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6th Balkan Venture Forum – COINVEST Edition

6th Balkan Venture Forum – COINVEST Edition
Added on 18/09/2014

SEERC announces the possibility for Greek start-ups to participate at the  Balkan Venture Forum - COINVEST Edition in Nova Gorica, Slovenia, on November 12-13, 2014

Continuing the success story of the former events of this prestigious investment forum, SEERC, the research centre of the International Faculty of the University of Sheffield - CITY College in Thessaloniki, in the framework of the ‘EU project VIBE – Venture Initiative in the Balkan Europe’ once more encourages Greek start-ups and innovative SMEs to register for the 6th Balkan Venture Forum - COINVEST Editionat the Perla Casino & Hotel in Nova Gorica, Slovenia, on 12-13 November 2014.

For this edition joining forces with the COINVEST Tech Investment Conference, the BkVF is shaping up to be one of this year’s most exciting entrepreneur-meets-investor events! Participants will include start-up companies, established SMEs, new and experienced entrepreneurs from various business sectors, support agencies, innovation experts, policy makers and a wide array of high-level international venture capitalists and investors.

Besides the diverse and rich programme of attractive panels, speeches, networking and match-making opportunities,50 selected companies will be taking the stage and will present their venture in front of expert panelists, competing for investors’ interest. The forum’s top 25% presenters will get direct access to theEuropean Venture Summit 2014in Germany, in December. BkVF COINVEST will be attended by 60+ international and regional heavyweight investors, such as Central Europe Trust, Crimson Capital, ERA Capital and RSG Capital, looking for their next investment targets.

On November 11, 2014 startups have the opportunity to participate at a half-day coaching session to get prepared for their pitch.

The South-East European Research Centre (SEERC) in Thessaloniki within the framework of the project VIBE (Venture Initiative in the Balkan Europe)provides support for a limited number of selected start-ups from Greece, that have been accepted to pitch their venture, at the BkVF in Nova Gorica, Slovenia.

Please obtain more information regarding the BkVF from the VIBE website and from SEERC: Andreas Baresel-Bofinger and Fay Kandiliari,  SEERC – South-East European Research Centre, Thessaloniki, Greece, tel +30 2310 253477-8, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The application for the BkVF in Nova Gorica, Slovenia can be done here. The application deadline for the pitching competition is September 26, 2014.

The Balkan Venture Forum is one of the main objectives of the SEE Programme project VIBE (Venture Initiative in the Balkan Europe). VIBE ( is a project co-funded by the EU in the framework of the ‘SEE Transnational Cooperation Programme’ with the primary objective to support facilitation of innovation and entrepreneurship in the region of South-East Europe. VIBE aims at fostering the creation and growth of innovative SMEs and start-up companies through a large array of actions. SEERC - the South-East European Research Centre ( is the Greek partner in the VIBE project.



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