Monday, 2 December 2019

Adria Business Network Organizing Humanitarian Event at Bagatin Clinic

December 2, 2019 - Everyone is invited to the third Adria Business Network, organized by entrepreneurs Željka Barišić and Kristina Krstinić, which will be held on December 18, 2019, at 6 pm at the Bagatin Clinic, located at Avenija grada Vukovara 269 G / 2nd floor.

In the first part of the event, the guest lecturer, director of the Bagatin Clinic, Ognjen Bagatin, will share how, in just a few years, his family business has grown to 120 employees working in three locations. Bagatin will also touch on the questions:

- Why has the Deloitte Polyclinic been listed as one of the fastest-growing SMEs in healthcare? 

- What are all the skills and knowledge you need to get a healthcare institution to the top of Croatian and European brands? 

- Why are all employees of the Bagatin Clinic educated continuously and working on their professional and personal development? 

- What does the term conscious leadership include, and why does the leader of the Bagatin Clinic Ognjen Bagatin worship all his mistakes?

The second part of the event includes a one-minute pitch by all attendees.


At the end of the lecture, in an informal gathering with top-quality wine and the prosciutto of Delicatessen Prtenjača, the attendees will have the opportunity to exchange experiences with the guest lecturer and other participants.

The answers to all these questions, and a closer look into the entrepreneurial mindset, can be found at the Adria Business Network pre-Christmas event, directly from Ognjen Bagatin, who will welcome everyone interested in his into his company.

But that’s not all. This Adria Business Network event also has a humanitarian touch. Namely, the profit from ticket sales will go to the blind and partially sighted residents of the Center for Education "Vinko Bek" in Zagreb!

Why not do good for others while doing good for yourself? 

Tickets for the event can be found here

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Thursday, 14 November 2019

Second Adria Business Network Held at Algebra LAB in Zagreb

November 14, 2019 - The second Adria Business Network event was held at the Algebra LAB in Zagreb, organized by entrepreneurs Željka Barišić and Kristina Krstinić. The event is aimed at business networking in Croatia and the region, creating business opportunities and encouraging continuing education. Through the event, everyone is offered the chance to find new clients and enter into lucrative deals.

Guest lecturer Damir Bicanic, head of Funderbeam SEE, pointed out what is needed to receive an investment through the Funderbeam platform, how many investors are currently within the platform, and what projects have been invested in since January 2017 when the platform came to Croatia.

Adnan Mehmedovic Medo, CEO/Director of Marketing, PR & Business Development of Fresh Island Festival/RNB Confusion, also guest speaker at the event, briefed the attendees on what is needed in a presentation to make investors invest €700,000 and shared information on events and festivals with global potential coming to Croatia next year.

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“An extremely inspiring evening in which, thanks to our guest lecturers, we learned the details of doing business through Fuderbeam, as well as the novelties of the entertainment industry coming to Croatia in 2020. With each new event, we strive to provide current participants with up-to-date information and developments in the business world, and this is our imperative,” said Željka Barišić, an entrepreneur and one of the founders of Adria Business Network. 

Kristina Krstinić, also an entrepreneur and founder of Adria Business Network, had the following opinion about the event: “With the arrival of Fundrbeam in Croatia, as an innovative global company financing platform, not only is capital easier for innovative domestic companies, but the overall procedure is easier for potential investors. As a business consultant, I have had the opportunity to work with several successful innovative companies in Croatia, and I believe that such platforms are not only welcome but also indispensable, as they encourage the development of products with significant added value, and thus contribute to the global growth of innovations, which are very important in to today's world."

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The new face of the event was Joseph Novosel, aka DearLeaderJoe: “I come to the event and find out that people are getting hundreds of thousands of euros in investments through the Funderbeam platform. I tore up my party membership card and knocked on Funderbeam's door. Thank you to the organizers for connecting us.”

Fashion brand Bonamie dressed the presenter and the event organizers for the evening, while hair was attributed to Ruža Salon, a symbol for quality and beauty.

The general sponsor of the event is Algebra, while the other sponsors are photographer Philipp Tomaš, Avon, InspireMe, Vina Posavec, Tomino wine, Aero Print.

The media sponsors of the event are magazine and portal Poduzetnik, magazine and portal Zaposlena, Netokracija, Bug,,,,, Glas Istre, Glas Hrvatske, and Total Croatia News.  

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The next Adria Business Network event takes place on 18.12.2019 at 6 pm at the Bagatin Clinic, when it is hosted by the director of the Bagatin Clinic, Ognjen Bagatin.

You can follow Adria Business Network on Facebook here.

To read more about business in Croatia, follow TCN's dedicated page.

Monday, 11 November 2019

2nd Adria Business Network in Zagreb to Feature Damir Bicanic, Adnan Mehmedovic-Medo

November 11, 2019 - The 2nd Adria Business Network event will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at Algebra LAB in Zagreb. 

Adria Business Network is conceived as a networking event for business people in Croatia and the region, creating business opportunities and encouraging continuing education. Through the event, participants are offered the chance to find new clients and enter into lucrative business deals.

The concept of the event, which is held once a month for two hours, is organized in such a way that the guest lecturer speaks for 30 minutes, followed by a pitch (i.e., personal presentation) of the event participants, which is 60 seconds per person, and up to 60 minutes in total. This is followed by time for socializing and networking, where guests can enjoy the perks of attractive sponsors. The guest speaker selection is always in line with the latest market trends.

The brains behind the event are Zeljka Barisic and Kristina Krstinic. 

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The first Adria Business Network event was organized at Algebra LAB in Zagreb last month with influencer Veronika Rosandic, who described the gathering as very inspiring and stimulating for all generations. 

Thus, the second Adria Business Network will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Algebra Lab in Zagreb with Damir Bicanici, founder of Funderbeam SEE, and Adnan Mehmedovic-Medo, known for his work on the Fresh Island Festival, CEO of RNB Confusion, and director of marketing, PR and business development. 

Zeljka Barisic is an entrepreneur, athlete and economist whose passion is sales, finance, travel, and good books. She has practiced integrated marketing communication and worked at market research agencies and Business Intelligence in Zagreb for the last decade. Barisic leads Forca Digital Agency, a digital marketing agency that focuses on event management and game development. She is a blogger and lecturer at the InspireMe Portal and conferences, is a journalist for the magazine Entrepreneur and Leader, and also lectures at EdukaCentru. 

Kristina Krstinic, on the other hand, was born in Ljubljana and completed her studies in International relations at the Faculty of Social Sciences there. During her studies, she gained experience and knowledge by working at various well-known Slovenian marketing agencies. In January 2014, she opened her own business for business consulting in Zagreb, MIKRIS Project Management, which has been operating successfully since its inception. As a consultant and expert on EU funds and other financial instruments, she has over 6 years of work experience and a large number of successful projects. She is well versed in all aspects of business consulting and running your own business. She also owns a marketing firm and business consulting in Slovenia.

You can find more information about Adria Business Network here.

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