Key Objectives

As a regional working group of Tech London Advocates, TLA Balkans enables advocates to devote their time pro-bono (on a volunteer basis) to the development of the tech ecosystem in the Balkans region, and to connect it with London and other global tech hubs.

  • TLA Balkans objectives are to forge a bridge between the UK and the Balkans
  • Put the Balkans opportunity on the map while identifying challenges and opportunities
  • Connecting the Balkans diaspora to identify opportunities and barriers
  • Supporting growth by facilitating the movement of advocates between the two ecosystems and providing introductions and guidance
  • Promoting and supporting events, investments, and activities that may be of mutual interest to the community.
  • Showcase business and networking opportunities in the London tech scene to the Balkans tech startups, scale-ups, entrepreneurs and SMEs
  • Showcase business opportunities in the Balkans region for tech startups, scale-ups, entrepreneurs, SMEs and corporations in the London tech scene that are interested in exploring the Balkans region
  • Showcase work opportunities that are available in the London tech scene to talents in the Balkans region and providing resources such as visas and market data
  • Help London-based scale-ups understand how to do business in the Balkans

Planned events 

We plan to host monthly virtual events.

Our next joint event is “Shaping The Future Of Healthcare With AI” on the 17th September.

Our TLA Balkans LinkedIn Group is very active with members offering support, advice and connections to each other.

in Group



Petar Savic, founder/co-leader – Supreme Factory, Startup Grind

Flavia Richardson, co-leader – Silicon Valley Bank, ex Funding London

Patricia Nicola, Wayra, ex Seedrs

…more advocates to be confirmed