Startup Weekend Novi Sad

    Friday, November 20 - 22, 2015

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  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
  8. Blog
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Startup Weekend Novi Sad

Friday, November 20 - 22, 2015

Friday, November 20 - 22, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm

University of Novi Sad
Zorana Đinđića 1
Novi Sad, Serbia 21000

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Friday November 20th

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 21st

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 22nd

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!


Mirko Topalski
CEO, Eipix Entertainment

In 2005, Mirko founded Eipix Entertainment, a game development company that used to operate in the indie and outsourcing space working for such clients as Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony and UbiSoft to name a few. Today, with 250 employees and rising, Eipix is the biggest HOPA games studio in the world, excluisve partner of Big Fish Games, and new player in the emerging F2P market.

Event Judges

Mirko Topalski
CEO, Eipix Entertainment

In 2005, Mirko founded Eipix Entertainment, a game development company that used to operate in the indie and outsourcing space working for such clients as Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony and UbiSoft to name a few. Today, with 250 employees and rising, Eipix is the biggest HOPA games studio in the world, excluisve partner of Big Fish Games, and new player in the emerging F2P market.

Marko Mudrinić
Editor in chief @

Marko Mudrinić is editor in chief of Netokracija Serbia. He joined the team in 2012; soon he was emphasized as one of the leading IT journalists in Serbia, covering topics about internet entrepreneurship, new technologies, and digital trends. Passionate for new media and publishing in the 21st century, Marko reports from Belgrade, and when he has a free time he works as a mentor for all startups who wants to learn more about the media presence and public relations.

prof. dr Goran Stojanović
Associate professor at the Faculty of Technical Sciences

Goran Stojanović is an associate professor at the Faculty of Technical Sciences (FTS), University of Novi Sad (UNS), Novi Sad, Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Republic of Serbia. He received a BSc degree from the FTS-UNS in 1996, a MSc degree from the FTS-UNS in 2003, and a PhD degree from the FTS-UNS in 2005, all in electrical engineering. Prof. Stojanović is a leader of the Laboratory for nano and printed electronics. He is an author or co-author of 130 scientific papers including 35 articles in leading international peer-reviewed journals (with impact factors). He is an author of two books: ”Materials in Electrical Engineering”, and “Nanoelectronics and application of nanomaterials” as well as one patent. Prof. Stojanović is a reviewer of 8 international journals. He was a member of Jury for Competition for the best technological innovation. He has experience in coordination of the whole consortium or team from the FTN-UNS in several international projects (FP7 – APOSTILLE, SENSEIVER)

Branislava Gajić
Co-owner, CEO

Direktorka, suvlasnica i jedan od osnivača internet kompanije „Infostud“, jednog od najuspešnijih internet preduzeća. Dobitnica je više nagrada iz oblasti preduzetništva i stila u biznisu. Najmlađa je dobitnica nagrade Udruženja poslovnih žena – „žena zmaj”. Internet stranica Infostud nezaobilazna je adresa onih koji traže posao u Srbiji, a takvih je mnogo.

Coaches and Mentors

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 Arežina
Graphic and web designer

Jury member of Webby Awards and an associate member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS)

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.

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.

Boris Krstović
Entrepreneurial technology executive / Head of Product @ ASMALLWORLD

Entrepreneurial technology executive / Product Manager @ ASMALLWORLD. Founder @ NewsCurve real-time analytics (acquired by Neodata Intelligence, Inc.) and Vivvo CMS (bootstrapped to $30k/mo)

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.

Alex Sabo
Growth Hacker

Helping companies reach their audience and set their metrics right, since 2011.

Goran Bajazetov
CEO and ECD @ Saturized

Goran is a UX and UI design director with a rich experience of over 10 years in the interactive industry. He directed and lead design teams, and contributed as a designer – on projects for clients such as: Google, Toshiba, 20th Century Fox, Coca-Cola, Yahoo, eBay Motors and many others. He worked with startups from USA and Europe by strategizing and consulting, development planning, prototyping and project managing. He is passionate about involving and creating new technologies in tandem with cutting edge design.

Alex Sabo
Web marketing specialist

Alex combines web traffic with UX + market research + offline behavior + data mining + pricing optimization, so project can develop best market fit in shortest time. Specialized in B2C and startup industry. Founder of Beta Lab, growth hacking agency.

Andor Luhovic

Andor is fouder of startup Buscador. BUSCADOR will make your hike safe and help you find more than you look for! Since you are in nature, you don’t want to stare in your screen so put your phone in your backpack, enjoy and be safe. The App is made to be extremely battery friendly so you can hike much, much longer.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Novi Sad 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.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Djordje
  • Danilo
  • Vladimir
  • Stanislava
  • Ivana
  • Jelena


Maria Tsitsopoulos
Regional Manager of Techstars Startup Programs

A Greek who was born and raised in London, with a degree in Spanish & Italian and a passion for people, cultures, and entrepreneurship. Currently the Regional Manager for the Western & Southern communities of the Techstars Startup Programmes and wants to help as many people as possible to fulfill their entrepreneurial dreams. 

Event Staff

Ivana Sabo
Community Manager

Girl geek, bookworm, full time parent, startup enthusiast and Community Manager of Business Incubator Novi Sad.

Milovan Sekulic
Facility Manager @ Busines Incubator Novi Sad

Milovan Sekulic, graduated on the Faculty of technical sciences in Novi Sad as a management engineer. Has a three-year experience in organization of logistic processes on the position of transport sector coordinator. At the moment works as a facility manager in Business Incubator Novi Sad, he is a team member of the Programme for cross-border cooperation of the IPA international project HU-SRB "Complexim" as well.

Jelena Stankovic

Jelena Stanković is a Teaching Assistant, Communications Associate and a PhD student 
at Faculty of Technical Sciences at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management. 
As a lecturer, she is engaged in teaching courses in the field of marketing, entrepreneurship, 
consumer behavior and branding. In addition, she is a coordinator of promotional activities, conferences and professional events

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