Global communications company Infobip today announces the launch of its Infobip Startup Tribe programme. The programme will be led by newly appointed director Nikola Pavesic who joins from one of the world’s largest business media publishers and Financial Times parent company – Nikkei. Mr. Pavesic is based in Japan where he headed Nikkei’s startup and investor relations, alongside leading the largest tech conference series in Japan.
Infobip Startup Tribe is a bespoke programme aimed at finding and bringing together the world’s most innovative startups to help fast-track their growth and development.
Qualifying startups will be able to apply for substantial credit allowances on Infobip’s products and services worth up to $60,000, enabling them to grow their customer base through omnichannel communication. Infobip also plans to provide hands-on support in the sales and product fields though its vast global teams. What’s more, the Infobip Startup Tribe will have at their disposal the resources of Infobip’s 65+ global offices, wherever available, and a special relationship with Infobip Shift – the newly acquired leading developer conference.
“With this valuable programme, Infobip shows it is ready to invest in the community beyond what a more traditional tech company would do, not only through capital and credits, but through its global presence and network. The tech sector is an exciting game-changer, and we want to boost local and regional ecosystems across the world. Working with startups allows us to access new ideas, ways of thinking and approaches that enable companies to better leverage their own resources, assets and technology for greater impact. I am excited to have joined Infobip as it builds out its developer and startup organisation and look forward to bringing value through startup collaboration.” – says director Nikola Pavesic.
In addition to Infobip’s offerings, the programme will use external expertise to assist qualified startups, first with a unique Advisory Council comprising of top investors and entrepreneurs from all over the world. Infobip has also confirmed partnerships with the world’s leading accelerators like Y Combinator, 500 Startups, Techstars and many other venture capital funds. Startups that apply for the Infobip Startup Tribe programme, which are already funded by partnered VCs and accelerators, will receive additional credits and benefits within the programme.
“With Infobip Shift originating as a Startup Conference, it’s great, as part of our new Developer Experience Department, to get back to my roots and help the community – albeit this time a global community,” said Ivan Burazin, Chief Developer Experience Officer at Infobip.
Infobip has purposely ensured flexible application criteria ensuring it casts a wider net for startups consisting of up to 100 employees, or those that have not received more than $5M in funding, subject to exceptions for whomever demonstrates impact and high-growth potential.