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Startup Weekend Tirana 3 concludes successfully its third edition
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Startup Weekend Tirana 3 concludes successfully its third edition

Startup Weekend Tirana 3 concluded its three day activity with a special competition of the best and most business innovative ideas by Albanian youngsters. The event took place at the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth headquarters, on November 21-23, 2014. In its third edition, this event gathered dozens of young entrepreneurs which shared with each-other...

Global Opportunities Albania holds “Entrepreneurship in Albania” conference
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Global Opportunities Albania holds “Entrepreneurship in Albania” conference

Global Opportunities Albania NGO held a conference on “Entrepreneurship in Albania” on November 17, in the framework of the Entrepreneurship Week (November 17-24). The conference was focused on the importance of entrepreneurship and the impact of it in the country’s economy. “Social businesses” was another important topic discussed at the event, since it helps in the...

Startup Grind Tirana, an excellent opportunity for new entrepreneurs for networking
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Startup Grind Tirana, an excellent opportunity for new entrepreneurs for networking

The global initiative Startup Grind is now present in Albania, thanks to the initiator Endri Mataj, a successful Albanian entrepreneur in the ICT field. Startup Grind is a monthly activity which offers  to participants the opportunity to hear the successful stories of invited personalities, successful entrepreneurs that share their experience with the public. The third...

Why Albanians believe in ‘besa’?
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Why Albanians believe in ‘besa’?

The concept of “besa” (also known as the ‘cult of besa’) is one of the most important manners of conduct for Albanians, as it is related to the cult of honor. In other words, ‘besa’ means that when someone asks you to protect him/her, you are obliged to protect his/her life with your own life....

15 phenomena that happen ONLY in Albania!
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15 phenomena that happen ONLY in Albania!

As we all know, every nation has its own unique characteristics and features that distinct it from other societies. This relates to a nation’s old values and traditions, and cultural norms in which a nation believes and shapes its behaviors. Below we have listed the 15 mos commun phenomena that happen often in Albania and...

Social Business Tech Camp event organized by Protik and Yunus SB Albania
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Social Business Tech Camp event organized by Protik and Yunus SB Albania

Protik Innovation Center organized at its headquarters the Social Business Tech Camp event in collaboration with Yunus Social Business Albania. The event was attended by circa 50 young Albanian entrepreneurs, as well as successful entrepreneurs currently running successful companies. The main topics of the workshop organized in the framework of the Social Business Week, were...

Albanian town of Fier and Chinese town of Wuxi sign twinning agreement
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Albanian town of Fier and Chinese town of Wuxi sign twinning agreement

Albanian city of Fier and the Chinese city of Wuxi’ high local officials have signed a twinning agreement in order to boost partnership and collaboration between the two cities. The agreement signed by deputy Mayor of Fier Municipality, Florian Mucaj and the Mayor of Wuxi Municipality, Wang Qang. The agreement is focused in encouraging Chinese investors...