About Us

Who we are

Business Accelerator UKIM (BAU) is a business and technology accelerator established to identify and support the growth of the most promising entrepreneurs, start-ups, and early-stage companies in Macedonia with strong commercial and market potential. Support includes financing/investment and tailor business acceleration program, including mentoring, access to international markets and business networks, business development, and fundraising support.

Co-financed by the Fund for Innovation and Technology Development (FITD) of North Macedonia, BAU is unique due to its founding partners, which include leading Financial Advisory Service Provider, SME Finance Fund, and the largest and most reputable university in North Macedonia (which consists of 23 faculties and five research institutes).

Founders

Board of Directors

Ivan Chorbev

Representative of BAU Co-Founder UKIM in the Board of Directors

PHD ASSOC. PROF. DEAN OF THE FACULTY FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY SS CYRIL AND METHODIUS IN SKOPJE (FCSE, UKIM)

Michael Gold

Representative of BAU Co-Founder Crimson Capital and Development Foundation in the Board of Directors

Chairman, Crimson SME Finance Funds (North Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania).

Vojdan Jordanov

Representative of BAU Co-Founder RSM in the Board of Directors

PRESIDENT OF THE MANAGING BOARD AT TRIGLAV PENSION COMPANY JSC MACEDONIA

Aleksandar Stamboliev

CEO of Business Accelerator UKIM

DIRECTOR OF FOUNDATION PROF. D-R DIMITAR STAMBOLIEV

Operations Team

Perica Vrboski

COO / Business Development Specialist

Nina Atanasovska

CFO

Mentors

BAU strongly believes that effective mentorship can really affect the success of your venture, which is why mentorship is at the core of our tailored business acceleration program (post-investment support). Selected from our founding partners and in collaboration with United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), BAU can precisely support your business based on your specific need, sector, market, pain point, etc. In collaboration with Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje (UKIM), we also have leading technology experts at our disposal.

To further enhance our post-investment support, we ongoingly look for experienced mentors. If you would like to join us, please complete the form below (and please check out our mentor guidelines):

 

Email Address

accelerator@ukim.edu.mk
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