RAS and BINS: “GROW” Accelerator Programme for future entrepreneurs

Feb 01, 2019

Do you want to start a business? Do you want to start working on your idea? Do you want to learn as much as possible about your business? Apply for “GROW” Accelerator Programme and find the answers.

What is it about? What is “GROW” Accelerator Programme?

Development Agency of Serbia (RAS) in cooperation with the Business Incubator Novi Sad (BINS) is starting a unique and rich acceleration pilot programme “GROW” that will include many different elements. The Programme is implemented within the project “Developing accelerators to provide better access to innovation finance for SMEs – ACCELERATOR” financed by the European Commission, within the Danube Transnational Programme.

“GROW” Accelerator Programme includes several different activities, some of which are:

  • Series of “meetups” (informal lectures or panels) which show how creative individuals solved certain problems faced by all businesses at the beginning.
  • Startup Weekend that will be held organized on 8, 9 and 10 March in Novi Sad.
  • Growth Hackathon, a new competition format where we will have an opportunity to see how to ensure a fast and simple grow for your company.
  • Training for future entrepreneurs and all those who want to improve their business. The core of the “GROW” programme are trainings that will help future entrepreneurs to successfully deal with the market, to create and improve their product and learn to make successful business with it. Trainings will cover different fields – from creating and validating the business model, through finance for startups and marketing, to preparation for pitching and strategy to conquer a market.

How to apply for events within the “GROW” Accelerator Programme?

For more details on applying for the program, as well as all other relevant information, please read the attached Public Call.

Application procedure is simple and fast, and for all additional information you can contact RAS team at and the team of Business Incubator Novi Sad at

Is there something else I should know about the “GROW” programme?

Yes, there is another important thing – all events, except for “meetups” are competitive. So, apart from being able to learn a lot and meet people with the similar mindset trying to solve the same problems, you can also win valuable awards.

Additional information about awards, guest lecturers, dates and all other information can be found at the website of the Development Agency of Serbia (, as well as the website of the Business Incubator Novi Sad (