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Development Agency Zagreb – TPZ Ltd. is a company owned by the City of Zagreb. It was founded with the objective to stimulate entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial education/training and private business initiative, especially in the area of development and high technologies. DAZ-TPZ as a BSO and sectoral agency operates through three business units: Technology Park; Entrepreneurial and Development Projects Centre. Within Technology Park we offer pre-incubation and acceleration, incubation, post-incubation and co-working services to technology oriented companies.

Technology Park Zagreb (TPZ)  is a place where good ideas turn into entrepreneurships.

Through Technology Park Zagreb high technology start-ups from the City of Zagreb get workplace, technical support, business consulting, and education and networking with the aim to internationalize their businesses and to be competitive on the global market

Technology Park Zagreb, on about 2.000 m2 represents the highest concentration of innovative entrepreneurs in the City. It is located on two locations: in Zagreb west and Zagreb East. Companies in Technology Park are mostly: software companies specialized in development and implementation of web and mobile application, CMS, CRM solutions for health, tourism, banking and financial sector; and Companies focused on development and innovation in area of electronic s and sustainable energy.

78 members of TPZ, under different programs: 22 innovative companies incubated in TPZ; 3 development teams in pre-incubation process; 2 companies in virtual incubation and 51 alumni members.

Depending on needs of young entrepreneurs and high technology, start-ups from the City of Zagreb and with an aim to improve and strengthen technology infrastructure and to enable sustainable regional development TPZ will extend capacities by implementing innovation infrastructure for more than 30 start-ups on 7.000 m2 until the end of year 2016.

Acceleration program called “Start Up Factory Zagreb” – innovative and new services  within the scope of activities of the TPZ, launched in June 2016 is first regional public acceleration programme, where the promising innovative start-ups will receive financial, mentoring and infrastructural support to develop and deliver smart city solutions.

Members achieving impressive results with support of TPZ: 15 protected innovations and 203 international awards and recognitions. Indicators of incubated companies’ operation shows an increase of employees and income. In the last three years, TPZ start-up companies growing at a rate of 30% per year. 60% of revenues are related to export. 20 companies employ more than 100 high-educated employees. TPZ members actively participate in start-up competitions and conferences aimed at promoting start-up community in Zagreb and the region such us Zagreb Connect and Zagreb Forum held in last years gathered over 2000 visitors and program participants from wider region.

Connect London is a full service incubator and business accelerator working with high-growth businesses that need funding and advice to grow. We run the European Young Innovators Forum London Hub and are a registered business angel network, offering business mentoring. We can provide/build management teams in exchange for equity shares (KANES).

We offer business mentors and business advisors to help pre-starts and existing businesses become investment ready and raise funding.  We also provide ‘soft-landings’ for overseas companies wanting to start-up in London e.g. from Japan, Korea, France, Sweden, Norway, Spain, Russia etc

We see over 600 + early stage and established enterprises each year and helped 200 businesses to obtain funding in 2015.

Connect has a large corps of experienced business mentors/advisors covering most business sectors and technologies.

We have been operating a proven model for many years and helped many entrepreneurs to successfully grow innovative businesses.