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WB EDIF Business Forum, Belgrade

The first WB EDIF Business Forum took place in Belgrade on 26 June 2018 as part of the 12th WB EDIF PAG meeting. The Forum was hosted by the Ministry of Economy of Serbia and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and took place under the auspices of the European Commission with the support of the EIF.

The event gathered more than 150 participants from the entire region, including officials from the beneficiary economies, EC, EUDs, IFIs, Chambers, banks and finance providers as well as a number of SMEs. Several panels were organized to learn more about what WB EDIF has to offer, to hear stories from the companies benefitting under the facility and to discuss the main access to finance challenges.

The Forum was opened by the President of the Chamber of Commerce, Marko Cadez, State Secretary of Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Serbia, Branimir Stojanovic and Head of Cooperation at Dele-gation of the European Union to Serbia, Ingve Engstrom.

A business to finance event was organized in the afternoon, where the SMEs from the Western Balkans had the chance to meet the finance and advisory providers under the WB EDIF.

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SEE Private Equity and M&A Forum 2018

The 11th edition of the most significant conference of Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions opportunities for the Southeast Europe region will be held under the theme “SEE – Still a land of opportunities?” and it has been scheduled for October 2018. The forum will deliver the highest quality content and address the most current topics related to investment opportunities in Private Equity and M&A space.

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WB EDIF Success Stories

In 2017 WB EDIF published its first collection of stories from the Region. This booklet also gives a concise overview of the WB EDIF platform and main targets.

CASE STUDY

Serbia Case Study

Renting or buying real estate is a process which impacts everyone at some point in their lives and yet, it is perhaps one of the least modernised services in today’s world. Find out how WB EDIF’s early stage innovation fund, ENIF supported this Serbian company.

WBEDIF Succes Stories – CitiExpert

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Enterprise Innovation Fund (ENIF)

What is ENIF?

Active since 2016, the Enterprise Innovation Fund is a venture capital fund focusing on an investment portfolio consisting of innovative SMEs at various stages of business development, from the seed to expansion phase, in the Western Balkans. ENIF aims at reinforcing the financial structure of innovative SMEs resulting in a strong and bankable balance sheet.

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IP Toolkit for SMEs – User Guide

This toolkit is aimed at releasing investment opportunities and unlocking commercial and funding potential in intangible and intellectual property (IP) assets in the Western Balkans. The toolkit provides a mixture of educational material, templates and resources that will enable SMEs to understand the importance of IP and implement suitable IP processes and strategies for their specific circumstances.

NEWS

Kosovo marks its investment in ENIF with a signature event in Pristina

The Government of Kosovo signed an Agreement to join the Enterprise Innovation Fund (ENIF) as a Limited Partner. Kosovo Government joins ENIF in the subsequent closing, bringing the total fund size to more than EUR 40M available for investments in high growth potential tech companies in Western Balkans. Read more

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