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Startup conference

Zagreb | November 27, 2019


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Zagreb Connect brings you compelling discussions and an opportunity to hear from Croatian innovators who have achieved international success. Some of these brilliant individuals prefer to keep to themselves and out of the public eye. We are bringing them into the spotlight!

And how about the fact that Startup Factory pre-acceleration program's finals will take place at Zagreb Connect? And that 17 teams will pitch for a total of HRK 1.000.000,00? They are Startup Factory's fourth generation of up-and-coming high-tech entrepreneurs and are currently busy creating products of the future. Zagreb Connect will be your chance to see them live.

Please confirm your attendance by Sunday, November 25, 2019. Free tickets will be issued on a first come first served basis.

Program

StartEndSessionSpeakers
08:0009:30Registration
09:3009:45OpeningFrane Šesnić,
CEO of ZICER – Zagreb Innovation Centre

Marijan Mrkonjić,
Head of New Businesses, INA

Ante Janko Bobetko,
Member of the Board, HAMAG-BICRO

Milan Bandić,
Mayor of the City of Zagreb
09:4510:15Keynote Speech: From Startup to Smartup NationH.E. Ilan Mor, Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Republic of Croatia
10:1510:55Panel 1: ZAGREB TECH JOURNEY: 25 YEARS OF SUPPORTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Moderator: TBC
Dragana Lipovac,
CEO/Founder, HUBBIG

Zvonimir Viduka,
Director/Founder, Altpro

Darko Jovišić,
RPA Architect/CoFounder, Robotiq.ai

Miroslav Zarić,
CoFounder, Beyond Seen Screen

Gorjan Agačević,
Chief Product Officer/Founder, AMODO
10:5511:20Coffee Break
11:2012:20ZAGREB CONNECT 2019 Pitch Session #1 - 9 Startup Finalists
12:2013:00Panel 2: FROM RESEARCH TO MARKET: TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER & IP

Moderator: Maruška Vizek,
Director and Senior Research Associate, The Institute of Economics, Zagreb
David Matthew Smith,
Director General, Ruđer Bošković Institute

Nikola Mišković,
Vice Dean for Research, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing

Miljenko Šimpraga,
Vice-rector for Innovation, Technology Transfer and Communication, University of Zagreb

Nenad Bolf,
Professor, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology

Mladen Vukmir,
Lawyer, Vukmir and Associates
13:0014:00Lunch Break
14:0015:00ZAGREB CONNECT 2019 Pitch Session #2 - 8 Startup Finalists
15:0015:40Panel 3: FOCUS ON THE FUTURE: EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

Moderator: Ana Veir,
Solution Sales Representative, IBM
Bojan Jerbić,
Professor, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture

Mihai Sfintescu,
Managing Director, Abilito Capital SRL

Ankica Kovač,
Head of Power Engineering Laboratory, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture

Zoran Aralica,
Senior Research Fellow, The Institute of Economics, Zagreb

Domagoj Oreb,
Partner, South Central Ventures
15:4016:00Coffee Break
16:0016:30ZAGREB CONNECT Award Ceremony
17:00Online Session: EuroQuity Online Pitch as Part of the ESIL Project

Speakers

Welcome Speech

Keynote Speakers

Moderators

Panelists

3000+

Attendees

100+

speakers

70+

startups

10+

Countries represented

Finalists

Startup Factory 2019 Teams

A-SAP

ArboSMART Technologies

Ekono

EMmobile

Farseer

FloorNap

Hero Factory

Hypergola

LafTonic

Mundus Education System

NUOTWO

Probot

RecorrQCQ

SEAtonomous

SIM

Urban Oasis

Valut

Organizers

Zagreb City Zicer

Partner country

Israel - Land of Creation

Sponsor

A1

Partners

Startup Factory Program Supporters

Contact

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