BIZOO – Business Innovation Zoo, has opened its first call for business ideas, in order to accept the first bunchf of startups into its accelerator program.
The idea behind the accelerator BIZOO, which is supported by USAID, is to support entrepreneurship and employment of young people in BiH in accordance with the demands of the market, thus strengthening the competition and productivity of small and medium enterprises through the efficient use of ICT. The programs will be implemented in partnership with the Center for Youth Employment â€“ YES in context of five years project â€œPartnership for Innovationâ€ funded by USAID in BiH.
The program will provide a number of trainings, mentoring, and the involvement of the successful entrepreneurs who will share their experience with young people and develop their ideas leading to proven experience in managing companies and the actual situation on the market and its requirements. BIZOO, Business Start-up Accelerator aims the training of young entrepreneurs to start their own business ventures and provide them with first round of mentoring and organizational support. The program also aims to serve as a point of contact between business angels, respectively between the Business Angel Network of Bosnia and start-ups that are ready for investments.
Startup Weekend, Google Code Lab, Women in Entrepreneurship
Startup Weekend Sarajevo, a workshop with Google App Engines or a Conference for Women in Entrepreneurship, are all events that came out of BIZOO or have been supported by BIZOO thus giving an incentive that they take things seriously and itâ€™s not just another incubator program. The open call for the 1st cycle is open now, soÂ if you live in BiH and have a nice idea than this is your chance.