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Founder First, Founder Always. Join us in 2022: Founder Institute is the #1 place in the world to turn ideas into fundable startups, and startups into global businesses.

Today’s economic 'New Normal' is full of reshuffling industries, and new problems in need of solutions - now is a time for entrepreneurs to act. 

Whether you need to test and validate early hypotheses before making a large financial commitment to your startup idea, or you are ready to push your startup to the next level through aggressive weekly growth sprints to refine your vision, improve key metrics, and prepare for investor diligence, Founder Institute has the proven processes and network to help you do it.

If you could use a structured process that tells you what to focus on when, and a lifetime of support from Serbian and international top investors and entrepreneurs, then apply to the Serbia Virtual 2022 Founder Institute today.

We will be hosting several free startup events in Serbia over the coming weeks, where you can learn from top entrepreneurs all from the comfort of home:

Serbia Events:

  • Niš Founder Hotseat: Pitch Your Startup to Investors and Advisors: 5:00pm, Sep 10, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):

Global or Regional Events:

  • Founder Institute Online Information Session:
  • What is Entrepreneur DNA? Insights from 15 Years of Social Science Research: 2:00am, Jul 23, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):
  • How to Build a Personal Brand: The Startup Founders Guide to Thought Leadership: 7:00pm, Jul 24, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):
  • How to Come Up with Great Startup Ideas : 7:00pm, Jul 29, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):
  • Fireside Chat with Rand Fishkin (Founder of Moz & SparkToro) on the DNA of an Entrepreneur: 8:00pm, Jul 31, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):
  • Co-Founder Networking: Find a Business Partner: 2:00am, Aug 06, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):
  • How to Achieve Product-Market Fit: Insights from Seedstars: 7:00pm, Aug 07, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):
  • What is Entrepreneur DNA? Insights from 15 Years of Social Science Research: 7:00pm, Aug 12, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):
  • The Startup Founder’s Guide to Building AI Products Quickly & Easily : 7:00pm, Aug 14, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):
  • Launching a U.S. Company: Insights & Pitfalls to Avoid with Mark Milastsivy: 6:00pm, Aug 15, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):
  • Pitch Lounge: Practice Pitching Your Business Idea to Startup Experts : 7:00pm, Aug 19, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):
  • Venture Trailblazers, featuring Warren Packard (Operating Partner at AI Fund): 6:00pm, Aug 22, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):
  • Ask an Investor Anything: Q&A with a Venture Capitalist: 2:00am, Aug 27, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):
  • How to Come Up with Great Startup Ideas: 2:00am, Aug 29, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):
  • Employee to Entrepreneur: How to Make the Transition to Startup Founder: 2:00am, Sep 03, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):
  • How Startup Founders Build & Sustain their Competitive Edge in Today’s Market : 7:00pm, Sep 04, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):
  • What is Entrepreneur DNA? Insights from 15 Years of Social Science Research: 2:00am, Sep 10, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):
  • Startup Fundraising Q&A: Meet Investors from the FI Venture Network: 7:00pm, Sep 16, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):
  • How to Come Up with Great Startup Ideas: 7:00pm, Sep 23, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):
  • Co-Founder Networking: Find a Business Partner: 7:00pm, Sep 25, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):
  • Startup Pitch Practice: Share Your Idea and Get Expert Feedback: 7:00pm, Oct 02, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):
  • Startup Fundraising Q&A: Meet Investors from the FI Venture Network: 2:00am, Oct 15, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):
  • How to Come Up with Great Startup Ideas: 2:00am, Oct 24, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):
  • What is Entrepreneur DNA? Insights from 15 Years of Social Science Research: 6:00pm, Oct 30, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):
  • Employee to Entrepreneur: How to Make the Transition to Startup Founder : 7:00pm, Nov 04, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):
  • Startup Pitch Practice: Share Your Idea and Get Expert Feedback: 2:00am, Nov 07, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):
  • Co-Founder Networking: Find a Business Partner: 2:00am, Nov 19, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):
  • What is Entrepreneur DNA? Insights from 15 Years of Social Science Research: 2:00am, Nov 26, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):
  • Startup Fundraising Q&A: Meet Investors from the FI Venture Network: 7:00pm, Nov 27, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):
  • Startup Pitch Practice: Share Your Idea and Get Expert Feedback: 7:00pm, Dec 02, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):
  • What is the DNA of an Entrepreneur? Insights from 15 Years of Research: 7:00pm, Dec 04, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):
  • Co-Founder Networking: Find a Business Partner: 7:00pm, Dec 09, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):
  • How to Come Up with Great Startup Ideas: 7:00pm, Dec 16, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):
  • Startup Fundraising Q&A: Meet Investors from the FI Venture Network: 2:00am, Dec 24, 2024 (Europe/Belgrade):

Make better, faster business decisions in 2022 by sharing your latest progress, challenges, and strategies for constant feedback and evaluation from our expert mentors and advisors, every step of the way–scale your team, develop new business opportunities, and recruit an amazing advisory board with the world's largest network of international startup founders, CEOs, advisors, and investors.

