Western Balkans Startup Expo

Showcase your startup at the first regional virtual expo
of business and innovation in the Western Balkans

The 18th of September 2020

Explore new opportunities for investments and establish valuable business relationships

What you get if you sign up:

  • A pathway to the global market
  • Investments and expert support
  • Connections with companies in the region
  • A network of expert associates for smart growth of startup companies
  • The experience of regional unicorn startups and their track to success

What you get if you sign up:

  • A pathway to the global market
  • Investments and expert support
  • Connections with companies in the region
  • A network of expert associates for smart growth of startup companies
  • The experience of regional unicorn startups and their track to success

Register your startup because these opportunities await you:

  • Access to VCs - Direct communication with companies and VCs on virtual booths, no mid-step required.
  • WEAngels - A newly formed group of women business angels in Serbia invests in female startup founders.
  • Studio X Ventures - US-based venture builder gives important advice and invests money in starting a business in large markets.
  • Metavallon - A venture capital firm that specializes in early-stage funding of disruptive B2B technology companies, with a functional market-tested prototype and committed founders.
  • Fill Rouge Capital - An investment fund manager whose funds focus on early stage businesses from pre-seed, seed, and Series A rounds of investment.

Showcase your startup

Western Balkan Startup Expo will be LIVE on Friday from 10am CEST – Watch from the Audience!

Get involved!

Exchange important information and experiences with peers, companies, investors, industry and startup leaders

Connect!

Start building relationships with potential partners, clients and investors

Pitch! 

Introduce your startup to the whole region and enter the investments selection

Get involved!

Exchange important information and experiences with peers, companies, investors, industry and startup leaders

Connect!

Start building relationships with potential partners, clients and investors

Pitch!

Introduce your startup to the whole region and enter the investments selection

Western Balkans Startup Expo:

  • Your team solves the challenges in the digital economy
  • You already have a minimum-viable-product and have generated some traction - you have users, use-cases or first customers
  • The problem you are solving is relevant to large markets
  • You seek investment and/or opportunities for receiving grants
  • Women startup founders have an advantage in applying and a better chance of receiving investments
  • You are in search for potential clients, partners in the region and a bigger market
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Questions & Answers

Western Balkans Startup Expo is the go-to virtual “market-place” where startups from the region, investors and companies from international markets meet.

The word is out in investor and business angels’ circles – Western Balkans region has HUGE STARTUP POTENTIAL! The problem lies in accessing investments opportunities.

WBSE provides you with an access to fundamental resources – guidance, exposure and investments – for launching your startup to international markets!

There are 3 pitching events in the WBSE agenda, but only one registration form. What this means for you is that, once you register, our colleague Maja maja@360communit.online will email you an extended version of the form with more questions about you, your team and product.

It’s essential you fill it out immediately because the information provided will help us decide which pitching category to place you in.


Ecosystem pitch: Open for audience. Designed for new and rising startup teams. The jury consist of regional investor groups, startup-oriented organizations members, CEO of well-known companies, prominent startup community members etc…


WeAngels pitch: Closed for audience. Designed for women-led startups. The jury consists of WeAngels members, a newly founded group of female business angels who offer guidance and investments for most prominent diverse startup teams.


Investor Panel pitch: Closed for audience. Designed for investment-ready startups.

Yes. We wont judge you based on your pitching history, but we will have to handpick those startups that made substantial progress in the meantime or pivoted their product into something new and exciting. You will go through the same process of selection as others.

Studio X Ventures invests seed capital for startups relevant for the US market. The investments span from 80.000 to 250.000 dollars. The startup needs to have proven traction and scalability for the US market.

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"What does a startup need to become successful?

Great team, no doubt! But how does it achieve expected results? By collaborating with PROVEN business experts! Sportifico felt that special relationship with the Impact Hub crew from day one.

We feel closer to our goals now more than ever."
Ruža Ilić
Razvoj poslovanja - Sportifico
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"I am interested in startups from the Western Balkans to bring new models to big markets."
Nuno Goncalves Pedro
Serial entrepreneur, VC and Investor
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"Startups are most successful when we as businesses and enabling organizations in the ecosystem contribute together to the application of innovations."
Mila Milenković
Head of digital innovations and applications, Telecom Serbia