Accelerator UKIM hosts MBA students and professors of Lucerne

100 students from Macedonia and Switzerland will exchange experiences for developing new businesses and entrepreneurship at the UKIM Technical Campus. Accelerator UKIM will be hosting a group of six professors and seventy students enrolled in the MSc in Business and Administration from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Lucerne, Switzerland. The program for acquiring new knowledge through the exchange of experiences for Macedonian new businesses (startups) and students’ teams from Switzerland: “Booster Week – Developing Entrepreneurship Together”, is organized by the Accelerator UKIM in partnership with the Center for Entrepreneurship and Development (CEED Hub Skopje), University “St. Cyril and Methodius University and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Lucerne. With this program, the cooperation between the two universities will start, which aims to support the development of entrepreneurship and innovation in our country.

Macedonian startups will have the opportunity to gain new knowledge and exchange experience with guests from Switzerland. The 14 startups will be provided with mentoring support to improve their business models and existing technology solutions. Participants from Macedonia are part of the first pre-accelerator program for students of UKIM, and the accelerator program for startups at the Accelerator UKIM.

The goal of the interactive workshops under the mentorship of the guests from Switzerland is to provide faster access to the global market for the products of Macedonian startups. The results achieved will be presented to the professors from two Universities on May 11th at 13:30h at the Technical University of UKIM. The program will begin with the official opening on May 6 at 17:00h at the amphitheater at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies (FEIT) / Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, at which the following guests will officially address the event:

-Prof. Dr. Nikola Jankulovski, Rector of the University “St. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje”;

-Sibyl Zuter, Ambassador of Switzerland to the Republic of Northern Macedonia;

-Prof. Dr. Rene Zeir, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Lucerne;

-Alexander Stamboliev, Executive Director of Accelerator UKIM.

After the official opening, a cocktail is followed at the Technical College of UKIM at 18:00.