The Serbia accelerator is led by some of the region's top startup leaders, including Đorđe ĆelićNedeljko Milosavljević, and Tamara Čolić Milosavljević. In addition, some of Serbian and international top entrepreneurs and experts will be participating as mentors in the program, including:

  • Abdellah Aouf: Chief Executive Officer, GO PLATFORM
  • Adeo Ressi: CEO, Decile Group / VC Lab
  • Aleks Rakitch: Founder & CEO, MixAart
  • Aleksandar Celeski: Executive Director, DUEL Consulting
  • Aleksandar Stamboliev: CEO & Co-Founder, BAU Accelerator
  • Aleksandar Bakoč: CEO & Founder, Algotech doo
  • Aleksandar Bijelić: President of the Board, Serbian Venture Network
  • Aleksandar Marić: Head Of Finance, Alt Labs
  • Aleksandar Hangimana: Advisor & Investor, Noordenster B.V.
  • Aleksandar Momiroski: COO & Co-founder, Comeunity Business Incubator
  • Aleksandar Matanović: CEO & Founder, ECD
  • Aleksandar Janičić: Founder/CEO, J Consulting Group
  • Aleksandar Marić: Partner, Adore Chocolat
  • Aleksandra Lazović-Lønningen: Leveraging power of sustainable green innovation with business architecture. System Innovation Strategy | CEO/CIO and Co-founder @EatMeApp Serbia | Sustainable Business ESG | Circular Economy | Green Tech, Eat Me App
  • Aleksandra Vuković: Founder and Director | Nura digital & Singular Advantage, Nura Digital | Singular Advantage
  • Ales Pustovrh: Partner, Bogatin doo
  • Alex Migitko, UNIQUE.VC
  • Alex Lunginovic: Broker/Vice President, Montalvo Ventures
  • Alexander Naydenov: Head of Sales, GraphCMS
  • Alexander Sumin: co-founder, Chief Marketing Officer, ClaimCompass
  • Alexander Martynov: Head of Bio-IT, Biovision Ventures
  • Alin Vacian: CEO, enovatika
  • Alin Vacian: CEO, Enovika
  • Almir Zejneli: CEO and Co Owner, ADRIA EXCLUSIVE LTD
  • Andrei Cosmin Munteanu: Co-Founder & CEO, Cowork Timisoara
  • Andrija Bednarik: Entrepreneur serving Humanity, Co-Founder and CEO at 9m Inc., 9m Inc
  • Anja Stanisic, Foundation Novak Djokovic - Original platform
  • Ari Veltman: Business Strategy Advisor | Board Director | CBDO@, Sparko.TV
  • Arseniy Dabbakh, Innotechnics
  • Athanasios Ladopoulos: CEO | Founder, MOOCTORS
  • Ben Stacey: CEO, Pitchverk
  • Benoit Doumas: Managing Director, BlackRock
  • Berg Moe: Owner, Berg Moe Media
  • Bilyana Dimitrova: Managing Partner, Dimitrova and Staykova Law office
  • Blanka Supe: Founder, Haos Community Space
  • Boris Kolev: Founder and Managing Partner, DigiMark Ventures
  • Boris Hristov: Founder and CEO, 356labs
  • Borislav Miljanović: CEO, Represent System
  • Borut Čeh: Co-owner and CEO, Labena ltd
  • Boštjan Čeh: Co-Director, Labena Ventures
  • Branko Bajić: Marketing and Products Director, Yettel Bulgaria
  • Brian M Pasalich: Chief Executive Officer | Co-Founder, Syntoniq
  • Charles Cormier: CEO, TopLeads Agency
  • Chintan Oza: Founder, Anantam Ecosystems
  • Christophe Nègre: General Partner, Western Balkans Private Equity Fund
  • Clarisse Dr. Behar Molad: CHief Strategy Officer , Whistesteps Technologies
  • Dajana Džindo: Executive Director, F787
  • Daniel Lorer: Advisory Board Member, Quadrodynamics
  • Daniel Michael Böhi: Founder & Partner, Alphorn Venture Partners | TheForge | Swiss FoodTech Scaleup Factory
  • Danijela Matovic: CEO & Founder, Parlok Consulting
  • Darko Ivanović: General Partner, Balkan Tech Fund
  • Darko Vidakovic: Darko Vidakovic, EASME
  • Darko Burčul: Chief Marketing and PR, Infostud
