Our Mentors

OUR MENTORS

Sara Rajabli

Founder at BUTA Art & Sweets

Sara Rajabli

Founder at BUTA Art & Sweets

racabli_sara@bk.ru

Sara Rajabli - social entrepreneur, the founder of "BUTA Art & Sweets", the founder of Social Business Youth Center, One Young World Ambassador, trainer/facilitator, the first Azerbaijani social entrepreneur, representing the country at UN level, the first young social entrepreneur awarded by President of Azerbaijan Republic, the winner of the first Social Entrepreneurship Nomination Award by Ministry of Economy and State Agency on SMEs. Regional Winner of Eurasian Startup Awards. In 2015-2019 Ms.Rajabli participated at international fellowship and scholarship programs of DAAD, Erasmus+, European Commission, Council of Europe, Yunus & Youth, Azerbaijani Youth Foundation, Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Tatarstan and U.S. Department of State. In 2017 Ms.Rajabli launched a social business "BUTA Art & Sweets" which selected for "Yunus & Youth" Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship Program 2018, winning its scholarship for participation at One Young World 2018 Summit. She was a single international speaker on social entrepreneurship at StartupGrindx Skopje 2019 powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. Recently, she was chosen as a Regional Winner of Eurasian Startup Awards on category – Female Role Model of the year.

Fidan Rustamova

Coordinator at Barama Incubation and Acceleration Center

Fidan Rustamova

Coordinator at Barama Incubation and Acceleration Center

fidanrustamova1@gmail.com

Fidan Rustamova – new Coordinator of “Barama Incubation and Acceleration Center” Operations Manager of the Research, Technology Transfer and Laboratory Department of the Innovation Agency, Chief Specialist of Startup Grind Baku Hub. In 2018-2019, she worked as the Acceleration Program and Operations Manager at the “INNOLAND” Incubation and Acceleration Center as the Head of the Startups Department. In 2015, she took the first place with the “Spinal” project as a co-founder in the national round of the Microsoft “Imagine Cup” competition. She won the second place in the "Innovations" category at the international tour of the competition in Redmond, USA. With this project, she graduated from the High Tech XL Acceleration Program in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. In 2017, she graduated with a bachelor's degree from Khazar University's Faculty of Oil and Gas Engineering. You can get acquainted with Fidan's LinkedIn profile here:

Zaur Unsizada

Senior Specialist at Innovasion Agency

Zaur Unsizada

Senior Specialist at Innovasion Agency

unsizade@gmail.com

Zaur Unsizada – works as a new Coordinator of “Barama Incubation and Acceleration Center”, Senior Specialist at “Innovasion Agency” and Director at “Startup Grind Baku Hub”. He has completed a training program in Israel as a specialist in business acceleration program management and implementation. Zaur Unsizade, who joined the Youth Inc. Entrepreneurship Program as an intern in 2015, realized his potential and was soon appointed as Executive Director. He is interested in the techniques of creating startup ideas, the promotion of design and creative thinking in society, and conducts research in these areas. Zaur is a member of “MASHAV” - the International Development Cooperation Agency under the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “Shalom Club Azerbaijan” and “Global Shapers Community”. He holds a bachelor's degree in Translation from Baku Business University and a master's degree in Business Organization and Management (MBA) from Azerbaijan State University of Economics. You can get acquainted with Zaurun's LinkedIn profile here: profile

Nigar Alasgarova

Founder at Greenwich Education Center

Nigar Alasgarova

Founder at Greenwich Education Center

nigaralasgarova@yahoo.com

 

She has started her own business in 2009 and founded "Greenwich Education Center. The company has branches in Ganja, Baku and Marneuli (Georgia). She has been the author of various projects in the field of entrepreneurship. Also, she is experienced in coaching and mentoring. Additionally, she has participated in establishment and management of many youth organizations and public unions. She has been participant of many local, regional and more than 10 international projects. In 2012, she has established "Odlar Yurdu" Youth Public Union and she is chairwoman of this organization till now. She had chance to be engaged in political activities and was represented in elected bodies. During her career, she has been awarded many prizes and diplomas by public and private institutions.

Maria Stoeva

Chairman of the Board at International Education Consulting Center

Maria Stoeva

Chairman of the Board at International Education Consulting Center

stoeva.phd@gmail.com

The social part of my job is the participation in several projects: · The training and seminars of „Business planning“ that I organize for students in the Youth Center for Supporting Personal Development, Municipality of Plovdiv; · Trainings and seminars „New business perspectives for young people in ne municipality of Kuklen“ – education for 50 young people for minorities in a small municipality near Plovdiv how to start their own business; · Trainings and seminars „An equal start for young disabled in business “ – education for 30 young disabled people from Plovdiv how to start their own business; · Trainings and seminars for teachers “Management and Organization of Multicultural Class”

