As a banker and private investor, I have always sought out companies and businesses that share my values of creating a better and sustainable future for everyone. Over five years ago, I began investing in the 10 best Macedonian companies, which allowed me to feel the satisfaction of impacting someone's business idea.
My personal investment strategy includes investing in shares of both domestic and foreign companies, specifically targeting those in the automotive industry with environmentally friendly electric vehicles, as well as the pharmaceutical and food industries. I firmly believe that investing in these areas aligns with my values and can make a positive impact on society.
Participating in the Longest Pitch Marathon was an exciting opportunity for me to enter the next phase of my life as an investor. Investing in startups that are just starting their business with a higher chance of return is an important part of building a new and improved society that benefits everyone.
Through this experience, I gained valuable knowledge and the positive results achieved from my previous investments reinforced my belief that I have made the right investment decisions. The event showed me that the future is bright and there are endless opportunities for investing in innovative ideas that can make a real difference.
I truly believe that this is the right path to a better standard of living and building a new, improved society from which everyone will benefit. As a private investor, I am committed to continuing to invest in companies that share my values and have a positive impact on society.
As the founder of Networker, a company that directly deals with the development of startups, I firmly believe in the next generation of Macedonian businesses that can shape the world. It is precisely for this reason that we appeared as an organizer and investor at the Longest pitch marathon event, where investments were made in the business idea phase for the first time.
As founders and chief executive directors of the Business Accelerator UKIM, we continuously strive to support the most promising technology entrepreneurs, startups, spin-offs, and fast-growing companies through early-stage investments and tailored mentoring for product and technology development.
If you think you have a great business idea, you already have an advantage over your competition. The most successful entrepreneurs are those who firmly believe in their idea from the very beginning, relying solely on their knowledge and skills.
Being an entrepreneur means being creative, persistent, and ready to take risks, while never letting your fears limit you from achieving what you want. Clapsify, a young team of talents who managed to secure an investment of 25,000 euros at this year's Longest Pitch Marathon, is proof of possessing all these characteristics.
Are there chances for prosperity in Macedonia for every young person who sees their future here, instead of outside it? Of course, yes. The only thing they have to do is take advantage of the open opportunities offered to them.
We are making history for the extraordinary intellectual Macedonian startup community.
How many young people haven't dreamed of being successful and achieving most of their goals at a young age? And how many adults have looked back and wondered why a certain event didn't happen differently, or why they made the wrong decision about this or that?
We continue with the success stories of our Longest Pitch Marathon winners.
As the first fintech company established with domestic capital, we at SN Finance know the value of early-stage financing for startups. It's important to invest in the growth of young people and their ideas to build a better future together. This is something that we take to heart, and we want to make a contribution to our community.
As founders of Widnet Solutions, Darko Micskoski and Miroslav Draganov actively participated in the Longest Pitch Marathon with the goal of finding and supporting the most innovative domestic startup ideas.