The first Student Business Incubator was opened at International BURCH University in Sarajevo on April 14, 2016.
The aim of the first StartUp Student Incubator in Bosnia and Herzegovina is to connect the University with the business sector. Thus, all students that start their own business will have free access to area intended for business for one year, which consists of offices, a conference hall, a meeting room, lounge bar, fitness center and other advantages.
Also, all companies will be given free mentorship for the academic staff and access to over 50 member companies of the Burch Business Center.
As emphasized during the business incubator opening ceremony, this is the first step towards achieving the vision of excellence in entrepreneurship and innovation, and a contribution to the development of the BiH economy and business by creating new workplaces through projects that will be realized in this incubator.
“Our vision is to become an entrepreneurial University. The first step was to introduce entrepreneurship in all faculties. The second step is this one â€“ opening a StartUp Incubator that will provide persons with ideas and ambition to acquire useful advice on manners of developing a company through working with our mentors and all members of the academic staff,â€ť emphasized Nedim ?elebi?, the Director of the Burch Business Center.
Opening a business incubator as a part of an university is a significant step forward in the BiH educational system, considering that it provides an entrepreneurial focus for the students from their first semesters of study, which bring the BiH society closer to the idea of â€śentrepreneurial societyâ€ť.
The Burch StartUp Incubator opening ceremony was attended by a representative of the Institute for Youth Development KULT.
prisustvovala je i predstavnica Instituta za razvoj mladih KULT.