April 12-15, 2015, Osijek, Croatia

Fostering the ICT Ecosystem


Osijek, Hotel Osijek

April 14th - April 15th

Tuesday, 04/14

 Geek Business Camp – Day 3

 Venue: Lipa

09:00 – 16:00

Brown Forum Check-in and Registration

Venue: Conference Center Foyer

14:00 – 18:00

Press Conference (for media only)

Venue: Lipa

17:15 – 17:30

Welcome Remarks

Venue: Great Hall

Gordana Deranja, President of Croatian Employers' Association

Luka Burilović, President of Croatian Chamber of Economy

Andrea Doko Jelušić, Executive Director, American Chamber of Commerce in Croatia

Kenneth Merten, U.S. Ambassador to Croatia

Gordan Maras, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Crafts of Croatia

Ivan Vrdoljak, Minister of Economy of the Republic of Croatia

Vesna Pusić, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia

18:00 – 18:45

Key Note Address

Venue: Great Hall

Eveline Buchatskiy, Techstars Boston

18:50 – 19:25

Brown Forum Welcome Dinner, Hosted by the City and the County of Osijek and Baranja

Venue: Great Hall

19:30 – 21:30
Wednesday, 04/15


Venue: Conference Center Foyer

08:15 – 09:00

Opening Remarks

Venue: Great Hall

Caron De Mars, Global Entrepreneurship Director, U.S. Department of State

09:00 – 09:15

Geek Business Camp Pitching Competition

Venue: Lipa 


Adrian Ježina, Chief Technology Officer VIPNet and President of the HUP ICT

Eveline Buchatskiy, Director Techstars Boston

Laszlo Czirjak, Co-founder and managing partner, iEurope Capital LLC

Ivo Špigel, Co-founder Perpetuum Mobile/ZIP Incubator

Jure Mikuž, Managing Partner, RSG Capital

10:00 - 12:00

Session 1: Local Government Support - Growing ICT

Venue: Great Hall

Antonija Mršić, Head of Sector for International Cooperation and Innovation, Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Crafts of Croatia

Carmen Sandu, Managing Deputy Chief Information Officer for City of Chicago

Matija Kopic, Osijek Software City

Csongor Bias, Design Terminal

09:15 – 10:45

Coffee Break

Venue: Hotel Lobby

10:45 –11:15

Session 2: Educating ICT Leaders Today for Tomorrow

Venue: Great Hall

Burton Lee, Stanford University School of Engineering 

Maja Ljubić, South East European Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning

Mladen Radišić, University of Novi Sad and Vojvodina ICT Cluster

Mindaugas Glodas, Nextury Ventures and Kaunas Technical University

11:15 – 12:45

Networking Lunch

Venue: Hotel Restaurant

12:45 – 14:00

Session 3: Tech Transfer - From the Lab to the Market

Venue: Great Hall

Jacqueline Vanacek, Silicon Valley Cloud and Big Data Industry Executive

Gordan Lauc, Founder and CEO, Genos

Adrian Jezina, Chief Technology Officer, VIPNet

Mersed Čamdžić, Founder and CEO, Mistral Technologies

14:00 – 15:30

Coffee Break

Venue: Hotel Lobby

15:30 – 15:45

Session 4: Attracting Investment in ICT Startups

Venue: Great Hall

Julia Spicer, Mid-Atlantic Venture Association

Vedrana Jelušić Kašić, EBRD Director for Croatia

Jure Mikuž, RSG Capita, Ljubljana

Andrea Di Anselmo, Vice President, META Group

15:45 – 17:15

Presentation of Geek Business Camp Winners

17:15 – 17:30

Closing Remarks

17:30 – 18:00