The goal of this national event is to encourage innovation and select 2 ideas with the perspective of developing a successful business. It is truly national, for it will be held in parallel in 4 Croatian cities (Zagreb, Osijek, Rijeka, and Split), geographically distributed so that everyone interested has the possibility to attend, regardless of which part of Croatia they are from.

Innovate Now Croatia participants will talk about innovation, startups, technology, sustainability… and Split and Zagreb will also hold hackathons (Blue & Green, respectively) with pitch presentations and cool prizes (EUR 1.500 + online business skills program + one-week bootcamp in Norway) for the winning teams! 

Check out the program in RIJEKA – Veleučilište PAR, Trg Riječke rezolucije 4


Thursday, 26.10.

  • 18:00-20:00: Welcome drinks & Keynote on innovation: Davor Runje (airt/CISEx)

Friday, 27.10.

  • 10:00-11:00: Registration & coffee
  • 11:00-11:15: Welcome remarks by Božidar Pavlović (Cro Startup)
  • 11:15-11:45: Keynote: Marin Troselj (STEMI), “Curiosity for hacking educational system”
  • 11:45-12:30: Fireside chat: “Hook – Failure or lesson learned?”, Dujam Dunato (Brightdock), moderator Božidar Pavlović
  • 12:30-13:30: Lunch break
  • 13:30-14:15: Lecture: Ivan Roje (Aestus), “Transforming traditional accounting into a platform for innovation”
  • 14:15-15:00: Panel: Rijeka and Kvarner startup ecosystem; issues and directions, Gordana Nikolić (University PAR), Neven Tamarut (StepRI), Tomislav Lesinger (Hubbazia), moderated by prof. Dajana Rakic (Veleučilište PAR)
  • 15:00-15:30: Lecture: Nenad Alajbegović (Aplauz), “Digital Retail Synergy: Igniting the Spark of Transformation”
  • 15:30-16:00: Coffee & networking

Saturday, 28.10.

  • 10:00-10:45: Keynote: Nikolina Finska (Rainbow Unicorn Games), “Being a female entrepreneur in male-dominated business”
  • 10:45-11:30: Keynote: Teuta Duletić (Lürssen Design Center Kvarner), “Innovations in maritime industries”
  • 11:30-12:00: Networking


This extraordinary event is made possible by the incredible enthusiasm of our community and the support of Norway. Supported by the Norway Grants 2014-2021, in the frame of the Business Development and Innovation Croatia Programme.

The future is calling – Answer it!

Apply HERE for HACKATHON! (Split & Zagreb)

Sign up HERE to participate in the event – INNOVATE NOW CROATIA – Zagreb


See you!

CRO Startup