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After completing the online registration form, you will be required to go to your nearest bank and pay the required registration fee according to your status (Student - 20KM; Working Adult - 30KM).

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Recipient/Primaoc - Fondacija za inovaciju tehnologije (ITF)
Address/Adresa - Trg Slobode 16
Bank Account/Ziro racun - 1610250016920242


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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

May 31
  • 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

Jun 1
  • 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

Jun 2
  • 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
  • Party & Networking
  • Go home!
Organizers
Tarik Demirovic
Azra Dzafic
Nadina Secerbegovic
Michal Maxian
Zlatko Sehanovic
Emina Zaimovic
Enida Sabic
Speakers

Robert Martic

Director at BIT Centar   |   LinkedIn

As a Director of BIT Center he is involved in development and implementation of formal and operational structure, involvement in building whole IT architecture in BIT Center, development of IT SMEs and creation of joint R&D Center together with University of Tuzla, Faculty of Electrical Engineering.

Finished Faculty of Economics at University in Tuzla, Postgraduate Information Management System and worked in few international companies before joining the project in January 2005.

Zoran Kuret

IT Consultant at Alfa24   |   LinkedIn

BsC Degree in Information Science at Electrotechnical Faculty in Sarajevo, and Master Degree in Strategic Information Management.
Extensive experience ( 15 years ) in business process modelling and redesign.
More then 15 years of experience in Database design, PL/SQL, stored procedures, triggers and database administration.
Extensive experience with ORACLE RDBMS and development tools.
Database designer and DBA on large Banking projects.
More than ten years of working experience in programming, relational databases and system analysis, design and testing.
Heavy experience in negotiating in difficult conditions and/or clients.
Experience in dealing with clients and proven ability to achieve highest level of customer satisfaction.
Expert trouble-shooter, able to accomplish projects within set deadlines.

Ceco Gakovic

Serial Entrepreneur   |   LinkedInGoogle+

As a founder, CTO, BoD member and Advisor, Ceco has been part of many succesful San Francisco Internet and mobile startups. Ceco and his teams have specialized on social networks and built web and mobile platforms for some of the world's largest brands like: U2.com, Madonna.com, NFL, NHL, NBA, Weather.com, Martha Stewart Omnimedia, Harley Davidson, HBO, Budget Travel, GNC, Dell, History Channel, Travel Channel, GoreTex, BET, NBC Universal, National Geographic, Guinness World Records and numerous professional sports teams around the world.

Prior to the social network era, Ceco architected and consulted on portals and collaborative environments for clients such as Yahoo, HP, ATT, Microsoft, AMD, Cisco and Intel and developed touch-screen driven automation and media systems for large vessels, including the largest sailing boat in the world, Jim Clark's cyber-yacht project, the Hyperior.

During his 20 year career, Ceco has lived and worked in 10 countries on 4 continents. He is also a helicopter pilot, skipper, rock-climber, skier, jiu-jitsu veteran and a father of two - his biggest challenge yet. He retired at the age of 35 and has since been dedicating his time to helping kick-off small Internet and mobile businesses around the world.

Fuad Curcic

Business Developer Manager   |   LinkedIn

Fuad studied mathematics, business and computer science at University of Tennessee. He worked for international companies and small startups. Fuad has appetite for new challenging ideas helping individuals and companies alike. He is working as a business developer manager for various companies and is a member of an Executive Board of philanthropic family foundation. Fuad is an energetic manager and researcher that will deliver creative solutions to your challenges.

Avdo Serak

Manager at AKADEMIKA Education & Consulting   |   LinkedIn

Extensive experience in Business operations management for corporation companies overseas and project management experience on the government founded projects. Negotiation skills in the area of sales and marketing and Strategic Educational process development.

Specialties

Strategic development, business development for SME-s
Strong result driven with extensive methodical approach to achieving business tasks and objectives with strong result focus.
Strong communication skills at all levels and outstanding leadership skills.

Judges

Robert Martic

Director at BIT Centar   |   LinkedIn

As a Director of BIT Center he is involved in development and implementation of formal and operational structure, involvement in building whole IT architecture in BIT Center, development of IT SMEs and creation of joint R&D Center together with University of Tuzla, Faculty of Electrical Engineering.

Finished Faculty of Economics at University in Tuzla, Postgraduate Information Management System and worked in few international companies before joining the project in January 2005.

