Open application process for the Pre-acceleration program 2.0

  Seavus Incubator opens the application process for the second pre-acceleration program. Gain the knowledge and the tools needed to grow your successful startup, and prepare your business pitch before you deal with investors!  

About the program

The pre-acceleration program is an intense and structured program with goal to provide knowledge and business skills to the entrepreneurs and to make early-stage startups ready for product launch or funding. Our experienced mentors work regularly with the teams in order to guide them and help them to grow their business. They are experts in business model generation, product development, strategy, marketing, sales, finances etc. Each year, the program ends with Demo Day, where the startups get to pitch their ideas in front of investors.  

We are looking for:

• Early stage tech startups (only registered companies) • Develop innovative software or hardware product/solution • Have bold vision and team of minimum 2-3 people • Dedicated to attend the entire program  

Benefits for the startups:

• Improve your

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Ask me anything session with Rebecca Rachmany

  On Monday (3rd of July) from 6 PM, we are hosting Ask me anything session with Rebecca Rachmany. If you are wondering how to improve your business, your team performance or something else, join the discussion with Rebecca, who is an operations expert with over 20 years of experience in causing multidisciplinary and multicultural teams to reach specific outcomes and results. Agenda: - Intro: Rebecca will introduce herself; - Discussion: Everyone will get a chance to share their story, speak about the issues and find solutions through an open discussion; - Networking: Why stop at the end? Building products is a never-ending optimization. Stay in touch.   This AMA is open for anyone interested in participating and is free of charge. Check out the Facebook event and invite your friends and acquaintances. The event is co-hosted by Startup Macedonia and Seavus Incubator, and is made possible with the support of the #SwissEP program.

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Wrap-up of the Next Generation Conference 2.0

This Wednesday, at the newly reopened Kino Kultura, we held the Next Generation conference, organized by Seavus Incubator and Seavus. Our host opened the conference in front of an audience of more than 250 people and introduced the first keynote speaker Sean Gardner. Sean, who is ranked by Forbes as Number 1 social influence in the world spoke about the importance of social media for startups and growth strategies for global outreach. Next followed the investment panel with Seavus' CEO Kocha Boshku as representative of corporate investor, Michael Gold, CEO of Crimpson Capital, Jasmina Popovska, Director of the state Fund for innovation and technological development and Jan Kobler, Managing partner of the South Central Ventures VC fund. The panel was moderated by Igor Izotov, Community Manager at Seavus Incubator. The panel focused on investor’s deal flows, investment landscape, emerging technologies, and new investment opportunities arising in 2017 for startups and SMEs. The second

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Keynote speaker at Next Generation Conference: Michela Magas

The European Woman Innovator of the Year, Michela Magas is coming to the Next Generation Conference in Skopje to speak about Music Tech Fest ecosystem and how it brings together different kinds of people from different disciplines and backgrounds to foster creative innovation. Michela is our second keynote speaker on the conference. Michela Magas is an innovation catalyst who bridges the worlds of science and art, design and technology, and academic research and industry, with a track record of over 20 years of innovation. In 2017 she was awarded European Woman Innovator of the Year and in 2016 she was presented with an Innovation Luminary Award for Creative Innovation. She is the founder of Music Tech Fest, a global community platform of over 5000 creative innovators and scientific researchers. The platform provides a test case for innovation in areas as diverse as neuroscience, forestry and microcomputing, and has been hosted worldwide by partners

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Keynote speaker at Next Generation Conference: Sean Gardner

The first keynote speaker taking the stage on the Next Generation Conference is Sean Gardner, who will talk about the use of new digital tools and motivating start-ups for business growth. Sean Gardner is co-founder of the pioneering, Huffington Post “Twitter Powerhouses Series”, which has interviewed hundreds of people in diverse fields – technology, business, health, philanthropy, travel, food and more – since 2010, and has been an influential voice in the social media conversation. Formerly of Apple, Inc. and Microsoft, Sean has delivered results for multi-national corporations, non-profits and small businesses, and has been a ghost writer and new media manager for celebrities. A popular keynote speaker, he has given presentations on digital and social media strategy at Harvard University, The Smithsonian Institution, and at conferences in London, New York City, and Hamburg, Germany. He has been profiled in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., and American Genuis for his personal branding tips and marketing

