First National Startup Summit "Together we impact"

Under the motto "Together we impact", on 28th of May 2021, the first national Startup Summit will be held.

Over 20 representatives of the Macedonian startup community, together with the representatives of the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia, will define the steps that the state should take for our country to position itself as a regional startup hub.

The summit is organized in order to build a stronger startup community, strengthen the entrepreneurial spirit in Macedonian society and create globally successful startups.

The event will contain four panel discussions: Macedonian startup eco system: Where are we and where do we want to be? 2016-2026; Innovations - Success stories of Macedonian innovative companies / startups; Access to Finance and Impact businesses run in RSM - Benefits and challenges.

A special guest speaker will be Sebastian Diaz Mesa, former CEO of Startup Chile, who will speak on the topic "Success story and why Northern Macedonia has the potential to become a regional startup hub".

The event will be addressed by the Prime Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, Deputy Prime Minister in charge of Economic Affairs at the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia, Fatmir Bytyqi and the Director of the Fund for Innovation and Technological Development, Kosta Petrov.

The first national Startup Summit will be a hybrid event and will be broadcasted live on the Facebook page of Startup Macedonia.

The organizers of the Summit are: Startup Macedonia and Business Impact Lab, supported by the Fund for Innovation and Technological Development and the Swiss Entrepreneurship Program (Swiss EP) which in recent years has been actively working to develop the Macedonian startup ecosystem and strengthen community capacity by supporting addressing the challenges facing the community.