Ce Demo Day

Balkans Circularity Demo Day – 7 December, Skopje

Ce Demo Day


The Balkans Circularity Demo Day is a one-day event where selected circular startups will pitch in front of international panel of experts and investors. The event provides hands-on support to early stage start-ups and businesses who seek to adopt circular economy principles, reduce waste and emissions, increase revenue, and develop innovative practices. By participating at the event startups will be able to position their business as a leader in the circular economy, attracting talent and investment.

• Experiencing a regional, diverse and innovative environment
• Peer-to-peer exchange between startups and their international networks
• Pitch in front of recognized panel of experts and investors
• Covered travel and accommodation costs for attending the event

• You are part of a team or an individual entrepreneur with a circular business idea
• You aim to create a positive environmental and/or social impact in your community or country through your product offerings, operations, or processes while creating a profit
• You are dedicated and eager to learn, and passionate about your cause
• You have a sound, technical understanding of your business or idea, but would like to learn more about how to build an effective and sustainable business model for success
• You are in your early stages
• Your business is innovative and unique in some way
• You want to learn, connect, and share with others: you are eager to network with like-minded green entrepreneurs from across the region
• You are comfortable with written & spoken English language

• Startups and SMEs from Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia and Slovenia
• The enterprise must operate or be intended to operate as a for-profit business in one of the countries listed above
• The enterprise must demonstrate a circularity focus

• Quality of the business idea
• Technical and commercial feasibility
• Future potential for growth
• Stage of development
• Market expertise and team

TIMELINE (indicative)


Thursday, 7 December (11:00 – 15:30 CET)
• 10:30 – 10:45 | Registration
• 10:45 – 11:00 | Opening words
• 11:00 – 12:30 | Pitch session 1
• 12:30 – 13:00 | Coffee break
• 13:00 – 14:30 | Pitch session 2
• 14:30 – 15:30 | Networking

• 18 circular startups (3 per country) from the targeted countries will be selected to pitch
• Each startup will be given 5 minutes for presentation, followed by 5 minutes Q&A 
• Travel and accommodation for one representative will be covered by the organizer

• Rosen Dimov

Assoc. Prof. Dr Rosen Dimov is the founder of PhaseGrowth, an Estonia-based SME that is member of the Copernicus Relay Network and founding member of the EO4GEO Alliance, in which he is a member of the Steering Committee. Teaching and working about circularity innovation in the Pannonia University and the Circular Economy Science Park in Hungary, he has an interdisciplinary experience in innovation-related fields, combined with a background as a serial entrepreneur and VC founder. Previously he worked as a consultant and expert with the European Union and the World Bank. As an individual investor, he is a member of the business angel networks in Bulgaria, Hungary and Estonia. He stands on the board of the Go-Up Incubator, a structure created by the EC that includes legal entities from 8 countries in Europe, and is focused on entrepreneurship and investment in the agrifood value chain.

• Tatjana Zabasu Mikuž – Managing Partner at South Central Ventures (TBC)

• Frederic Daumas – Co-Founder and Chairman at UPPERION, Seed Investor (TBC)

All interested startups need to register by filling out the following form by 3 November.

For any further information please write us at info@yes.org.mk.  


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