Startup Weekend Novi Sad #08

    Friday, March 8 - 10, 2019

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  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend Novi Sad #08

Friday, March 8 - 10, 2019

Friday, March 8 - 10, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Business Incubator Novi Sad
Vojvođanskih Brigada 28
Novi Sad, Serbia 21000

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Develop 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!   Still have questions, feel free to reach us at       
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Friday March 8th

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 March 9th

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 March 10th

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!

Event Judges

Saša Popović
Partner and CEO

Strategic. Creative. Practical. Sasa is the supervisor for every project that Vega IT Sourcing company takes on. His passionate attention to detail and steadfast dedication to executing creative development and design solutions have established him as a leader of the IT field. He applies the principles of involved management by working on the various project teams as an architect and developer, to assure that his experience is reflected in the final product. 

Coaches and Mentors

Dejan Miličić
Software Developer at Shyft

A software Developer with a lot of experience, with an eye for opportunities in the domestic and the world IT sector. Currently he is employed at Shyft, a very successful startup from San Francisco.

Anita Mat
Chief Operations Officer @ Infora

Anita is working in the IT industry since 2005. Although her job title is Project Manager, she leads INFORA, a Novi Sad based startup, together with its founder Nebojša Gvozdenović, and is involved in every segment of business and product development. She know what bootstrapping and pitching really means especially if you are a Serbian based company. Anita likes to read startup related books, and is the biggest fan of Business Incubator’s rich library.

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.

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.

Marija Savić
Coordinator of Startit Center Novi Sad @ SEE ICT

Marija helped organize over 90 educational, informative events at Startit Center Novi Sad. She is also an entrepreneur given the fact that she created MAŠTALICA - a silent interactive book that helps children learn.

Drago Gverić

Drago Gverić is startup enthusiast with active role in BH startup community. He is managing Innovation Centre Banja Luka which is Business Incubator and Centre for non formal education. In Business incubator he dedicate his time to startups/business ideas based on knowledge, modern tech and innovation. Also he actively work set up managing first co-working space/HUB for entrepreneurs in field of creative industry in Banja Luka.

Mario Krivokapić
SVP of Sales at Content Insights

Mario is a marketing expert, with a lot of experience in sales and content marketing. He lives by the words: ,,Amat Victoria Curam" or ,,Victory loves preparations".

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.

Miron Lukac
Lonac Hub Manager

Miron Lukač was born in Sarajevo, where he attended elementary and high school, as well as Faculty of Architecture at University of Sarajevo. He has over 6 years of experience working with AIESEC, a global organization dedicated to youth leadership development. In AIESEC, he had a role of President of AIESEC in BiH, as well as organizational and product development consultant for AIESEC in Europe. Also, he worked as Global Expansion Board chairman, where he was responsible for opening new national offices of AIESEC around the world. Right now, Miron is charing Board of Directors of AIESEC in Bosnia and Herzegovina. His current job is working as Lonac Hub Manager in Mozaik Foundation as a final responsible for building a network of coworking spaces in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Balkans. Aside from that, he has a long experience with business model development based on lean methodology, as well as organizational culture management.

Stevan Marković
Collective Impact Manager

Stevan is currently working at the Mozaik Foundation as the Collective Impact Manager (quality assurance of the LONAC community, strengthening existing and creating new partnerships - companies, NGOs, embassies, educational and religious institutions as well as diaspora). Stevan is also a Vice-Curator of the Global Shapers Community in Sarajevo, as well as a member of the Management Board of SPKD Prosvjeta.

Srđan Čolak
Product Manager @ Vega IT, Medopad & Toptal

Srđan has a great passion for finding creative solutions, solving market problems, and trying to improve lives with excellent products. His tendency for risk-taking has led him to have entrepreneurial ventures in 6 different cities.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Novi Sad #08 team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Novi Sad is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Ivana
  • Đorđe
  • Ivana
  • Petar


Simone Demelas
CEO of / Product Manager of BBE SRLS

Sardinian, currently based in Rome. Degree in Natural Sciences, GIS and Satellite Remote Sensing expert, after working as GIS analyst decides to begin to understand how business works and was amazed by the startup universe. It all started in 2013 with the participation at Startup Weekend Cagliari, from there he fell into the black hole, participating in a lot of startupsweekend and working on his own projects. He is currently CEO of ARMNet, a company that deals with integrating augmented reality to the management of infrastructure networks. Passionate about technology in every aspect, music, fitness, new trends. Crossfit addited but also good food addicted, house music hard listener. There is always a different way to see things and solve problems and there is a song everything. At the moment is focusing on Corporate Innovation.

Event Staff

Stefan Bolesnikov

Student @ Faculty of Technical Sciences

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.

Jovana Donić

Student @ Faculty of Technical Sciences

Nataša Kovačević

Student at Faculty of Technical Sciences

Sanja Grahovac

Student at Faculty of Technical Sciences

Olivera Vlaisavljević

Student at Faculty of Technical Sciences

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