Today, a press conference was held in Zagreb on the occasion of the announcement of the big ZagrebNetwork start-up event by 11. and 12. November to gather start-ups from the field of high technology development with the aim of presenting business ideas to potential investors, investment institutions and business angels. Start-up teams were invited to apply for their projects and receive cash prizes. The total prize money is 125 thousand.
The conference was attended by the Mayor of the City of Zagreb, Milan Bandić, Head of the Office for Economic Affairs, Labor and Entrepreneurship, Mirko Jozić and representatives of the co-organizers - Deputy Head of Mission and Consul of the State of Israel Israel Irit Shneor, Deputy Managing Director of HAMAG-BICRO, Boris Guin, Zagreb Holding Company Ana Stojić Deban and Director of Development Agency Zagreb - TPZ doo, Frane Šesnić.
The City of Zagreb has always been able to recognize and support the young people who have great knowledge and will to realize their ideas, said Milan City Mayor Milan Bandic, stressing that entrepreneurial young people are the future of this city and country. He also thanked everyone involved in the preparation of Zagreb Connect, stressing that the co-organizer's synergy will result in this year's conference being even more successful than last year's
Deputy Mission and Consul of the Embassy of the State of Israel Ms. Irit Shneor said: And this year, we continue to bring the best people of our Start Up nation. Ron Gura, an entrepreneur and investor from one of the most active VC funds, Aleph VC and Matan Bar, PayPal Product Manager, are coming. Previously, he worked at The Gifts Project, which also co-founded 2011, after two years of being sold to eBay for $ 20 million.
The path of success often leads to winding stairs, and in the case of start-ups, the bandages are even bigger. In response to this challenge, HAMAG-BICRO daily through its programs provides support to entrepreneurs throughout all stages of development - from research and development to commercialization and placement on the market. I am delighted that this conference will further strengthen this support and enable start-up companies to present business ideas and meet international investors, said Boris Guin, deputy chairman of the HAMAG-BICRO Board.
Last year's Zagreb Connect achieved remarkable success by gathering through 350 national and international participants who recognized Zagreb Connect as an ideal opportunity for mutual cooperation and business opportunities. The winner of the first Zagreb Connect took the Mash.me application that allows video recording with three-dimensional characters without expert knowledge of animation and the use of expensive equipment.
For this year the organizers announce the arrival of renowned world lecturers and technologists, interesting panel discussions and a handful of innovative projects.