The 2nd Business Café International gathering foreign entrepreneurs who started their businesses and moved to Croatia will be held on Monday, June 10, 2019, in Zagreb at 6 p.m. at Rooftop Lateral, Strojarska 20/26.
Business Café International was established to highlight the opposite of migration trends, i.e. to present entrepreneurs who moved and started their businesses in Croatia. It is a joint effort to make Croatia a country that is not just great to live in, but also an attractive place for doing business. Kristina Ercegović, Business Café founder, with this new project continues to promote her vision of Croatia as one of the best places to live and work.
This time entrepreneurs from the Netherlands, Venezuela and Romania who live in Croatia will be joining us.
Jan de Jong Born is from the Netherlands. He moved to Croatia in September 2006 at the age of 22, and within 10 months built a contact centre with 30 full-time employees. Over the past 13 years, he co-founded several companies. At the end of 2015, he made a successful exit from the contact centre he had founded. Today, he is the owner of M+ Agency (a full-service digital marketing agency) and Webpower Adria (an email marketing service provider).
Mirela Rus and her husband moved to Croatia after a vacation here. They bought some land near a small fishing village in the Split area and planned to build apartments. However, they faced problems with the bureaucracy and paperwork, which put the whole project on hold. In the meantime, they started and now run 5 Break Time shops, where they offer bracelets, necklaces and keychains. All the items are custom, handmade by her husband, who uses original yachting rope and nautical-inspired shackles and anchors.
Mara Vitols Hrgetić, a Latvian born in Venezuela, moved to Zagreb with her husband, a Croatian Venezuelan. She co-founded and today runs Forum event centre. She also organizes G2 meetings – conferences connecting the Croatian diaspora with local entrepreneurs.
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and connect with some awesome local and foreign entrepreneurs who will be sharing ideas. Come and experience the famous energy and atmosphere of all Business Café events. For more info and tickets, please visit the official website.