Croatia

ESIL Angel: Frane Sesnic

Bio at a glance

Frane Sesnic #ESILangel for Croatia and CEO of Zagreb Innovation Center, ZICER, is heavily involved in the start-up and entrepreneurial ecosystem of Croatia. Recently, he gave the opening speech at the Zagreb Connect conference, which is the biggest annual start-up event in Croatia and attracted more than 500 participants.

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The Zagreb Innovation Centre offers business mentorship, co-working space, business education, conference halls and laboratories to start-ups and aspiring entrepreneurs. Originally founded by the city of Zagreb, ZICER’s activities aim to stimulate entrepreneurship and support entrepreneurs as they transform their ideas into actual products and services.

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"In Croatia we have lack of equity funding in the early stages. We found new alternative models like co investment vehicles or crowdfunding or convertible loans".

Early stage investing in Croatia today:

  • In Croatia we have a lack of equity funding in early stages and we foster new alternative models like co-investment vehicles or crowdfunding or convertible loans.

My goals in Croatia

  • Increase cross border investing
  • We’ve just launched a new start-up acceleration programe which is focused on early stage themes and early start ups.

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