The BALKAN VENTURE FORUM (BkVF) will play an active role in the European and Balkan innovation scene. It will foster start-ups and high-tech, high-growth entrepreneurship, internationalization of Macedonian and Balkan start-ups through contacts with blue chip investors.

BkVF is an Investment Forum targeted at showcasing the Macedonian and Balkan most promising high-tech entrepreneurs to an audience of Balkan and international venture capital and corporate investors and strategic partners. We select 32-48 companies from Macedonia and Balkans to the Forum, and 20 international investors and investment and partnering advisors as well as 20 local investors. 

The BkVF will is also be promoted as a 2012 European Venture Contest Semi-Final and the top quartile (best 25%) companies from the BkVF will be qualified for the European Venture Summit which will take place at the end of 2012.

The BALKAN VENTURE FORUM entails the following:

  • Discussion sessions on investment trends and market opportunities.
  • Presentations of companies to active investors, with investment track record in the last 12 months.
  • One2one meetings between entrepreneurs and investors.
  • Emphasis on innovative technologies for global growth.
  • Attractive programme. 
  • Invitation-only – highest quality investors, experts and entrepreneurs.