Our co-organizer from Leskovac, Serbia: Olivera Jović, Association of Entrepreneurs of Leskovac city
Why did you apply for SEW?
I see SEW as a huge opportunity to learn and network, and to share good practices. Entrepreneurs work in different market conditions across EU, but they all face the same problems. Strong supporting network is one of the keys for success.
What is your goal in organizing Startup Europe Week?
My goal is to change local ecosystem in a positive way, to show how entrepreneurs are moving force, especially when local authorities work with them, and to build strong connections with entrepreneurs and their associations across EU.
What would you give to your local community?
Knowledge about importance of entrepreneurship.
What do you think your area need in order to be a Startup friendly zone?
Better market conditions, more venture capital and seed funds, a lot of education and positive legislation (meaning proportional tax system).