The World's Rising Start-up Hubs: Belgrade, Serbia, Europe

Belgrade Fast Fact

  • Population: 1.7 million.

  • Diverse: Excellent value in a diverse, international city with a worldwide reputation for innovation.

  • Air connections: Belgrade Airport biggest traffic in South East Europe.

  • Cost: Extremly reasonable and affordable when put up against other strongholds such as London, New York or even Berlin, you'll struggle to find better value.

  • Corpoarte tax: 15%.

  • What to expect: Low prices, a great pool of talent, a thriving start-up scene and a very rich culture.

What are best aspects of doing business in Belgrade?

Change: Belgrade is extremely dynamic and certainly one of South East Europe’s most international cities. We have access to incredibly smart and driven people from all over the world that come here to work in the thriving Start up scene and everyone loves Belgrade for its hip culture and the cool vibe.

Excitment: Belgrade is a vibrant city in the heart of Europe and is attracting more and more industries. The mix of affordable cost for a rather high standard of living, plenty of cultural offerings and an international environment foster an exciting atmosphere of new beginnings. This special setting also makes it increasingly easy to attract international talent.

At Bridgeway Europe, we have a dedicated team to take care of the settling in of new staff and even after they have settled in, it’s the team’s aspiration to come up with initiatives that enable them to really set up roots in Belgrade.

Business culture in Belgrade

Belgrade’s business culture is very results-oriented. It’s not so much about who you are but about what you bring to the table and how hard you work. Everyone’s very open and keen to pursue their ideas. People’s backgrounds are extremely diverse, which makes for a great melting pot.

Costs of doing business in Belgrade

What’s great about Belgrade is that it’s a very affordable city - which makes it an amazing place to start a company. You can rent a nice office in a business center at very good rates and invest the money saved into building a better product and hiring amazing people.

Even more, joining Bridgeway Startup Accelerator Europe, you will have an access to a co-working space, connections and a know how of value-for-money services.

For an entrepreneur thinking of starting-up in Belgrade

For the aspiring entrepreneurs, irrespective of location - be prepare for an intense ride. Starting a company can be extremely stressful, and it’s crucial to only pursue an idea that one truly believes in.

First and foremost, simply give it a try. Always keep challenging yourself and your assumptions and be open to iterate your initial idea if necessary.

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