"Harnessing innovation & entrepreneurship in cross-border region of Kosovo and Montenegro" project, financed by European Union and implemented by Kosovo ICT Association (STIKK) and NGO Syri i Vizionit, in cooperation with the MNE side composed of Tourism Organization of Montenegro and Crnogorski IT Klaster, will organize the Tech and Tourism Innovation Week starting from 14-19 November, 2016 at CBC Innovation Hub in Istog
The Tech and Tourism Innovation Week is an event that provides the space for entrepreneurs to showcase their innovative business ideas in front of established entrepreneurs and receive funding up to 3,000€. The event also promotes technical and non-technical mentoring to the entrepreneurs during the week in order to clearly define the innovative ideas and apply the newly learned skills to the start-up venture. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, the tech and tourism innovation week is the best environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.
The Tech and Tourism Innovation Week judges are experienced entrepreneurs and professionals who have shown a history of success during their careers. Find their info in the following:
Vigan Budima is the Head of Advanced Infrastructure Services in Asseco South Eastern Europe. Even though he held several managerial positions in recent years, he has a deep technical background built from his 15 years of professional work, mainly in System Integration. In addition to his technical background, Vigan has strategic development and leadership experience serving as a board member for Asseco SEE in Kosovo and Albania while continuously organizing and supervising operations of the SI Business Unit (defining the BU strategy, developing its product portfolio, planning annual budgeting, execution and control). He is part of Innovation Center of Kosovo (ICK), he is part of the Admission Committee for new start-ups, where he also serves as a mentor for existing startups.
Etnik is the CEO & Founder at Zetta, a technology company focused on crafting web & mobile experiences for the digital world. He is a tech enthusiast aiming to solve problems and provide exciting solutions. Recently, Etnik co-founded Specta Labs in NYC, which focuses on building and launching new technology startups. Atto is its latest product that aims to disturb the timekeeping industry and help businesses become more productive.
Syzana Baja is the Program Coordinator at Solidar Suisse. She has extensive experience in team leading; wide experience in Project Cycle Management; experienced in principled negotiation; very good strategic and program planning skills. Thematic expertise in: governance, participation, policymaking, strengthening civil society organisations, rural development, food industry; vocational training; environmental education; health reforms, business planning, and sustainable development
The Tech and Tourism Innovation Week will also provide the participants with seasoned mentors and coaches who have the technical and soft backgrounds to assist the development of the ideas, accordingly with the guidelines set by the call.
Granit Doshlaku is co-founder & digital director at Manaferra and lecturer for the Digital Marketing Institute. While leading the digital team, he is a SEO Expert and shares an outstanding interest in the impact of digital in daily life.
Faton holds a Master in Digital Marketing & Social Media from The University of Sheffield. He has been active in the digital marketing industry for 7+ years, engaging in various challenging projects and helping companies get the best out of the digital era. Along with day to day operations and keeping up the good spirit within teams, Faton is directly involving in communications with his company clients to ensure their objectives are always met