Good Contents Are Everywhere, But Here, We Deliver The Best of The Best.Please Hold on!
Your address will show here +12 34 56 78

The Balkan Venture Forum is coming to Slovenia! After visiting the grassroots communities in Albania and Bosnia & Herzegovina, the 6th edition of the Forum is moving to one of the region’s powerhouse economies. For this sixth edition, the BkVF team is joining hands with COINVEST of COBIK (home to the annual COINVEST Tech Investment Conference). With combined forces, the BkVF COINVEST is shaping up to be one of this year’s most exciting entrepreneur-meets-investor events! Set across 2 days, 50 tech companies will be taking the stage at the Perla Casino & Hotel in Nova Gorica. But the action-packed program will include a host of cool speakers who will be sharing with you:

  • How To Succeed Globally (A Founders’ Story)
  • What you can expect from being in a startup accelerator
  • How to build working relations with large corporate groups
  • How to attract EU funding for your startup
  • What motivates investors to invest in your company
  • What are the hottest trends in startups & investment
  • What fundraising in the US is like
  • How to sell software to small & medium size companies,
  • How a VC makes his money (and for whom!)
  • What the life of a serial entrepreneur is like
Screenshot from 2014-09-10 20:31:45crop

As always, the BkVF will include many international and regional heavyweight investors. The list will be growing rapidly over the coming weeks (so stay tuned!) but already confirmed to evaluate the startup pitches:

  • Baybars Altuntas – President of the Business Angels Association of Turkey and board member of the EBAN;
  • Torbjorn (Toby) Jorgensen – President at Federation X Holdings;
  • Branislav Vujovic – Founder and President at New Frontier Group;
  • Rupesh Chatwani – Technology VC focused on Russia, Turkey, CEE and MENA;
  • Jure Mikuz – Managing director as RSG Capital;
  • Todor Breshkov – Managing Partner at LAUNCHub;
  • David Keresztes – Principal at Central Europe Trust
  • Stephane Gantchev– Partner at LAUNCHub;
  • Tatjana Zabasu – Partner at RSG Capital;
  • Riccardo Aimerito – Partner at ERA Kapital, business angel and post-doctoral lecturer on private equity;
  • Marius Ghenea – Business angel, board member of VentureConnect;
  • Michael Schuster – Business Development at Speedinvest;
  • David Beatty – Serial Entrepreneur from USA;
  • Michael Gold – Managing director at Crimson Capital;
  • Nicholas Barlett – Serial Entrepreneur from New Zealand;
  • Branko Drobnak – Angel Investor
  • Selma Prodanovic – Founders at Austrian Business Angel Association, Founder at Brainswork Consulting;
  • James Burnham – ex-EVCA;
  • Maxim Gurvits – Teres Capital;

We’re planning 48 hours of fun, business and presentations. Make sure you don’t miss it and sign up as a startup presenter today!


Venture and equity capital have been hot topics in this region recently and Southeastern Europe is no stranger in innovation in technology, energy and science. With this in mind, Balkan Unlimited first kickstarted a long-term commitment to exploring investment and financing opportunities in this region with the Balkan Venture Forum in Skopje earlier this year. We are now ready for the next step in that commitment and we believe the region is as well, so we have organized the Balkan Venture Forum in Belgrade, which will take place at Belgrade’s Hotel Metropol Palace on November 22-23.

The Venue

The venue itself speaks volumes of the investment potential in this region. The recently renovated Hotel Metropol Palace is a famous downtown Belgrade landmark and has now reopened its doors to guests and gatherings like the Balkan Venture Forum. A combination of that old European feel so familiar to many and the modern, bustling, growing environment that Southeastern European cities are today, Hotel Metropol Palace presents the perfect backdrop to the Balkan Venture Forum and we thank them for welcoming us and our guests.


For special rates and terms for the guests of BkVF, please contact Hotel Metropol Palace or download the booking form here in PDF and email it directly to While we highly recommend staying at Hotel Metropol Palace during the Balkan Venture Forum, feel free to get in touch with us for other accommodation recommendations or assistance.

Why Attend?

The Balkan Venture Forum in Belgrade will gather over 40 investors and a total of over 70 expert speakers. Aside from two days of panels and discussions on the subjects of the current state of the market, global market demand, advice on developing ideas, projects and companies, and successful preparation for investment opportunities and implementation, guests and participants will also have the rare opportunity for one-on-one meetings, practical advice and solutions, not to mention good times to be had during the conference.

Please take a minute to view the programme and other details of the Balkan Venture Forum around our site and we hope to see you at Hotel Metropol Palace in Belgrade on November 22-23. Welcome to the Balkan Venture Forum!