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JCI Belgrade is proud to be hosting the 2016 JCI Serbia National Conference that will be held at Serbian Chamber of Commerce in Belgrade.

Conference consists of three parts:
1. Educational: Seminar: “How To: Fund your business?”
2. Formal: National Assembly
3. Networking and fun: National night & Gala dinner

Check the program below:
Welcoming guests in hotel Park
National night
Seminar: “How To: Fund your business?”
National Assembly
Gala dinner in Hotel Hyatt Regency
Belgrade City Tour – optional (not included in the total price)

Belgrade – Accommodation is in the Hotel Park and, 2 Njegoseva Street;
Seminar is at Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, 13-15 Resavska Street;
Gala Dinner is at Hyatt Regency, 5 Milentija Popovića Street
Come and enjoy Belgrade’s unique charm and hospitality!

Early bird – ultra first minute offer (until August 15, 2016): 150 EUR
Regular fee (until September 20, 2016):
triple room – 200 EUR
twin room – 220 EUR
singl room – 270 EUR
Please note that wire transfer is NOT included in Conference fee.


About the Seminar: “How To: Fund your business?”

– October the 8th in the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Resavska 13, Belgrade) –


“How To: Fund your business?” is a one-day conference targeted at current and future entrepreneurs with a goal of presenting and helping participant understand the core principles of different funding sources available.

The host of the event Nikola Cvetković (Co-founder of Neopix and 2015 JCI Vice-President) will conduct a set of 1-on-1 live interviews with several experienced industry professionals in front of a live audience. With short breaks between the lectures this event will be a perfect networking & learning opportunity.

start:      end:      Topic & Speaker
10:00    10:30     Event Registration // Event Host – Nikola Cvetkovic Neopix Co-founder
10:30    10:45     Opening // Anja Mitic JCI Belgrade Local President
10:45    11:45     1-on-1 with Angel Investor // Baybars Altuntas Global entrepreneur, Angel investor, Best-selling author, JCI Ambassador
11:45    12:30     Kickstarter campaign insights – 100k Euros campaign secrets // Marija Gavrilov Editor @ Startit
12:30    13:00     Cocktail & Networking Break
13:00    13:45     EU Funding Story of success & the role of the Developer // Branimir Rakić, Co-founder @ Prospeh & Foodko
13:45    14:45     1-on-1 with Venture Capitalist // Jan Kobler Partner @ South Central Ventures
14:45    15:45     Panel Discussion: // Everyone 🙂

Apply for seminar to ensure your seat is saved!The Event is Free for all selected participants. However, we would give you a big hug if you made a donation after the event in the amount you see fit.

Application Link:

We’ll ask core questions and discuss the ways of funding in detail, so participants can gain better knowledge of each individual funding source and help them decide when is the right time to knock on someones door. It’s important to know what are their expectations in respect to your companies results, current development stage, financial state, etc. You have to know the right way to approach potential investor. We’ll talk about real-life examples and see first hand how does the theory work in practice.

“How To: Fund your Business?” will be held on October the 8th in the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Resavska 13, Belgrade).

Organizer of the event JCI Belgrade,

with the support of Neopix and SECO Entrepreneurship Program. SECO is program supported by Swiss Government and contributes to improving the functioning of local financial markets and to nourishing a competitive body of entrepreneurs. The goal is to increase the partner countries’ attractiveness as a business location and to trigger national and foreign investments.


Speaker Bios:

Baybars Altuntaş 

Baybars Altuntaş

Baybars Altuntaş is a global entrepreneur, best-selling author, angel investor, columnist, star of the Turkish version of the television show Dragons’ Den, President of the Business Angels Association of Turkey (TBAA), President of Deulcom International, Vice President of the European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds, and other Early Stage Market Players (EBAN), and the World Entrepreneurship Forum’s Ambassador to Turkey and the South East Europe. He has been recognised by the European Trade Association of Business Angels (EBAN) and received the Best Individual in Europe Globally Engaging with the World Entrepreneurial Ecosystem award in both 2014 and 2015. He was the only entrepreneurship guru to be granted a special audience by US President Barack Obama at the White House during the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in 2010.As a popular global speaker on entrepreneurship, innovation and angel investment, Mr Altuntas was invited by US President Obama to speak at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya in 2015. In the same year he was recognised as Junior Chamber International (JCI) Ambassador, following Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations. The JCI is a non-profit international non-governmental organization with chapters in 182 countries and now has more than members worldwide. It has consultative status with the Council of Europe, with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and with UNESCO. He currently serves on the international advisory board of the South-East Europe Research Center in Greece. Holding an MBA, he is known as the creator of ‘Startup Compass: Starting from scratch by converting idle capacity to cash’. He has also developed a roadmap for entrepreneurs who want to start from scratch. An avid follower of quiz shows for years, Altuntas currently enjoys hosting the Turkish version of the highly successful BBC quiz show, The Weakest Link. Mr Altuntas is married and is the proud father of two daughters.

Marija Gavrilov


Marija is one of the editors of tech blog and the manager of Startit Center Novi Sad (yet to be opened by the end of the year). She and her team created the most successful local Kickstarter campaign Startit — Tech Community for a Better Society, having raised $108k in a month. This amount is being allocated towards new Startit Centers across Serbia and creating online coding course in Serbian.

Branimir Rakic


Branimir je cofounder i CTO srpsko-slovenačkog startupa Prospeh koji se bavi razvojem softverskih rešenja za agri-food industriju. Sa sistemom sledljivosti prehrambenih proizvoda OriginTrail i platformom za prodaju sledljive, lokalne hrane – Foodko, vizija Prospeha je ostvarivanje održivih lokalnih sistema proizvodnje i prodaje hrane kroz diferenciranje na bazi autentičnog porekla i uspostavljanje “shared-economy” modela razvoja. Foodko i OriginTrail osvojili su više nagrada: Finish Award (u sklopu Finish akceleratora), Global Innovation Camp Award, Belgrade Venture Forum pitching takmičenje a od nedavno su deo portfolija Italijanskog H Farm akceleratora. Takođe, članovi su Danish Food Clustera i alumnisti programa YTILI.

Jan Kobler

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Jan Kobler is the managing partner at ENIF, a venture capital fund investing in the Western Balkans and focusing on early stage technology companies. Prior to this, Jan was a venture partner at RSG capital, one of the most active VC funds in the region. Apart from private equity fund management experience, he has also been operationally involved in several start-ups, taking up responsibilities in business development, sales and financial management. Jan is fluent in Serbian, English, German, and Slovenian.

Event Host: Nikola Cvetkovic


Nikola is a software engineer with a passion for making an impact in the community and developing businesses. He’s a co-founder of Neopix, an independent digital Agency with offices in Nis & Belgrade. Ever since his student days he’s been involved in many projects and organizations striving to deliver a positive change to the society.  He’s an AIESEC alumni, SICEF founder and in-last few years most actively involved as JCI member, serving along the way as Local & National President, and the first ever International Vice President of JCI coming from Serbia, responsible for more than 16k members. He loves sports, people & learning.