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From the USA to Albania: The Story of AlbanFootball
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From the USA to Albania: The Story of AlbanFootball

Tirana, Albania 2 May 2016 AlbanFootball, an e-commerce that sells authentic Albanian national football jerseys, is a successful startup founded by an Albanian young entrepreneur who after living for many years in the USA, returned to Albania (Tirana) to develop and expand his business. His name is Alban Selami and we had the opportunity to...

Interview with Klajdi Turlla, Product Tank Tirana chapter leader
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Interview with Klajdi Turlla, Product Tank Tirana chapter leader

Tirana, February 2, 2016 Klajdi Turlla is a young product manager (MPAY) that lives and works in Tirana capital and aims to contribute in the field he works by bringing to Tirana Product Tank, an international meetup platform. Product Tank Tirana will be a quarterly meetup event where product managers from different fields (startups, telecommunication, technology, ect.) can network,...

Interview with Auron Tare, Head of the National Agency of Coastline
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Interview with Auron Tare, Head of the National Agency of Coastline

On January 22th, 2014, the then-Minister of Tourism Eglantina Gjermeni declared in a press conference that the parliament had approved the Ministry of Tourism’s request to establish the National Agency of Tourism. The newest agency was established with the aim to protect the coastline and the responsible institution for coastline’s integrated development. Some of the...

Baybars Altuntas: The entrepreneurship potential in Albania and Southeast Europe countries
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Baybars Altuntas: The entrepreneurship potential in Albania and Southeast Europe countries

This interview was conducted by Rudina HOXHA (journalist) and Endri MATAJ (organized of Startup Grind Tirana) on behalf of Baybars Altuntas presence at Startup Grind Tirana event on May 26th, 2015 in Tirana, Albania. The interview was originally published at Business Magazine Albania and Info Albania, the first magazine in Albania dedicated to entrepreneurship and...

Interview with Shkelzen Marku, Director of Yunus Social Business Balkans
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Interview with Shkelzen Marku, Director of Yunus Social Business Balkans

First and foremost: What is Yunus Social Business Balkans? As the Country Director of Yunus Social Business Balkans (once YSB Albania) Shkelzen Marku defines it, “Yunus Social Business – Global Initiatives is a social accelerator that incubates and finances local entrepreneurs to build solutions from ground-up. It is co-founded by the Nobel Laureate, Professor Muhammad...

Interview with Alen Saqe, founder of Dentem
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Interview with Alen Saqe, founder of Dentem

The Albanian startup scene is evolving and increasing due to many private and governmental initiatives which have boosted and encouraged young adults to be more creative and innovative in creating new businesses by using technology as a primary mean. Such initiatives as Innovation Week (organized by the Ministry of Innovation and Public Administration), Startup Weekend...

Interview with French investor Ludovic Laventure, CEO of MPAY
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Interview with French investor Ludovic Laventure, CEO of MPAY

Ludovic Laventure is an experienced French businessman/investor whose activity in Albania started back in 1996, in a period where Albania was still trying to escape from its communist past economically, politically and in social terms. As itself Laventure says, at that time was not easy to start investing in Albania, due to high informality and...