  • David Schoch: President and member of the Board of Directors, Serbian Private Equity Association
  • Davor Sakač: Director, TS Ventures Fund
  • Dejan Dramićanin: CEO, Bitgear
  • Dejan Tonić: EBRD Associate, Regional Coordinator of Star Venture Programme for Western Balkans, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Dejan Vukmirović: Chief Technology Officer, Bakson Ltd
  • Dilyan Dimitrov: Partner, Eleven Ventures
  • Djordje Filipovic, 30Hills
  • Dmytro Lokshyn: Head of Alternative Investments, Stockpile Inc.
  • Dóra Marosvölgyi: Founder & CEO, DARE Innovations
  • Đorđe Ćelić: CEO, Poslovni inkubator Novi Sad - Business incubator Novi Sad doo
  • Dragana Vujovic Djermanovic: Growth Guide, PCG
  • Drago Gverić: CEO, Innovation Center Banja Luka
  • Dušan Karan: Enterprise acceleration consultant, Innovation Fund
  • Evgeny Podlesny: Director, CEECAT Capital
  • Filip Sasic: Managing Director for Southeast Europe, Network 20/20
  • Filip Komnenović: Principal Product Manager | Partner, LambdaWorks
  • Filip Bovan: Board member & Co-Founder, ESEM Business School | Ex J.P. Morgan M&A
  • Filip Ivančić: Advisor
  • Florin Grosu: Co -founder, Traderion
  • Frank Mertens: Founder & CEO, FM Consulting GmbH
  • Frank Petry: CEO, EuroTechInnovation
  • Gaia Montelatici: Founder, STUDIO X Ventures
  • Gajo Vanka: COO, Aim Cube Limited | UK
  • George Sidjimkov: General Partner , Sofia Angels Ventures
  • Georgi Malchev: Managing Partner, XploraBG
  • Georgi Kadrev: Co-Founder & CEO, Imagga & Kelvin Health
  • Glen Hellman: Glen Hellman - CRO & Business Development, CXO Elevate and University of Maryland
  • Gogo Rafajlovski: COO, SEEUTechPark
  • Goran Mladenović: CEO, Nis Cluster of Advanced Technologies (NI CAT)
  • Goran Ćulibrk: Community Lead, Serbian Entrepreneurs
  • Gregor Rebolj: Managing Partner, Silicon Gardens Fund
  • Hristo Hristov: CEO, Darik
  • Igor Madzov: Investement Director, NEST
  • Ingeborg Gasser Kriss: Board Member, Advisor , Agent21
  • Ivan Minić: Co-Founder, Pojačalo
  • Ivan Nonković: Partner, Karanovic & Partners Law Firm
  • Ivan Radojičić: Lecturer and Marketing manager, Turnkey
  • Ivana Pesic Forbes: VP of design, Interactio
  • Ivaylo Ivanov: Director, Founder Institute Eastern Europe
  • Ivo Vasilev: Founder and CEO, Reloyalty
  • Jakob Gajšek: GP, RUJ Ventures
  • James Zanewicz: Chief Strategy Officer, Office of Research Business Development - Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Jan Kobler: Managing Partner, South Central Ventures
  • Janet Todorova: Head of Expansion, Founder Institute
  • Janet Todorova: Head of Expansion, Founder Institute
  • Jasmina Knežević: Founder and Supervisory Board Member, Acibadem Bel Medic
  • Jasmina Jankičević: Chief Medical Officer, Innovaderm Inc.
  • Jasna Pejović: CEO , Flourish
  • Jelena Plavanski, Business angels association of Serbia
  • Jia Hong Shaw: Founder, Turn Off Turn On Ventures
  • Jivko Ivanov: Managing Partner, Simbula Ltd.
  • Johannes Benkhoff: Founder, innocellerate
  • Jonie Oostveen: CEO , Digital Den
  • Jovan Tišma: Co-founder, ALL-ART
  • Jovana Radlović: Head of EU Integration Centre, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia
  • Kamen Bankovski: Partner, Vitosha Venture Partners
  • Karina Sotnik: Founder/CEO, WorldUpstart
  • Keo Sar: Mentor, Advisor & Business Angel, August Hill
  • Kostas Karolemeas: Founder, CEO, Allcancode
  • Kristina Stevanović: Co-Founder, EPICentar
  • Kristjan Zemljic: Founder, Global Disruption