Mevludin Celikovic

Director at Imel

Mevludin Čeliković, graduated electrical engineer with 25 years of experience in IT. Director in Imel d.o.o., one of the leading companies in area of IT equipment sale and business information system ImelBis ERP. Imel d.o.o. is company from Bosnia and Herzegovina that deals with IT engineering, design and development of information systems for companies and sale of IT equipment.

Mirela Omerovic

Adviser at Ministry of Development and Entrepreneurship   |   LinkedIn

Mirela worked as the project assistant at the Business start up centre at University of Tuzla (www.bsc.untz.ba) and as the coordinator of the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development Tuzla (www.cerpod-tuzla.org). She currently holds the position of the adviser at the Ministry of Development and Entrepreneurship of Tuzla Canton (www.mrptk.ba).

Mirela holds the MA degree in entrepreneurship gained at the UNESCO Chair for Entrepreneurial Studies at University of Novi Sad (www.unescochair.uns.ac.rs). She is the member of the GEM team Bosnia and Herzegovina. GEM – Global Entrepreneurship Monitor is the world’s largest academic and research project from the field of entrepreneurship in which in 2012 69 countries participated. She is the author and co-author of numerous scientific and research papers, analysis papers, brochures and manuals from the field of entrepreneurship and business start-up process, and she was the trainer during business trainings for different target groups.

Edin Mehic

General Director at Posao d.o.o   |   LinkedIn

Edin have set up his own company at the age of 19 as a student on Faculty of Mathematics, Edin has built his career at the intersection of the technology, consumer Internet and entertainment sectors. With 14+ years building emerging technology start ups and working with Fortune 500 companies, Edin is passionate about growing ideas, people and money to build companies and projects. He is a serial entrepreneur, proven business executive, angel investor / advisor, and also active motivational speaker and guest lecturer on several international universities.

Kristijan Smiljanic

General Director at LEFTOR d.o.o   |   LinkedInGoogle+

Undergraduate, graduate and master's degree diploma all in Electrotechnics at University of Tuzla.
A Microsoft Certified Professional and a holder of ECDL (European Computer Driving License), Kristijan keeps striving for more and more.

With 18+ years of experience in the field of IT, Kristijan is one of the most well known people in the field of web applications. Owner of some of the most used web portals in Bosnia and Herzegovina - vicevi.net, knjiga.ba, tenderi.info, to name the few.
With Leftor d.o.o, they currently hold the rank of leader in web apps and hosting, with over 2700 projects successfully completed.

Dario Simic

General Manager at InterSoft d.o.o   |   LinkedInGoogle+

Dario was born in Sarajevo in 1982. As a high school student in 2000, along with his twin brother, he founded web portal Sarajevo-x.com, which was one of the first to introduce blog to Bosnian internet users via Blogger.ba in 2004. In 2006 he developed Market.ba, the first classified ad posting site in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Today, with near 2 million absolute uniques visitors monthly, his first web project Sarajevo-x.com, in 2012 rebranded as Klix.ba, is the most popular news portal in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Coaches

Vedrana Ajanovic

BIT Centar, Senior Staff Member   |   LinkedIn

Since February 2005 engaged in BIT Center on development and implementation of formal and operational structure. During the years gain practical competence and experience in development and running incubator and innovation activities, as well as development of IT SMEs.

Finished Faculty of Economics at University in Tuzla, Postgraduate Marketing Student.

Almir Mazalovic

Co-Founder of UNDO Studio   |   LinkedIn

Almir Mazalović, one of the founders of the design studio UNDO www.undo.ba, www.t-undo.com established in 2005. He has than 10 years of experience in the field of new media design, as a follow-up to a long period of his intense dedication to the different types of visual art along with his continuous presence at the Bosnia and Herzegovina scene of fine arts with his 5 solo and numerous group exhibilitons and performances.
He has been engaged in developing designing solutions, graphic and web design, art-animations, for a number of clients and projects, among which the most important ones are: MTV Adria , EETY Mobile Austria, BUM-TV Austria, Canadian Urban Institute, Italian NGO “CISP”, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, OSCE/SFOR, France Cultural Center „Soffie Shiflet“ Tuzla. Some of his works concerning the application of new media design in modern art and researching very purpose of graphic design as a means of mass communication.

Robert Tully

Managing Director at Picfish

After getting his BA degree in mathematics, Rob further his education by earning two more degrees, MS in Civil Engineering and an MA in Architecture, before becoming a lecturer at Albuquerque Technical/Vocational Institute.

