Building Local
Infrastructure for
Company Growth
Tobias Stone
@theonlytoby
www.tobiasstone.com
= ECOSYSTEM
@theonlytoby
Local
Infrastructure
for Company
Growth
ECOSYSTEM =
(THIS WEEKEND)
•  Accelerators
•  Startups
•  Angel investors
•  Mentors
ALSO NEED (ideally)
•  Government
•  ...
CONNECT to the
REGIONAL ECOSYSTEM
@theonlytoby
BOSNIA
Belgrade
Sofia
Zagreb
SEE ICT
Impact Hub
SBAN
StartLabs
Eleven
Launc...
CONNECT to EUROPE
@theonlytoby
SEE
London
Berlin
Nordic
Lots of
others
Seedcamp
TechHub
StartupBootcamp
TechCrunch
(and lo...
CONNECT to THE WORLD
@theonlytoby
EUROPE
USA
SEE
Bosnia
China
THE NETWORK IS HERE
@theonlytoby
SEE
London
Berlin
Nordic
Lots of
others
THE NETWORK IS HERE
@theonlytoby
SEE
London
Berlin
Nordic
Lots of
others
WORK TOGETHER
•  A strong ecosystem attracts other people
–  We are here this weekend because of a cluster of activity
•  ...
GIVE BACK
A good startup ecosystem is generous
•  We all need a strong ecosystem to do the thing
we do in that ecosystem
•...
SHINE TOGETHER
•  One startup in Bosnia will not shine brightly
enough to be seen in London or San Francisco
•  Shine toge...
ROLE MODELS
•  Farmeron
–  Osijek
–  Seedcamp London
–  500 Startups
–  Silicon Valley
•  Truck Track
–  Belgrade
–  Seedc...
ROLE MODELS
•  Farmeron
•  Truck Track
•  Babywatch / Belabeat
•  Teddy the Guardian
These startups all
solved simple, rea...
READ THIS
@theonlytoby
@theonlytoby
SOCIAL NETWORKS
TEAM BOSNIA
STARTUPS
MENTORS
INVESTORS
@theonlytoby
ECOSYSTEM =
THANK YOU
@theonlytoby
Tobias Stone
www.tobiasstone.com
@theonlytoby
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Building the Ecosystem - SarajevoFTW May 2014

  1. 1. Building Local Infrastructure for Company Growth Tobias Stone @theonlytoby www.tobiasstone.com
  2. 2. = ECOSYSTEM @theonlytoby Local Infrastructure for Company Growth
  3. 3. ECOSYSTEM = (THIS WEEKEND) •  Accelerators •  Startups •  Angel investors •  Mentors ALSO NEED (ideally) •  Government •  Universities •  Businesses •  Journalists @theonlytoby
  4. 4. CONNECT to the REGIONAL ECOSYSTEM @theonlytoby BOSNIA Belgrade Sofia Zagreb SEE ICT Impact Hub SBAN StartLabs Eleven Launchub Betahaus Terres Capital Zip Incubator Netocratija Impact Hub
  5. 5. CONNECT to EUROPE @theonlytoby SEE London Berlin Nordic Lots of others Seedcamp TechHub StartupBootcamp TechCrunch (and loads more) StartupBootcamp Betahaus Hub:Raum VentureVillage SiliconAlle StartupBootcamp SICS StartupSauna StartupWiseguys Arctic Startup
  6. 6. CONNECT to THE WORLD @theonlytoby EUROPE USA SEE Bosnia China
  7. 7. THE NETWORK IS HERE @theonlytoby SEE London Berlin Nordic Lots of others
  8. 8. THE NETWORK IS HERE @theonlytoby SEE London Berlin Nordic Lots of others
  9. 9. WORK TOGETHER •  A strong ecosystem attracts other people –  We are here this weekend because of a cluster of activity •  Investors, mentors, journalists are attracted to clusters of activity •  Support each other to make the ecosystem successful •  As an ecosystem, you need one success •  One successful startup will make the whole ecosystem more successful @theonlytoby
  10. 10. GIVE BACK A good startup ecosystem is generous •  We all need a strong ecosystem to do the thing we do in that ecosystem •  We are helping create the startups that become our news stories, join our accelerators, become our investments •  The sponsors and partners are helping create new customers, or drive economic development •  (each startup joining an accelerator creates 2-3 jobs each time it raises money) @theonlytoby
  11. 11. SHINE TOGETHER •  One startup in Bosnia will not shine brightly enough to be seen in London or San Francisco •  Shine together to make the light brighter •  What can you do well as an ecosystem? •  Solve real problems, don’t try to copy Silicon Valley •  (they have an advantage – they are in Silicon Valley) @theonlytoby
  12. 12. ROLE MODELS •  Farmeron –  Osijek –  Seedcamp London –  500 Startups –  Silicon Valley •  Truck Track –  Belgrade –  Seedcamp London •  Babywatch / Belabeat –  Zagreb –  StartupBootcamp Berlin –  Ycombinator •  Teddy the Guardian –  Zagreb –  Seedcamp London @theonlytoby
  13. 13. ROLE MODELS •  Farmeron •  Truck Track •  Babywatch / Belabeat •  Teddy the Guardian These startups all solved simple, real, local problems They did not try to be the next Facebook Solve problems you understand @theonlytoby
  14. 14. READ THIS @theonlytoby
  15. 15. @theonlytoby
  16. 16. SOCIAL NETWORKS
  17. 17. TEAM BOSNIA STARTUPS MENTORS INVESTORS @theonlytoby ECOSYSTEM =
  18. 18. THANK YOU @theonlytoby Tobias Stone www.tobiasstone.com @theonlytoby

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