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Nikolina Kukoč

Nikolina Kukoč


Our splendid video team has been working hard to bring you continuous inspiration from this year’s edition of the Split Tech City Festival. This means that the videos are ready to be posted online! For those surprised that we’re doing it – why are you surprised?

Isn’t our YouTube channel proof enough that we want to inspire you beyond just the events we organize? 😉

Here’s just a quick recap of what went on in the wonderful setting of Bačvice Open-Air Cinema on September 9th – the day reserved for the #InternationalDay of this year’s Split Tech City Festival. We had the standard Festival program in the evening, while the Festival’s pre-program happened in the afternoon and was reserved for the Split Startups Meetup!

To those of you who were (or are) new to this, Split Startups Meetup is an event we organize together with the hardworking team from the Student Business Incubator. It takes place once per quarter to connect the local startup ecosystem and provide some additional inspiration through its lectures and panel discussions.

The first two editions of the Split Startups Meetup were held in February and May, and this third one was slightly modified and took place during the Split Tech City Festival.

This Festival edition of Split Startups Meetup was primarily dedicated to young people (and all those who feel that way), so our focus was set on two core topics: youth and entrepreneurship. The Festival edition of Split Startups Meetup was also a bit special because it changed its form from the standard: panel discussion + lecture + networking.

We ended up combining a panel discussion and a fireside chat followed by the official Festival program. 😀

The panel discussion with the title “Am I Too Young to Be Taken Seriously?” revealed the pain points and the benefits of youth in entrepreneurship and business in general.

Our panelists – Ron Brumbarger, Founder of Apprentice University, innovator, and mentor; Blaž Perić; Co-Founder of SmartNest and high school student; Ivana Perić, Founder of RESOLVE and the Acceleration Manager at Silicon Castles; and Suzana Špika, Head of People Operations at Postindustria – had quite a lot of insightful and motivational things to say about this topic.

We won’t go into details, as there is a video recording you can watch and be inspired by!

This fantastic panel discussion was followed by a fireside chat titled “Get Ahead of the Game!” where new technologies and their benefits in business were discussed by Mirela Petrović, founder of mAI way, and Antonio Perić-Mažar, CEO of Locastic. The topics they covered ranged from staying ahead of the game while technology changes literally every day to how Web3 and AI can improve our lives and what that means for the future.

And the video of this fireside chat is the best thing to watch if you wish to expand your knowledge on these topics!

Both of these sections of the Split Startups Meetup program were expertly guided by Michael Freer as the moderator, after all – he was there from the first-ever edition of this meetup and at this point is an essential part of it, indeed!

All right! If you’ve managed to read through without being distracted by the amazing videos in question – (We don’t mind if you were!) – here’s just a quick reminder that we have several different playlists that could spark your interest.

All Split Startups Meetup videos have their own dedicated playlist, as well as all videos in English.

So – go check that out while you wait for the rest of the Split Tech City Festival videos! 😉


About author:

Nikolina Kukoč

Researching is woven into my DNA, but I am a musician at heart. Interested in too many things and always curious. Forever in love with Split and enchanted by people who teach me new things. When I am not creating content about Split's tech community, you will find me in singing rehearsals, somewhere in nature, in the theater, or with my head stuck in a book. I do my best to live by the verse from the opera "Fedora" by Umberto Giordano: "Love forbids you not to love."

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