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Dear entrepreneurs, we have decided to schedule Startup Weekend Sarajevo for late August because of the Ramadan month. SWS Team!

Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur? You want to share and work on your business idea in an innovative environment?


This is your chance to pitch an idea, work in multidiscplinary teams and present your work not only to the judges but possibly to the whole world in just 54-hours!

Designers, developers, marketeers, business enthusiasts and just enthusiasts should register now for a weekend filled business model creation, coding, designing and market validation.

Whether you launch a startup, find a cofounder, meet like-minded people, learn a new skill, you will have a head-start in the startup world.

Join us for a weekend you'll never forget. And just a reminder - Startup Weekend Sarajevo is held completely in English. So be ready to share your business ideas, innovative new tech creations and impressive designs in English.

Schedule

Friday

Jul 19
  • 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

Jul 20
  • 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

Jul 21
  • 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!
Partners
Speakers

Edin Mehic

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.

Martin Omander

Martin Omander works at Google where he helps startups get to market faster by using Google technologies. He has previously worked in the fields of consulting, web-based enterprise systems and payment processing at Accenture, CafePress.com and various start-ups. Martin grew up in Sweden and has lived and worked in Silicon Valley the last 13 years.

Gold Sponsors
Mentors

Martin Omander

Martin Omander works at Google where he helps startups get to market faster by using Google technologies. He has previously worked in the fields of consulting, web-based enterprise systems and payment processing at Accenture, CafePress.com and various start-ups. Martin grew up in Sweden and has lived and worked in Silicon Valley the last 13 years.

Ferid Ajanovic

Ferid currently serves as Vice President, Projects and Services at Atlantbh.
He is highly focused on inventing new services, building teams and capacity strengthening.
It’s a mixture of skills development, project planning, product management, software design, customer relationships, hiring and any other aspect that makes the company more successful.

His slow days are dedicated to cooperation with students and emerging tech community.
In this role he gives his best to transfer own experience and engage people to make at least one more step forward than what they believe is possible.

Zsuzsanna Bayer

Zsuzsanna Bayer holds a Masters in Marketing and Creativity from the French business school ESCP Europe. Through her internship with Coffee Circle, an e-commerce company based in Berlin, she experienced the early stages and important role social media plays in start-up companies.

After her internship, she studied Design Thinking at Hasso-Plattner-Institut in Potsdam, and since then has been working on projects in design thinking/social media marketing strategy/consumer insight. She is proud to have co-organized the first Startup Weekend Sarajevo last year in 2012. Currently she is working for the Sarajevo Film Festival and looking forward to launching her own start-up at the beginning of next year.

Enis Sahinovic

Enis Šahinović, with a Master's degree in Computer Science / Electrical Engineering, currently works as Tehnical Evangelist at Microsoft Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is the founder of the tech portal HardwareBase.net, and in his 13 years of working experience, Enis has also worked as an editor of InsideHW.com portal, and as an associate in publications such as Digital, PC Magazine, Info magazin, tbreak.com and Mreža. For 6 years Enis has been the Director of Marketing for Foxconn, for the Adriatic region, and also 2 years as the General Manager of IT Pro d.o.o company. In addition to promoting of the development platform of Microsoft and writing about new technologies, devices, and software solutions, market analysis and new marketing initiatives, Enis also deals with research related to distributed computing and projects such as Folding @ home i ClimatePrediction.net. Enis is a regular speaker at conferences such as MS NetWork, Mobility Day, Sinergija, TechDays, TechNet, WinDays and at meetings of the MSCommunity in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Bruno Omerovic

With 9+ years experience working in the creative and non-creative web industry, Bruno worked with a diverse selection of clients and a variety of projects from micro sites to to the large scale portals...
Bruno Omerovic career has covered various areas including, designing, user experience, client coding (front-end) and the backend programming, which gave Bruno Omerovic variety of experiences. Bruno won plenty of web awards on various Web Galleries and Festivals.

Bruno started in Personal because he thinks that Personal has a strong idea and possibility to succeed in Small Data World, so Bruno is helping with responsibility on Client Development, and all UI that happens in the Personal.

Maria Garde

Producer at Kiloo Games + Co-founder of the network Ladies First.

Passions and specialties:
Mobile Games, Monetization, Building Communities, Female Entrepreneurs, Women as Target Group, Gamification, Online Communication.

