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The first global peer exchange meetup at InnoCampus in Biel brought together managers of business/startup support organisations from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Peru, Serbia, Switzerland and Vietnam. The meetup provided a unique platform to exchange on hands-on experiences to drive entrepreneurship in different countries, to exchange on international best practices, share ideas and to get to know other like-minded people.

The program included several thematic sessions – from building a successful entrepreneurship ecosystem, mentoring, designing acceleration programs, financing startups and how to establish meaningful cooperation with existing companies, to storytelling about entrepreneurship. Swiss peers joined each session and enriched the workshops / peer discussions with insights from the Swiss ecosystem and personal experiences. In return, the Swiss could see efforts made in other countries to create an ecosystem for entrepreneurs.

The mentoring afternoon was also open to interested members of the diaspora to learn more about the program’s mentoring approach and to get to learn business support organisations in their home countries who set up mentor networks. A good / impressive number of interested diaspora members made use of this possibility and as a result fist good steps for a continuing collaboration were defined.

The participants highly appreciated the networking opportunities and to be able to share experiences and ideas, as well as to learn more about the Swiss ecosystem. In particular, the deep exchange with the Swiss peers and their hands-on and unvarnished exemplification of what is takes to build a successful accelerator model. The matter that most participants suggested to have more experts on board next time, shows the eagerness to absorb lessons from others.

guests

alb-erkens-gjini

Erkens Gjini
OFICINA, Tirana, ALB

alb-ada-ilia

Ada Ilia
Innovation Hub, Tirana, ALB

alb-jonel-kristo

Jonel Kristo
CEBE, Tirana, ALB

alb-shkelzen-marku

Shkelzen Marku
Yunus Social Business Balkans, Tirana, ALB

bih-vladimir-corda

Vladimir Ćorda
Innovation Centre, Banja Luka, BIH

 

bih-dzenan-saric

Dženan Šarić
Foundation Mozaik, Sarajevo, BIH

bih-marko-zeljko

Marko Zeljko
SPARK Business Park, Mostar, BIH

mkd-irena-chaushevska

Irena Chaushevska
NewMan’s Business Accelerator, Skopje, MKD

mkd-jovana-petkovska

Jovana Petkovska
CEED Hub, Skopje, MKD

mkd-sofija-spirovska

Sofija Spirovska
Seavus Incubator, Skopje, MKD

mkd-jasna-trengoska

Jasna Trengoska
Startup Zone, Ohrid, MKD

per-tula-mendoza

Tula Mendoza Farro
Universidad Continental, Huancayo, PER

per-javier-salinas

Javier Salinas
Universidad del Pacifico, Lima, PER

per-gwendolyn-sanchez

Gwendolyn Sánchez
CIDE-PUCP, Lima, PER

per-ganzalo-villaran

Gonzalo Villarán
Innovate Peru, Lima, PER

srb-kosta-andric

Kosta Andric
ICT Hub, Belgrade, SRB

srb-dorde-celic

Đorđe Ćelić
Business Incubator, Novi Sad, SRB

srb-gaia-montelatici

Gaia Montelatici
Impact Hub, Belgrade, SRB

srb-ivan-vukasinovic

Ivan Vukasinovic
Razlivalište, Belgrade, SRB

vnm-nguyen-trung-dung

Nguyen Trung Dung
BK-Holdings Co. Ltd., Hanoi, VNM

vnm-phan-duy-hieu

Hieu Pham Duy
Startup Vietnam Foundation, Ho Chi Minh City, VNM

vnm-nguyen-le-thanh

Nguyen Le Thanh
Saigon Hi-tech Park Incubation Center, Ho Chi Minh City, VNM

vnm-nguyen-anh-thi

Nguyen Anh Thi
Information Technology Park, Ho Chi Minh City, VNM

hosts

anais-saegesser

Anaïs Sägesser
Moderator
Stride

teresa-widmer

Teresa Widmer
Master Brain of Peer Exchange Meetup
Swisscontact

Foto: © Philipp Zinniker

Stephan Leiser
Program Manager
Swisscontact

mike-ducker

Mike Ducker
Entrepreneurship Expert
J.E. Austin Associates

ivana-balic

Ivana Balic
Entrepreneur & Founder
SonoView

liliana-de-sa

Liliana de Sá
Welcome Note from SECO
Head of Private Sector Development at SECO

thomas-gfeller

Thomas Gfeller
Welcome Note at InnoCampus
InnoCampus

holger-hoffmann

Holger Hoffmann-Riem
Building Online Communities
Differencelab.org

rene-zeier

René Zeier
What is Smart-up?
Smart-up @ HSLU

cristina-riesen

Christina Riesen
Mentoring
www.cristinariesen.net

marc-steffen

Marc Steffen
Mentoring
Startup Academy

axel-schultze

Axel Schultze
Acceleration Models & Programs
Society3 Group

christoph-birkholz

Christoph Birkholz
Acceleration Models & Programs
Impact Hub Zürich & Kickstart Accelerator

mike-baur1

Mike Baur
Acceleration Models & Programs
Swiss Start up Factory

romano-strebel

Romano Strebel
Financing Options for Startups
100-days.net & ronorp.net

roland-keller

Roland Keller
Corporate Partnerships & Intrapreneurship
Swiss Post

thomas-patzko

Thomas Patzko
Corporate Partnerships & Intrapreneurship
Impact Hub Zürich

matthias-hoelling

Matthias Hölling
Welcome Note at Technopark Zurich
Foundation Technopark Zurich

stefan-kyora

Stefan Kyora
Media
Startupticker.ch

quynh-anh

Quynh Anh Nguyen
Facilitator VNM
J.E. Austin Associates

blendina-cara

Blendina Cara
Facilitator ALB
Swisscontact

nina-nikolic

Nina Nikolikj
Facilitator MKD
Swisscontact

alema-pelesic

Alema Pelesić
Facilitator BIH
Swisscontact

luka-prisunjak

Luka Prisunjak
Facilitator SRB
Swisscontact

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