Last call for applications for the Balkan Venture Forum

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Don't miss the opportunity to win one of the amazing prizes. Extended registration deadline 1 May 2013.

Following the successful call for applications, the deadline has been extended to allow more companies to apply. The Balkan Venture Forum,, will connect regional entrepreneurs to international investors, promoting quality entrepreneurship, innovation, venture capital and partnership in the Balkans. On 21-22 May 2013, the National Palace of Culture in Sofia will be the venue for the dynamic pitching competition, speeches, discussion panels and workshops by key players from the industry sectors ICT, Life Sciences and Cleantech.

Be one of the 36 most promising early-stage companies in the Balkan region to pitch at Balkan Venture Forum. Apply for this pitching slot by registering and filling out a profile here: Registration is free!

Selected companies will not only be able to:

But can also be awarded by:

  •     LAUNCHub Seed & Acceleration fund with a “Wild card” for the application process of the Acceleration Program. Meaning; a guaranteed place among the shortlisted teams for a personal interview with the fund’s team and potentially qualify for EUR 30,000 worth of funding. (


  •     Eleven Startup Accelerator with a fast-track through Eleven’s selection process, meaning winning a guaranteed pitching slot in front of Eleven’s investment panel. (

Hope to see you in Sofia!

The Balkan Venture Forum in Sofia is supported by the SEE Programme project VIBE (Venture Initiative in Balkan Europe), which is being co-financed by the European Union. The support of the Forum is one of the main objectives of VIBE, which is a regional eco-system accelerator that takes on the challenge of developing the innovation and entrepreneurship system in the SEE. It does this through high-impact actions that enable a key financing process for innovation and entrepreneurship, which is crucial to the development of a knowledge-based economy in the SEE region.

Main contact:
Adeline Kloosterman
Europe Unlimited
+32 (0) 2 643 36 80
adeline (at) e-unlimited (dot) com

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