Welcome to Smion

At Smion, we are passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship. We believe in the power of ideas and the potential they hold to transform industries, communities, and lives. Join us on our journey to unlock the full potential of innovation and drive economic growth.

Our mission

Our mission is to empower entrepreneurs and build innovative ecosystems that drive growth. We specialize in developing tools, resources and programs for early-stage startup development, from idea validation to market access. By fostering collaboration, nurturing talent, and unlocking potential, we aim to contribute to the growth and success of our clients and the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Our vision

We envision a future where every entrepreneur possesses the tools, resources, and support to successfully innovate, solve hard problems, and transform the world for the better with their ideas.

Our vision

Virtues Smion promotes



Curiosity is the desire to learn and explore new ideas, perspectives, and possibilities. It involves a sense of wonder and a willingness to question assumptions and seek out new knowledge. With an inherent curiosity, entrepreneurs are naturally inquisitive and open-minded, always seeking fresh ideas and perspectives to drive improvement and innovation. This trait helps them stay ahead of the competition by exploring new possibilities.


Intellect is the ability to think critically, reason logically, and solve complex problems. It involves a high level of cognitive ability and analytical skills, as well as the capacity to learn and adapt to new information. Entrepreneurs who embody intellect possess sharp and strategic mindsets, allowing them to approach complex problems and make informed decisions based on data and analysis.


Grit is the determination and resilience to persevere through difficult and challenging situations. It involves a strong work ethic, a commitment to goals, and the ability to bounce back from setbacks and failures. Gritty entrepreneurs are able to persevere through obstacles and setbacks, staying committed to their vision and working hard to achieve their goals.


Agility is the ability to adapt and respond quickly to changing circumstances. It involves being flexible, open-minded, and able to adjust plans and strategies as needed to achieve desired outcomes. Entrepreneurs who exhibit agility are able to adapt to uncertainty and unexpected challenges, adjusting their approach and seizing new opportunities as they arise


Filip Stipančić


One of the first tips that Filip will give you is to always focus on creating value for the user. His passion for entrepreneurship has followed him since high school, and his love for the efficiency of the lean approach comes from an engineering way of thinking. Conversations about innovative products and business models will always attract his attention, stimulate creative contribution or constructive questioning.

Miro Hegedić, PhD


Miro is a PhD with a passion for lean management and innovation. A person who strives for excellence and focus on results, and sees his main role in helping to create and realize successful ideas through the development of individuals and organizations. He is the co-founder of Smion and one of the founders of Startup Drill.

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