The Center for Knowledge Management recently welcomed Mr. Alfred Coppola, a renowned expert from the US Market Access Center located in the Silicon Valley, California. Mr. Coppola's visit was organised under the Gazelle project,.

The Gazelle project, supported by the Interreg BalkanMed programme, aims to enhance the growth potential of startups and gazelles in the region by providing them with access to international expertise and resources. Over the course of two days, Mr. Coppola engaged with local entrepreneurs, sharing his expertise on startup success factors and listening to promising pitches from innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from North Macedonia.

Expressing his enthusiasm about his visit, which is part of a larger visit of European cities, Mr. Alfred Coppola stated, "I am very happy I had the opportunity to engage with the vibrant startup community in North Macedonia, and to hear more about their innovative ideas."

Andrijana Bogdanovska, the Director of the Center for Knowledge Management, expressed her gratitude for Mr. Coppola's visit, stating, "We are honored to have Mr. Coppola share his expertise with our startup ecosystem. His valuable insights and guidance will undoubtedly inspire and equip our entrepreneurs with the necessary knowledge to thrive in today's competitive market."

As the Gazelle project progresses, it is expected that more entrepreneurs and experts from various parts of the world will join hands in nurturing the vibrant startup ecosystem in North Macedonia, fueling economic growth and creating a conducive environment for innovative ventures to flourish.