BTF has become a magnet for companies across the Western Balkans seeking rapid growth and international presence. Just a few years ago, startups in Montenegro struggled to find opportunities, but today, we stand as a catalyst for their success. With a talent pool of 25 million untapped individuals in the region, the Western Balkans is poised to witness the birth of over 900 startups by 2026, with a remarkable 10% growth rate.
With an established presence in six cities and a network of local mentors in the U.S., BTF offers comprehensive programs designed to propel Balkan companies onto the global stage. We go beyond mere funding, providing a robust support system and serving as a strategic "landing pad" for Balkan startups entering the U.S. market. Our initiatives champion founders' success, fostering connections, growth, and thriving enterprises.
Innovation flows throughout the Balkans, but a clear path to commercialization, backed by essential funding and resources, has often eluded promising ideas. At BTF, we unveil the region's best-kept startup secret and unlock unique opportunities. By navigating the entrepreneurial landscape, we not only generate jobs but also empower the entire region.
Collaboration is the cornerstone of progress, and at BTF, we believe in its transformative power. We foster cross-border partnerships and alliances that connect visionary minds and ambitious entrepreneurs throughout the Balkans - the vast talent pool residing in Montenegro, Serbia, Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and North Macedonia. By dismantling barriers and cultivating cooperation, we create an environment where exponential growth becomes not only possible but inevitable.