Zagreb #1


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Share your idea, build your team and get to work: life is short, so why wasting time? Give all you’ve got and create a new business from scratch in a weekend. In a unique atmosphere, people from various backgrounds come together and develop early business concepts.

Mentors with proven experience in start-ups will guide you with first-hand tips on how to make a successful business. By Sunday, you’ll have the foundations for a functional start-up: the projects developed during the weekend will be evaluated by a panel of judges.

You can either pitch your own business idea or help a presenter develop their idea. From business guy to programmer to designer – everyone is welcome!

In this 1st Zagreb Startup Live series, we are going to emphasize the lean business principle which is based on customer-driven product development. The teams therefore will be asked to survey their potential customers to get instant feedback.



10:00 - 17:00

Pitch training [Roland Berger office, Trg bana Jelačića 5 - ONLY FOR PITCHERS THAT HAVE APPLIED]

16:30 - 17:30

Registration [UPPER TOWN]

17:30 - 18:30

Opening ceremony & speeches [UPPER TOWN]

18:30 - 19:30

Pitches (90 seconds - no slides) & Team finding [UPPER TOWN]

19:30 - 20:30

Networking [UPPER TOWN]

20:30 - 21:00

Awesome team building session! [UPPER TOWN]

21:00 - 21:30

Lean Canvas Session w/ Philipp Baumgaertel [VERN]

21:30 - 23:00

Brainstorming & Working! [VERN]

09:00 - 09:45

Breakfast powered by DINARA [VERN]

09:45 - 10:30

Speaker - "Trends you can't miss" Monty Metzger, Ahead of Time (GER) [VERN]

10:30 - 12:30

Mentoring session [VERN]

12:30 - 13:00

Lunch Break [VERN]

13:00 - 15:00

Work, work, work!!! [VERN]

15:00 - 16:00

Panel - Media & Startups: Iva Biondić (VERN), Stan Schroeder (Mashable), Ivan Brezak Brkan (Netokracija), Bernard Ivezić (Styria Media Group), Filip Smerdelj (Drinkopoly), Mate Rimac (Rimac Automobili) & Hamed Bangoura (Core Incubator) [VERN]

16:00 - 17:00

Pitch & Presentation mentoring by Tomislav Šekerija [VERN]

17:00 - 17:45

Dinner Break [VERN]

17:45 - 21:00

Work, work, work!!! [VERN]

23:30 - 02:30

AFTERPARTY @ Hemingway bar, Tuškanac 1

10:00 - 10:30

Breakfast powered by DINARA [VERN]

10:30 - 12:30

Working on pitches! [VERN]

12:30 - 13:00

Lunch Break [VERN]

13:00 - 14:00

Final preps for the presentations! [VERN]

14:00 - 15:00

Panel - Investors & Startups: Jure Mikuž (RSG Capital), Monty Metzger (Ahead of Time), Dilyan Dimitrov (Eleven Startup Accelerator), Denis Smolar (Styria Media Group), Saša Cvetojević (CRANE) & Ivan Kapulica (Squee) [VERN]

15:00 - 15:30

Break [VERN]

15:30 - 17:00

The moment of truth - FINAL PITCHES (3 minutes w/ slides) [VERN]

17:00 - 17:15

Judging [VERN]

17:15 - 17:45

Closing Ceremony & Winner Announcement [VERN]

17:45 - 19:00

Mingle & Networking [VERN]


Global Partners


City Partners

Gold Supporters


Ana Bandalo
Co-Founder, Bandalo & Labavić, odvjetnički ured
Berislav Lopac
Referrer, HackFwd
Filip Topol
Project Manager, iStudio
Ivan Ivanković Jokica
Co-Founder, Squee
Marius Starcke
Strategic Supporter and Active International Mentor Over the last few years, Marius has mentored in many Startup Live events in all over Europe. Being one of the founders of StartEurope in 2009, he is also one of the original founders of AustrianStartups in 2013. Marius has a long career in entrepreneurship boards and strategic consultancy. He was a strategic consultant on Roland Berger Consulting Company and has supported Pioneers, as host of one of the largest start-up festivals in Europe.
Marko Kovač
CEO & Founder, Salespod
Mihovil Barančić
President, CRANE
Nikola Kapraljević
Partner, Infinum
Predrag Lesic
Saša Cvetojević
CEO, Insako
Stan Schroeder
EU Editor,
Tomislav Sekerija
Founder, Setom
Vedran Bajer
Industry Manager, Google
Barbara Slade
Web Specialist, Agrokor
Denis Smolar
Mergers & Acquisitions Manager, Styria Media Group
Dilyan Dimitrov
Partner, Eleven Startup Accelerator
Hrvoje Prpić
Co-Founder, CRANE
Ivan Brezak Brkan
Founder, Netokracija
Ivo Lukač
Board Member, CISEx
Jure Mikuž
Managing Director and Partner, RSG Capital
Monty Metzger
CEO & Founder, Ahead of Time
Nikša Gopčević
Head of Digital Content Department, Iskon

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2 tickets for the Pioneers Festival 2013
3 months of free coworking space at the ZIP
Acer Iconia B1 tablet


Contact person

Mirka Knežević

A PR student, gadget freak, addicted to movies & music. Just a typical youngster that wants to make a difference in the world 🙂

Jasmina Kapetanovic
She works as a fashion PR in Croatia and took a giant leap into IT and startups.
Sandra Gašparić

Jerko Pejar

Kristijan Knežević

Marko Jukić Šoša

Armin Seferović

Ivan Jumić

Maša Tunić

Old City Hall & VERN' University of Applied Sciences'

Ćirilometodska 5
10000 Zagreb, CROATIA