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Tirana Chapter Director
Gerti Boshnjaku is CEO and Founder of New Media Communications; A Marketing Communications Company specialized in Digital Marketing, Design & Development of Online Solutions, Websites, Applications and Digital Media.
He owns the Business Magazine Albania - A digital media platform focused on startups and entrepreneurship.
After finishing his studies at Tirana University, on 2001, in Business Administration, Marketing profile, he worked in the Marketing and Advertising industry, in various well-known companies in Albania like Infosoft Systems, Shekulli Media Group, DDB Albania & Regency Casino.
In 2009, he started his first start up company, Laborator Komunikimi, and worked as CEO and Marketing & Sales Manager. The services of the Agency were based on Creative & Media.
Gerti's work with a variety of national & international clients has engaged him in many projects where has been needed expertise in Strategic Planning & Marketing Consultancies, Communication Strategy, Media planning & Buying, Brand Identity, PR Activities & Promotions.
On February 2011 following the new developments in marketing trends, specifically the Online sector, and by widening the focus of work the company's brand name and the legal status changed and now called New Media Communications shpk.
Over the years of work at New Media Communications, Gerti has been in charge of all the projects developed which supplied powerful marketing and PR solutions for clients in the fields of automotive, consumer goods, financial, higher education, manufacturing, medical, real estate and property management, retail, recreation and tourism & travel.
Infoalbania.al was another innovative project started by Gerti and his business partner on year 2010, being one of the first independent news portal in the country.
The latest challenge was the launch of a startup project in the Digital Media called the Business Magazine Albania - www.BusinessMag.al
Being marketing oriented as a person, Gerti is always in search of connecting with people and networking opportunities.
Aneida comes from the finance world but her passions are startups and community development. She is the co-founder and managing partner of "Balkans Capital" a finance consulting company. Aneida works as head of finance department in a Swedish nonprofit organization in Albania but she is involved in several other initiatives: co-director of Startup Grind Tirana, a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs; lead organizer of Startup Weekend Tirana, the world’s biggest educational movement for entrepreneurs, curator at Startup Digest, a media company that publishes curated email newsletters on startup events and educational content in more than 300 cities.