Kushtrim Xhakli is an experienced entrepreneur with a high passion for innovation and market disruption. In the last decade, he started companies from scratch and managed to bring a range of new technologies into challenging environments.
Co-Founder of Fast Europe Ventures UAB a digital strategy and business model design, banking and tech solution enabler firm, working with banks, government and telecoms operators. Co-Founder of Changers.com Germany, producer of intelligent and mobile lifestyle solar-charger that enables everybody to produce and consume their own renewable energy. Former HackFwd investment referrer.
Board Member of IPKO Foundation, a foundation with a goal to seed and support the development of the next generation of leaders with a digital vision. Creator of Digital Kosovo, a crowdsourced campaign that is engaging in advancing Kosovo’s digital diplomacy agenda, focusing on securing Kosovo’s recognition by the global Internet infrastructure. Producer of Doku:tech yearly technology conference on the subject of innovation, technology, and society.
Xhakli’s work has been covered by major media outlets including The Guardian, Virgin Media, Foreign Policy, The Economist, TechCrunch, Forbes, BBC, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, France24 and The Red Bulletin.