Elevate Global at South East European Tech Tour 2019
Mr. Goran Stojanovski from Elevate Global presents ASAP product which is real time autonomous prescriptive modeling for the energy and utility industries at South East European Tech Tour 2019 in Sofia, Bulgaria. In total 29 startups across South East Europe are presenting their innovative products. Accelerator UKIM is looking forward to another success of our accelerated startup Elevate Global, from Acceleration Program Spring 2019. The ASAP product is getting traction of various tech events where the Elevate Global team is introducing their innovation in front of the industry and the potential investors. 100+ investors and industry representatives are exploring the potential of ASAP product at the event. A tech committee evaluated and chose the most advance companies with innovative and descriptive solutions, Elevate Global is among those and the only one from Macedonia with their product.
GIST Regional Startup Demo Day and the finale of the GIST Regional Science and Technology Startup Training for the first time took place in Europe it was by GIST Net and Startup Macedonia. From 13th to the 16th of May, 46 young and innovative entrepreneurs from 12 countries in Eastern Europe and the Balkans through the GIST (Global Innovation through Science and Technology) program in Skopje, North Macedonia. These science and tech entrepreneurs came from Albania, Armenia, Ukraine, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus, Georgia, Montenegro, Serbia, Azerbaijan, and North Macedonia. They’ve spend three days in extensive training to help them perfect their business ideas and pitches. The demo day was held at Hotel Holiday Inn in Skopje on 16 May where top startups had the opportunity to present their innovations to a respected audience and panel of prestigious judges. And we are proud that the winning team was Elevate Global from North Macedonia! The top teams were awarded cash prizes and an opportunity to participate in a business incubator in the United States later this year.
Entrepreneurship around the world creats jobs. Joining forces across cultures and disciplines further enhances the success in the development and implementation of business ideas. This study week came into being after having built a team, which shared the vision of such an intercultural entrepreneurship-week. 13 startup-teams from North Macedonia connected with 23 teams of Swiss master-students, majoring in “business development and promotion”. It was the goal to maximize the input and output regarding each business case. At the end of the week, Saturday May 11 afternoon, each team presented their tangible uplift- and implementation-plan, based on this joint week – and hence, the output was awesome. At the beginning of this week, the startups did not quite imagine what the potential impact of such a week could be. However, some startups stated, that the students were pushing them out of their comfort-zone – and this for the good. Both nations benefited from the cross-cultural collaborations – the Swiss better learned how to improvise – and the Macedonians learned about Swiss habits. The implementation plan was the key-output of the week. Each startup got a clear and sharp timeline about the what, how and when. This roadmap was discussed and reflected in each team. During and after the final presentations at the end of the weeks, the good vibrations could be felt – good in the sense of “wow – let’s catch the momentum and do it”. In any case this week has been a true win-win for all of those who were involved – thank you to all of the colleges in Skopje who helped making this a success.
Accelerator UKIM hosts MBA students and professors of Lucerne
100 students from Macedonia and Switzerland will exchange experiences for developing new businesses and entrepreneurship at the UKIM Technical Campus.
Accelerator UKIM will be hosting a group of six professors and seventy students enrolled in the MSc in Business and Administration from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts from Lucerne, Switzerland.
The program for acquiring new knowledge through exchange of experiences for Macedonian new businesses (startups) and students' teams from Switzerland: "Booster Week - Developing Entrepreneurship Together", is organized by the Accelerator UKIM in partnership with the Center for Entrepreneurship and Development (CEED Hub Skopje), University "St. Cyril and Methodius University and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Lucerne. With this program, the cooperation between the two universities will start, which aims to support the development of entrepreneurship and innovation in our country.
Macedonian startups will have the opportunity to gain new knowledge and exchange experience with guests from Switzerland. The 14 startups will be provided with mentoring support to improve their business models and existing technology solutions. Participants from Macedonia are part of the first pre-accelerator program for students of UKIM, and the accelerator program for startups at the Accelerator UKIM.
The goal of the interactive workshops under the mentorship of the guests from Switzerland is to provide faster access to the global market for the products of Macedonian startups. The results achieved will be presented to the professors from two Universities on May 11th at 13:30h at the Technical University of UKIM. The program will begin with the official opening on May 6 at 17:00h at the amphitheater at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies (FEIT) / Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, at which the following guests will officially address the event: -Prof. Dr. Nikola Jankulovski, Rector of the University "St. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje";-Sibyl Zuter, Ambassador of Switzerland to the Republic of Northern Macedonia;-Prof. Dr. Rene Zeir, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Lucerne;-Alexander Stamboliev, Executive Director of Accelerator UKIM. After the official opening, a cocktail is followed at the Technical College of UKIM at 18:00.