Participants of the panel were investors in startup projects from Israel who discussed the startup community in Israel and Serbia with the attendees, about the experience in their business so far, and about the potentials that Serbia has in developing the new startup projects.
Vladimir Popović, state secretary at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, said that the Science-Technology Park is not just a nice working environment, today it is the place from which the entire startup ecosystem is developing.
Guests from Israel explained the development path of a startup economy in their own country. Danny Hadar explained that the role of the state is very important, not only through direct investments but also through the development of instruments that encourage the development of start-ups, such as incubators and start-up funds for financing investments. Moshe Safarty said that in Israel every year about 1400 new startup projects are launched and that the key success of a startup in Israel is a small success story.
The main tips of a group of investors from Israel are that the development of startups takes a lot of patience because there are always people who are willing to help. Communication is crucial and it is the core of everything.
Science-Technology Park Belgrade (STP), established in the partnership between the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, the City of Belgrade and the University of Belgrade with the support of the Government of Switzerland, by this event shows commitment to the development of startup and innovative ecosystems.
The best evidence for this is that for a relatively short period of time that NTP Belgrade exists, under its roof, the place has found 58 startups and technology development companies, with a constant tendency of growth.