Tirana joins Startup Grind

Startup Grind, the world’s largest startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs, will land with its new chapter in Tirana, Albania. What’s exiting about Startup Grind? The goal is to build communities by creating a Silicon Valley Mindset in Tirana’s ecosystem, by bringing global visibility to the Albanian community, and by providing global connections and shared experiences from around the world.

Tirana is the commercial and manufacturing center of Albania, which hosts more than half of all country’s local and foreign ventures. During the past ten years, Tirana has witnessed the fastest increase in startups ventures in its history.

These ventures are founded by individuals with exceptional talent and extraordinary personal experiences. Through its monthly events, Startup Grind Tirana will invite the most successful founders, innovators, educators and investors in Albania, to share their success stories with the community, provide insights about their business experiences, and reveal the do’s and don’ts of doing business in Albania. This is a great chance to meet these talented individuals directly, ask questions, and connect with local entrepreneurs and investors.

The first speaker will be Gentian Likaj, the founder and CEO of Communication Progress. Communication Progress is a 15-year-experience technology solutions provider, and one of the most successful software companies in Albania. The venture started with three people in 1998 and today counts over 40 employees, where over 30 are engineers and software developers.

The Startup Grind Tirana event will include the following topics:

1. Doing business in Albania and the region
2. Market overview
3. Education and professional training: A key to success
4. Decision making based on numbers analysis