Igor is an Entrepreneur, Ecosystem builder and Investor active for more than 10 years in the Entrepreneurial and Startup Ecosystem in South East Europe (SEE). He runs the Western Balkans Investment Initiative of SwissEP as investment facilitator with a goal to increase the investment readiness for startups and build capacities of Investors in the SEE. With  the 42M VC fund SCV he invested EUR 7M+ and activity scouting and fundraising for the best Tech Startups in Western Balkans. He is the co-founder and board member of Startup Macedonia uniting under one digital platform 150+ Startups and 30+ Service Providers from North Macedonia and automate the access to resources for startups. Igor has a Business background and is experienced in business development, fundraising, and sales for tech startups and is driven to identify new investment instruments and models with International Funds and Corporates to invest in SEE Startups.

About SwissEP www.swissep.org

About South Central Ventures www.sc-ventures.com

With offices in Belgrade, Zagreb and Skopje, South Central Ventures (SCV), through Enterprise Innovation Fund (ENIF), is the most active VC investor in Western Balkans. The fund invests up to 3M to fuel the international business expansion and growth of the most promising tech startups in Western Balkans that can show traction and prove their potential to “make it big”. Their investment portfolio among others  includes Croatian Sentinel Marine, Bulbtech, Serbian – Tradecore and Macedonian Cognism

About Startup Macedonia www.startupmacedonia.mk

Startup Macedonia association created by a group of Macedonian startup enthusiasts, experts, investors, accelerators, and other organizations, who have one common goal: to connect the Macedonian startup community through a data – driven approach and encourage and help create favorable work environment for startups in Macedonia.