Driton Hapçiu is a Kosovar born cooperative and lifestyle entrepreneur. Born in Prishtina, Kosovo on 18th of November 1967. Lives in Prishtina, is married and has a daughter and a son. Mr. Hapçiu is one of the founding and managing partners (Strategic officer) of CACTTUS sh.a, one of the largest ICT companies in Kosovo and Albania.Mr. Hapçiu studied in the Electro Technical Faculty, University of Prishtina (1987-1992). His previous work experiences include IN Design- KOHA (Javore) group , RTV 21 UN World Food ProgrammeSwiss Development Agency for Cooperation IPKO Institute (co-founder), Kosovo Terrestrial Telecommunications Network).
Being active in ICT industry in Kosovo since 1991, he is also one of the co-founders of the ICT Association (STIKK) and was its Chairman of Board. He headed the project idea of creating an Innovation Hub, which resulted in founding of the Innovation Center of Kosova (ICK). In 2009 hired by Ministry of Trade and Industry – Investment and Promotion Agency – he conducted an Assessment of the Kosovo Information and Communications Technologies Sector. During his career, he was involved early on as a co-founder and/or social entrepreneur in a number of startup’s turned into successful organizations such as KOHA Javore, RTV 21, IPKO institute Of Information Technology (IPKO Foundation), EKONET (KS and AL). His latest projects (co-founder and partner) include: RECURA -M&A; Asset management, Financial Advisory Services), HARRISIA (Software Testing Company), PeshkuIArte.com (Online Classifieds), CONCEPTICON (Business and Social Media consultancy) and lately redesigning business model in KOSOVALIVE News Agency. Currently holds the positions of: Strategy officer – CACTTUS. Managing Director -HARRISIA, Member of the Board in RECURA, Member of the Board of Innovation Center of Kosova (ICK), and Coordinator for Donor Relations of STIKK (volunteer position).