April 12-15, 2015, Osijek, Croatia

Fostering the ICT Ecosystem

Geek Business Camp

Logo   Geek BcApplications for Geek Business Camp 2015 are accepted between February 7 and March 14. For more information about the Geek Business Camp, please write to Ms. Vanja Ratkovic. Your inquiry will be answered promptly.

Please fill the application form.

Geek Business Camp is an ICT-focused start-up camp, in which 30 young ICT entrepreneurs from Southeast and Central Europe will spend four days learning how to develop their software startup ideas into viable businesses. During the camp, participants will present their ideas for a start-up ICT business. Through a variety of teambuilding exercises, lectures, and workshops, in addition to individual coaching challenges, they will hone their ideas and develop an actual product or business.

Seven venture capitalists and businesspeople from the United States and Croatia will mentor the participants, evaluate their projects, and select the best proposals to compete at the end of the camp. The winners will receive awards from the organizing partners.

Geek Business Camp will take place at the Hotel Osijek from Sunday, April 12 to Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The Geek Business Camp will take place in conjunction with this year’s Ron Brown Forum, which will explore strategies for growing the ICT sector.

We strongly encourage teams outside of Croatia to apply. Participants will get extraordinary mentoring from both U.S. and Croatian mentors. Anyone between ages 18 and 35 can apply. We will cover the lodging/meals expenses for up to two members of the team.


Geek camp mentors:Matija Kopic (Farmeron), Bela Ikotic (Osijek Business Incubator), Nandino Loncar (Inchoo), Denis Susac (Mono software)

U.S. mentors: Julia Spicer (MAVA), Burton Lee (Stanford University), Jacqueline Vanacek (Silicon Valley Executive)

Coordinator: Stevica Kuharski

Pitching coach: Elizabeth Blumenthal

Competition judges: Eveline Buchatskiy (Techstars), Ivo Spigel (Perpetuum Mobile), Mark Crandall (Continental Wind Partners), Laszlo Czirjak (iEurope Capital LLC), Jure Mikuz (RSG Capital)

Program schedule

Osijek, Hotel Osijek

April 12th - April 15th

Sunday, 04/12

First pitch session

10:00 - 13:00


13:00 - 14:00

Mission in Banana republic

14:00 - 15:30

Business model canvas

15:45 - 17:00
Monday, 04/13

Speed mentoring

10:00 - 13:00


13:00 - 14:00

Speed mentoring

14:00 - 17:00
Tuesday, 04/14

Soft skills + pitch comments

10:00 - 12:00

Presentations update

12:00 - 13:00


13:00 - 14:00

Presentations update

14:00 - 15:00

Pitch test

15:00 - 17:00

Brown Forum

18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday, 04/15

Pitch competition

10:00 - 12:45

Brown Forum

12:45 - 17:15

Presentation of Geek Business Camp Winners at the Brown Forum

17:15 - 17:30

Closing Remarks

17:30 - 18:00