The 6-week online program exclusively for Croatian founders globally.

Have access to network like Croatian founders, investors & experts, exchange feedback and get funding.

The program has started! Stay tuned for the next one!

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The Pillars

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Office hours

Attend to weekly live Q&As with successful startup founders, and investors of your country

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Take part in weekly online sessions covering 6 topics that are most valuable to an early-stage tech startup founder

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Interact with the European Startup Universe community in the forum

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Educational content

Receive a weekly curated list with educational content & resources

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1-on-1 online meetings

Get access to 1-on-1 online meetings with EU fundraising experts, corporates, lawyers, and accountants

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Use discounted or even free services, products and other limited offers

€200+M in funding opportunities if you are looking for funding.

Angel investors

Complete 7/8 progress reports to access Croatian-origin angel investors looking to fund startups in your industry

Who is this for? Startups in very early stages
Total money to be invested: €300K
Angels invest through Equity 7-9%, convertible note

VCs, Angel funds & family offices

If you complete 7/8 progress reports and you are a startup with product & revenues looking for additional funding we can connect you with Croatian-origin angel funds, family offices & VCs in our network.

Who is this for? Startups in pre-seed or seed stage
Total money to be invested: €200M
VCs, Angel funds & family offices invest through Equity (depends on maturity)

Meet our office hours speakers.

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Alexis Piperides

CEO & Co-founder PROTOIO Inc.

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1-on-1 online meetings

40+ Croatian-origin experts to help you establish and grow your venture globally.

  • Business Developers
  • CEOs with fundraising experience
  • Marketing & Growth hackers
  • Salespeople
  • Designers & UI/UXs
  • Product developers
  • Lawyers
  • CFOs

Meet our team

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Tihomira Klobučar

Project & Activity Manager

Meet our country organizer.

Saša Lamza
Saša Lamza
Head of General Affair Sector at BIOS

Short Bio:
I have a master's degree in entrepreneurship from the Faculty of Economics. I was gaining work experienceI working in the private and public sector mainly in finance. For the last four years I was director of business incubator BIOS working with start up and helping them in their growth and development.
Personal quote:
Our goal is setting up a support centre for small and medium-sized enterprises in Croatia. This is main reason why we want to be part of ESU.

Meet our experts

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Goran Simonovski

Member of the Supervisory Board Vegvisir
Angel Investor

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Nikola Pavešić

Director of Startups at Infobip

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Srđan Kovačević

CEO and Co-Founder at Orqa FPV

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Boris Guljaš

Founding Partner Guljas & Lamza
Business Law, Labor and Employment Law expert

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Bela Ikotić

Publishing Manager at Mobile Games Entertainment

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Jeronim Pandurić

Owner and Director at Poslovni plan

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Mihael Tomić

Design Lead at Mono Software

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Mario Čelan

Director at SIMORA Regional development agency Sisak Moslavina County

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Tijana Sigel

Legal, HR and General Affairs Manager at Rijeka Development Agency PORIN

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Peter Hopwood

Global Speaker Coach & TEDx Coach
International Pitch Coach
Storytelling for Sales
Virtual Speaking Specialist

Meet our speakers

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Filip Stipančić

❝How to talk to clients to discover a need❞
Partner at Lean Startup Croatia

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Božidar Pavlović

❝How to recruit (employees, Board of Advisors members, etc.)❞
Fintech Consultant and Strategic Advisor

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Bela Ikotić

❝How to build a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)❞
Publishing Manager at Mobile Games Entertainment

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Ida Pandur

❝How to do marketing for a consumer product / How to sale❞
Marketing & CX consultant

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Ivo Špigel

❝How to raise fundings❞
Cofounder and board member at Perpetuum Mobile

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Ivan Jelušić

❝How to make your pitch deck❞
Co-Founder and CSO at Orqa

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