Yet another Burch StartUp competition was held today at International BURCH University. Out of many teams assigned, five of them entered the finale, while Academico took a well-deserved victory and won first place. Winners, as well as the second and third place, will continue to compete at the Start Me Up conference.
The Rector, Prof. Dr. Damir Marjanović had the opening word. Dean of students Admir Salihagić also had a chance to address the public where he congratulated students who helped with the organization of the event itself.
After workshops, lectures and various stages of the competition, we have come to five finalists who fulfilled all previous stages in the best possible manner. The finalists, Academico, H&Y Air Conditioner, Cinax, Robo Filter and Zaradi.ba, got a chance to pitch their business ideas to judges in the running for 20.000,00 BAM of starting capital and entrance to the Burch Business Incubator.
Judges for this year’s competition were two external members, Jasmin Kukuljac, commercial director at Orbico, Vildana Mujkić, director at MaŠta Agency, and one internal member, Assist. Prof. Dr. Nedim Čelebić, a professor at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences.
Even though all ideas were excellent, and pitches were really good, judges had to choose winners. It was a tough choice, but Academico won deserving 1st place. H&Y Air Conditioner won 2nd and Cinax won 3rd place. All three of them will have the opportunity to present their startups on the Start Me Up Conference which will be held in April 2019.