Balkathon

Smarten up for the future
Balkathon - Smarthing up for the future (Illistration: RCC/Sejla Dizdarevic)

 

The Regional Cooperation Council is organising the first regional Balkathon an online competition on smart digital solutions to help the Western Balkans in its recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak by boosting potentials for start-ups and SMEs to better compete and expand their activities.

Join us in supporting the development of effective solutions that will help our region to adapt quickly, respond to the crisis and recover from the effects caused by COVID-19.

If you have new innovative ideas in

But need funding to start the things up?

You are in the right place, we can help!

15:00–15:15 Opening Ceremony
  • Ms. Majlinda Bregu, Secretary General, Regional Cooperation Council
  • Mr. Colin Wolfe, Head of Unit, Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission
15:15–15:25 Presentation of Balkathon – Objectives and Goals
15:25–15:30 Introduction of the jury members and rules of the competition
15:30–16:00 Smart tourism solutions
  • Presentations of the solutions by each team
  • Questions and Answers
16:00–16:30 Digital Learning Platform
  • Presentations of the solutions by each team
  • Questions and Answers
16:30–17:00 Online Payment Solutions
  • Presentations of the solutions by each team
  • Questions and Answers
17:00–17:30 Break & Voting by the jury

Members of the Balkathon jury:

  • Ms. Linda Shomo -  Founder & CEO of EasyPay, Albania
  • Mr. Tarik Namas - Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences in the International University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Ms. Jeta Zagragja - Director of Business Operations at UCX market, Kosovo*
  • Mr. Nenad Novovic - Founder & CEO of Amplitudo d.o.o., Montenegro
  • Mr. Vladimir Trajkovik - professor at Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Republic of North Macedonia
  • Mr. Milos Radulovic - Head of eCommerce in Banca Intesa, Serbia
  • Mr. Maid Medunjanin - IT Officer in Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat, RCC
17:30-17:45 AWARDING CEREMONY
  • Ms. Majlinda Bregu, Secretary General, Regional Cooperation Council
  • Ms. Genoveva Ruiz Calavera, Director, Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission

The event will be livestreamed via RCC social media, You Tube Channel and Facebook Page

The registration is closed!

Jury members - First phase

Maid Medunjanin

IT Officer in Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat

Astrit Desku

Lecturer, College RiInvest

Aleksandra Martinovic

Assistant for system development

Solza Kovacevska

State Advisor for Information Systems and Technologies

Radovan Nikčević

Expert on Connectivity, Regional Cooperation Council

Snjezana Derviskadic

Project Leader for Tourism Development and Promotion

Ivana Šarić

Head of Department for Maintenance and Development of e-Business and e-Government

Vesna Popovic – Bugarin

Full Professor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Montenegro

Abi Greva

Entrepreneur, StrikeIn; Local Business Partner, Gjirafa Inc.

Jury members - Final event

Linda Shomo

Founder & CEO of EasyPay

Jeta Zagragja

Director Of Business Operations at UCXmarket

Nenad Novovic

CEO and founder of Amplitudo

Miloš Radulović

Head of eCommerce in Banca Intesa

Vladimir Trajkovik

Professor at Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, University Ss. Cyril and Methodius

Maid Medunjanin

IT Officer in Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat

Tarik Namas

Assistant professor in the Faculty of engineering and natural sciences in the International University of Sarajevo and manager of the research center in the University

Shortlisted Candidates

Digital Learning Platform
Gevio Tabaku Adequate
Harun Sabanovic PRONI Center for youth development
Albana Mucaj Kallz Center, Training Center
Smart Tourism
Nikola Kadic  Partout Startup
Miron Lukac Portal World
Brit Boone Meanderbug
Online Payment Solutions
Ivan Knezevic Lambda Group
Nagip Krasniqi BonFinance LLC
Dritan Mollanji Symmetric
Balkathon is ON
1st Western Balkans Balkathon

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.