“It’s not only the seed capital that I received from CEED that made a difference. I gained the confidence I needed to go from being an employee to becoming my own boss, and I found the know-how to start and run my first company. I got professional help to develop my business idea into a viable business plan and to validate it in the market. …Romania
Ardian is an entrepreneur with experience in jewelry, education, entertainment, food, and telecommunications. He holds an Executive MBA degree from the IEDC – Bled School of Management (2009), and was awarded the “UNICREDIT Alumni Achievement Award” in 2012. His personal achievements include the founding of the American School of Kosova in 2003, a pre-k-12 school accredited by AdvancED.
In 2007 Ardian founded DUPLEX Club Prishtina, awarded …Kosovo
Mahdi Ben Hmida, Owner, Eco’Lav
Mahdi Ben Hmida is the owner of Eco’Lav, the first chain of ecological laundromats in Tunisia. Mahdi launched this company in 2010 because he wanted to revolutionize the laundry and dry cleaning industry in Tunisia. However he faced challenges managing and developing his business. After joining CEED Tunisia in 2014, Mahdi discovered the real potential of his company while learning about …Tunisia
Natalia Bolohan is a young entrepreneur and the Founder of several brands including Gusto Pretzels.
Over the past 5 years Natalia has grown her company from a start up with just 3 employees to a company which dominates the segment with 7 stores and 40 employees across Chisinau, Moldova and is looking to expand into Romania.
How did you decide to start Gusto Pretzels?
In 2012 I starting …Moldova
When Ines first joined the CEED Grow program she was relieved to learn that she joined at just the right moment. In 2005 Ines launched her first business after participating in a business exchange program, funded by the US government, which allowed her to visit a recycling facility in the U.S. Upon returning from her trip she launched Collectun Services which collected …Tunisia
Ivanov is the CEO and co-founder of StorPool Storage. The company was founded at the end of 2011 when the team realized existing storage solutions were unable to match the demand of the customers – storage was expensive, complex, and hard to scale. This gap in the market inspired Boyan Ivanov, Boyan Krosnov (CPO, StorPool) and Yanko Yankulov (CTO, StorPool) to take a new approach …Bulgaria
Connecting job seekers and recruiters to facilitate employment, the ideas sounds simple, doesn’t it? Abdelhamid Chakiri, Founder of ShoreIN.com, thought so but found that there were very few tools in the market that actually achieve this goal. The computer engineer turned entrepreneur lauched ShoreIN, the first professional social network in Morocco dedicated to employment in January 2014. ShoreIN provides users tools to facilitate communication between …Morocco
Yassir is the Co-founder of Caciopee, a global software company which provides solutions to governments and global enterprises. Caciopee is an intelligent platform which provides vertical software solutions that requires almost no coding. The platform reduces implementation costs and go to market time by almost 60%. Yassir joined the CEED network in 2015 as a CEED Grow participant and was quickly introduced to several international …Morocco
Stoyan Irinkov, Boris Sanchez and Bozhidar Iliev are Co-Founders of MaistorPlus.com, an online marketplace that connects homeowners with home improvement professionals. The platform gives professionals the opportunity to secure more work, expand their businesses and choose their next engagement. The platform also provides homeowners with a fast and easy way to compare prices while finding reliable professionals to meet their needs.
Several years ago Stoyan, Boris, …Bulgaria
After getting a Management Degree from Al Akhawayn University, Mohamed LOUKILI IDRISSI was ready to join his family-run company but decided instead to work for BNP-Paribas Bank for several years before joining Boomerang Communication in 2002. After learning the basics of the communication, he left Boomerang in 2008 and decided to start Com Par Magie, a direct and digital marketing agency. After leaving Boomerang several …Morocco