Adi Rupic

Adi Rupic is a serial entrepreneur living in Sweden. He started his entrepreneurial journey when he was 24 years old and currently runs several companies in the finance and IT industry. Portfolio companies include: accounting firm Groupic, consulting firm Vizionari.ba, HR tool Contend and web services Ponudi.rs, Assistanskartan.se and several others. Adis areas of expertise are business development, especially in start-ups, IT and finance. Adi holds a master's degree in business administration. He is also interested in investing in start-ups in the early stages.

Ceco Gakovic

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.

Nejra Plasto

With a significant range of experience in Project Managment for several regional projects conserning topics such as promotion of human rights and improvement of social conditions for marginalized groups and youth, I worked as project assistant, media researcher, web editor and educator focused on development of new communication staregies and innovative larning methods like interactive 'teach-learn' sessions with different target groups. Through this arises also my main goal which is encourgaing brainstorming for a change so I am looking forward to work with you.

Eli David

Eli David, is the co-founder of Lingolearn.com , an online language school providing live classes (Including Bosnian, although Eli only knows to say Zdravo and Hvala), while also developing his second startup that will launch next month. Before taking the startup path, Eli was working as an accountant and 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 and entrepreneur who has been living in 13 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.

Fedja Kulenovic

Feđa Kulenović is a librarian and information specialist from Sarajevo. He has more than 9 years of experience in working and consulting on data, information and knowledge management, archiving, 2D digitization and new technologies. He is teaching presentation techniques, use of technology for activism and is also an Intercultural Navigator. He is a project manager of Reading for Ubuntu project aimed at developing audio library for blind and visually impaired persons. Feđa is currently finishing his PhD studies in Information and Communication Sciences at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb.

Tanja Madzarevic

Tanja has over fifteen years of invaluable experience of working for IT multinational companies and national SMEs. She worked closely with software planning and execution, educational IT programs and sales and marketing. She currently works in the business development and is actively involved in helping youth exploit new employment and entrepreneurship opportunities. Some of her most important projects and experiences were the implementation of new technologies, customer service and new service development.

Silver Sponsors
Judges

Milad Cerkic

Milad, 37, started company Atlantbh with a friend during his studying years at Faculty of Electronics and Computer Sciences in Sarajevo, 13 years ago. His work is marked with strong sense of dedication, complemented with the passion and drive to maximize the benefits of todays technologies and actively identify and participate in the developments of tomorrow's solutions.

For almost 20 years, Milad worked with some of the best startups and Fortune 500 companies, turning ideas into products. He has a knack for picking the best of tech and assembling things together. His career is marked with development of BIG DATA, Cloud, open-source, Mapping and mobile creations.

Milad is active in the supporting local charities in his home town of Mostar, has a brown belt in karate and enjoys snowboarding.
As a family man, there is nothing he enjoy's more than spending spare time with his three little girls. He's is currently living in Sarajevo.

Milad is a strong believer that talent and intelligence may be spread evenly across the planet, but opportunity is not.

Erol Mujanovic

With a decade long managerial experience in private, public and Ngo sector, Erol has also an extensive experience in matching BiH entrepreneurs with foreign investors and partners from all over the world.

Erol participated in the Start up weekends from the very beginnig in BiH and he has been very active as a motivational speaker and consultant for youth in entrepreneurship and labor market related fields.
He is also successfully implementing several own business ideas.

As a passionate long distance runner, and participant in more than 50 races all over the world, he remains fascinated by pushing the limits of the human body and mind by the willpower."

Dario Simic

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 news sites in Bosnia. He was also 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 more than 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. He is also co-founder of eKupon.ba.

Edin Mehic

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.

Denis O'Reilly

Denis O’Reilly, 43, is a serial entrepreneur and former banker who has worked in the USA, UK, Ireland and mainland Europe over the past 23 years. While his former years were focused on International Banking, Investment and Real Estate, his passion and focus is innovation and entrepreneurship. His entrepreneurial approach is evidenced by his involvement in such diverse activities as Real Estate Development in London (where he developed more than £100Million of prime property in central London) to filing a patent in the USA related to the music and entertainment industry (supported by U2 adviser Ossie Kilkenny) to working with Edward de Bono (the world's leading expert on creative thinking and innovation) in applying creative thinking techniques to executives in Fortune 500 companies. Denis has a Bachelor Degree in Business (B.Comm.), a Masters in Banking & Finance (M.B.S.) which he completed in 1990 and a further Masters in Real Estate Development & Surveying (M.Sc.) which he completed in 2006. He has attended the Executive Leadership program at Harvard Business School. In 2006, he published an award-winning academic paper which accurately predicted the real estate crash in 2008. He is currently completing a PhD in London.

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