With 30 years of work experience, Rob has made several successful start-ups. Some to note are House of Speed LTD, a Computer Software Company, and PicFish.com, a Travel Photography Website, where he currently works. He also made a successful run at Career Track Inc, a Business and Personal Development Seminar Company, where he designed/project managed/programmed major internal operational and administrative software systems. And where he also managed financial software and designed/produced internal end-user training programs.

Amir Meskovic

Founder/Owner at SourceCode d.o.o   |   LinkedIn

Amir holds an MA degree in Electronic Economics and he started his career back in 1998 as a specialist for communications in the section of Information Technology at the Dubai International Airport. After a successful implementation of the new infrastructure for the new terminal, Amir continues to become the manager for research and development at Emirates Airlines, the leading world airline company, where he remains for the next 8 years.

After establishing his role and authority in research, development, and implementation of the newest technology within Emirates Airlines, Amir got a job in 2001 to work alongside Microsoft to build MSN Arabia portal for Middle East. The success of the portal got Amir into the committee for designing and development of .NET technology, which subsequently gained him the e2a award for all he has accomplished.

Some of Amir’s accomplishments are SafarEZ, myTravelChannel.com, DNATA Holidays Agents, Marhaba Services, www.emirates.com as well as the forming of strategy for mobile communication in airline industry, strategy for development and implementation of mobile solutions for Emirates Engineering.

Lejla Softic

Owner/Development Consultant at SoftConsulting, s.p.   |   LinkedIn

Lejla is an economist, with 13+ years in banking and 3+ years in business consulting. She is the founder of SoftConsulting s.p. Tuzla and business model, of her virtual consulting business ( www.savjetnik.ba), is combination of: R&D business consulting, Marketing consulting, Finance consulting and Management consulting services. Some of her most important projects and experiences were the following: implementation of new technologies, customer service and new product development, project coordination and overcoming business risks.

As a participant of an business exchange program, sponsored by the State Department, over 12 years ago, Lejla had a chance to spend some time in the US and get acquainted with the functioning of banking and financial systems in highly developed economies.

In November of 2012, Lejla became the mentor of Cheir Blair Foundation.

Fuad Curcic

Business Developer Manager   |   LinkedIn

Fuad studied mathematics, business and computer science at University of Tennessee. He worked for international companies and small startups. Fuad has appetite for new challenging ideas helping individuals and companies alike. He is working as a business developer manager for various companies and is a member of an Executive Board of philanthropic family foundation. Fuad is an energetic manager and researcher that will deliver creative solutions to your challenges.

Ceco Gakovic

Serial Entrepreneur   |   LinkedInGoogle+

As a founder, CTO, BoD member and Advisor, Ceco has been part of many succesful San Francisco Internet and mobile startups. Ceco and his teams have specialized on social networks and built web and mobile platforms for some of the world's largest brands like: U2.com, Madonna.com, NFL, NHL, NBA, Weather.com, Martha Stewart Omnimedia, Harley Davidson, HBO, Budget Travel, GNC, Dell, History Channel, Travel Channel, GoreTex, BET, NBC Universal, National Geographic, Guinness World Records and numerous professional sports teams around the world.

Prior to the social network era, Ceco architected and consulted on portals and collaborative environments for clients such as Yahoo, HP, ATT, Microsoft, AMD, Cisco and Intel and developed touch-screen driven automation and media systems for large vessels, including the largest sailing boat in the world, Jim Clark's cyber-yacht project, the Hyperior.

During his 20 year career, Ceco has lived and worked in 10 countries on 4 continents. He is also a helicopter pilot, skipper, rock-climber, skier, jiu-jitsu veteran and a father of two - his biggest challenge yet. He retired at the age of 35 and has since been dedicating his time to helping kick-off small Internet and mobile businesses around the world.

Bojan Bernik

Executive director at Morgan Grey, Owner at 1klik.hr, Automobili.hr, Jelovnik.hr   |   LinkedInGoogle+

10+ years of experience in different fields of marketing and sales. Owner of 2 companies, a publishing company Video Media and Morgan Grey digital agency. Their online media have a monthly reach of 200,000 unique visitors in Croatia, and the printed edition of student guide is read by 50,000 students in Zagreb. Their clients are leaders in their industries regardless that some of them are multinational companies, and some are family owned.

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