• Entrepreneurs-In-Residence:

    Destination EUROPE

    Give back to entrepreneurs in up-and-coming startup hubs in Emerging Europe by spending 1 to 3 months as Entrepreneur-In-Residence with a local entrepreneurship center or incubator

  • Wanted:

    Startup executives with experience in scalable ventures, from the founder, exec, or investor side, and interested in helping create business culture in emerging markets.


    Tech Industry Experience

    We are offering EIR placements for people who can adapt and immerse themselves in daily bizdev operations with startup founders, investors, and IT firms. The goal is helping the region rise to global standards of operations.


    Up to two months at ​a local incubator or accelerator

    ~20 hours per week of active business development with players throughout all levels of the ecosystem.


    Four countries in Emerging Europe

    We are working with all the leading startup organizations and most IT companies in the following four countries of Emerging Europe: Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia, and Serbia.


    Your contribution is your time, we take care of expenses

    If you're interested in giving back to entrepreneurs in Emerging Europe and are selected, we will provide:

    • Roundtrip Airfare

    • Beautiful accommodation for the entirety of your stay

    • Full logistical and individual support on the ground

    • Office space in some of the best working spots at your destination

    The EiR program is pro-bono and we do not pay fees.
  • Our partners

    Here's a selection of the partners, incubators, and accelerators we're working with:


    Tirana, Albania

    Impact Hub

    Belgrade​, Serbia

    Seavus Incubator

    Skopje​, Macedonia


    Ohrid​, Macedonia

    Startup Grind Zurich

    Zurich​, Switzerland

    ICT Hub

    Belgrade​, Serbia


    Sarajevo​, Bosnia & Herzegovina

    Spark Accelerator

    Mostar​, Bosnia & Herzegovina

    Startup Macedonia

    Skopje​, Macedonia

  • EIR Europe is an initiative by the Swiss Entrepreneurship Program, funded by the Government of Switzerland and implemented by Swisscontact in consortium with J.E. Austin

  • EIR stories

    Impressions and experiences of our EIRs in Europe

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