Southeast
Europe
Entrepreneurship &
Development

Our Mission

 SEED is dedicated to catalyzing positive change in Southeast Europe through the transformative power of entrepreneurship. We collaborate with regional and global entrepreneurs, founders, investors, and sector experts to mentor and guide young aspiring entrepreneurs, fostering a culture of innovation.

In partnership with grassroots entrepreneurship organizations and academic institutions across the Western Balkans and beyond, we strengthen the ecosystem, laying the foundation for sustainable education and mindset growth.

Regional Workshops

SEEDs of Change is a is an initiative to engage young aspiring changemakers ages 18-28 in entrepreneurship over the course of a week-long intensive and interactive workshop. Launched by SEED with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Serbia, by  combining lean-startup methodology and experiential learning, we aim to introduce and facilitate entrepreneurship sessions.

The first regional workshop was held in  2023 in Kragujevac, Serbia. Stay tuned for the latest updates about our upcoming workshop in Nis, coming in February 2024!

The BOLD Regional Workshops include a combination of group work sessions, collaborative workshops, lectures, and pitching events.

We gather leading experts & academics from the fields of entrepreneurship, innovation, tech, finance, and business. Our guest speakers and facilitators include a mix of both U.S.-based experts and local leaders in the Western Balkans startup ecosystem.

Experience a week with change-makers and innovative thinkers to find out how YOU can become the driver of positive change in your community

Want to learn more about our Regional Workshops? Hear from our BOLD facilitators, mentors, and participants from Kragujevac 2023!

Interested in developing your business idea?
Apply today and become a part of the BOLD network!

The BOLD Regional Workshop for Entrepreneurship will be held  in Nis, Serbia from February 18th – 25th with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade.

The final deadline for application submission is January 26th, 2024. Please fill out the form via the following link.

For more updates and details about the upcoming BOLD Regional Workshops, be sure to follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn

Who are we looking for?

  • 32 current and recently graduated students ages 18-28 
  • Students and recent graduates that reside in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro 
  • Individuals that have focused on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) and business/finance areas during their studies

By the end of the Regional Workshop, you will learn...

What a business model is comprised of

How to pitch and build confidence

How to become an entrepreneurial leader

What makes an entrepreneurial mindset

How to spark regional entrepreneurial synergies

Team Building Sessions
Cross-Regional Collaboration
Mentorship Sessions
Panel Discussions with Leading Entrepreneurs & Innovators
Fireside Chats with Business Experts & Tech Founders
Pitch Deck Building & Pitching Events

About Us

As a youth development organization, we specialize in promoting and harnessing entrepreneurship as a catalyst for transformation. Our commitment lies in inspiring the next generation of leaders who will drive lasting change and make a significant impact on the region.


At SEED, we achieve our mission through emphasizing regional entrepreneurship workshops and educational programs. By facilitating and deploying these initiatives, we provide young, aspiring entrepreneurs with the knowledge, skills, and networks they need to thrive in the competitive business landscape. Our collaborative efforts with leading regional and global entrepreneurs, founders, investors, and sector experts create an enriching environment that nurtures innovation and empowers individuals to shape a brighter future for Southeast Europe.

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