Find all of the information you need to run your startup in Serbia

Whether you are at the beginning of the development of your startup or at a later stage, here you can find all the necessary information about current events and programs, as well as everything that interests you in general about the startup ecosystem!

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Discover why Serbia is a great place for your startup

There are many reasons for launching a start-up in Serbia or moving it here, or for seeking investment opportunities in our ecosystem. In recent years we have put tremendous efforts into creating a favourable environment for innovative business opportunities, particularly by adopting various legislative amendments

Be part of a success-driven ecosystem

The Serbian startup scene is rapidly developing, but it is far from being saturated. Hence, it provides a good business opportunity for new and ambitious teams and companies. The Financial Times also wrote about “the hunger” of Serbian tech entrepreneurs for success, comparing the Belgrade startup scene with that in Berlin. The Serbian IT sector accounts for about 6% of the GDP, with generated exports of EUR 1.4 million in 2019, which is a 55% increase compared to 2017.

Tax reliefs

Serbia strongly supports startup teams by offering tax incentives. Hence, there is a personal income tax exemption for the founders of innovative startups for a three-year period, an exemption from taxes and contributions in the amount of up to 70% for new employment and a 70% reduction in tax and contribution bases for employing repatriates and foreigners.

Heaven for digital nomads

Apart from numerous repatriates, foreign nationals – digital nomads account for one-fourth of those employed in the technology sector. Serbia is one of a few European countries that does not require citizens from the USA, China, the EU, India and other countries to have an entry visa. meetup

Nova Iskra – Alongside the digital platform we initiated Belgrade Gets Digital Meetup, a physical meeting point for a community of international professionals and digital nomads already living and working in and from Belgrade.  Belgrade Gets Digital Meetup is a place for networking, sharing knowledge and experience, and will create opportunities for new connections, collaborations, and partnerships within the local ecosystem.


Benefits and Incentives

Whether you are just starting out or have been in business for some time, check below to see if there are any benefits and incentives that you were unaware of that could make running your business operations easier.


In one place, look at the complete list of organizations that can help you on the path of startup development, whether through education, mentoring, finances or providing space for work.

Why Serbia

There are many reasons why you should start your startup in Serbia, move it to Serbia or look for investment opportunities in our ecosystem.

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A work environment in which you share experience and knowledge with the people around you brings good energy, contributes to better problem solving and gives birth to new ideas. Whether you need an office, business or co-working space, see all the possibilities on offer.

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Startup scanner

The startup scanner provides an opportunity to gain insight into the state of our startup ecosystem.