Protik Center with the support of Minister for Innovation and Public Administration, Ms. Milena Harito, launched its new project, "Acceleration Program" for startups operating in Information and Communication Technology sector.
This project provides assistance focused in the form of mentoring, training, access to business networks, promotion and evaluation, to transform an idea into a successful business. In this program can participate by submitting an application form, individuals or businesses who have an idea / product or service that would like to commercialize in local / regional markets. Prestigious firms as Kalo & Associates and Deloitte joined the project as its partner. Businesses should not have more than 1-2 years activity in the market. Selection of participants was made through an open competition in front of a jury of professionals from businesses and successful and consolidated structures. This presentation was held on 15 October 2014, attended by about 15 young entrepreneurs.
On 16 October 2014, in Protik premises were held "Opening Ceremony of the Announcement of the Participants in the Acceleration Program for Entrepreneurs". The event was honored by Ms. Milena Harito, Minister for Innovation and Public Administration, Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy in Tirana, Mr. Henry Jardine and Chairman of the Albanian - American Development Foundation, Mr. Michael Granoff, who delivered a speech in the context of this initiative in order to support new Albanian businesses. Gjeni.al, Manderine promotions and Find.it were three ideas that were considered to be part of this project.
Gjeni.al is an online portal dedicated plumber, carpenters, electricians etc. Through this portal these professionals will be promoted with the aim to find new clients. Gjeni.al also comes with assistance for those people who have a problem at home, giving them an immediate solution. This portal enables computation of requests from customers and offers from professionals. You can visit Gjeni.al in their website www.gjeni.al.
Find it is an application which may find everything you want to discover. Search mode is quite simple; just choose a place and a particular location, and the app displays it at the moment. Also through Find.it, each user can create a list of his favorite places. You can find this application at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=findit.android.
Manderina Promotion is a Marketing and PR company, opened recently in Tirana. This company comes to help small and medium enterprises (mainly focused on tourism and agro-processing) that would like to raise their image and presence online or offline. Manderina offers a range of MP services, offline: writing articles, and publishing in media, organizing media event, inviting journalists to events, preparing TV chronicles and spots for Albanian TV channels. Online Services offered by Mandarina are: building website and updating, optimizing the website for search engines, opening and feeding social media channels (usually FB and Tw), integrated to website of company. For more information you can click on Manderina Promotions website in www.manderina.com.
Protik Center would like to welcome Gjeni.al, Manderina Promotions and Find.it in their way of acceleration of their enterprises, also to thank Ms. Lindita Shomo, Director of EasyPay, Mr. Gentian Likaj, Executive Director of Communication and Progress and Mr. Agim Bekaj, Country Manager of Microsoft, for their participation in the program as mentors.