Global communications company Infobip has announces the launch of its Startup Tribe programme. The programme will be led by newly appointed director Nikola Pavesic who joins from Nikkei. 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 the products and services worth up to $60,000 that will enable them to grow their customer base through omnichannel communication. Further on, Infobip plans to provide hands-on support in the sales and product fields though its global teams. The Startup Tribe will also have at their disposal the resources of Infobip’s 65+ global offices, wherever available and a special relationship with a newly acquired leading developer conference.
“The tech sector is an exciting game-change, and we want to boost local and regional ecosystems throughout 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 organization and look forward to bringing value through startup collaboration.” – says Nikola Pavesic.
In addition to Infobip’s offerings, the programme has tapped external expertise to assist qualified startups, first with a unique Advisory Council comprising of top investors and entrepreneurs from all over the world.
Furthermore, it 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 Startup Tribe programme, which are already funded by partnered VCs and accelerators will be receiving additional credits and benefits within the program.
“Startups have always been a personal passion of mine, with Infobip Shift originally being a Startup Conference, it’s really great to, as part of our new Developer Experience Department, get back to my roots and help the community, albeit this time it is the 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.