Coference

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Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies - Conference

Introduction: Economic actors and policy makers in Kosova seek solutions to create new jobs and stimulate economic growth. So today there is a need of new and innovative companies, but many challenges still stand in their design and development.

Through this conference we want to contribute to:
* Identification of current and future players in the entrepreneurial ecosystem
* Highlight some of the barriers to the creation and development of new companies, and how to solve them
* Identifying steps that policymakers can take further to develop the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country
* Finding innovative ideas for collaboration between actors in the system, thus resulting high-growth entrepreneurship

The topics for discussion will cover the general subject and promote the idea behind the original MOOC - Beyond Silicon Valley – Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies, created and developed by the esteemed Professor Michael Goldberg.

The panel will discuss the topics:
* The role of business accelerators, business angles and philanthropy
* The role of the educational system and intermediary organizations
* Policies for promoting and strengthening of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Kosovo.

Proposed panelists are:
1. Prof. Michael Goldberg – Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, United States of America
2. Mr. Uranik Begu – Innovation Centre Kosovo
3. Mrs. Leonora Kusari – European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
4. Mr. Mergim Cahani – Gjirafa.com

  • Time: 11:00-16:00
  • Date: June 24, 2016
  • Location: Hotel La Villa, Gjakova

Activity

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  • Kosovo a Startup Opportunity Project Launch Meeting
  • First Meetup in Prishtina and attended a Skype session with Professor Goldberg, which was held at Innovation Centre Kosovo in Pristina
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  • Interviewing
  • Mr.Blerand Stavileci - MZHE
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  • Interviewing
  • Municipality of Gjakova