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FOUNDERS TALK

19 September 2019, Ljubljana

Learn from founders who went global from the SEE region and thought leaders sharing their truly honest stories on how to think big, grow your business and fight challenges on the way to becoming a market leader.

This one-day CEED Experience conference is not just about listening, it’s about sharing.

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FROM START TO BREAKTROUGH

What does it take to breakthrough and reach product-market fit through winning and failing growth strategies?

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FAIL AND LEARN

In every remarkable success story there are countless crashes and burns. Truly honest founders’ talks about what they learned from fails.

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SEE THE FUTURE OF YOUR SCALING

Hear from founders who have built an international team and culture, navigated the transition from start-up, scaled up and/or exited.

cHECK OUT PHOTOS FroM FOUNDERS TALK

International conference CEED Founders Talk: Start. Fail. Scale brought together over 300 entrepreneurs and founders from Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia, USA, Germany and France. The purpose of the conference as well as CEED Slovenia’s mission is to openly share experiences and challenges because talking about problems in running a business in Slovenia is still considered a taboo. Not only guests but also conference participants shared their truly honest stories and experiences for growth and overcoming challenges in the entrepreneurial path.

OUR THOUGHT-PROVOKING SPEAKERS

LUKA ABRUS

LUKA ABRUS

Co-owner & CEO, Five, Croatia

IGOR BOGICEVIC

IGOR BOGICEVIC

Co-founder, Seven Bridges Genomics, Serbia

BOŠTJAN BREGAR

BOŠTJAN BREGAR

Co-founder & CEO, Loop Email, Slovenia

NENAD CUBRINOVSKI

NENAD CUBRINOVSKI

COO, InPlayer, Macedonia

UROŠ ČIMŽAR

UROŠ ČIMŽAR

Co-founder & CEO, DHH, Slovenia

DANIJELA DIVAC

DANIJELA DIVAC

Digital Product Consultant, Serbia

MARKO GUČEK

MARKO GUČEK

Co-founder & CEO, GoOpti, Slovenia

DAVID HENZEL

DAVID HENZEL

Co-founder, MaxCDN & TaskDrive, Germany

ALI KARBASSI

ALI KARBASSI

Founder & CEO, We all code, USA

MATEJ KOŠMRLJ

MATEJ KOŠMRLJ

Managing Director, Euro Plus, & VP, NiceLabel, Slovenia

KARLO KUKEC

KARLO KUKEC

Managing Director, Tech_Park Varaždin, Croatia

JAKA LEVSTEK

JAKA LEVSTEK

Co-founder & CEO, D.Labs, Slovenia

ANDRAŽ LOGAR

ANDRAŽ LOGAR

Co-founder & CEO, 3fs, Slovenia

DAMIAN MERLAK

DAMIAN MERLAK

Co-founder, Bitstamp Exchange & Tokens, Slovenia

JURE MIKUŽ

JURE MIKUŽ

Co-founder & Managing Partner, South Central Ventures, Slovenia

GUILLAUME MOUBECHE

GUILLAUME MOUBECHE

Founder & CEO, Lemlist, France

PEGGY PARFENOFF

PEGGY PARFENOFF

President, WorldChicago, USA

GREGOR REBOLJ

GREGOR REBOLJ

Founder, Klika & Kyuriosity & Silicon Gardens Fund, Slovenia

ELLEN ROGIN

ELLEN ROGIN

Author & Financial Consultant, USA

DAVID A. ROSEN

DAVID A. ROSEN

Founder & CEO, TechX Foundry, USA

PRIYA SHAH

PRIYA SHAH

Founder, The Simple Good, USA

THOMAS SMALE

THOMAS SMALE

Founder, FE International, USA

VESNA SODNIK

VESNA SODNIK

Leadership coach, Beseda, Slovenia

URŠKA SRŠEN

URŠKA SRŠEN

Co-founder & CCO, Bellabeat Inc., Slovenia / Croatia

BRIAN STARR

BRIAN STARR

Director, Inspired Engagements - YWCA, USA

TOSHO TRAJANOV

TOSHO TRAJANOV

Co-founder & CTO, Adeva, Macedonia

TILEN TRAVNIK

TILEN TRAVNIK

Co-founder & Partner, D.Labs, Slovenia

BOŠTJAN TROHA

BOŠTJAN TROHA

Founder, Zootfly, Slovenia

FARIS ZACINA

FARIS ZACINA

Co-founder & CEO, Ministry of Programming, BiH

This conference is only a stepping stone in our mission!

Throughout the year, we host and learn from successful global founders and thought leaders from around the world who bring the know-how that is most sought after here in our region.

In addition to some speakers coming from Europe and USA to this conference, we would like to give you the opportunity to learn from the founders who have built global companies in and from the region, because they are the trendsetters and thought-leaders to also learn from.

Slovenian global companies are participating in this mission within the Global Learning Initiative, which is powered by CEED Slovenia.

Global Learning Initiative

Conference is organized in partnership with WorldChicago and Catalyze network of founders and emerging leaders from the SEE region, who are expanding their know-how and mind-set through Professional Fellowship Program in Chicago.