The ICT Hub

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BACKGROUND:

The ICT Hub is a two-year USAID Global Development Alliance between two successful Serbian companies and USAID. The Hub’s objective is to identify and advance innovative IT concepts by providing technical support to budding entrepreneurs and companies to develop their ideas into feasible projects. 

This project is a response to the large potential identified in young, highly skilled individuals and talented software developers who need technical support and knowledge to complete their projects and grow as entrepreneurs.  

ACTIVITIES:

The ICT HUB was created to offer start-up support for individuals and newly founded small businesses with innovative IT ideas. It provides them with shared office space, a high-end platform for development and testing, joint support services, PR for their projects, quality technical and IT support and mentoring and education.

The regular cycle in the ICT Hub is 12 month, with 40 participants in each cycle. The goal is to help participants make their projects ready for the market, so they can leave the Hub with the potentially sustainable business.  

PLANNED RESULTS:

  • Recruits its first set of 40 entrepreneurs on developing projects with market potential;
  • Created an educational pool of more than 40 mentors of different profiles to work with ICT Hub users on an ongoing basis;
  • ICT Hub users developed eighteen market-ready IT projects.  

Project funded by:

U.S. Agency for International Development; USAID/Serbia in  partnership with Orion Telekom,  DNA Advertising, Serbian Association of Managers, and Serbian Private Equity Association 

Project implemented by:

ICT Hub

Where we work:

Science and Technology Park “Zvezdara”, Belgrade, Serbia

Project duration:

January 2014 – November 2015

Total amount:

$705,000

USAID contribution: $300,000

Partner contribution: $405,000

Contact:

Veljka Dugoševića 54

11000 Belgrade, Serbia

E-mail: info@icthub.rs

Website: www.icthub.rs

Last updated: September 23, 2015

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