Ivo Yonchev

Founder and Member of the Management Board at RAZMAH

Ivo Yonchev

Founder and Member of the Management Board at RAZMAH

yonchev.ivo@gmail.com

Ivo Yonchev - Creative, ambitious, organized, highly motivated, dynamic, goal-oriented and forward-thinking professional with more than 15 years of proven experience in marketing, advertising, sales, art and training, a professional actor who began his career in 2004 and has so far participated in several theatre performances, a hit television series and several feature films. I created 3 years ago and so far I manage actively and remain available if more specific information is needed: Association "RAZMAH" is a non-governmental organization founded in 2017 from a team of young and experienced professionals in various fields of activity. The Association includes popular professional actors and musicians, proven economists, well-established representatives of private business and citizens with a strong public position! The main objectives of the Association are activities and initiatives in the field of culture and art, develop and strengthen the spiritual and cultural values, organize art events, festivals and other creative forums, support young beginners and professional artists, to create innovative creative forms, consultations and trainings, exchange new ideas and partner networks between professionals and young people, creative exchange and mobility of professional artists, development of tourism and organization of tourist initiatives, promotion of economic development, IT development, promotion of donations/volunteering, non-formal education, physical education and sport, etc.

Anna Doncheva

Independent Event Coordinator

Anna Doncheva

Independent Event Coordinator

slavica.jovcheska@gmail.com

I've been working in the field of youth for nearly 15 years. Watching youth grow in NGO sector motivated me to make a step forward and learn how to help them and give them direction in further development. This was my que to become a mentor. My specialties are small local businesses and creating marketing strategies’ for recognizing brands and pointing to the market.

Marijo Azinovic

Co-founder and CMO at DotYourSpot

Marijo Azinovic

Co-founder and CMO at DotYourSpot

mario.azinovic@yahoo.com

After starting his career in a high-intensity sales position, Mario Azinovic gradually transposed into a full-fledged marketing professional. At the time part of the corporate world, his start-up enthusiasm was sparked by joining the local university incubator program as a sales & marketing advisor. Since then, he both started his own enterprise in the hospitality industry and been a CMO of now SOSV backed food-tech startup Mushroom Cups Ltd. He's also a co-founder and the CMO of DotYourSpot, hospitality/consumer internet early-stage start-up. Mainly specialized in creative leadership, go-to-market strategy, and team management, with significant technical experience in social campaigns, e-mail marketing, and content creation.

Kaja Dombaj

Freelancer, at Green Island Festival Croatia

Kaja Dombaj

Freelancer, at Green Island Festival Croatia

kajadombaj@yahoo.co.uk

 

Kaja Dombaj has worked in education and film industry for 20 years. As a mentor she has worked with artists, filmmakers, creative hubs and environmentally sustainable projects. She believes social entrepreneurship is a way to a brighter future and a good alternative to the economic system that is clearly not sustainable.

Nikolina Pleic

Co-founder at Kesa

Nikolina Pleic

Co-founder at Kesa

nikolina.pleic@outlook.com

My name is Nikolina Pleić and I'm a 27-year old entrepreneur from Split, Croatia. I have a master's degree in Mathematical statistics from University of Zagreb. Although my background is mathematical, for the last 2 years I have been running a small business which focuses on creating modern backpacks from sustainable materials. Our main goal is to support the local community and also to lower the impact fast fashion has had on local textile industry. We do this by buying every material we use in design and sewing process from local family-owned shops. Also, we are focused on creating a society which is more aware of the hard work and effort it goes into making a simple thing such as a backpack. We try to do this through our social networks, where we have created a 'Kesa' community. ('Kesa' is the name of my brand and company).

Igor Niemyjski

International Projects Coordinator at You in Europe

Igor Niemyjski

International Projects Coordinator at You in Europe

i.niemyjski94@gmail.com

Actively involved in the field of international projects (Youth in Action and Erasmus+) since 2012. So far he has done 2 EVS projects as well as participated in more than 30 international training courses and youth exchanges. Between 2008-2018 he was related to the NGO “Stowarzyszenie Dorośli-Dzieciom” (Adults for Children” Association) working mostly with its EVS Volunteers and representing the Organisation in international projects. After five years of studying international relations at the University of Nicholas Copernicus (bachelor and master degree) he has been working in You in Europe NGO as international projects manager and ESC mentor. Recently also involved in social entrepreneurship undertakings on local and international level.

Nikos Axarlis

Student at the University of the Aegean

Nikos Axarlis

Student at the University of the Aegean

axarlisnick@yahoo.gr

Nikolaos Axarlis - Undergraduate student of the University of the Aegean. In 2019 and 2020 he had been working for a small Aparthotel in Nea Potidea , Halkidiki , Greece. This happened in the Summer period , where university lessons did not take place. In 2017, he worked for a local beach bar as an employee. He holds 2 nationalities the Greek and German one and was raised with both mother languages respectively.

