The EYE Investment Fund, announced that less then two weeks are available to apply for the business idea competition for 2014, which is the second in a round after the successful in 2014.
In a short talk for Digjitale, Valmir Mustafa, Project Coordinator at EYE, told us that the hopes are high for the upcoming applications of EYE Venture’14, based on the communications with potential applicants and the support that is being provided to them during this stage. “Compared to last year, this edition of EYE Venture is going faster and focused on more quality, having in mind that we have gained a lot of experience from the first round. We expect that by the end of the application round we should have a couple of qualified teams that understand the requirements from our application process, which are focused mainly on the business concepts, like market, customer and the profit mechanism”.
Valmir, mentioned that the support that is being provided to the candidates or teams that are applying, and which includes support in building their business idea, confronting with the challenges that has the development of a start-up, continuing with the possibilities of assessing new markets, new partnerships and new networking opportunities, and also supporting them financially, has made EYE a fantastic experience to built their own ideas, test their prototypes and upgrade their existing businesses in a new level.
While we are curious to know about the upcoming results from EYE Venture’14, it’s worth mentioning that last years edition resulted with a couple of interesting experiences and the announcement of Phronesis Technologies as the winner of the competition, founded by Mergim Cahani, and has 3 products in line, with the main one dedicated to work on solving the online payment system in the Western Balkans. Among other support they also gained today an initial support of 12.000 while more investment is to follow through the program. We haven’t seen the product of solving the online payment issue yet, while we saw the launch of the other two products, IziSurvey and the application in the StartupYard acceleration program through the other product, called Gjirafa
In order to apply you can visit the link here: http://eye-ks.com/regjistrohu, download the application and fill in the details. The last chance to apply is 3rd June 2014.