Date: 21/08/2018

We meet again with Remote Year participants

We had the opportunity to meet again wih the Remote Year program participants, to learn the key success factors when starting a business, and to understand firsthand the position of the startup community in Serbia.

The event was kicked off  by Ana Milić, who welcomed the audience to AmCham.

Mishelle Case, the leader of the program, briefly explained the Remote Year concept and announced the  program’s speakinig participants. Afterwards, Katarina from Startit presented the center and specified its programs and services renting the co-working spaces, VR labs, organized hackathons in cities around Serbia, programs for kids, etc. She highlighted the Startup Academy, an educational program organized by Startit every year, intended for early-stage startups focused on accelerating the domestic startup scene.

Vuk Guberinić, founder of the Car:Go company, domestic response to Uber, revealed to us how the process of starting a startup in Serbia looks. He pointed out that his company has overcome several ups & downs, but is now profitable and provides over 2000 rides per day, and that he and his team always try to go a step forward.

Then Neil Jennings and Vanesa Cotlar, program participants and founders of a startup that helps postgraduate students to find jobs that would offer them good and enriching development in their selected professional areas, presented the long journey all successful entrepreneurs have to go through and emphasized that every idea is worthwhile and that can turn into reality only with hard work and great effort.

Lastly, Sean Stom stated that ‘’Sellers don’t tell other sellers what are they selling“. This Canadian entrepreneur, who reached professional success selling on Amazon, told us about his business and the importance of investing in marketing and promotions.