Intelligent Cross-Border Business Accelerator (iCBA): Meet your Mentors

Have you heard about the Intelligent Border Accelerator for Innovative ICT Start-ups (ICBA) aimed at enhancing entrepreneurship in the cross-border region between Greece and Macedonia? The participation is free of charge and the program will be held online!

Meet your mentors below!

Biljana Markovic, Co-founder and Managing Partner at PrimePoint Partners

Biljana Markovic Stamenova has more than 15years of executive/consulting experience in supporting the growth of innovative companies through corporate advisory, capacity building, access to finance, and internationalization. As part of the Fund of Innovation and Technology Development, she has been a mentor to many innovative companies that have received funding from FITR.

 

Jasmina Popovska, Business Creation Manager at EIT Manufacturing Vienna

Jasmina Popovska has over 15 years of experience in fund management and the financial services industry. Over the past 8 years she has focused her career has focused on working as an enabler in the innovation ecosystem, and working directly with start-ups. Jasmina advises companies on access to finance, open innovation, and technology commercialization, and others.

 

Zoran Martinovski, Co-Founder of PrimePoint Partners

PrimePoint Partners Co-Founder, Zoran Martinovski, is a U.S.-educated business professional with over 20 years of diverse business experience. Since 2000, he serves as the Country Manager at the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) for Macedonia and Montenegro.

 

 

Magdalena Spasovska, PrimePoint Partners Donor Program Specialist

Magdalena has a Master Studies in Project Management, Budgeting and Evaluation from the University of Florence, Italy; an Advanced Master course in Intercultural Studies from the University Rovira and Virgili Tarragona, Spain; and a B.A in English Language and Literature Translation from St. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Blaze Koneski Faculty of Philology.

 

Gogo Rafajlovski, Operational Director at SEEUTechPark and IPR Consultant

With a background in operations management, startup investments, intellectual property and valutions, Gogo Rafajlovski has 15 years of experience in managing startup centers, incubators, accelerators and techparks.

Throughout his successful career, Gogo has built a portfolio as an experienced business mentor, passionate about technology and brands, who assists entrepreneurs and innovative startups reach their fullest potential.

 

Valentina Disoska, President of the Association of Business Women & Owner of MM Disoski

As an entrepreneur, since 2000 Valentina Disoska has owned and managed her own company, and is the founder and president of the Association of Business Women. An architect by profession, Valentina also works in various other fields including business development and startups, mentoring, project management and more. An advocate for gender equality, Valentina has founded several non-governmental organizations in Macedonia and the region, including the Balkan Coalition of Business Women.

 

Gligor Mihailovski, Executive Director of leading consultancy company, SEG Holding

Gligor Mihailovski holds an MBA and has 16+ years of experience in business development, start-up development, entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility and development of cooperative relations between government, the business sector and civil society. He is a member of the Governing Board of the Management Consulting Association (MCA), the National Coordinating Body for Corporate Social Responsibility, and coordinator of the consulting association within the Economic Chamber of North-West Macedonia.

 

Iskra Danailova, Manager of EuroPartner Consulting International

Iskra Danailova is a consultant in the areas of project management, the private sector, innovation, local economic development; currently the acting manager of the EuroPartner Consulting International, a partner of several foreign companies in the country, including Biro Veritas Certification Slovenia and Sankroft UK. She has extensive experience developing small and medium sized enterprises and start-up businesses, as well as developing bench marking and investment strategies, working on several projects funded by the EU and World Bank in Macedonia and abroad.

 

To learn from the best, please register HERE

The application deadline is April 7th. For more information, please click HERE or contact Maja Staleska at maja@theprimepoint.com

The acceleration and mentorship program, including the organization of start-up pitching and competition events is organized by PrimePoint Partners.

Project Partners include: Alexander Innovation Zone S.A., SEERC is a research centre of CITY College, Technopolis Thessaloniki ICT Business Park, The University of Information Science and Technology (UIST) “St. Paul the Apostle”, National Center for Development of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Learning, and YES Foundation.

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