Lead Scout @ Startupbootcamp Berlin
Janko is currently responsible for sourcing companies for the Startupbootcamp program – meeting great entrepreneurs, assessing business potential, market sizing & traction.
Janko previously worked for Pioneers Festival on managing project delivery for the Pioneers of the Balkans project – a hyper-acceleration program run in CEE on behalf of the World Bank and EU Commission.
Before joining Pioneers Janko worked as the Head of Digital Banking services in Sberbank Serbia, where he managed all Digital business streams and project – introduction of mBanking and eBanking solutions as well as developing new internet-based sales channels. Working for Sberbank came later after first corporate experience while Janko was running Business Development within Sony Consumer (eCommerce) and Professional divisions (providing products, solutions and services for professional use) before leaving the corporate job for starting a company on his own. As one of the co-founders he was leading Strategic Planning and Business Development for one of the top ICT startups in the SEE region.
Janko has a strong background within sourcing investment deals, venture building and mentoring startups (optimising their products and services and growth strategies). He also has strong experience in strategic planning and cross- departmental/divisional projects and experience in crafting of the go-to-market strategies for innovative solutions. Janko is currently mostly involved in Investment Management, Deal Sourcing and Designing of business models built around the Lean Startup Methodology.
Areas of Expertise:
Venture Building, Fundraising, Strategic Marketing & Business Development, Organizational Behavior, Customer Development, Project and Innovation Management.