head of the Innovation fund
Panel: New Funding Opportunities In Serbia image
Dušan Vasiljević
Ab Ovo Solutions - Public Policy and Advocacy Consulting
Panel: New Funding Opportunities In Serbia image
Gordana Danilović Grković
Manager @Science Technology Park Belgrade
17:15 - 17:30
Speech to be announced
17:30 - 18:15
Panel: East&West investors
18:15 - 19:00
Women entrepreneurship - the key to developing innovations
Women entrepreneurship - the key to developing innovations image
Emilija Ivančajić
General Manager of Serbian Venture Network
Women entrepreneurship - the key to developing innovations image
Agnes Puskas
Business Development Consultant at Free-lance, Women Enterprises
SKC
Women entrepreneurship - the key to developing innovations image
Imre Hild
Global Managing Partner @ Global Traction
19:00 - 19:45
Traditional Closing Panel: Regional Investors' Look At the State of the Ecosystem
Traditional Closing Panel: Regional Investors' Look At the State of the Ecosystem image
Tihomir Bajić
CEO, LTSE Software
Traditional Closing Panel: Regional Investors' Look At the State of the Ecosystem image
Mariius Ghenea
Managing Partner Catalyst Romania VC Fund
Traditional Closing Panel: Regional Investors' Look At the State of the Ecosystem image
Alex George
VC @ Credo
Traditional Closing Panel: Regional Investors' Look At the State of the Ecosystem image
Dan Lupu
Partner @ Earlybird Venture Capital
19:45 - 20:00
BgVF Pitching Winners and Closing Ceremony
BgVF Pitching Winners and Closing Ceremony image
Aleksandar Bijelić + the Winning Pitch
President at Serbian Venture Network and CDO at MK Group
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Startups

Grow your startup and work with the best!

Startups will be able to pitch in front of an international VC jury panel of unprecedented diversity, from Silicon Valley veterans to Shanghai home office investors, and everything in between. Founders already told us that during 15 minutes of their pitch, the amount and quality of the feedback they received was priceless for their further growth.

This year, they will get a truly global exposure for the first time, and this means that sky's the limit. Everyone will will leave with transformative experience, and many with serious investment offers.

On Belgrade Venture Forums, startups found their investors many times. Some founders went to the US right after the event, some stayed and grew from their hometown. It doesn’t matter. The best business wins anyway.

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Make no mistake. BgVF 2021 will be a treat! 

Business people found last year to be quite unique (as we all did). It moved them out of their comfort zone, and made them embrace technical innovations in a way few expected just a few months earlier. But why not see what else is possible? 

Attending Belgrade Venture Forum is virtually the best way to get acquainted with the most recent ideas, innovations, business models and technologies, as well as industries they want to disturb.

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