Infobip Group, a leader in CPaaS solutions and a global cloud communications platform company for customer engagement, announced a partnership with Google and Goldman Sachs to launch an innovative mentorship program for startups from the Republic of Croatia.
With Infobip among its first two unicorns, the youngest Member State is quickly becoming known for having one of the most vibrant startup scenes regionally and in the European Union.
All Croatian-based entrepreneurs from Infobip’s Startup Tribe program are welcome to participate in the Scale|Croatia joint mentorship program. Through the partnership, startup founders will have access to committed mentors from Google and Goldman Sachs, with whom they may consult on business growth, product development, fundraising, marketing, sales, and other topics.
The founders of 16 Croatian businesses have had access to a four-month mentorship program during the first year of Scale|Croatia, enabling even faster and higher-quality development and scaling of their companies. One of those startups is Orqa, based in Osijek, a leader in the development of FPV goggles for drone pilots, as well as other firms creating products.
An event marking the start of the program was held in June at the Google and Goldman Sachs offices in New York City. Startup CEOs had the chance to hear from knowledgeable speakers from both companies.
Jigsaw is honored to participate in the Scale|Croatia mentorship program to further develop the tech ecosystem in this emerging European hub. We look forward to continuing to partner with emerging leaders of innovative companies in the region.Scott Carpenter, Managing Director, Google Jigsaw
Through Scale|Croatia, we can help Croatian startups to more easily reach global leaders such as Google and Goldman Sachs. The fact that such large companies recognized the potential of our startup ecosystem is validation for us at Infobip. It is also an important honor for the tech sector in Croatia, which is a new European tech hub: the European Silicon Valley. I wish much luck to all startups in the program, and I am convinced that they will use all the opportunities it brings them.Nikola Pavešić, Director of Startups, Infobip
The startups are currently halfway through the program, and positive results have already been shared. If the Croatian edition of the Scale series proves to be a success, it will act as a model for programs in other parts of the world as well.