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Frighday at Kulturni centar Novog Sada / Saturday at Business incubator Novi Sad

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Final pitches start on Sunday at 17:00 at Kulturni centar Novog Sada

Startup weekend Novi Sad brings YOU the opportunity to finally put your inovative ideas to the test!

You have a great new business idea, you are a developer, designer, or just a person who has the skills and knowledge to help others make a good business model? Pitch your ideas, join a team, and work 54 hours on shaping your future, creating the perfect start-up, and clearing any perplexities you had about launching your own business.

Join many others like yourself in a 54 hour-long business model creation session, and with the help of skilled mentors and coaches finally realize the true potential of your future business.

Organized by the Business Incubator Novi Sad – Startup Weekend Novi Sad is all about forming a better entrepreneurship climate for all future businesses, challenging you to come out with your ideas and finally put them to the test, and of course, giving you a chance to meet those people you always wanted to know. People who share a similar vision, but have skills that complement your own.

Register for Startup Weekend now and you’ll have a chance to attend pre-event traing courses for FREE!

As a part of the Startup Weekend Novi Sad (11-13 October 2013.), Business Incubator Novi Sad has arranged a 4 day free training course for all attendees in order to insure the best preparation possible for all participants that are taking part in the event. The training will cover two different subjects: developing a business model, and startup pitches.

“Developing a business model” part of the training will give you insights into many important topics, such as: who are your potential buyers, what value are you creating for your buyers, how do you deliver the created value, how do you generate revenues, how do you establish and maintain your customer relationships, what are your key activities, what are your key resources, do you have a key partner, what are the costs of your business – what is your minimum viable product.

“Startup pitch” training will cover the following key topics: preparation and planning of an effective presentation – defining personal values, professional structure and time management, KISS – what do the listeners actually remember, you and your body language, how to manage the team in a presentation, how to answer questions.

Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

Schedule

Friday

Oct 11
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • 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

Oct 12
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday

Oct 13
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Speakers

Vladimir Prelovac

Entrepreneur. Product architect. Pilot and a dad.

Vladimir successfully bootstrapped an IT company, bringing it to the global market, and growing it from 4 to 40 employees in one year. Ranked among world's top 100 influencers in Social Media in 2012, multitasking three startup companies, while still managing to travel 2 months every year and being a dad to a baby girl.

Judges

Boban Tanovic

CEO and owner of EtonDigital Limited

Boban is an internet veteran with over 15 years of experience in web development, internet marketing and technical consulting. Established in 2005, EtonDigital now employs over 50 professionals throughout offices in London, Novi Sad and Nis. Boban has contributed early-stage technical expertise to several leading-edge, high-profile startups and for the last seven years spent the vast majority of his time working with emerging companies.
etondigital.com

Sasa Popovic

Partner and CEO at Vega IT Sourcing   |  LinkedIn

Strategic. Creative. Practical.
Sasa is the supervisor for every project that the 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.
Sasa has earned the Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
vegaitsourcing.rs

Aleksandar Gvozden

Founder CaseTrek

Alex has BSc. in Computer Science. He has been developing for web more then 10 years and has experience in leading software projects with up to 10 people. Alex had success with previous start-ups (www.getcu3er.com) and he's working on a new one, that is set to transform legal industry (www.casetrek.com). Alex is very passionate and hard working guy.

Vojin Senk

Professor of Information Theory at the University of Novi Sad

Vojin is responsible for developing the strategy of establishment of innovation centers in the broad sense of the word. He has coordinated the "Best technology innovation" competition in Serbia since 2005 and PETITHA (Promoting Entrepreneurial Thinking in the High-Tech Area), a project financed by European Agency for Reconstruction. He is an author of the ICT part of the Technological Development Strategy for AP Vojvodina. He is also a member of the committee for preparation of the new law on Innovation Policy in Serbia. Co-founder of Konekta Konsalting, a consulting agency for high-tech entrepreneurs. Co-founder of two high-tech companies in the area of communication software development. Vojin has a PhD in Electrical Engineering.

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Coaches

Mirko Topalski

founder and CEO Eipix

Mirko was born in 1982. in Novi Sad. From an early age, he has shown preference to modern technology and interactive entertainment. In 2005 he founded Eipix Entertainment company with the slogan "Creating Worlds". The company did everything from producing content for Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Google and Apple platforms, to outsourcing to companies such as Electronic Arts, Wooga and similar. Today Eipix develops "hidden object" games for a global leader in this market - Big Fish Games from Seattle and plans to expand into new genres of games and electronic entertainment such as cartoon / films etc.

Dragan Babic

Founder and designer at Superawesøme,

Making websites not suck since 2005.

Sinisa Komlenic

Founded Themes Kingdom   |  

Sinisa is a serial entrepreneur: he founded Themes Kingdom, premium WordPress themes store and development, Tickera, a system for easy sale and distribution of tickets and Train'rs, a tool for professional trainers. Interface designer, publisher,
start-educator, mentor and speaker. He lives and launches in Novi Sad.

Nikola Arezina

Founder and Creative at BeRGB / Jury on awwwards   |  LinkedIn

Nikola Arežina has been designing and programming since 2002. While working in the design studio 'Coba & Associates' (Belgrade) he launched a design portal - designed.rs together with his colleagues. By the end of 2010 he founded a design studio - BeRGB (in the cloud). Thanks to outstanding web and graphic projects such as BokicaBo.com, he has become a member of the international jury at the website Awwwards.com. Extensive experience enabled him to become a member of the Webby awards jury and an associate member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS).

His flexible job allows him to work from anywhere on the planet. He currently lives in the countryside where he combines knowledge of programming, design, video, photography while working on new and exciting projects.

Viktorija Petrov

Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Novi Sad

Devoted to fostering entrepreneurial climate at the University. Besides numerous scientific papers and guest lectures she gave at the Graz University and EADA Barcelona, she is engaged in trainings, mentoring and motivating young would be entrepreneurs.

Boban Miksin

Partner and CTO at Vega IT Sourcing   |  LinkedIn

Boban Miksin is a software craftsman with more than nine years of dedicated service to the software development and maintenance. Boban has earned the Master of Science degree in Computer Science. His specialties are team management, .NET, unit testing and JavaScript. He gave lectures twice at Microsoft Sinergija. He is also an active member in the local Microsoft community, where he often gives lectures within .NET user group. His goal is to share knowledge and experience with as many people as possible for a better growth of this IT branch.

Eli David

co-founder of Lingolearn   |  LinkedIn

Eli David is the co-founder of Lingolearn, an online language school providing live classes (including Serbian, although Eli only knows to say Zdravo and Hvala), while also developing his second startup –
StartupBlink.com, an interactive global map of startups. Before taking
the startup path, Eli was working as an accountant and a business consultant for firms such as BDO and KPMG and is currently leading a
consulting firm that prepares business plans and financials for startup ventures and other companies. Eli is a digital nomad who has been living
in 15 countries in the last 3 years, constantly changing locations (more about it in becomenomad.com).
Eli thinks nomads and startup owners have everything in common, in regard to initiating great changes and taking smart risks to achieve happiness.

Organizers
Team
Djordje Celic
Stanislava Stojanovic
Nikola Veselinovic
Aleksandar Sabo
Danilo Novakovic
Milovan Sekulic
Tanja Kvrgic
Marko Buljic
Milorad Erbes
Nina Ristic
Sladjana Mujkic
Mladen Lukic
Jelena Filipov
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