Techstars Startup Weekend Novi Sad #06

    Friday, November 24 - 26, 2017

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  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Organizing Team
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Techstars Startup Weekend Novi Sad #06

Friday, November 24 - 26, 2017

Friday, November 24 - 26, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Business Incubator Novi Sad - Poslovni Inkubator Novi Sad, Vojvođanskih brigada, Novi Sad
Vojvodjanskih brigada
Novi Sad, Serbia 400101

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Your idea in 54 hours

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?

Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.

Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!

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Friday November 24th

6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday November 25th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday November 26th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!


Ognjen Vlaškalin
Serial Entrepreneur

Ognjen Vlaškalin is a parallel entrepreneur & co-founder of an innovation hub called Outmagine. The hub has successfully released two IT startups GiftsUwish & Globe Scout Me, with multiple ongoing projects lined up for development. He is a US graduate, a world traveler on a constant lookout for new challenges, and a passionate hater of motivational speeches.

Event Judges

Nikša Bogovac
CEO and partner @ Simple Task

After graduating at the Faculty of Technical Sciences, he began working in the IT sector. Now, after 14 years of experience in the IT sector, he is a CEO of Simple Task, always on the move, ready to share his knowledge, and support anyone willing to start their own business.

Siniša Komlenić
serial entrepreneur

Sinisa is a serial entrepreneur: he founded a Themes Kingdom, premium WordPress themes store and co-founded a clothing brand Over. Interface designer, developer, publisher, startup-educator, mentor and speaker. He lives and launches in Novi Sad.

Nikola Obradović
Serial Entrepreneur, Startup Hustler

Nikola is an experienced project / product manager in IT industry with a solid technical and entrepreneurial background who launched and grown several companies, generated millions in revenue. He's responsible for leading, defining and delivering high quality projects and products from scratch. What follows is the 80/20 approach to building a successful business.

Coaches and Mentors

Aleksandar Sabo
Owner @ MP Solutions

Aleksandar has been a programmer for almost 15 years. He is the founder of MP Solutions and CodeTailor where he actively tries to raise the general knowledge in the programming community.

Miloš Dakić
CEO @ Blogin

“Full stack” web developer with more than 15 years of experience. Entrepreneur. Founder of web magazine Happynovisad and web agency HNS Media. Currently 100% focused on developing his startup called Blogin.

Luka Prišunjak

Luka is a very versatile person. He easily adapts to any environment and is a quick learner. Because of his experience, he was given an opportunity to work on various projects and jobs, where he learned how to communicate with different people. Now, Luka works as a co-facilitator at SwissContact where he is devoted to making Serbian entreprenurial base a better place.

Filip Komnenović
Product Management @ BestBytes

Product marketing guy — trying to disrupt the market with Alchemy Cloud, Inc. When not working, you'll find Filip cultivating a vigorous spirit through Kendo. Also, he enjoys spending time in the woods hanging out with his mountain bike and sometimes when it's sunny he snaps a few photos.

Predrag Beočanin

Pedja is a UI/UX designer, and he does wonders in front-end, graphics, videos and especially with the espresso machine. He is a big fan of start-ups, believes in creative ideas, and always seems to find the most complicated, but also the most innovative solutions. He hates mornings, but loves morning coffees. 

Branka Rakić
Co-founder and lead scientist @BiologicsHub

Branka is a scientist, consultant and a passionate entrepreneur. For 7 years now she has been a consultant for many farmaceutical companies. She is a partner and lead scientist at her company, BiologicsHub which is also in the farmaceutical business. Branka loves to talk about various ideas and share her knowledge with others.

NIkola Sologub
CEO and co-founder @The Best Practice

Nikola is a serial entreprenuer with long experience in development and launching products and businesses, Right now he is comited to The Best Practice - a company where he is a co-founder and CEO. The company's goal and mission is providing support to other companies and teams with generating and implementig innovative solutions.

Danijela Jovičić
Founder & CEO @ SPOTON Communications

Danijela is definitely not your everyday person. She jumped out of societies patterns, and decided to make something of her own. Dough a risky move, she found her place among the stars, and now she is a consultant to a major player in the world. She lives in her own world of loud, but high quality music.

Jelena Đurović
Marketing Segment Manager @Societe General Bank Serbia

By vocation finance and banking specialist. By career goal an expert who will show you that banking is not all about numbers – but also innovation and team spirit. A professional with relevant experience in banking industry and small business for over 14 years. A truly startup and freelance entrepreneurs supporter.

Sofija Popara
Co-founder & CEO @ Clever doo

As a young girl, she has developed a passion for bikes, which she continues to grow. She loves working in finance and accounting. At the moment she is a co-founder of a successful company. The desire to help other to overcome different bureaucracy obstacles and to be able to focus only on their ideas is the thing that motivated Sofija to get into her own startup.

Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Novi Sad is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Viktorija
  • Djordje
  • Jelena
  • Darija
  • Petar
  • Milovan


Kateryna Degtyar
networker/organizer at various events

SW organizer an Startup Grind Kyiv Chapter Director.
Got an MBA in Istanbul and decided to develop startup community in Ukraine. Works full-time as Kyiv office director at WannaBiz accelerator.

Event Staff

Aleksandra Ostojić

Stefan Bolesnikov

Student @ Faculty of Technical Sciences

Dajana Dulić

Saša Prica

Ivana Damjanović

Mina Horvat

Zorana Marić

Milica Filipov

Maja Savin

Maja Surovi
Volunteer Organizer

Maja is a post grad student at the Faculty of Technical Sciences with a passion for marketing. While searching for her path in business life, she spends her free time volunteering. She loves meeting new people and learn new things. Indecisive whether she prefers eating or going to the gym. Maja loves dogs and one day she will have her own four-legged friend.

Uroš Gostović

Milica Tešić

Dejana Vrbaški

Nikola Moldovanov

Danilo Barjaktarević

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