Policy Lobbying for development of the national startup ecosystem: Success Stories and Next Steps

Activity Description

Startup Macedonia organizes a panel discussion whose purpose is to cast a light on the importance of a well-tailored bottom-up structure and program designed for startup ecosystem development. Startup Macedonia will share the success stories of lobbying for amendment of laws and open the floor for discussion what could be the next steps that ecosystem stakeholders might be considering.


Image removed. Tanja Markovska, World Bank Group Office North Macedonia Representative;
Image removed. Nina Nikolich, Startup Macedonia Co-Founder, SwissEP Program Officer;
Image removed. Igor Madzov, Startup Macedonia Program Director, SwissEP Investment Facilitator WB;
Image removed. Kosta Petrov - Acting Director of the Fund for Innovation and Technology Development (FITD).

Image removed. Ivana Stankovich, Project Manager of Mentors Platform, Startup Macedonia.


19.00 - 19.05 Opening Remarks, GEW N. Macedonia National Coordinator, Mrs. Simona Chaminska
19.05 - 19.08 Opening Remarks, Deputy Prime Minister in charge for Economic Affairs, Mr. Fatmir Bytyqi
19.09 - 19.11 Opening Remarks, H.E. Ambassador of the United States, Mrs. Marie Kate Byrnes
19.11 - 19.14 Opening Remarks, H.E. Ambassador of the Switzerland, Mrs. Sybille Suter Tejada
19.14 - 19.17 Opening Remarks, Former Director of Fund for Innovation and Technological Development, Mr. Jovan Despotovski
19.17 - 19.20 Opening Remarks, Startup Macedonia President, Mr. Dejan Aleksov
19.20 - 20.25 Panel Discussion
20.25 - 20.30 Closing Remarks, Startup Ecosystem Platform Project Manager, GEW Social Media Coordinator, Mrs. Marija Dimovska