Venture capital reception at the Royal Palace
Crown Prince Alexander Foundation for Education and Culture on Tuesday hosted at the Royal Palace a reception for investors who came for Belgrade Venture Forum as the part of their programme supporting entrepreneurship in Serbia. Guests were welcomed by the daughter, Mrs. Alison Andrews, of Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine.
Belgrade Venture Forum is the largest venture capital and private equity investment forum in Serbia and is focused to improve access to finance, to foster entrepreneurship and to facilitate networking among regional businesses. For this occasion, Belgrade Venture Forum also organized a pitching competition for previously selected companies from more than 100 applications. The Forum’s main organizer is Serbian Venture Network (SeVeN), an association active in the fields of entrepreneurship and business development of companies from South-East Europe and a member of Royal Council of Entrepreneurship.
After the first day of the Belgrade Venture Forum, all participants attended a reception at the Royal Palace where they continued interesting discussions with many local entrepreneurs and investors about the possibility for further development of technological entrepreneurship in Serbia.
The Crown Prince Alexander Foundation for Education and Culture believes that there is great potential in this region for private sector development through equity based financing. The number of excellent projects and investors’ interests in Serbia is piling up more and more every day. This event was a good event for all those interested in finding investment opportunities and creating innovative partnerships and networks. On one side, there were already well established entrepreneurs to whom many could pitch their project ideas and experience first hand how business community works. On the other side, there were investors who create a major flow in the South East Europe and represent an access to partnership and potential co-investors.
By organizing this reception, the main idea of the Crown Prince Alexander Foundation for Education and Culture was to strengthen relations between investors and Serbia. Among the investors who came to Belgrade Venture Forum are some big names who haven’t visited our region before and we would like to show that Serbia is a leader of the region in this area as well. The Foundation and The Royal Council for entrepreneurship would like to show commitment and support for the development of tech-entrepreneurship in Serbia.