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Digital Den

Digital Den operates as a startup studio/hub based in Montenegro, acting as a catalyst for new entrepreneurial endeavors of the Balkan region. It aims to connect all important actors in the Montenegrin economy in order to encourage the development of a new industry, improve Montenegro's position in the research and innovation sector, putting us on the regional, European and world map. We solve problems, mainly related to registration and initial stages of startups, technological support, financing, mentoring, and unlike others, we are building a bridge to investors in the United States.

DD TEAM

Darko Ivanovic

Executive Board

Nenad Novovic

Executive Board

Jonie Oostveen

CEO

Anja Adamovic

Investment and Partnership Manager

Nina Milic

Communication Manager

Bojana Tosic

Financial Manager

Marina Cupic

Financial Manager

Danilo Cupic

Legal Consultant

Neda Mijovic

Project Coordinator

ADVISORY BOARD

Peter Adams

Rockies Venture Fund

Peter Adams is a Colorado-based author, investor, speaker, educator and community leader. He is the Managing Director of the Rockies Venture Fund, a venture fund supporting high growth early stage companies in technology, healthcare, and life sciences. He is also the Executive Director of the Rockies Venture Club, one of the longest established angel investing organizations in the U.S.

Kathryn McManus

EducatioGlobal

Kathryn McManus is a founder of CNN Japan and co-founder of EducatioGlobal. She brings world-class business development, leadership, operations, innovation, marketing, and communications expertise. She also has built and led teams consisting of MBAs, Ph. D.s, and renowned thought leaders.

Louis Libin

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Louis Libin is Vice President for Spectrum Engineering and Strategies at Sinclair Broadcast Group (largest owner of stations affiliated with Fox, NBC, CBS, ABC). He is also a Founder and President of Broad Comm, Inc. At Sinclair, Mr. Libin is responsible for spectrum issues and development and deployment of Single Frequency networks. He also has extensive planning and operational experience in Broadcasting and Satellite as well as Special Event Planning.

John Zozzaro

MediaTech Ventures

John Zozzaro is a president and founder of MediaTech Ventures - a VC that brings together entrepreneurs, investors, companies, and mentors to foster and accelerate innovation in media. Mr. Zozzaro has 13+ years experience in in entrepreneurship, innovation, music, sales and marketing. Besides, he launched above mentioned MediaTech Ventures, also developed and launched Collective - a media technology focused incubator as well as Future Maker Studios to engage and empower tomorrow's innovators.

Michael Bevis

Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the City and County of Denver, Colorado

Mr. Bevis, a representative of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the City and County of Denver, is working with all sizes and shapes, from concept to fortune 500. He is also a founder of KoolSkinz - a premium pet performance-wear brand that develops products to help your dog stay relaxed and comfortable during the activities they love.

Tom Rainey

Maine Center for Entrepreneurs

Mr. Rainey is the Maine Center for Entrepreneurs executive director, which offers entrepreneurship training, business mentoring, pitch coaching, and several industry-specific accelerator programs focused on bioscience/healthcare, outdoor recreation, and food & beverage businesses. He is also a business and economic development strategist, civic leader, and investor.

Neil Calfee

Arizona State University

Neil Calfee is the Executive Director of Economic Development + Innovation Zones for the ASU Knowledge Enterprise, collaborating across the ASU Enterprise, Greater Phoenix, and Arizona to cultivate and strengthen industry and community relationships, as well as promote the ASU Innovation Zones. For over two decades, Neil has held a variety of professional roles, spanning municipal government, higher education and the private sector.

Calvin Mays

Qubicle Design

Calvin Mays is a principal at Qubicle Design - an innovation service design studio that helps teams create alignment and develop valuable problem-solving skills. Mr. Mays is a curious problem-finder with a voracious appetite for human-centered exploration and designing for unmet needs.

Thomas Maynard

Greater Phoenix Economic Council

Thomas Maynard is a Senior Vice President at Greater Phoenix Economic Council, one of the top economic development organizations. He is an economic developer whose primary goal is to help companies to grow and expand to the Greater Phoenix region. He also specializes in assisting corporate clients to evaluate expansion opportunities in the area by providing data/support and connecting clients to crucial resources in the market.

Branko Džakula

Secfix and UN1QUELY

Branko Džakula is an Entrepreneur and Information Security Executive, who specializes in developing and implementing comprehensive Information Security Management Systems for companies through his startups Secfix and UN1QUELY. He brings over a decade of experience in various information security and business management practices.

Henk de Jong

ERP platform company

Restarting entrepreneur/investor ambitious to ad value to Seed and Pre-seed companies. Currently ICT, mobility and aviation start-ups in personal portfolio. Board advisor to 5 companies.

Daan Stots

Qonnectors

Founder of Qonnectors, which implements a system of connections on a global level and thus enables growth in the business and private spheres. The person we internally call "the network" is ideal for connecting, networking and quickly realizing startup ideas.