Croatia 2.0: Entrepreneurial Mindset Second Edition Announced in Zagreb

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 January 15, 2020 – The star of the 2019 Croatian conference season as back, as Entrepreneurial Mindset announces its 2020 edition in Zagreb in September. 

 There are not many conferences you go to where the American Ambassador addresses the audience about that time he lost US$ 4 million in a business deal. A deal that taught him a lot. 

It was one of the many stories of failure told at last year’s inaugural Entrepreneurial Mindset conference in Zagreb, which brought together some of Croatia’s most successful entrepreneurs, as well as the American and Israeli ambassadors, for an inspiring day of success and failure of the biggest names in the Croatian business world. 

In the front row were not the ministers and elected officials which usually take (and quickly vacate) these seats, but high school students who had won entrepreneurial prizes at school. Their prize? The chance to rub shoulders and get inspired by the likes of Mate Rimac, Emil Tedeschi, Nenad Bakic and Ivan Mrvos, to name but four. 


If Croatia is to change, a key element of that change will be the mindset of the younger generation, and the conference is aimed at that generation, with the country’s top entrepreneurs generously giving their time to advise and inspire. A key lesson from the last conference was that it is ok, even necessary to fail, as entrepreneur after entrepreneur recounted their rocky road to success. It is an important message in a society where failure is hidden at all costs. 

Of the many conferences I attended in 2019, this was the one that was most cloaked in positivity. So many game changers assembled in one room, all with that positive entrepreneurial mindset that Croatia needs much more of. 

The conference, which is organised by business magazine Poduzetik and EY, has announced its second edition, which will take place on September 10 in Zagreb in a bigger venue in Lisinski. 

The organisers are promising quite a show this time around, with ‘1001 surprises and guests of world-class reputation.’

It is a conference TCN will be covering in depth, including interviews with several speakers in the run up to the September event. From the little I have heard from the organisers about the lineup (more details soon), it promises to be even more memorable than the impressive debut year. You can get a flavour of the Entrepreneurial Mindset 2019 edition in the video below. You can get more information about Entrepreneurial Mindset 2020 from the Poduzetnik website, or follow the TCN business section.  


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