Ljupco Despotovski,
Entrepreneur, business developer and startup consultant, , Macedonia

Speaker Profile

LJupco was involved in preparing and opening of the first ICT business incubator in Macedonia, and after that – managing it for 8 years.  He is very familiar with young entrepreneurs, businesses and business support organizations and agencies from Macedonia, and the Western Balkan region. He has comprehensive insight and a many-sided perspective of the way things are with entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in the country, regionally and globally, which enabled him to gain profound understanding of the characteristics, needs and challenges of entrepreneurs, the kind of support they need and the kind of problems they generally face (with focus on youth entrepreneurs).


He co-founded 4 IT companies, thus entrepreneurship and innovating in a company is something that he has experienced first-hand. All this adds even more value to his understanding of entrepreneurship, innovation, start-ups and SMEs in general.


His work with entrepreneurs included consulting, delivering training, business coaching, mentorship to (young) entrepreneurs as well as support in establishing and growing their companies.

He is PMP certified by the PMI (Project Management Institute) and has many years of experience in managing implementation of projects financed by different donors (such as USAID, GIZ, EU, UNDP, The World Bank Group, SNV etc.)

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