Startup Weekend Academy - From decision to building a startup in Macedonia

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016


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Startup Weekend Academy - From decision to building a startup in Macedonia

Wednesday, October 19, 2016



Wednesday, October 19, 2016


New Mans BA
Zhenevska 17b
Skopje, Macedonia 1000


Startup Weekend Academy - From decision to building a startup in Macedonia

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Startup Weekend Academy is an initiative from the Startup Weekend Skopje organizers, which will be held from October 19-21st with support from New Mans Business Accelerator.
The purpose of the academy is to prepare and guide its participants so they can have excellent presentation on Startup Weekend Skopje.
During these three days the participants will have the chance to learn from local and foreign experts, to hear about their experience and to receive advise for their ideas.

The Academy includes three modules:
  • Wednesday October 19th: From education to startup during while studying
  • Thursday October 20th: Successful branding, collaboration with the startup community and the corporative world
  • Friday October 21st: Access to finance, resources and how to pitch your idea

Join us if you are a startup enthusiast and you have a business idea that you like to present on Startup Weekend Skopje so you can turn it into a successful startup.
By visiting 90% of the lectures from the Academy you will have direct access to participate on Startup Weekend Skopje.


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Coaches and Mentors


Eva Piperevska
Corner Case Ltd.

Gemini | Traveler | Community person |  
Snapchat: itsnaloria.

She is a CMO of CornerCase, a startup enthusiast, active supporter of the macedonian startup community, and a local organizer of Silicon Drinkabout Skopje


Irena Chaushevska

Co-Founder and CEO of the first Accelerator in the Republic of Macedonia - the NewMan’s Business Accelerator (www.newmansba.com). Comprehensive working experience of more than 12 years at managerial positions in the following industries: Professional Education & Training, Career Development, Information Technology, Marketing, Advertising & Public relations, Media, Government. Unique combination of extensive and combined knowledge in most aspects of doing business: Entrepreneurship and General Management, Market Research, Business Strategy and Business Development, New Product/Services Development, Marketing Strategy, Key Customer Relations, Legal aspects. 10 years training experience in NewMan’s Business Accelerator, International Republican Institute (IRI), National Democratic Institute (NDI), School for leaders (IDCS), Seavus School of Business, Design Academy of Seavus education and development center.


Vladimir Trajkovik
Full professor at University Ss Cyril and Methodius in Skopje

Vladimir Trajkovik is full professor at University Ss Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, at the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering. His research interests include: Information Systems Analyses and Design, Distributed Systems, Educational Systems, ICT based Collaboration Systems and Mobile services. He has published 4 books as author or editor, has 10 chapters in different books published by international publishers, as well as more than 120 journal and conference papers. He has participated in more than 30 national and international ICT projects related to providing novel services in Macedonia or the region. He has coordinated more than 10 of those projects. He is co-founder or partner in five ICT companies (total current number of employees over 250), has done management consultancy in 5 ICT companies and has been mentor of 3 ICT companies in the last 15 years. He has organized or participated as invited lecturer, mentor or judge on more than 20 events related to promotion of ICT Entrepreneurship in the last 5 years.


Mitko Cabevski
Co-founder of u:Plug

Enterprenur & Product Development Executive. Founder of Ambio, uPlug and King Kong Agency.


Darko Butina
Chief Investment Officer at Netcetera

Darko Butina is Chief Investment Officer of Netcetera. In the past, he has managed several companies from different industries generating from 0 EUR revenues to over half a billion EUR revenues. He has also funded and managed start-ups, raised funds for them, saw them fail and also saw them succeed. Among other achievements he led Slovenia’s biggest e-commerce player through turnaround to the largest exit for such company in Slovenia and the region. Darko is also active in the start-up community for more than 10 years, sharing his experiences and knowledge with start-ups around Europe. He currently spends his time between Zurich and Ljubljana.


Nina Angelova
CEO and Co-founder of Grouper.mk

Nina Angelovska e CEO and co-founder of the first Macedonian web site for group discounts, Grouper.mk, which caused a revolution in online buying and became the market leader in e-commerce.
In the competition for the most innovative business plan organized by NCDiel in 2010 she wins and receives a cash prize with which she starts her own business.
Nina Angelovska is on the list of 100 successful women founders of start-ups in Europe (100 Female Founders Europe) which together eminent German magazine The Hundert, and then The Forbes share it.
Nina is a speaker and lecturer at numerous events conferences and training, and most recently she is a mentor to several academies.


Kristijan Danilovski
CEO at fx3x

Kristijan Danilovski has been at the forefront of visual effects and cg animation in south East Europe since the early 1990s. He co-founded fx3x in 1997 as a first class vfx and cg animation company in the region, and is a leading force in growing the company from 2 to 280+ people while working for Hollywood movie market. In 2007 Kristijan Danilovski was nominated for an EMMY award for vfx, and a year later he became a member of the Academy for TV Arts and Sciences.


Viktor Dano
Growth hacker, Blogger, Journalist

I love new media, startups and growth hacking.







Nikola Sokolov
Co-founder at Buzz

Nikola Sokolov, co-founder at Buzz, an application made for sharing posts between you and users near you that you don’t know.


Ljupka Mitrinovska

Innovation and entrepreneurship professional with experience related to start-up support and a special interest in the areas of commercialization and financing of innovation.


Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Skopje is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Nikola
    Trajkovski
  • Gorjana
    Vrzhovska
  • Eva
    Piperevska
  • Maja
    Piponska
  • Sanja
    Toseska
  • Anita
    Kirkovska

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