This October month, Startup Grind Costa Rica is re-launching after the chapter started back in 2015 and hosted many great local entrepreneurs.
We have the honour of hosting the Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica, Andres Valenciano with opening remarks.
Opening speech will be followed by a diverse panel including Vanessa Gibson, Director, Corporate Development & Investment Climate CINDE; Miguel Alvarez, CEO With Robots and Global CTO AnalogFolk Group; Randall Trejos, Impact Lab.
We are also celebrating DEI month. DEI stands for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; 31 days to emphasise the importance of diversity across our global startup ecosystem, and what it means to all of us. We are so excited to take this time to recognize and amplify the voices of leaders in our globally diverse communities, providing a platform for those that may not have been heard previously.
While we are proud to uplift and celebrate diverse leaders year-round, #DEIMonth is a unique opportunity for us to highlight just how incredible, capable, and innovative (we could go on forever) leaders who help transform the future. The tech, investor, and startup spaces are radically revolutionary thanks to these leaders, and we want to share that with the world.
DEI Month is a great opportunity to hear from Startup Grind Costa Rica diverse community.
Join us in recognizing underrepresented leaders from Costa Rica, and listen to these incredible journeys and the new heights they will reach next.
About Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Month
This month Startup Grind is celebrating DEI month, presented with SVB and supported by Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs. DEI stands for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; 31 days to emphasize the importance of diversity across our global startup ecosystem, and what it means to all of us. We are so excited to take this time to recognize and amplify the voices of leaders in our globally diverse communities, providing a platform for those that may not have been heard previously.
In addition to this event, you can also view Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Month events taking place across our global startup community here or register for our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit here.
Director, Corporate Development & Investment Climate
With Robots / AnalogFolk Group
CEO / CTO
The Impact Lab
Impact Investing and Management
Startup Grind / Supreme Factory
Co-Director / GP
Petar Savic is an entrepreneur and super-connector with a key interest in acceleration within an Emerging Deep Technologies, bridging the gap between technical, creative and commercial requirements.
Moreover, he is the founder of a London based deep tech VC fund called Supreme Factory connecting the Balkans with the UK and beyond. Co-Director of Startup Grind London, the world’s largest startup community designed to educate, inspire and connect entrepreneurs.
Mentoring at over 20 accelerators, incubators, and corporate innovation programmes like One Tech by Capital Enterprise, P4 by UCL Precision Medicine, NatWest Accelerator, Newable, Global Entrepreneur Programme (GEP) by DIT, Kickstart London, Hackney Business, Magic Village London, Acorn Aspirations, Teens in AI, Spark Mostar, Business Incubator Novi Sad, Founders4Schools, Swisscontact, Escape The City, WeWork Labs, Startup Grind, Google for Startups, cLab Ventures, Startup Campus, etc.
Petar is a board member of initiatives such as Serbian Entrepreneurs, European Blockchain HUB, London Tech Advocates Balkans.
He is a Trustee of Primrose HIll Community Association, with a mission to create the first London's smart village. In the local OnTheHill magazine he writes a monthly column about entrepreneurship and supports Primrose Hill entrepreneurs.
Petar is a visiting lecturer at the Imperial College London, and a mentor at the top UK universities including University College London, Russell Group, London Business School, Cambridge Judge School, Queen Mary University of London, Hult Business School...
He was a Marketing and Events coordinator at the UCL Advances, at the time the largest entrepreneurial department in the world, working with more than 400 entrepreneurs and over 500 community events on pro bono bases. He was an Envoy at the Department for International Trade UK working on Western Balkans summit project.
Petar’s previous experience includes more than 15 years as an Head of Digital in corporate, government and culture sectors, with experience in Marketing, Innovation, and emerging deep technologies such as Fintech, Health, Food, Immersive and Digital Media, including the role of Head of Digital at EXIT Festival, the largest music festival in South East Europe.
For the past 6 years he advised some of the best startups and investment funds in the UK.