For the eighth time the Pioneers Festival took place and attracted more than 2500 visitors from all over the world to Vienna. The festival should give an insight to the world of startups and provide support in all concerns. Therefor the mentors, who gave over the past weeks advice and guidance to startups that have been selected previously, played a significant role. Ivo Radulovski, our CEO, was one of that 34 mentoring experts. As mentor he wanted to share his know-how and experience and help other startups getting started.
Ivo was especially happy that he had the chance to give "his" ten startups together with Can Ertugul as Head-Coach, Imre Hild, Thomas Tiroch and Toot Shani individual and direct feedback, so he could support them optimally. After the mentoring phase the startups presented their ideas and plans in the context of the Pioneers Challenge and have been evaluated from a jury of experts. Six of the startups Ivo has mentored made it into the Top 16.
Prior to the challenge Ivo was able to provide direct feedback and training within the mentoring process to Instafin, the world's first true Core Microfinance System which managed to win the Pioneers Festival Startup Challenge. Through experience and knowhow the startup helps customers to grow their business.
Ivo not only shares his know-how by mentoring startups at Pioneers, but also by participating in several international conferences and events. A few weeks ago he was speaker and winner of the Audience Choice Award at the international Webit Congress in Istanbul.