Startup Standup

A 500-attendant final event of the Startup Academy programme — the top startups will pitch an international jury of investors in between keynotes, in front of the who's who of the rising startup community of Serbia.

Startup Standup is premier conference featuring best teams from Startup Academy pitching their startups to top investors from region and Europe.

This year, Startup Standup will have confirmed presence of Startupbootcamp, Eleven, LaunchHub, TechStars, StartLabs and RSG Capital who will listen 3-minute pitches and provide valuable feedback to top-of-the-class teams from this year’s generation of Startup Academy.

Beside listening to pitches and investors, audience will be able to hear lectures of successful entrepreneurs who completed Startup Academy programme last year and get more insight about Startit Hub that has started working in April 2014.


Monday, May 19th

  • 10:00

    SEE ICT / Official Intro

  • 10:30

    Fireside chat with Branko Milutinović (Nordeus)

    We're taking this opportunity to catch up with one of the most successful tech companies of the SEE region - a leading European social gaming company, Nordeus.
  • 11:00

    Monika Byléhn, Strategic Marketing Manager and Networked Society Evangelist [Ericsson] / City life in a Networked Society

    The last 20 years have started a change greater than the industrialization. We are on the brink of a Networked Society where everything that benefits from being connected will be connected. Cities are at the center of this transformation. How it is handled and how cities evolve will have a major impact on the wellbeing of billions of people, and on the health of the planet itself.
  • 11:30

    Gil Dibner / Lessons from the Israeli startup ecosystem

    Israel has one of the strongest startup scenes in the world, and the strongest one out of the US. What can we learn from this cradle of innovation and apply in developing our own startup communities?

  • 12:00

    Coffee break / short break + hot coffee


  • 12:30

    SEE ICT / Creating the new waves of Serbian startups at SEE ICT’s Startup Academy

  • 13:00

    2nd generation of Startup Academy Pitches: Humintio, FishingBooker, Brides2bride, CyberCity

    Top startups from the latest generation of Startup Academy - hear them pitch their products to jury of international investors, who will give them feedback and select the one most promising startup.
  • 14:00

    Felix Petersen / In Good Times and in Bad

    A very personal account of love, startups, fuckups, natural and not-so-natural highs.

  • 14:30

    Lunch break / Time for food


  • 15:30

    Panel: Educating Entrepreneurs, powered by .Me / Ivan Brezak Brkan (moderator), Toby Stone, Natasa Đukanović, Nebojša Lazić, Vladimir Trkulja

    Is (tech) entrepreneurship something that can be thought, and if so, how? Is startup education a hope for a stronger European startup scene?
  • 16:30

    Christopher Muenchhoff / Companies VCs like to fund

    What kind of companies do investors like to fund? What makes a startup be more than just a lifestyle project?
  • 17:00

    Igor Bogićević / Why should we be solving hard problems?

    It is quite rational to go for the low hanging fruit first, gradually building the capacity to solve the harder challenges. However, some challenges are hard by default. Why and how you can chose them and build a deep-tech/scientific organization.

  • 17:30

    Coffee break / short break + hot coffee


  • 18:00

    SEE ICT / Best startup inauguration

  • 18:30

    Mike Butcher / Going global from Europe

    It is an oft-repeated maxim, that European startups are less ambitious and less expansive than their US counterparts. The European editor of TechCrunch will offer his perspective on how to conquer the world from the Old Continent.
  • 19:00

    SEE ICT / Closing Startit Fest


Date / Location

May 19 / Mikser House