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Celebrating Success: LEADER Project Pitching Competition

We’re excited to announce the successful conclusion of this year’s Leader Project Pitching Competition! After weeks of intensive training and preparation, eight (8) innovative startup ideas were showcased.

From disruptive technologies to sustainable solutions, each company presented their vision for addressing real-world challenges and making a positive impact. The diversity of ideas and the passion behind each presentation truly showcased the depth of talent nurtured through the Leader Project.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our esteemed jury members, whose expertise, insights, and dedication were instrumental in ensuring the success of the competition:

Prof. d-r Nikica Mojsoska – Blazevski

Ivana Nikolic

Mitko Andonov

Aleksandar Celeski

Bijan Mirshahi

Their thoughtful evaluation and commitment to supporting aspiring entrepreneurs played a pivotal role in selecting the top-performing company as the winner of the competition.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all participants for their hard work, dedication, and entrepreneurial drive. Each one of you has demonstrated resilience, creativity, and a commitment to excellence, inspiring us all with your passion for innovation:

Elena Nikolovska

Simona Miladinovska

Ana Jovanovska

Atanasij Josifovski

Sashe Angelovski

Elizabeta Zrlevska

Filip Damjanoski

Jelena Cvetkovikj Ikonomova

Jana Krstevska

Olga Nikolovska

Elena Stavrevska

Ivana Jevtic Nikolova

Filip Aleksovski

Danche Azmanova Mirchevska

Nikola Markoski

Vasko Kostov

Margarita Postolova

Anastasija Stankovska

Darko Mitrevski

As we celebrate the success of this year’s competition, we’re excited to continue supporting the journey of our participants. Whether through further mentorship, networking opportunities, or access to resources, we remain committed to empowering aspiring entrepreneurs and helping them turn their dreams into reality.

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Week One Recap: LEADER Project 16th Edition

During the first  week of the LEADER Project participants engaged in an intensive exploration of key business fundamentals: marketing, finance, and strategy.

Kicking off the week with marketing, participants delved into core concepts such as understanding consumer behavior, segmenting markets effectively, and establishing a strong brand presence. Through interactive sessions and practical exercises, they learned how to craft targeted marketing strategies to reach diverse audiences and maximize market impact.

Transitioning to finance, participants deepened their understanding of financial management essentials. They studied financial statements to glean insights into a company’s financial health, evaluated investment opportunities to make informed decisions, and explored strategies for mitigating financial risks. Armed with this knowledge, participants gained the confidence to navigate the complexities of financial decision-making with clarity and precision.

The week culminated in an exploration of strategic leadership, where participants examined the principles of effective decision-making and competitive analysis. They analyzed case studies to understand how successful organizations formulate and execute strategic plans, identifying opportunities for growth and innovation while ensuring long-term sustainability. By honing their strategic thinking skills, participants are better equipped to lead their teams and organizations towards success in an ever-evolving business landscape.

As Week One draws to a close, participants emerge with a solid foundation in essential business disciplines and a newfound sense of confidence in their abilities. With their toolkit enriched by insights from marketing, finance, and strategy, they are poised to tackle the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in their leadership journey with the LEADER Project.

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Welcome to the 16th Edition of the LEADER Project

Our CEO, Nikica Mojsoska Blazevski, had an opening address welcoming all participants this year while highlighting the benefits of the LEADER Project. With pride, she noted the impact  the program had for the over 403 participants we trained over the years. This legacy of empowerment continues to drive us forward as we embark on another edition of the LEADER Project.

Following the CEO’s address, participants had the honor of engaging with distinguished instructors from the renowned Ivey School of Business in Canada. These insightful discussions allowed them to share invaluable insights about their businesses, laying the groundwork for collaborative learning.

Over the next two weeks, all attendees will delve deep into various aspects of business operations, covering everything from strategic planning to financial management, marketing, sales, and sustainable growth strategies. Our aim is to equip them with the knowledge and skills essential for thriving in today’s dynamic business landscape.

Beyond classroom sessions, participants will also enjoy personalized mentoring and guidance from our esteemed instructors. These one-on-one sessions offer tailored support to address individual business challenges and goals.

Join us on this exciting journey as we empower aspiring entrepreneurs to reach new heights of success in Macedonia!