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Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Valoso Hub, Partizanski Odredi 42/1-3, Skopje

What is Tech.O?

Tech.O is an event that brings together business and IT leaders, startup owners and investors to share their knowledge, ideas and develop an environment that will support the rise and employment of new and innovative technologies by encouraging a culture of increased business collaboration and investment opportunities. This event will attract the leading IT professionals, entrepreneurs, CEO’s, CTO’s, start-ups, investors and ambitious young talents willing to embrace global trends and propose and apply new ways of doing business.

Registration

If you would like to take part in our event, please fill in the registration form below and you will be automatically registered! The seats are limited, so, the sooner you register, the more likely you are to secure your place!

Event Speakers

Amo Chohan

Head of development at Energy Aspects, Laravel and TDD evangelist

Amo Chohan is Head of Development at London based energy commodities research firm, Energy Aspects and oversees the development of the systems used across three international sites.

Amo has worked in-house and consulted for a number of companies throughout the UK, Europe and Japan and has a career in web development spanning over 10 years. A TDD and Laravel evangelist, and novice pilot.

Olivier Van Duuren

Founder at The Dualarity, Public Speaker

In September 2016 Olivier launched The Dualarity (www.thedualarity.com), a business and book on how to take the pain out of your personal and business transformation, leaving you with a regained sense of spark.

After 22 years working in the senior international ranks at one of the world's most successful technology companies called Microsoft, he has a unique perspective on the intersection of innovation, transformation and human performance.

An international public speaker, trend sensemaker, executive whisperer and author, Olivier is a thought leader on personal and business transformation, innovation and on the impact of the changes around us in our society and industry.

Wilfried Durand

Founder at Onvey & Onbrowse, Mailjet | Entrepreneur, Startup Advisor

Wilfried Durand is a multi-hat web entrepreneur with a strong interest in building and growing global services. He is passionate about SaaS and e-commerce models, especially when it comes to dive into data, analytics and user experience.

Wilfried co-founded Mailjet in 2010, an e-mail service provider that raised $17.46M to date to become a global key player and the European leader in its industry in less than 5 years. Wilfried now acts as a business angel and startup advisor for young companies in France and Bulgaria and recently started his new venture: Onvey - a startup lab that focuses on UX optimization to make the web better every day.

Agenda

18:00

Meeting the Startups - Arrive at the venue, get checked in and meet the startups that will showcase their businesses/ideas

18:30

Event Opening Speech - Taner Selim - Site Manager at TabTale MK

18:35

"Is Your Startup Ready to Raise Capital?" - Wilfried Durand - Founder at Onvey & Onbrowse, Mailjet | Entrepreneur, Startup Advisor

Get the answers you need:

  • - Do you need investors’ money: yes/no - up/downsides

  • - How much capital and when

  • - What kind of investor you need

  • - At which stage and for what

  • - How to determine startup value

  • - How to determine investor equity

18:55

Q&A Session with Wilfried Durand

19:05

"Test-Driven Laravel" - Amo Chohan - Head of development at Energy Aspects, Laravel and TDD evangelist

A high-level overview to why Laravel offers the best out-of-the-box test setup and how it facilitates test-driven development, including:

  • - API testing

  • - Database (integration) testing

  • - Browser testing

19:25

Q&A Session with Amo Chohan

19:35

"The Dualarity - How to Find the Sparkle in Your Transformation" - Olivier Van Duuren - Founder at The Dualarity, Public Speaker

Digital transformation and disruption demands a transformation both on a personal and a business level. The changes that are upon us will alter the face of every industry, business and government, and even more importantly the way our society lives. Transforming while performing is a true balancing act, challenging companies of all sizes in this digital revolution powered by new technologies crossing the physical, digital and biological world. To succeed in digital transformation, you need to put the customer at the heart, people as the soul and digital as the oxygen aligned to your company’s purpose (why) and aspiration (what). How do you find the right balance between performing – delivering on the short-term commitments of your core products and services, such as scorecard, P&L, market share – and transforming – the long-term belief in your future and the power to adapt and lead? How do you find the sparkle in your transformation?

20:05

Q&A Session with Olivier Van Duuren

20:15

Cocktail party

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Agenda

18:00

Meeting the Startups - Arrive at the venue, get checked in and meet the startups that will showcase their businesses/ideas

18:30

Event Opening Speech - Vladimir Trajkovik - University Professor, Entrepreneur

18:35

"The challenges of investing in disruptive technologies" - Tatjana Zabasu - Managing Partner South Central Ventures, Slovenia

18:50

Q&A Session with Tatjana Zabasu

19:05

"Empowering Global Business with Cross Border Payment Solutions" - Sasa Susa - Brand Ambassador Payoneer, Serbia

19:20

Q&A Session with Sasa Susa

19:35

"VR: Practical use and Applications" - Peeter Nieler - Virtual Reality R&D Professional, Estonia

19:50

Q&A Session with Peeter Nieler

20:00

Cocktail party

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Sasa Susa

Payoneer Ambassador
(Serbia)

Sasa holds an Informatics degree from the University of Novi Sad and has over a decade’s experience in IT related business. His current interests are within service delivery and e-commerce. As the Payoneer Ambassador, he aims to educate the business community on international opportunities.
Through Payoneer forums, networking dinners and other social gatherings, Sasa aspires to bring the community closer together and increase its collective level of knowledge and expertise.

