Since 2013, I have worked with Yunus Social Business as Executive Director for the Western Balkans to support the growth of the startup and social business ecosystem in the region. Our work spanned six countries: Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.
We have been advising governments on the creation of ecosystems for entrepreneurs and social business. We have worked with numerous international development agencies such as USAID, GiZ or the Austrian Development Agency to bring sustainable jobs to the region. The accelerator program we developed helped 200+ entrepreneurs to scale their ventures. And we have invested in 7 inspiring companies in the region that not only create impact but also are running financially sustainable.