On Wednesday, the amazing Alan Schaaf, founder and CEO of IMGUR, was our guest speaker at The Talk event, and had a speech in front of the startup community, entrepreneurs, coders and engineers, and many fans. He spoke with passion on his company and shared personal advice on being entrepreneur and running a business. More than 300 people who attended the event were amazed by his enthusiasm and his skyrocketing entrepreneurial path that made IMGUR one of the best image-sharing sites world-wide. Alan was also a mentor at the pre-acceleration program by Seavus Incubator, and together with Edi Demaj worked with the startups in the last week of the program. The Talk event was supported by of our partners the Increasing Market Employability - IME programme of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, implemented by Swisscontact and PREDA Plus Foundation.
The pre-acceleration program has started two weeks ago, and 15 teams are already on board. Sebastian Eitel from Leoni had the pleasure to open the program. He spoke about setting up the business milestone, but also about customers and markets, networking, teams, and much more. The same week, Blaze Arizanov from StayUncle, one of the fastest growing Indian startups, motivated the participants about entrepreneurship and creating movements. Native Macedonian and now living in New Delhi, Blaze spoke about the challenges his company faced in the traditional India. The second week, we had Tatjana Boshevska, CIO at Seavus, as mentor for strategy and business models. The teams had a chance to learn and think about their own mission, vision and strategy. Also they were able to work on their business model canvas. Many mentoring sessions were scheduled during the last two weeks, and the teams had a chance to speak with the mentor about their
With the launch of the Dot.up Media program, the Seavus Incubator officially opened its doors. The most important corporate social responsibility project of Seavus was announced on a press conference, which had a great media coverage and was attended by representatives of the international community, NGOs, media and businesses. Biserka Koneska, Managing Director of the Seavus Incubator addressed the attendees, with a speech encouraging the creation of more open and dynamic start up scene and inviting all innovative young professionals to join the project. H.E. Mr. Mats Staffansson, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden in Macedonia, was a guest speaker during the event who supported Seavus' initiative. Guided by the premise of creating environment that stimulates the co-creation of innovative solutions and ideas, the Incubator launched the Dot.up Technology, Dot.up Creative and Dot.up Media programs. Seavus Incubator offers mentorship and support program for start-ups and small companies from IT, creative industries, and online