STARTUP CAMP

Mentors

Mark Crandall
Chairman at Continental Wind Partners LLC

Mark co-founded Morgan Stanley’s energy business in the early 1980s. In 1993 he became a founding partner in Trafigura, an energy trading company which grew to €25 billion in sales and 1,000 employees in 58 offices worldwide. He started Continental Wind Partners in 2005 by investing in Polish and Romanian wind development.

Some of the mentored companies and projects:

Resalta
Farma Drijade

Vibor Cipan
CEO and Co-Founder PointJupiter

After more than a decade of industry experience, Vibor co-founded PointJupiter – a professional UX design and software development firm with global reach.
He was also the CEO of UX Passion for 8 years, worked for Microsoft and mentored numerous startups at the The Founder Institute, an early-stage startup accelerator and global launch network that helps entrepreneurs create meaningful and enduring technology companies and Seedcamp, Founder’s First Round Fund, which invests smart capital into pre-seed and seed stage startups.

Vedrana Miholić
Sales manager at CROZ

Vedrana’s professional background includes almost 20 years of successful and efficient work in different fields ranging from programming to consultancy and management. In the past 12 years, she has been successfully running the sales organization of a respected Croatian IT company, CROZ.
She is publicly best known for her activities regarding computational learning for kids. She is a founder and president of NGO “Programerko” and an “eSkills for Jobs” Ambassador. In 2016 she was nominated for European Celebration of Women in Computing award.

Some of the mentored companies and projects:

STEMI
Mundus
SightRun

Stevica Kuharski
Founder at Locodels

Stevica has been developing software for web and mobile platforms for the past 15 years. He has been an entrepreneur since 2003 and has had two exits and secured investment for an educational project called Habbits. After visit to USA organised by State Department, in 2015 he started Locodels, sharing economy based city delivery service.

Tatjana Batas
Founder of Mozaik Business Services

Tatjana participated as a business consultant in many EU projects related to Programmes for SME development. She is an evaluator within the Horizon 2020 and Fast track to Innovation program and has valuable experience on high Marketing Management positions in international environment (Bayer d.o.o.; Minolta GmbH).

Some of the mentored companies and projects:

Dental BioScience
Hendal market research Agency
Metroteka – LorisQ app
Pisinium
Naše Klasje
Agroruše
Viko Obuća
Klimaoprema
Ledeno doba

Denise DeSimone
Billion Dollar Funders Circle Advisor, CEO of C-Leveled and Former Partner of Industrius CFO

Denise DeSimone, Chairman of C-Leveled, has an uncanny ability to launch ventures with tremendous success. Since graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a BA Degree in 1983, she has founded eight companies including C-Leveled. This woman means business. With Denise at the helm, revenues have increased by millions at every company she’s touched. If you ask Denise, the real story behind her business savvy is the idea of building companies by forming teams that listen to clients’ challenges, assess their needs, and examine processes in order to develop solutions.

Some of the mentored companies and projects:

WATT Fuels Cells
BOSS Controls
Jewish Family and Children’s services
Today’s Home
TandemLife
Uncle Charley’s Sausage

Boris Golob
Step Ri CEO

As a business consultant for more than 15 years, Boris has been working with startups, incumbent companies and scientists and giving lectures and training entrepreneurs in Croatia and abroad. His fields are product and service innovation methodologies and commercialization strategies and he is a leading SE Europe expert in business model innovation. Boris is also a EU EASME Horizon 2020 expert evaluator.

Some of the mentored companies and projects:

Genera Research / Osteogrow
DIV grupa
Ventex
Alarm Automatika
Namještaj Mima