Join the 6th Balkan Venture Forum – COINVEST edition in Slovenia

The Balkan Venture Forum is coming to Slovenia! After visiting the grassroots communities in Albania and Bosnia & Herzegovina, the 6th edition of the Forum is moving to one of the region’s powerhouse economies. For this sixth edition, the BkVF team is joining hands with COINVEST of COBIK (home to the annual COINVEST Tech Investment Conference). With combined forces, the BkVF COINVEST is shaping up to be one of this year’s most exciting entrepreneur-meets-investor events! Set across 2 days, 50 tech companies will be taking the stage at the Perla Casino & Hotel in Nova Gorica. But the action-packed program will include a host of cool speakers who will be sharing with you:

  • How To Succeed Globally (A Founders’ Story)
  • What you can expect from being in a startup accelerator
  • How to build working relations with large corporate groups
  • How to attract EU funding for your startup
  • What motivates investors to invest in your company
  • What are the hottest trends in startups & investment
  • What fundraising in the US is like
  • How to sell software to small & medium size companies,
  • How a VC makes his money (and for whom!)
  • What the life of a serial entrepreneur is like

Screenshot from 2014-09-10 20:31:45crop

As always, the BkVF will include many international and regional heavyweight investors. The list will be growing rapidly over the coming weeks (so stay tuned!) but already confirmed to evaluate the startup pitches:

  • Baybars Altuntas – President of the Business Angels Association of Turkey and board member of the EBAN;
  • Torbjorn (Toby) Jorgensen – President at Federation X Holdings;
  • Branislav Vujovic – Founder and President at New Frontier Group;
  • Rupesh Chatwani – Technology VC focused on Russia, Turkey, CEE and MENA;
  • Jure Mikuz – Managing director as RSG Capital;
  • Todor Breshkov – Managing Partner at LAUNCHub;
  • David Keresztes – Principal at Central Europe Trust
  • Stephane Gantchev– Partner at LAUNCHub;
  • Tatjana Zabasu – Partner at RSG Capital;
  • Riccardo Aimerito – Partner at ERA Kapital, business angel and post-doctoral lecturer on private equity;
  • Marius Ghenea – Business angel, board member of VentureConnect;
  • Michael Schuster – Business Development at Speedinvest;
  • David Beatty – Serial Entrepreneur from USA;
  • Michael Gold – Managing director at Crimson Capital;
  • Nicholas Barlett – Serial Entrepreneur from New Zealand;
  • Branko Drobnak – Angel Investor
  • Selma Prodanovic – Founders at Austrian Business Angel Association, Founder at Brainswork Consulting;
  • James Burnham – ex-EVCA;
  • Maxim Gurvits – Teres Capital;

We’re planning 48 hours of fun, business and presentations. Make sure you don’t miss it and sign up as a startup presenter today!

About

Follow me on http://twitter.com/alektasev My professional background is primarily as an IT engineer, entrepreneur and consultant, with experience in starting up and developing Internet and tech businesses, product development, ICT services, startup coaching and matching finance and support with innovation. In 2005 I founded Akota ING, a software services company with focus on software R&D and product development. In 2009 I spun-off Internet Trgovija, a regional e-commerce platform provider that provides online payment processing, aggregation marketplaces and business e-commerce SaaS. In 2011 I founded the Balkan Unlimited Foundation, which is a regional supporter of innovative entrepreneurship in the Balkans. It advances this mission by organizing the biannual Balkan Venture Forum, numerous startup coaching programs, mapping and matching financing with fast growing innovative businesses.

Posted in Uncategorized