  • Lazar Lekić: Supercluster Manager, Serbia Innovates
  • Lazar Grujicic: CEO
  • Liang Sun: Founder, Solar Solutions HK Ltd.
  • Luka Prišunjak: Ecosystem Facilitator, Swisscontact
  • Luka Pejović: Director, BDO Ventures (
  • Maaike Doyer: Founder, Epic Angels
  • Maja Križan: Investment Manager, Business Angels of Slovenia
  • Marat Shaidulatov
  • Marita Price: Founder & Director, Hello
  • Mark Rogers: CEO, Futurist Labs
  • Mark Liepinsh: Managing director, Pulsar VC
  • Mark Kalin: CEO, ABC Accelerator d.o.o.
  • Marko Vučetić: PR manager,
  • Marko Džombić: CEO, Net Zero Prototcol
  • Marko Mijatović: CFO & Investment Principal, Fifth Quarter Ventures
  • Marko Rosic: Senior Innovation Consultant, Science Park Graz
  • Matej Rus: Head & Co-founder, PODIM
  • Matija Srbic: Deep-tech venture builder programme director, Innovation center Nikola Tesla
  • Max Gurvits: Managing Partner, Vitosha Venture Partners
  • Maya Zlatanova: Co-Founder & CEO, FindMeCure
  • Michael Kosic: Founding Partner, Loyal VC
  • Michael Schneider: Founder, Seedraisr
  • Mike Lingle: Entrepreneur / Mentor, Rocket Pro Forma
  • Mila Milenkovic: Director of Sector for Strategy, Telekom Srbija
  • Milan Ranđelović: Managing Director, Science and Technology Park Nis
  • Milan Dobrota: CEO, Agremo
  • Milen Ivanov: Managing Partner, Sofia Angels Ventures, Co-Founder, CEO Angels Club
  • Milena Micanović: Director for Communications and Public affairs, OTP banka Srbija
  • Mili Ibrulj: Principal , Fil Rouge Capital
  • Miloš Milovanović: Co-founder & COO, Blinking
  • Miloš Lazović: Ecosystem Facilitator, Swiss EP - Swisscontact
  • Miloš Došen: CEO, Accounting and Tax Advisory Agency ‘Došen’
  • Miloš Lukić: CEO & Co-Founder, ReadyCMS
  • Miloš Polovina: CEO, TransferNova
  • Miodrag Nenadović: Co-Founder, Brush Galaxy
  • Miodrag Bukvic: Strategic Account Manager, Amazon Web Services
  • Mirjana Perkovic: Founder & CEO, LookStyler
  • Miron Lukač: Co-founder, Portal World
  • Mladen Radišić: CEO, Foodscale Hub
  • Mustafa Cakir: Co-founder, PATENT EFFECT
  • Natali Delić: Director of the Directorate for Strategy and Digital, Telekom Serbia
  • Nataša Rađenović Živanović: Chief Innovation Officer, OTP Connect
  • Nataša Filipović: Managing Director, OvationBBDO
  • Nathan Pike: Prior, Oxford Oracle
  • Nebojša Đurđević: Partner, Vega IT
  • Neda Trifunović: Manager, Business Angel Network DSI
  • Nedeljko Milosavljević: Co-Director, Founder Institute Serbia
  • Nedžad Lomigora: Managing Partner, Falcon Venture Partners LLC
  • Nemanja Stefanović: CEO & Co-founder, HireApp
  • Nemanja Petrović: Co-Founder, Traken
  • Nemanja Zivkovic: Founder , Funky Marketing
  • Nenad Paunović: Co-founder, Serbian Venture Network
  • Nenad Novović: CEO and Founder, Amplitudo
  • Nenad Božić: CEO & Co-founder, SmartCat
  • Nenad Mladenović: Product Consultant / Strategic Advisor, Ingsoftware
  • Niko Slavnić: Founder, IQbator
  • Nikola Balić: Head of Growth, Daytona Platforms Inc.
  • Nina Dremelj: President, Business Angels of Slovenia
  • Olga Mirković Maksimović: COO, Videobolt
  • Olivier Tilleuil: Founder and managing director (former), EyeSee
  • Oskar Marko: Co-founder, Cropt
  • Pavel Cholakov, Chief Ventures
  • Peđa Predin: GP, Fifth Quarter Ventures
  • Petar Atanasovski: Managing Partner, Attic42 Venture Builder
  • Petar Savić: Partner, Supreme Factory
  • Petar Tsachev: Investor, Launchub Ventures
  • Péter Mogyorósi: CEO, Creative Accelerator
