Female Entrepreneurs Regional Conference, Macedonia

Deadline: 31 August 2013
Open to: leaders in entrepreneurship from the South Eastern European countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia)
Venue: 17-19 October 2013, Struga, Macedonia


Invest for the Future, a project to support learning, networking and earning potential of female entrepreneurs funded by the U.S. Department of State, has an open application process for another regional conference to address female entrepreneurship hot topics and emerging issues. This time, the conference IFTF#Talent – Mine, Yours & Ours is taking place in Struga, Macedonia, October 17 through 19, 2013. It will gather talented women from across the region and across different sectors.


This conference is intended primarily for women from the Southeast Europe Region, particularly Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. Although depending on regional interest, some additional spots may be available for interested applicants from elsewhere to pay their own expenses. The common criteria for those selected to attend will be:

  1. Ability to share a specific talent/expertise that they possess
  2. Desire and openness to acquire new skills
  3. Motivation to spread the practical knowledge gained through conference participation to other women in their networks


Full scholarships (to cover transportation, room and board) are available for approximately 50 women. Those who are not offered a scholarship may be invited to attend at their own expense. While the total cost of participation will vary due to point of origin and related transportation costs, room and board is expected to be less than $75 per night.


Apply online HERE. The applications will be accepted until 31 August 2013. Acceptance notifications will go out the first week in September.

For more information visit the official website.

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