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Last week, the Krapina-Zagorje County Entrepreneurship Center hosted a SWUP event that brought together tenants of the Krapina-Zagorje County Business and Technology Incubator and startups from the BAIF program. Participants were given the opportunity to exchange experiences, introduce themselves and agree on further cooperation and expand the network of contacts and potentially ensure entry into the international market.
Let us remind you – the Entrepreneurship Center of Krapina-Zagorje County received sponsorship from the Alp Adria Association for the implementation of the SWUP – SWITCH START UP project. Partners in the project are also the Zagorje Development Agency, the Styrian Technology Park from Maribor and the Social Business Hub Styria from Graz.
The importance of the “SWUP” event is evidenced by the feedback received after the first event held in Maribor:
“SWUP is a welcome opportunity for us to cooperate with teams from our neighbours in Croatia and Slovenia. We all agree that it is necessary to work closely with potential startups and provide them with all the necessary support to progress. Our goals in this project are to make an appropriate contribution to a better understanding of innovative entrepreneurs in our region and thus get a valuable contribution to bring them to the next level of positive impact in society. ” (Rüdiger Wetzl-Piewald, Styria Business Hub)
“Cooperation in SWITCH START UP activities is an excellent opportunity to exchange best practices between young innovative SMEs from similar backgrounds across the border and to initiate potential cooperation between them.” (Styrian Technology Park, Maribor)
You can see the impressions of SWUP participants on the link: https://www.facebook.com/PoduzetnickiCentarKrapinskoZagorskeZupanije/
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