The Startup scanner is a comprehensive report on the state of the domestic startup ecosystem, which will allow us to better understand the characteristics and opportunities in the domestic ecosystem and provide useful information to everyone who is interested in startups and can contribute to their development — from corporations, through the public sector and international institutions, to the entrepreneurs themselves.

This year, Startup scanner will also try to answer questions such as: what are the main characteristics of startup founders in terms of education, experience and gender; what is their speed of growth compared to more traditional and less innovative companies, what are the characteristics that distinguish them in terms of technology, sector, market and location, etc. Also, this research deals with the issue of financing startups, i.e. how they are financed through grants, investments, loans, business angels or are they still self-financed.

The significance of this document lies in the overview of trends and tendencies that exist in the ecosystem. On the other hand, the report indicates the key problems and shortcomings of the ecosystem, the recognition of which can facilitate and encourage the creation of activities and projects to improve and solve the identified problems.

The plan is to conduct research once a year and publish the results in the form of a Startup scanner. You can view the report in its entirety by downloading the PDF document.

This research is made possible by the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents of this research are the responsibility of Digital Serbia Initiative and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.