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Next Generation Conference 2.0

We are very excited to announce the Next Generation Conference - dedicated to innovation, technology and startups. The second edition of the conference is organized by Seavus Incubator and Seavus. On 10th of May in Skopje, we'll host two extraordinary speakers: Michela Magas, who was awarded European Woman Innovator of the Year and Innovation Luminary Award for Creative Innovation, and Sean Gardner, ranked as #1 Social Media Power Influencer by Forbes. We are also hosting two panels, the first one on technology, and the other with investors so you can find out more on how to finance your business. The tech panel will give an overview of the latest technology that are driving the change, and on the investors panel we are putting an emphasis on the access to finance for startups, where investors in the Macedonian startup ecosystem will discuss the most frequently mentioned criteria: team, business model, valuations, financial projections and

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“Building a successful startup eco-system” presentation

  For a relatively young country, Israel has managed to build a start-up community that has surpassed all expectations and benchmarks. The question that everybody is asking is how is it that Israel produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful nations, and more companies on NASDAQ than any country in the world? We will ask this question to our two esteemed keynote speakers, Hanan Brand and Michael Mizrahi, on the open event at the Seavus Incubator on 26th of April from 6PM. They will hold a "Building a successful startup eco-system" presentation followed by Q&A session. We will relieve in their eyes the startup miracle that Israel is becoming with a focus on the Jerusalem ecosystem, which they managed to build. Book your FREE SEAT now!   SPEAKERS: Hanan Brand-01 Hanan co-founded Cornerstone Venture Partners (CSVP), a US/Israeli Venture Capital Firm, after spending four years as a head

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Social Entrepreneurship Workshop

Are you interested in Social Entrepreneurship? Do you know that these businesses are the future of the so-called ‘new era of business’? Join the upcoming workshop organized by Seavus Incubator and Seavus Education and Development Center, in partnership with Mladi Info, to learn more on establishing a social business which solves certain social issue. Understand the concept of Social Entrepreneurship, and develop an idea and business model for applying on the Award for Social Entrepreneurship - Social Impact Award 2017 Macedonia. Date: 16.03.2016 Time: 16:40 - 20:00 Place: SEDC Business Simulator, 11 Oktomvri 33A, 1000 Skopje Apply for the workshop <<here>>. For more information, please contact us at incubator@seavus.com or + 389 75 297 119.

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Presentation: Microsoft BizSpark program for startups

Seavus Incubator and Microsoft Macedonia are introducing the BizSpark program that provides free Microsoft licenses for startups. If your startup is less than 5 years old, is privately held, and earns less than $1 million annually, you are qualified for BizSpark program. Join us on Wednesday (01.02.2017) from 17:30 - 19:00 at Seavus Incubator. Learn more on the Wednesday presentation at Seavus Incubator:

  1. BizSpark presentation – Microsoft4StartUp - benefits and good practice by Nina Sindija, Audience Evangelism Manager at Microsoft CEE Multi Country
  2. Azure presentation and demo by Daniel Danailov, Microsoft P-seller

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Journalist Startup Competition this weekend

Seavus Incubator will be co-host of the first Journalist startup competition in Macedonia, organised by the International Debate Education Association (IDEA). The goal of this competition, taking place at the Incubator from 27-29 of January, is to gather developers, designers and journalist who will compete with their interactive journalist stories, and will change the storytelling and journalism in the country forever. The participants can choose to work on one of the three categories: 1. Digital storytelling; 2. Gamification (online game) of a media story; 3. Development of online tools for journalist to use in the future when developing their stories;   Learn more about the competition on the official web-page: www.storyincubator.mk

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