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Zagreb | December 5, 2018


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Zagreb Connect is a startup conference that aims to help young entrepreneurs develop their business ideas, advance Zagreb’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and create more favorable conditions for startups based in Zagreb and beyond.

This year, the City of Zagreb is bringing Zagreb Connect and Startup Factory together!

Startup Factory is ZICER - Zagreb Innovation Centre’s 8-week no equity pre-acceleration program that provides intensive education, top mentors, infrastructural and promotional support, and networking.

Startup Factory Finals will take place at Zagreb Connect18 teams that have entered the pre-acceleration program following the Startup Factory Bootcamp will pitch for a total of 860.000 HRK.

160.000,00 HRK Awarded to each of the 5 winning startups

60.000,00 HRK Additionally awarded to the best pitch of Zagreb Connect

Program

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08:0009:30Registration
09:3009:45Opening Performance
hosts Iva Šulentić & Ivan Šarić

Welcome Speeches



Frane Šesnić,
CEO of ZICER - Zagreb Innovation Centre

Zina Kalay Kleitman,
H.E. Ambassador of the State of Israel to Croatia

Milan Bandić
Mayor of the City of Zagreb
09:4510:15Keynote SpeechMotti Peer, Co-CEO of Blonde 2.0., Israel
10:1510:55Panel 1: How Startups Can Expand Globally

Moderator: Ivan Burazin,
Founder of Codeanywhere and organizer of Shift Conference, Croatia
Olivera Majić,
Deputy Mayor of the City of Zagreb, Croatia

Motti Peer,
Co-CEO of Blonde 2.0., Israel

Josip Ćesić,
Head of Autonomous Technologies at Gideon Brothers, Croatia

Roberto Kutić,
COO of Infobip, Croatia

Mirjana Joksović,
COO of Simularity, USA
10:5511:10Coffee Break
11:1011:15Pitch Overview
11:1512:15ZAGREB CONNECT 2018 Pitch Session 1: 9 Startup Finalists
12:1512:45Keynote SpeechRoberto Kutić, COO of Infobip, Croatia
12:4513:30Lunch Break
13:3014:30ZAGREB CONNECT 2018 Pitch Session 2: 9 Startup Finalists
14:3015:10Panel 2: Pre-Seed and Seed Investments: A Right Way to Start?

Moderator: Stephanie Trpkov,
Strategy Consultant in the Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Unit of the World Bank Group, Croatia
Mirka Jozić,
Head of the City Office for Economy, Energetics and Environment Protection at the City of Zagreb, Croatia

Philippe Gluntz,
Founder & Hon.President of Business Angels Europe, French Republic

Ivana Gažić,
President of the Board, Zagreb Stock Exchange, Croatia

Davorin Štetner, President of the Croatian Business Angels Network – CRANE, Croatia

Jure Mikuž,
Partner at South Central Ventures, Croatia
15:1015:20Coffee Break
15:2015:50Keynote SpeechJeffrey Becker, IBM Watson Data & AI, Europe, Czech Republic
15:5016:30Panel 3: Future Technologies

Moderator: Anita Tregner Mlinarić,
Senior Consultant and Policy Officer at META Group, Belgium
Bojan Jerbić, Professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Tadej Slapnik,
Director of Tolar Hashnet and Principal at European Blockchain Hub, Slovenia

Jeffrey Becker,
IBM Watson Data & AI, Europe, Czech Republic

Ivan Petrović,
Professor at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Croatia

Ante Vrdelja,
Chief Marketing Officer at Croteam, Croatia
16:3016:40Short Break
16:4016:50ZAGREB CONNECT Award Ceremony

Speakers

Welcome Speech

Keynote speakers

Moderators

Panelists

2500+

Attendees

90+

speakers

60+

startups

10+

Countries represented

Finalists

Startup Factory 2018 teams:

4REAL

B!teMe Bar

Deal App

EMPLE

Eventrify Smart Solutions

LUXHEAL

MAKABI

MIA - digital receptionist

OmoLab

Peekator

Silver Monitor

Stratowave

TRACY

Transfer Hero

WINGO

Zebra Cross

Ziher

Winners

160.000,00 HRK were awarded to:

MAKABI

OmoLab

Stratowave

WINGO

Zebra Cross

Award for the best pitch of Zagreb Connect:

Silver Monitor

Organizers

Zagreb City Zicer

Partner country

Israel - Land of Creation

Sponsor

A1

Partners

Startup Factory Program Supporters

Contact

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