Vinko Kasana, mayor of Lipik & Drazen Orescanin, chairman of the board of Poslovna Inteligencija, and co-founder of BIRD Incubator have signed an agreement of cooperation. This collaboration will allow the startups that were created by the attendants of the AI Center Lipik six-month education to use BIRD Incubator resources to boost their growth.
By signing this agreement of a public institution and a private company, the Croatian startup ecosystem received yet another great addition. This two-way cooperation will greatly benefit young innovative startups in Croatia.
During the signing ceremony, the representatives of the AI Center Lipik presented the opening of a new AI startup school. The Lipik entrepreneurial incubator, a part of the AI Center Lipik has successfully helped in the creation of 15 companies and 44 workplaces so far.
As a part of this project, AI Center Lipik will open an AI startup incubator & accelerator, AI lab, and an adult education institution.
On the other hand, BIRD Incubator has an extremely wide network of mentors and partners both in Croatia and abroad. This network consists of among others, investors, corporations, international technological institutes, and global incubators & accelerators.
By signing this agreement, the AI Center of Lipik and its new incubator will receive access to that network. The greatest resource is most certainly the significant network of mentors that help startups within the BIRD network. These mentors can provide useful insights and comments that have a great impact on the growth and development of newly founded startups.
BIRD Incubator and AI Center Lipik will share resources and gained experience in founding and developing an incubator. Teams that will go through AI Center Lipik’s incubation can very easily become startups that can continue their growth in BIRD Incubator later on.
The educational program for engineers at the AI Center Lipik has already created startup founders after just one year. The goal and mission of BIRD is to promote the growth and development of the Croatian startup and AI ecosystems.
We are extremely honored that we have an opportunity to be a part of such an agreement.