With the help of the EU funds Business Accelerator Sarajevo was opened

Created: 11. 04. 2016.
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Within the project "Support to the development of fast growing small and medium enterprises and local business environment - FGSMEs", funded by the European Union, today in Sarajevo was officially opened Business Accelerator. Services of the Business Accelerator are based on the mentoring services as the new system of support to the business sector, which have been developed in accordance with the methodology and standards of the Japan International Cooperation Agency JICA.

On this occasion, for the first users of the Business Accelerator, 20 start-ups selected by the Service Employment of Sarajevo Canton under the Program Start-up in 2015 and funded by the Government of Sarajevo Canton, was held a lecture on the topic „Psychology of success“.

As part of today's event, SERDA and the other partners in the project FGSME, within which was established the Business Boost Centre, were awarded for the Acknowledgement for Entrepreneurship development in South East Europe, for 2015.

Received award represents the confirmation of the justification of the establishment of the Business Boost Centre, which achieves concrete results. The Centre through the website www.msp.ba and www.sme.ba provides unique services and information for small and medium enterprises and local institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina and abroad. The site provides the ability to monitor selected indicators of development for the local community, when it comes to the small and medium enterprises, and the possibility of comparing certain parameters for the different local communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Also, through this website SMEs have the ability to establish the contacts with local and foreign partners, carry out market research, as well as its own promotion.

The ceremony was attended, among others, representatives of the start-ups, Minister of Economy of Sarajevo Canton, president of the Federal Chamber of Commerce, the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Sarajevo Canton, representatives of Employment Service of Sarajevo Canton, representatives of the municipality of Novi Grad Sarajevo, Ilijas and Vogosca and other representatives of the relevant public and private institutions.

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The project "Support to the development of fast growing small and medium enterprises and local business environment - FGSMEs", is implemented by Sarajevo Economic Region Development Agency SERDA, in cooperation with the municipalities of Ilijas, Vogosca, Novi Grad Sarajevo and the Association of Business Consultants - LESPNet. The project aims to promote economic growth and employment in the region by improving the business environment for sustainable economic activity. The total project value is 520,670.00 euros, of which 441,470.00 euros was financed by the EU from IPA 2011.

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