Profit lies on the bottom of Belgrade rivers

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Belgrade, 21 December 2012


The idea of collecting wrecks from the bottom of the rivers and its coasts, and the trade of these raw materials, won the first place at the Business Challenge Competition of high school students held in Moskva hotel with 100 participants from 20 high schools in Belgrade.


Teams of 5 students from different schools created business plans as a response to the challenge given by the host. The task was to come up with the profitable product or service that will use the big potential of Belgrade rivers.


Supported by business volunteers from UniCredit Bank, Mayor of Belgrade's office, Deloitte, Saga, Cambridge University Press and Open World Program, students presented their ideas to the jury consisted of: Milina Petrović (UniCredit Bank), Vladimir Nikolić (Limundo), Milena Bićanin (City of Belgrade Council), Miloš Milisavljević (Strawberry Energy), Milana Petković (Saga) i Milena Vujičić (Ikea Serbia).



The jury members decided that the winning idea was the one given by the team No. 18:

  • Maša Majdanac (School of Economics "Nada Dimić")
  • Nemanja Gavrilović (V School of Economics)
  • Jelena Grozdanić (School for beauty care technicians)
  • Miodrag Cvejić (First Belgrade Gymnasium)


The second place went to the team No. 4:

  • Tara Bogosavljević (School for beauty care technicians)
  • Dimitrije Kočinac (School for transport technicians)
  • Nađa Ćirović (V School of Economics)
  • Katarina Jovanović (First belgrade Gymnasium)


Team No. 14 won the third place:

  • Tatjana Mitrović (Agricultural school, Obrenovac)
  • Đorđe Nedeljković (Technical school)
  • Ana Milenković (European business school "Milutin Milanković")
  • Jovan Dabižljević (High school "Radoje Dakić")



The competition was organized by Junior Achievement Serbia with the cooperation and financial support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the „Civil Society Advocacy Initiative” (CSAI), project implemented by the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC). 


All the photos from the competition can be seen HERE.