January 13, 2021

Business Acceleration

Intelligent Cross Border Accelerator (ICBA) project

The ICBA project is part of the EU Interreg IPA Cross Border Cooperate Programme, focusing on creating a support mechanism for start-ups and SMEs in the cross-border area between Greece and Macedonia. PrimePoint Partners will be developing the blueprint of the ICBA project and will be conducting the Training Needs Assessment in the Macedonian cross border area. Supporting the growth of young individual in the ICT Sector is crucial considering the immense potential within the cross-border region.

The project is financed by the IPA Interreg Cross Border Programme.

PrimePoint Partners to work on the implementation of the Intelligent Cross Border Accelerator as part of the EU Interreg IPA Cross Border Cooperate Programme


Western Balkans Acceleration Program on Advanced and Applied Technologies

In cooperation with the Israeli Ambassador Dan Orygan and in partnership with the Azrieli College of Engineering and AtoBe Accelerator from Israel, as well as our local Macedonian partner, the University St. Paul the Apostole, Ohrid, the pre-acceleration program offered Western Balkan start-ups and SMEs in the ICT and cross-cutting sector the opportunity to learn new skills from a range of experts. The program also offered participants opportunities for a 1:1 meeting with big regional companies such as Bosch, Gorenje, Kolektor, Iskra, Iskratel, Estocech and others. The goal of the acceleration program was to identify regional innovative companies, prepare them and connect them with technology-based corporations so they can expand their business. This was the first of a series of acceleration programs that PrimePoint plans on organising.

“We [all] want to see Macedonia as the next startup nation of the Balkans.”

Israeli best practices assisting Macedonian startups and SMEs

“My participation in the PrimePoint pre-accelerator program has changed the way I approach problems, how I solve them and most importantly how to create a product/business from them…” – Bojan Dzikov, Owner and General Manager at Target Group LLC Skopje


Regional Agri-biz Acceleration Program

Being implemented by PrimePoint Partners, the Regional Agri-biz Acceleration Program is focused on utilising innovative financing instruments to stimulate international trade, such as cross-border factoring and pre-export financing.

Financed by the USAID Factoring Project, the program will connect Macedonian producers with regional off-takers, providing an intensive business and financial advisory including technical assistance for cross-border trade.