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The second international startup conference and competition BETAPITCH Mostar 2018 successfully finished, and if we have to point out a single sentence that marked the whole event, it would be “Startups are the future of this country.

Out of 90 entries for this startup contest, 14 were selected for the semifinals of BETAPITCH, which took place on Wednesday, 7 November 2018 in SPARK. Ten of them were selected for the finals held at the Amphitheater at the Faculty of Economics, University of Mostar, when they had a chance for a five-minute pitch before the jury (Sanjin Osmanbašić – SPARK, Miloš Lazović – Swiss EP, Jah Ying Chung – The Good Growth Co., Ismail Šehić – CEE FREIRAUM, Nikolina Babičić – Intellyo, Đenan Džumhur – DHL and Enida Cero – BH Telecom) and investors.

#TWIN took the first prize at #BETAPITCHmostar and will join Investors Day & betapitch Global 2018 next week in #Berlin! They also got the direct entrance to the SPARK startup acceleration program! The best BH startup is Bizbook.ba, and they went home with 1000$-worth computer awarded by United States Department of State. The third prize goes to these three startups – Bizbook.ba, Amplius electronics and The Badger, and it’s a trip to IEEE Congress in Sarajevo and direct entrance to the CEE FREIRAUM acceleration process for each of them awarded by CEE FREIRAUM. Conference visitors were part of free lectures, meetings with potential investors and business partners, debates on the latest topics from the startup world and some serious networking. After the official opening of the conference by SPARK startup program lead Sara Lerota, Ambassador of the German Embassy in BiH, Christianne Hohmann, the representative of the US Embassy in BiH, Holly Zardus, and NSoft’s representative, Ana Sović, briefly addressed the audience.

More about this event you can read on SPARK website.