Photo credits: Maja Medić

In our search for enterprising and creative young people who want to start their own business, together with the Centre for Youth Work, this year we have organised the Your Business, Your Story competition.

The winner of the competition is Emanuel Radak from Subotica. He presented his clothing brand MANTRA and with his original idea and engaging presentation got the majority of jury votes. As his prize, Emanuel will visit the UK to meet some of the great entrepreneurs that have started successful business.

How has it happened?

We asked applicants to submit a 90 second video of them presenting their business idea.  Online video submissions were posted on our Facebook page, where we asked the public to vote for the business idea they thought was the best. The Your Business, Your Story Audience Award (iPad Air) went to Miloš Basrak from Belgrade.

For the main prizes, our jury selected the 20 most successful presentations from the applications received. The selected participants were invited to attend training in Sremski Karlovci, where they had a chance to develop their business ideas and improve their communication skills. After the training, the jury narrowed the competition down to the ten participants with the most successful presentations. These participants had an opportunity to work with mentors from the business sector in order to further develop their ideas before presenting again at the final stage of the competition. 

In the competition finals, held at the Dom omladine Beograda, the jury got an opportunity to once more assess the participants' business and presentation skills and chose Emanuel Radak as the best one.

For more information, please use our official Twitter hashtag #tvojbiznis or e-mail Irena Damjanović from the Centre for Youth Work.