The Government of North Macedonia is developing a brand new visa program aimed at attracting global digital nomads to this EU candidate country, located in Southeast Europe.

At Friday’s online event on the country’s potential to attract digital nomads, organized by North Macedonia’s Fund for Innovation and Technology Development, Fatmir Bytyqi — Deputy Prime Minister in charge for Economic Affairs, Coordination of Economic Departments and Investments at the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia stated:

“We have already started discussions for the creation of a Law on Digital Nomads, which will be a novelty in our legislation and will…

Womenpreneurs Stories uniting the Balkans with one mission: Supporting 1st time female founders❤

Womenpreneurs Stories and Startup Macedonia, together with the team from CEED Hub Skopje are organizing the 1st regional 5-day online bootcamp for 1st time female founders from all 11 Balkan countries.

The bootcamp is free of charge and will begin in the last week of May. The program is intended for 1st time women entrepreneurs and all interested participants can apply at the call for applications until 24th of May.

Something that we started as a discussion in our #MKstartups group a month ago, turned into a platform that is aiming to support traditional micro, small and medium sized businesses in the country to stay afloat in the crisis.

Through digitalization of some of their processes or even their complete transition, companies will hopefully reap the benefits and continue to operate online after the crisis… is solidarity at its finest.

For startups, operating ‘in a crisis mode’ is nothing new. They have learned how to survive and even thrive in challenging situaitons. …

Seven new ‘Leaders Of Tomorrow’ — #MKstartups Womenpreneurs

Something that started as an initiative to celebrate inspiring women in business and leadership positions, two years later grew into a structured 5 day bootcamp for 1st time female founders.

Womenpreneurs Stories is an initiative that aims to celebrate inspirational women in business, share their stories and inspire! Looking forward to the future we definitely need more women in leadership positions. Because women at all levels of the organization need peers to look up to and to seek out.

The contribution that women as innovators, entrepreneurs and engines of change can give to the economic growth is very important. Many…

Surround yourself with the right people, the dreamers and doers and anything is possible…

Starting the week and September with positivity 🙌
#MKstartups we did it 🚀
Another piece to the puzzle for the development of our startup and innovation ecosystem with a “home” MKstartups Space

SKOPJE ❤ that’s my hometown (or as I like to call it SkopYeah), the city where I have created so many opportunities for myself and for many other young people in the startup eco-system.
Key words: “I have created so many opportunities!” because this city, or the system, didn’t place any of these opportunities on a golden platter for me…
Oh, the love/hate relationship we all have with the country and the region, especially the youth, where the youth unemployment rate is 47%, and that is a totally different topic, yet we are still here, working from here (haven’t emigrated like…

September 2017 in Seattle,WA

Selected as 1 of 100 young innovative leaders from Europe for the Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) fellowship was something I consider a once in a lifetime opportunity! The U.S. Department of State in partnership with the German Marshall Fund of the United States have created an outstanding program for all the fellows to be able to strengthen the transatlantic entrepreneurial connections.

*You can also be part of the YTILI family of you APPLY by 11th of January 2019!

September 2017 was when my journey started in Washington, DC and continued in my placement city Seattle, WA. …

Spring 2017 is when I received the news that I had been selected as 1 of 100 Young Transatlantic Innovative Leaders!

Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) is a fellowship by the U.S. Department of State in partnership with the German Marshall Fund of the United States. It focuses on developing entrepreneurial skills and enhancing economic opportunities for young professionals from throughout Europe.

Since I got involved in the startup community one of my greatest wishes was to spend some time in Silicon Valley, to explore San Francisco and see where ‘the startup magic’ happens.

Let’s talk about destiny and the right things coming to you at the right time…

This Spring, one our incoming #SwissEP short term experts was John Biggs. One of the things we did together was to organize the 1st ever TechCrunch meet up in Skopje.
The winners Letz got 2 tickets and a booth for TC Disrupt San Francisco and I remember saying to John that if an…

Storytelling 4 Startups - Nina Nikolikj

Startup Storyteller, Superconnector, Womenpreneur

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