Those who make it possible
The staff at ICK is dedicated to make the incubator a great place.
Uranik Begu is a highly experienced management and marketing executive, who currently is serving as an Executive Director at Innovation Center Kosovo (ICK). Prior to his work at ICK, Uranik has served as Head of Marketing and part of a management at Post Telecom Kosovo for four years.
Uranik is currently close to completion of his Doctorate degree in Management, at Swiss Management Center. He is also a renowned lecturer and has taught at several private universities, and the public university of Prizren. He also serves as a Board Member for the largest European Marketing Conference held in Zurich, the CMO Conference, also known as Davos of Marketing.
Uranik since six years ago is an active member of the Economic Development Council of Prishtina.
Safet Rama is the Incubator Manager at the Innovation Centre Kosovo (ICK). His role in ICK is to manage the day-to-day operations of the ICK Business Incubator and directly provide business assistance to all ICK Incubator tenants. He also assists in all events organized by ICK such as Prishtina Startup Weekend, Business Tuesdays, etc. He is sales and marketing specialist with over 10 years of experience working in the private and public sectors.
Prior to joining ICK, he worked for the Privatization Agency of Kosovo as a Marketing and Investor Relations Officer. He also previously worked in Austria as the Head of the Sales Department for HOFBAUER GmbH. Mr. Rama has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and is currently enrolled in the executive MBA program at Sheffield University. In addition to his native Albanian, he speaks English, German, Spanish and number of Slavic languages.
Training, Events & PR Manager
Shpend Lila is sales & marketing executive, experienced communications / M&E specialist, Kosovo United States Alumni on “US Business Environment” and TV Journalist, who is currently serving as the Training & Events manager, at Innovation Centre Kosovo (ICK). Prior to his work at ICK, Shpend has served as Communications, Performance & Research officer at the USAID Young Entrepreneurs Program for three years. He is also a certified British Parliamentary debater / judge and American University of Kosovo graduate on public speaking. He also serves as a Member of Kosovar Youth Council, one of the most active local – youth NGO in Kosovo.
On 2006, Shpend won “Best Speaker” honors, by the Institute for Social Studies and Policies.
Training & Events Assistant
Venesa Krasniqi is the Training and Events assistant at the Innovation Centre Kosovo (ICK). Her role in ICK is to assists the implementation of the training programs within the Training Department, and not only, she assist in implementation for all activities, events, conferences, product launches, social events, communication with speakers and participants, event promotion and event evaluation she also assists and maintain the communication with community, internal and external partners.
Venesa, has studied for International Realotionship (Political Science) at “Iliria” University College.
Arta Ahmetaj is the Incubator Department Assistant at the Innovation Centre Kosovo (ICK). Her role in ICK is to manage and maintain the administrative operations of the ICK Business Incubator. Arta arranges admission committee meetings and represents ICK at times. She also assists at project proposal writing.
Arta has a bachelor degree at Business and Marketing Management from the Staffordshire University in United Kingdom.
Erris Veliu is the Multimedia Designer at the Innovation Centre Kosovo (ICK). Develope graphic designs, produce concept, ideas and drafts, gather information, data and materials that suite ICK’s purpose. He also plans concept by studying information and materials, Illustrates concept by designing rough layout of art, regarding arrangement, size type, styl and other related concepts.
Emira Bakalli is the Administrative and Financial Assistant at the Innovation Centre Kosovo (ICK). Provide general assistance related to budgeting, financial reporting, financing options, and general accounting. She also assists in human resources management and personnel administration. Prior to joining ICK, she worked for the College of International Management “Globus” as an Administrator.
Guxim Thaci is the IT Officer at the Innovation Centre Kosovo (ICK). His role at ICK is to maintain the computer systems of a company and providing stability for the IT related equipment; therefore, keeping day-to-day operations going for the staff that rely on functionality of technology. Guxim has a Bachelor degree in Computer Science and Engineering. He is also certified for networking from Cisco as a CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate).
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