The UK Albania Tech Hub was launched by the British Embassy in Tirana to support the Albanian entrepreneur ecosystem.
Over the last 3 years, the Tech Hub has become renowned in the region for its high quality education, and most importantly, the impact it’s having. Today, the Tech Hub supports start-ups from Serbia, Macedonia, Kosovo and Montenegro, making it a regional Western Balkans programme.
The programme’s key components include a 6-month business training programme, a pitching competition, a UK business exchange week and a graduate follow-on coaching programme.
The Albanian start-up ecosystem is only in its infancy, and there’s much need for business expertise, upskilling and development. Lack of knowledge and training also make it difficult for local entrepreneurs to access international markets.
The ecosystem is small, but it’s growing. It represents an opportunity to fuel the wider economy while creating positive business role models.