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The University of Zagreb (1669) is the oldest and biggest university in South-Eastern Europe. The University excels not only in teaching, but also in research, contributing with over 50 percent to the annual research output in Croatia and 80 percent of scientific productivity of all Croatian universities.


BICRO is the key governmental organisation in charge of catalysing the innovation process. BICRO both develops and coordinates national policy measures related to innovation on one hand, and the necessary financial instruments on the other, with the ultimate aim of motivating the private and public sector to raise the levels of investment in R&D.

Bootstrapping and Fundraising

Zagreb Autumn 2013 Semester

What are the various ways to capitalize your company in the very beginning? How do you ask friends and family for money to support you? What are the advantages and disadvantages of bootstrapping? What do local angel investors require before making an investment? How do you develop a target list of appropriate angel investors? What materials are required to raise angel investment? What milestones should you look to achieve next? How do you set your six month and twelve month objectives in the very beginning? How should you think about selling the business or exiting the business?

Capitalize the business.
2014-03-13, 06:00 PM


Hrvoje Prpic
Investor and Advisor, CRANE

Hrvoje is a co-founder of Croatian Business Angel Network (CRANE) and an active angel investor. Most recently he invested in and joined Trillenium as a full time advisor, a futuristic 3D white label platform combining a couple of newly invented technologies. Hrvoje is als...

Mihovil Barancic
Co-founder, ZIP Incubator

Angel investor 15 years of experience in finance. President of the board of the fund management companies for 12 years. President of the board of the brokerage house. Supervisory board member of 29 different companies in Croatia. Crane - Croatian Angel Network - curr...

Damir Bulic
Founder & CEO, Equel

Damir Bulic is Founder and CEO of Equel, his brand new database migration tool development company with paying customers worldwide, including the U.S. Before launching Equel, Damir founded Spectral Core, an 11-year old database tools company. In past lives he also worke...

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