Anthi Chatzipapa

Founder at MEXX

Anthi Chatzipapa

Founder at MEXX

axarlisnick@yahoo.gr

Anthi Chatzipapa. I am 21 years old. I come from Greece and especially from New Moudania Chalkidiki. I study Philosophy and Education at University of Aristotle in Thessaloniki. I am preparing to teach in secondary education, like a philologist, after doing practical lessons at school. I had the opportunity to participate in two youth exchanges programs, about environmental problems and social entrepreneurship. I love travelling around the world, because I want to learn about new cultures, to meet new people and make friends all over the world. Finally, I am interested in volunteering with something which is related with the field I study. Working: I work in a clothing store, which is franchise and the brand name is MEXX in which I am the owner. I do not have a stable work yet, because I want to graduate first.

Slavica Jovcheska

Youth Worker at the Association for Development of Activism - AKVA

Slavica Jovcheska

Youth Worker at the Association for Development of Activism - AKVA

slavica.jovcheska@gmail.com

I've been working in the field of youth for nearly 15 years. Watching youth grow in NGO sector motivated me to make a step forward and learn how to help them and give them direction in further development. This was my que to become a mentor. My specialties are small local businesses and creating marketing strategies’ for recognizing brands and pointing to the market.

Aleksandr Milosevski

Youth worker at Youth Council Next Generation, Co-owner at Bistro Linija

Aleksandr Milosevski

Youth worker at Youth Council Next Generation, Co-owner at Bistro Linija

a.milosevski88@gmail.com

Aleksandar Milosevski is 32 years old software engineer from Skopje. High school and bachelor finished in his home town Skopje. Currently studying civil engineering (hydraulic engineering department) at "Saint Cyril and Methodius University" - Skopje. He worked six years as a general operation manager in one of the largest betting company in Macedonia with 650+ employees. Last three years is involved in NGO sector as volunteer, youth worker and facilitator on projects. Currently he is working as coordinator for international projects at Youth Council Next Generation NGO. Last year become co-owner of Bistro "Linija" located in Skopje.

Marija Cakuleska

Independent Network Marketer at Lyconet

Marija Cakuleska

Independent Network Marketer at Lyconet

marija_cakuleska@yahoo.com

In my past I had many entrepreneurial experiences. From selling donuts during the summer from really early age, selling cosmetics, waitress, working as a tennis coach, took active parts in many NGO projects etc. While giving my heart in the court I found my entrepreneurial bone in myself and now I am leading a team in the most social entrepreneurial company in the world. We help people saving money and raising funds for building schools in the counties from the third world, and ecological projects for saving the environment.

Ali Onur Özçelik

Associate Professor at Eskisehir Osmangazi University

Ali Onur Özçelik

Associate Professor at Eskisehir Osmangazi University

alionur.ozcelik@gmail.com

Ali Onur Özçelik is an Associate Professor and a Lecturer in International Relations Department at Eskisehir Osmangazi University. After obtaining his MA in Transatlantic Relations at the University of Birmingham, he obtained his PhD in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield. Özçelik has involved several youth projects supported by the EU and UN. He has recently involved two EU Jean Monnet Networking projects, as a regional coordinator for the project titled as Anatolian Centre of Excellence and a researcher for the project titled Linking to Europe at the Periphery. He is also a vice chairman of Eskişehir European Union Association.

Busena Çelik Zümbül

Founder at Freyja Concept

Busena Çelik Zümbül

Founder at Freyja Concept

busenacelikzumbul@gmail.com

Busena ÇELİK ZÜMBÜL, who lives in Eskişehir and was born in Kocaeli / İzmit, She completed her primary, secondary and high school education in Kocaeli. He completed his undergraduate education in Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Department of Chemistry, and his master's degree in Marmara University, Department of International Business. Turkey's Economy and Technology University Marketing Management and Sales & Sales Management has completed the certification training program. He completed the Digital Age Branding certificate program at Boğaziçi University at the master level. Graduate of Strategic Self-Marketing and Personal Branding at The State of University New York. Busena ÇELİK ZÜMBÜL, who has experience in international companies in the fields of system management and TPM studies, marketing and sales management in the corporate business life that started in 2007, She has been in the entrepreneurship ecosystem with her business woman identity since 2013. He is a columnist on personal and corporate brand management in various magazines and newspapers. Since 2005, he has been continuing his civil society studies, focusing on entrepreneurship and social issues. With its memberships in different associations and foundations, it continues to work on the social integration and employability of disadvantaged children and youth, migration and social effects. Since 2017, he has been professionally working as a strategic marketing and brand management consultancy for individuals or organizations. It takes part in European Union projects. She provides corporate training. In addition, it also exports micro-exports with the social impact-oriented Freyja Concept brand, which is the e-commerce brand it established in 2018.