  • Predrag Krupez: CEO, Blue Coast Brewing Company
  • Primož Karpe: Partner / Chairman / Investment Committee member, Cedars Ltd / NLB Bank / Aroma Global Ltd / ALFI PE I & II
  • Raanan Shenhav: Founder, RS-CPD
  • Rada Đurović Vassena: Business Developer Consultant, Freelance
  • Rade Rakočević: CEO & Founder, Senzal capital doo
  • Radoslav Stankov: Head of engineering, Product Hunt
  • Rishi Chowdhury: Founder & CEO, Incube Space
  • Rok Zorko: Co-Founder, Outfit7
  • Salim Virani: Founder, Source Institute
  • Sanja Brdar: co-founder, Cropt
  • Saša Popović: Co-Founder and CEO, Vega IT
  • Sascha Österle Nincic: Business Development, FT AG
  • Shmuel "Sam" Eisenberg: Co-Founder, Design For Decks
  • Stavros Pavlidis: Expert network services, Independent
  • Stefan Vladimirov: Creative Director, monolig.
  • Stefan Mrvaljević: Founder and CEO, ACHIVR Educational Technologies
  • Tadej Kurepa: Programme Manager of the Venture an Idea Project, Digital Sebia Initiative
  • Tamara Čolić Milosavljević: Co-Director, Founder Institute Serbia
  • Tatyana Mitkova: Co-Founder and CEO, ClaimCompass
  • Teodor Panayotov: CEO, CourseDot
  • Thibaut Taittinger: Founder & CEO, Puzl CowOrKing
  • Tilen Šarlah: Managing Partner, Feelsgood Capital
  • Todor Breshkov: Managing Partner, LAUNCHub Ventures
  • Tom Vodopivec: Principal, Silicon Gardens
  • Tomasz Golinski: Founding Partner, CofounderZone
  • Vassil Popovski: CEO & Co-founder, (Acquired by Leanplum)
  • Vedran Rasic: CEO/Founder, LeadDelta
  • Vedran Šimunović: Director, INTERA Technology Park
  • Victor Schiller: President, R Cubed Group
  • Viktor Minchev: VC Investor, Eleven Ventures
  • Viktorija Petrov: PhD, Faculty of Economics, University of Novi Sad
  • Vladan Todorović: CEO & Founder, Advanced Security Technologies ltd
  • Vladimir Nedović: Owner, Synemedia
  • Vladimir Bozovic: CEO, ZenHire
  • Vladimir Pavlović: General Partner, Omorika Ventures
  • Vladimir Vojvodić: Director of operations, Fuller Vision
  • Vladimir Vlahović: Founder & Managing Director, SOLVENTRY GmbH
  • Vladislav Pavlov: Founder, Furtherance Network
  • Vojin Šenk: Professor, University of Novi Sad
  • Volen Vulkov: Co-Founder, Enhancv
  • Voon Yee Ho: CEO, Techbridge Ventures Pte Ltd
  • Vuk Lau: Partner, Silicon Gardens Fund
  • Željko Ilić: Co-founder & General manager, InCentar
  • Zoja Kukic Dordevic: VP Digital Transformation, Signet World
  • Zoran Vasiljev: CEO, Centili

  • And many more to be announced.

Since 2009, Founder Institute’s highly-structured accelerator programs have helped over 7,000 entrepreneurs to grow quickly, know what to do next, and make key connections through the largest community of startup advisors in the world.

It all starts with our renowned ‘FI Core’ accelerator, which pushes founders at the idea and pre-seed stages to reach the milestones needed for investment and sustained growth. Alumni of FI Core then receive free access to our advanced ‘Founder Lab’ accelerators for years to come, and can get matched with prospective investors in the FI Venture Network - a collection of global funds actively investing in the earliest rounds of funding.

The results speak for themselves: FI Alumni have raised over $1.8BN in funding, and are building impactful businesses across 200+ cities and 100+ countries all across the globe. (see the FI 50 Report here).

Join us in Serbia to get funded and build a global business. 

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