The 2nd Edition of Techne Summit Dubrovnik and the Pre-Launch of Med Angels Under the Auspices of the President of Croatia

DUBROVNIK, Croatia, April 28, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Her Excellency, President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovi?, has announced her support for the second edition of Techne Summit Dubrovnik on May 3rd - 4th in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

This edition will bring together the Mediterranean entrepreneurial ecosystem to discuss the overarching themes of "Technology. Innovation. Talent", including pressing topics such as the "Future of Money", "How we can use Blockchain to Build Smart Cities" and "Will the Next Unicorn will Come From EU?"

A list of speakers in alphabetical order:

Anita Martincevic, Researcher, University of Zagreb
Ahmad Piraiee, Founder of Ulterier
Amit Mishra, Founder / Startup Advisor at ID8VC
Ante Lu?i?, Founder & CEO, A-LINK
Augustin Jarak, Founder of Startup Zagreb
Bernard Ivezic, Editor and journalist at Poslovni Dnevnik
Dario Boras, CEO of Parklio
Dimitris Litsikakis, Global Head of FinTech at DeVere Group
Farah Zaki, Head of Venture Growth at Falak Startups
Ioana Frincu, COO at Under Development Office
Ivan Bozic, CEO & Co-founder of Ars Futura
Iwona Gruszka, Online Business, Brand & Tech Strategist at Iwona Gruszka Consulting
Jacov Vetma, President of HUPG
Jelka Tep i?, Deputy Mayor of Dubrovnik
Julian Costley, Investor, Lecturer and Author of "How to use crowdfunding"
Jure Miku?, Managing Partner at South Central Ventures
Kristian Ravic, Director of Startup Grind Zagreb
Loay El-Shawarby, Partner at Shehata Attorneys-at-Law
Luk a Jakobu i?, Founder of One Suite Hotel
Nadina Grada ?evi?, International Leadership & Business Consultant at Nadina Gradascevic Consulting
Ricardo Maia, Executive of Relationships Manager for Global Startup Awards
Tadej Slapnik, Director of Tolar Hashnet and Blockchain Policy Expert at Cotrugli Business School
Tarek El Kady, Founder at Alexandria Angel Network
Tania Kleynhans, Associate Scientist, Rochester Institute of Technology
Vladimir Vulic, Co-founder of Digitalizuj.Me

The event is organised under the auspices of the President of Croatia, the City of Dubrovnik, the Croatian Chamber of Economy, the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, the Dubrovnik Tourism Board, and Dalmatia Aeterna.


Techne Summit Dubrovnik will also host the pre-launch of the first dedicated Mediterranean Business Angel Investment Network - Med Angels (previously announced as MBAN).

Med Angels will bring together business angel networks, groups and funds, as well as individual angel investors in an effort to boost the entrepreneurial ecosystem and remove trade and investment barriers between the Northern Mediterranean countries, such as France, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Greece etc, and the Southern Mediterranean countries, such as Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon etc.

Med Angels is sponsored by Hivos and GIZ ("Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit" on behalf of the German Government).

Med Angels supporters in alphabetical order:

African Business Angel Network
Alex Angels
Algebra Lab
Business Angels Association Turkey
Carthage Business Angels
European Business Angel Network
Endeavour Egypt
Endeavour Greece
HIM Angel
IM Capital
Impact Hub Belgrade
Keymon Angels
La Factory
Podjetniski inkubator
Red Angels
SBA, Sophia Business Angels
World Business Angels Investment Forum

Founders will meet in Dubrovnik to discuss investment challenges and opportunities in each region, the creation of a co-investment fund and of syndicated networks.

To register for the roundtable, please contact dina.ashraf(at)

SOURCE Techne Summit Dubrovnik