We continue with the success stories of our Longest Pitch Marathon winners.
In this blog post, we introduce you to Alijan Ali, who, together with his Clony team, received an investment of 25,000 euros. Alijan can be considered one of the few young people who, with his calmness and detailed study of things, has reached a level that deserves a big bravo.
In the continuation of this blog post, read about Alidzan idea and his team, and the lesson they learned at the Longest Pitch Marathon.
If you could single out one experience that shaped you into the person you are today, what would it be?
"I can't single out any experience. All my past experiences have shaped me into who I am right now. Every moment we live shapes the moments we will live."
Briefly explain what your idea was and what problem it solves?
"Our idea is an application that connects the accounts of professional traders with amateur investors. By connecting their Binance accounts to our system, investors will be able to copy everything that traders do with a percentage of their portfolio and multiply their earnings by copying professionals."
Describe your Longest Pitch Marathon experience in one sentence?
"It was perfectly organized, fun, and perfect for us to start our business."
What is the best advice or lesson you learned during the marathon?
"That it's not a good idea to get fish for everyone at mass events. 😂"
What's next after the LPM?
"We plan to launch our business and achieve huge profits over the next 3 years, expanding to all Mediterranean regions. All titles are unimportant; what matters are the results we leave in our society that we create, and business opportunities come all the time. It's enough just to make an effort to use those opportunities in the right direction. The real test comes when you face some kind of failure, and you decide whether that failure will embarrass you or build you as an entrepreneur."
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.