The event was tailor-made for startups, small and medium (social) entrepreneurs, civil society associations, innovators, enthusiasts, altruists, travel writers, artists, but also all those who’ve only heard the term thrown about. As always, our aim was to refresh awareness about alternative financing methods, spread the knowledge about some truly incredible possibilities of crowdfunding, and most importantly, support the Croatian crowdfunding community. ZCC took place @ZICER – Zagreb Innovation Center (av. Dubrovnik 15, Zagrebački Velesajam, Pavilion 12, 1st floor) on Tuesday, October 11th. If in any case you had missed it, we got you covered!

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10:00 – 10:10Introduction by the hosts & Drew Giblin, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission U.S. Embassy Zagreb & Frane Šesnić, ZICER director
10:10 – 10:50Keynote: Chandler Copenhaver (What2Fund – Business Solutions & Consulting, SAD, BackerKit) – How to take control of your crowdfunding campaign? 
10:50 – 11:40Panel: Crowdfunding in Croatia – lessons learned

Sanja Ljubičić, GIRI game
Mladen Herceg, Make IT Easy
Vedran Habel, Silvija Habel,
UNUO ngo
11:45 – 12:45Lunch & coffee
12:45 – 13:30Panel: Crowdfunding & taxes

Đurđica Jurić & Jasna Vuk – RRiF Collage of Financial Management;
Domagoj Boljar, Miret
13:30 – 14:15Keynote: Niko Klanšek (, BizMe) – Kickstarter vs. the web3, NFTs and metaverse crowdfunding
14:15 – 15:00Panel: Record breaking campaigns

Ivan Nauković, Medvedgrad brewery;
Albert Gajšak, CircuitMess;
Ana Teskera, cooperative brewery Brlog.
15:00 – 16:00Crowdfunders’ pitch session with expert feedback (closed session)

Chandler Copenhaver (What2Fund, BackerKit);
Branimir Radaković (Brodoto, Crowdfunding Academy);
Niko Klanšek (,

The event was powered by the U.S. Embassy in Zagreb.