Episode 185 – Ecosystem Zoom In – The Serbian Case

We are back to the Balkans! The Serbian fintech scene is experiencing significant growth and innovation and we’re here to give you the scoop. With a dynamic startup ecosystem, booming exponential talent and supportive government initiatives, numerous fintech companies are emerging from it. Leveraging advanced technologies, such as blockchain and AI, they aim to transform payment systems, lending, and financial services, driving economic progress in the region.

Meet the guests:

Milenko Tošić – Director of Innovation, VizLore Labs Foundation / Co-Founder, INVT DOO Novi Sad

Zoja Kukic – VP Digital Transformation, Signet World / Co-Founder, She Rocks Global

About the Author
Elizabeth Kleinveld is an ecosystem builder linking various parties in the Financial Services value chain from startups and scale-ups to regulators, investors and large corporates. She spent twenty years working in the tech and banking sectors in the Netherlands, working first with Holland Fintech and joinining Startupbootcamp's Global Fintech Accelerator in 2016. There she’s helped over 150 international startups from RegTechs, InsurTech, PensionTech, Institutional Investing, Challenger Banks, Trade Finance companies etc., to scale their business from those working with banks to improve their credit scoring models and onboarding processes to those focused on asset management and trade finance companies to companies operating in the ESG space. Kleinveld is also responsible for the corporate partners (European banks, insurers, pension funds, consultants). Kleinveld is passionate about helping female and minority founders and solutions that increase financial inclusion, giving the underbanked opportunities that they didn’t have before. She is keen to connect with enablers of financial inclusion, including BaaS, Forex and middleware solutions that are startup friendly. Kleinveld is very active in the ecosystem and has hosted a number of panel discussions at various conferences, including Money2020, Fintech South, European Women in Tech, Financial Services Cybertech Forum and Cybersecurity & Cloud Expo. In addition, she’s the host of a number of videos and podcasts about topics like Investing in Startups, Cybersecurity, FinTech for Retail, Challenger Banks, PensionTech and Compliance. Kleinveld has invested in over 30 startups, is on the Board of the Israeli-Dutch Innovation Center and is a Founding Partner of Great Stuff Ventures.