Tatjana Zabasu

Managing Partner South Central Ventures
(Slovenia)

Tatjana Zabasu is a Managing partner at South Central Ventures, fund manager active in the Western Balkans, and Partner at RSG Capital, Slovenia based fund manager. She has 10 years experience in venture capital and enjoys working with entrepreneurs, is interested in technology and growing successful businesses. She currently serves on boards of four companies, ShoutEm (mobile), Efos (agritech), Edition Digital (digital publishing) and TAB Systems (home automation). Prior to joining RSG Capital in early 2007, she was Corporate Finance advisor in Deloitte, where she primarily worked with international clients in merger and acquisition processes and business development strategies. Before that, she worked for the Slovenian Ministry of Economy as a Head of the Minister's Office and was involved in entrepreneurship and competitiveness policies implementation.

Peeter Nieler

Virtual Reality R&D Professional
(Estonia)

Serial entrepreneur with background in AI, SaaS and even film production. A sought after speaker on VR & startups, and a published technology thought-leader. He began Criffin at the dawn of VR’s second coming, before the founding of Oculus, with the foresight that locomotion and full-body interaction would be the next frontier in VR. Co-founder and advisor of VR research company Virtual Neuroscience Lab researching neurohaptics and presence in general.

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Agenda

18:00

Meeting the Startups - Arrive at the venue, get checked in and meet the startups that will showcase their businesses/ideas

18:30

Event Opening Speech - Zoran Vitanov - Entrepreneur

18:35

"What to look for in a startup business and how to work with founders (working with founders 101)" - Jovan Madzovski - CEO at CEED Hub Skopje

18:50

Q&A Session with Jovan Madzovski

19:05

"Top 7 Tactics Used by Grouper That Can Help Any Business Win Big" - Nina Angelovska - CEO & Co-founder at Grouper.mk

19:20

Q&A Session with Nina Angelovska

19:35

"The latest or upcoming IOT trends and how they apply or effect Web and App developers" - Igor Stamatovski - CEO & Co-founder at Iborn.net

19:50

Q&A Session with Igor Stamatovski

20:00

Cocktail party

Event Speakers

Nina Angelovska

CEO & Co-founder at Grouper.mk

Nina Angelovska is a 28-year-old entrepreneur who launched the first deal platform in Macedonia in 2011 and transformed the e-commerce market. Nina and her team managed to contribute to increasing online sales in Macedonia by more than 600%. Today, Grouper.mk is the leading e-commerce website in Macedonia with a team of fifteen people. E-commerce is her passion as well as her field of expertise.
She has been a speaker at many events, conferences and trainings, sharing her professional knowledge and experience. Nina was recognized as one of the most successful and inspiring female founders in Europe and her name appeared in the article, “100 Female Founders Europe” that was published by the eminent German magazine, The Hundert, and later shared by Forbes.

Igor Stamatovski

CEO & Co-founder at Iborn.net

Igor Stamatovski has ten years of experience in software development. Five years ago, he founded his own company, iborn.net, developing web based solutions for the Danish health insurance market for a fast growing health insurance provider. During this time the company has bootstrapped the software development team, stabilized the product and introduced software development.
Structuring the company for growth and innovation, Igor established a young, talented and knowledgeable management team with fields of expertise in health and health insurance. One of the founders of Skopje’s KIKA hacklab in 2009, Igor is a free software advocate and has been a member of Free Software Macedonia since its inception in 2002.

Jovan Madzovski

CEO at CEED Hub Skopje

Jovan has twelve years of experience and he was responsible for project management of multimillion projects related to economic development, support of small and medium enterprises, micro financing, investing in shares in companies, and environment/recycling and energy. His responsibilities include planning, technical coordination and supervision of project implementation activities in accordance to project objectives and documentation. Jovan is a certified management consultant and trainer for human resources.

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Host

Valoso Hub is an international startup company based out of Melbourne, Australia. Satisfied by the quality of the work done by a few highly-skilled Macedonian freelancers, our Australian based company’s management saw Skopje as a prime city to expand its presence. Now, with a team of over twenty people and a proven business model, we are dedicated to bringing new ideas and cutting-edge technologies to market and provide best-in-class IT solutions to the world.

We are open for collaboration with other innovative companies and organizations and we are looking forward to increase the level of collaboration in the Macedonian IT community by building and sustaining long-term partnerships.

What people say about Tech.O

"You give us great chance to meet new people, share knowledge and experience. Thank you!"

— Keti Jovanovska, NLB

"Tech.O is a small boutique conference that has especially warm and welcoming feeling. Very well organised and moderated, I will speak at their events again when possible."

— Peeter Nieler

"The event is great and maybe fund will invest in our startup."

— Antonio Kuzmanovski, WheninX