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Bosnia & Herzegovina Regional Finalists

Best Accelerator/Incubator Program

Intera Technology Park


The foundation for innovation and technology development or shorter INTERA is a NGO established with the aim of encouraging and supporting the development of economic processes in the region of Herzegovina. INTERA TP improves the economy scene in the region, and help individuals fulfill their entrepreneurial potential. Young people, unemployed persons, but also persons with years of work experience are continuously trained so that they could follow trends. We offer Business Incubator, Center for Education,HTEC Center,Business Internationalization, Business,Infrastructure (offices and venues) Coworking space Code Hub Mostar

START Centre


START Centre is a small organisation from Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, established with aim to inspire, educate and mentor young people on their entrepreneurial journey.

Diversity Role Model of the Year

Keith Ippel


With over 25 years of experience as a leader in business, Keith Ippel has accelerated the growth of both small and large companies. As a global keynote speaker, teacher, and advisor, he has an unparalleled ability to collaborate with entrepreneurs and investors to grow businesses and change the world. Keith has been working in the Western Balkans for over 5 years. Keith now leads Spring, a global incubator and accelerator that empowers entrepreneurs and entrepreneur ecosystem organizations to build better businesses and change the world. Spring’s programs average a 50% gender diversity ratio, and Keith has worked with Fondacija 787, Women Founders Network Albania, and PREDUZIMANJE Serbia.

Tatjana Vučić


Tatjana is Executive Director of Philanthropy Forum,former Executive Director of Bit Alliance.Graduate of International Economics and Management at BOCCONI University in Italy,MSc degree in Innovation and Technology.Postgraduate Specialization in Strategic Management and Leadership at HARVARD.Attended most prestigious universities in UK,Canada,USA.Involved in many EU projects (UN, UNDP, ILO, USAID, GIZ, MarketMakers…).In B&H, worked for Ministry of Science and Technology,UniversityRectorate,LANACO,MTEL,consulting agencies,youth talent organizations. Creator of Youth Programmers’ Camps.10+ years,personal mentor to hundreds of young talents.NLP Coach.NLP Trainer.INSPIRE expert.Member of MENSA international.Proud mother of 3 children.

Best Coworking Space



IT Park & Co-working Space in the heart of Sarajevo, working to build the local IT ecosystem.



1st coworking space in the city center intended for individuals and teams with business ideas, startups, IT companies and professionals, all students, freelancers, tourists and travelers who need workspace and all those who want to make business contacts, get mentoring support.



Coworking for the grumpiest and most demanding freelancers and companies. Best community in the country. Welcome to the house of ters!

Ecosystem Hero of the Year

Vedad Mesanovic

I have co-founded GliaLab, an AI startup that was developing artificial intelligence tools for the diagnosis of life-threatening diseases like breast cancer with the goal of delivering top-tier medicine to poor countries. We won numerous awards, conducted successful tests in developing countries, received support from successful entrepreneurs like Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, and established a partnership with companies like NVIDIA. Afterward, I worked on the establishment of the digital infrastructure (e.g. mCommerce payments and cryptocurrencies) in countries like Pakistan. I have over 500 hours of voluntary work coming from different humanitarian projects and organizations.

Branko Kecman

For last 20 years I am directly involved in investment activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina as a CEO of two brokerage companies. Besides promoting investments on stock exchange, I am dedicating to support start-ups as a entrepreneur and investor. I am founder and CEO of Advantis Broker, the most successful brokerage company in Bosnia and Herzegovina. We are long-standing partner of International Finance Corporation (IFC) member of World Bank Group on promotion and improvement of corporate governance in Bosnia and Herzegovina. I am president of Business Club Banja Luka.Last year I have passed training for business angels organized by Efino from Switzerland.

Rešad Začina


Resad Zacina is a founder, product leader and investor focused on innovation and startups. After a software engineering career where he managed to work on 3 of the top 50 startups in Europe, in 2015 Resad co-founded Ministry of Programming, a visionary startup-focused software studio that has built over 75 startups and made it to the Financial Times and Deloitte rankings for fastest growing companies in just a few years. Today Ministry of Programming employs more than 170+ people.

Startup of the Year



Rolla is a social fitness platform that helps users track, compete and have fun while working out – outdoors and indoors.