Croatian Incubator ZIP announces their first pre-incubation program

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The oldest business incubator in Croatia, Zip Incubator has just announced their first pre-incubation program. According to the team, this project aims to help the future entrepreneurs to better develop their idea and bring it to the market.

Tihana Maelja, ZIP coordinator / Photo credit: Tihana’s LinkedIn Profile

“We have noticed that there are so many teams that have an idea but don’t know how to transform that idea into a business plan”, said the ZIP coordinator Tihana Marelja to

The ultimate aim, as she explains is to continuously track and provide feedback to future entrepreneurs to achieve the best results, thus encouraging them to start their own startup and thus further stimulate the development of an entrepreneurial climate in the City of Zagreb and Croatia.

In order that to be achieved, the future entrepreneurs will have a great opportunity to hear and be mentored for free by 40 leading mentors for a time period of August to November, with who they will define the goals and the tasks of their startup.

During these four months, participants will report on their work every two weeks, live or online, and then will receive regular feedback. Once a month they will practice their pitch during the pitch feedback session. This will help the startups to develop their presentation skills and learn how to master their presentation in front of their customers and potential investors.

The best two teams that will stand out during these four months will have an opportunity to join the ZIP’s incubator program for free.

Do you think you have a great idea? Well, fill in this form and give your idea a try. The program is already open for application and it’s due to 23.07.2017.  Only the best ten will make into the program.

Founded in 2012 with the goal of helping aspiring entrepreneurs from the region of Southeastern Europe to build their companies, ZIP has established itself as the strongest startup incubator in the region. ZIP is awarded as the best entrepreneurship support institution in Croatia in 2014 by the Ministry of entrepreneurship and crafts. This latest, pre-incubating program, is supported and funded by the City of Zagreb.