What is Business Café?
From just another ordinary small business event to a new way of doing business and a movement to redefine entrepreneurship.
We started as an ordinary, small event for 30 entrepreneurs.
7 years later, Business Café is a movement and a new way of doing business.
25 cities, 7 countries, 200 events, 700 successful stories shared, more than 15,000 visitors. The value of arranged business partnerships via networking on site surpasses 20 million euros.
The 2 main messages remain the same:
1. You are not alone.
2. You can make it. Despite of everything and everyone.
Everybody is talking about the energy and the atmosphere
We believe that business is a source of good.
We believe that business can and does change lives.
We believe that the most important thing about it is to be human.
We open eyes. We open doors.
We create opportunities. We offer you a platform to succeed.
We change your business and your private life.
We redefine entrepreneurship.
Why visit Business Café?
Get and give support.
Inspire and be inspired.
Connect with like minded people.
What’s in it for you?
We inspire people to start and teach them to grow their businesses. Results?
Many visitors report finding their business partners, ideas, investors for their ventures, employees and most importantly friends for life – on our events.
Be you. Find your tribe.
What do people say
Thank you for your invitation! It was a pleasure and an honour to participate in your 2nd Business Café International!
I enjoyed the evening, hearing new success stories and experiences, mingling with nice business people and enjoying the best view in Zagreb!
Thank you for your present and your kindness! We’ll surely attend as many BCI as possible and recommend others to attend as well!
Thank you so much for having me at Business Café. It was a great experience, one that I will cherrish. You asked me what you can do to help entrepreneurs in Croatia. The fact that you ask this question is amazing by itself. It is great to see that you made it your business to help other entrepreneurs by offering Business Café as a platform where people go – to get inspired, to learn, to network and to share experiences.
If you are an entrepreneur that is looking for inspiration or you would want to start your own business and want to learn from other entrepreneurs – then check out when Kristina plans her following Business Café events, block your calendar and don’t miss out.
It was an absolute pleasure to be a guest speaker for the 2nd Business Cafe International, the atmosphere Kristina and her team created was really inviting and warm, it felt more like friends gathering to share their experiences in the complicated, yet full of opportunities, Croatian business field.
The event was also amazing for networking, we got to connect with like-minded people, both expats like us, but also locals – and this opened a window to possible future projects. Looking forward to the next Business Cafe International events!
When you are foreigner you always struggle with some kind of loneliness, you know you always to some point miss your family, friends, old habits. When you are foreign businessman in Croatia you feel double loneliness since every day you struggle with so many administrative barriers, obstacles, anti entrepreneurship approach. And there comes sunshine and Business cafe, you come here listen to other foreign entrepreneurship and realize you are not lonely at all, there are many of people struggling with exact same problems. This is what happened to me, after participating first in regular BF and then in International one I met wonderful people, motivating stories and a bunch of support and good feeling. If you feel lonely and overwhelmed join Business cafe,and feel the power of networking and supporting.
Hanging out on Business Café means a lot to me. There, you are surrounded with people that have phenomenal energy and that have the same or similar problems as you do, so when you share your troubles you realize that the world has not turned against you, but that these problems are normal. Further on, you meet people from small and medium enterprises, which conclude businesses fast and efficiently as they want exactly those solutions for their problems. You can hear positive examples of guest speakers and see how somebody’s business worked out, and you get ideas because a lot of solutions in one branch can be used in another (maybe we just haven’t thought about it till then). Of course, networking with people like us is an advantage, and Business Café makes that possible. Friendships and businesses are easily made, which can be confirmed by anyone who is an entrepreneur and a part of Business Café. Shortly, Business Café can be rewritten as therapy.
Poslovni savjetnik (Business Counselor), as a leading business monthly magazine and the innovator in many initiatives has recognized the value of Business Café from its beginning, and has offered a full media support, just like regular prizes for attendees in form of annual subscriptions for some editions. And we were right. Those gatherings in cozy atmosphere, excellent organization, have shown to be very useful and inspirational, having also a feeling of support and cognition that we, small entrepreneurs, are not alone and are not left in our own hands. We always have “Poslovni savjetnik” and Business Café to watch our backs.
For me, Business Café is more than a usual networking event, as it always brings additional value through long-term business relationships, friendships, and personal growth connected with unavoidable fun. Regarding the organization, everything is exquisitely set up, because in 2 hours (which is the duration of the event) I get new knowledge about current information on specific markets, depending on the guests of the event. Most importantly, this is an event which fills me up with spiritual energy and that is the reason why I gladly come back to it. Business Café is simply different.
Through Business Café we managed reaching new clients with our EVA Water Clinic, and even importantly we reached key business partners with which we have a beautiful business and human cooperation. In addition, with every edition this gathering of small and medium entrepreneurs is so inspiring and motivational, because sometimes you simply forget that you are not alone in all this Croatian maze and entrepreneurship, for which you must have courage – but also a dosage of craziness. Without Business Café, a lot of things would be missing.
There is one saying that goes like this: “When someone inspires you – the feeling is phenomenal, but when you get to inspire others – it is even better.” Business Café, which idea was developed by Kristina Ercegović, offers exactly that inspiration that gives entrepreneurs, and those who want to become ones, a little push in the back. I was honored to be a guest at Business Café and to be a part of this visionary idea whose time is yet to come.