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 (Baltics) / Changers (Berlin). Board Member IPKO Foundation (Kosovo) @DigitalKosovo creator. @HyperIsland Alumnus.
From smart cities to the future of the sharing economy and digital birth of a nation.
Invited by Helsinki Think Company and Helsinki University to share the story of risk taking and creating creating a digital nation.
At #cfasummit, I gave an ignite talk on Digital Experience and Crowdsourcing Diplomacy through civic tech.
Doku:tech is an outstanding tech conference at the well-known International Film Festival Dokufest.
Lecture on the risk taking, negotiation, launch strategy, tactics, challenges and lessons learned on entrepreneurial journey.
Wrote a column for The Guardian on the importance of education within entrepreneurship.
An entrepreneurship lab for boosting entrepreneurship in Estonia by providing guidance, getting them close to market and investors.
"Entrepreneurship, innovation and its impact in future growth". Part of series for Entrepreneurship Competition Vilnius.
The prestigious magazine highlighted my involvement on Kosovo digital recognitions.
Invited on panel to discuss opportunities for innovation & entrepreneurship at Balkan Venture Forum 2013 in Tirana, Albania
Invited by OpenReaktor to talk on new opportunities and new user experiences.
Launched Digital Kosovo, initiative aiming to improve Kosovo's inclusion in the global internet infrastructure.
Invited to talk on OpenGovData, Defending Human and Internet Rights at Republika Festival 2013 in Rijeka, Croatia
Invited on panel to discuss product market fit and entrepreneurship at Balkan Venture Forum 2013 in Sofia, Bulgaria
Panelist at conference on "Public Diplomacy in service of cross-border cooperation and communication with global audiences".
Leading daily newspaper Koha Ditore from Kosovo ran 40 questions with me, exploring some untold views for the 1st time.
With IPKO Foundation and MFA organized Wiki Academy, an event to improve quality and quantity of online content on Kosovo.
Invited to talk on Entrepreneurship at Faculty of Computer and Electrical Engineering.
Joined on June 2012. Ipko Foundation goal is to fund and support the development of next generation of leaders with digital vision.
On 21 April, 2012 I joined HackFwd as Referrer. An investment company designed to enable great people launch great companies.
TechCrunch was the first media to write about the Changers launch in Japan with Daymon Worldwide, a global retail company.
Forbes did a story featuring some promising startups from Berlin, including the founders of Changers.com and its Japan launch.
During Campus Party Europe in Berlin, I had an opportunity to meet personally the founder of WWW (World Wide Web), Sir Tim Berners Lee. Also delivered a talk at Campus Party on "Green Tech Communities" showcasing the Changers.com technology and the upcoming Marketplace.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo invited me to run a workshop on strategic planning for digital diplomacy.
In Barcelona, Spain for Mobile World Congress 2012 attending the keynote of Eric Schimdt, Google and Whats App founder.
Invited as a guest lecturer on Digital Marketing, Data and APIs at Hyper Island Master Class.
Launched Changers.com, showcasing the innovation and connection between solar powered gadget and community marketing.
MC Hammer is not only known for the popular "Can't Touch This" song, he also supports tech ecosystem in Silicon Valley.
Author of the famous book "The Search" and Chairman of Web 2.0 Summit, where most prominent entrepreneurs and thinkers meet.
Played by Justin Timberlake in The Social Network movie, Founding President of Facebook, co-founder of Napster.
Officially moved to Berlin to work closely on the new venture Changers.com and prepare its launch for worldwide market.
Joined the management of Changers.com, intelligent mobile solar-charger company that enables to produce your renewable energy.
On how broad-scale online platform Trajnimi.com have helped to transform and reform digital education in Kosovo.
On how can you run your company worldwide using mashup tools available, which tools can help and which can hurt your business.
On the influence of the global financial crisis on the banking industry in the Baltic States.
In partnership with Metasite Business Solutions conducted assessment of eBanking services in 43 Baltic banks and its branches.
F1 is my passion. I enjoy visiting races and post figures that matter about the business of Formula One in my Twitter account.
On grappling the “Zhou Dynasty” in emerging markets, where enterprises are established to only run monopolies and collusive profits.
The book investigates, how those involved in education can respond to the opportunities offered by Web 2.0 technology.
Fast Europe Ventures represents Finish company UpCode Technology in Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia.
With Fast Europe Ventures and internet portal Telegrafi.com team up to introduce a payment service for mobile users in Balkans.
Leading Fast Europe Ventures Ltd we enter on service contract agreements with Telecom operators in Kosovo, Macedonia and Albania.
Fast Europe Ventures granted a license from Telecomunication Regulatory bodies in Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia.
The Economist correspondent Tim Judah wrote a new book on Kosovo Independence. He interviewed me on country's economy.
Got awarded Best Practice Award 2008 from ECDL Foundation supported by European Commission for trajnimi.com
Co-Founded and incorporated Fast Europe Ventures UAB in Baltics, management consulting for Banks and Telecoms in CEE.
Moved to Vilnius to co-found the company Fast Europe Ventures UAB and establish a presence in Baltic market.
Die Zeit interviewed me on Kosovo's potential after declaration of independence and transformation into a sustainable economy.
The Economist quoted my statement on Kosovo business environment, and challenges that modern technology is brining.
Can the country become an investment zone for foreign companies, especially in the new-technology sector? France24 asked.
Sandbox started in 2008 and is now the foremost global community of extraordinary young achievers below 30.
Seeing my country of birth becoming independent after so many years of wars and struggle was an remarkable experience.
On how innovative projects can transform education and open employment opportunities in post-war countries.
Interviewed on BBC Albanian about priorities of technology innovation and its potential in Kosovo and the region.
The platform enables Kosovar citizens to complete for FREE online European standard computer skills certification programme.
of business case competitions where students from economics, business administration and management competed yearly in Vienna.
Joined Ipko Institute as Director to lead and increase capacities of management, new media, research and development.
Went to Hyper Island to continue education on Digital Media and work as Product Developer in Karlskrona, Sweden.