GrowIT 2021

Title: GrowIT 2021

Client: ICT County, Split-Dalmatia County

Social/Positive Impact: The project had a positive impact on encouraging the development of the IT sector by supporting entrepreneurs in the development of technological products.

Applied Methodologies and Tools: Event organization and moderation

Introduction Description:

The GrowIT 2021 project represents a continuity following the StartIT Academy 2020. This project included a competition for the development of IT startup projects in two categories – before and after entering the market. During the course of GrowIT, two educational lectures on startup administration and market entry strategies were organized and moderated by the Smion team. On the first day of GrowIT, finalists presented their projects through pitching, while the second day was reserved for the award ceremony. Startups in the initial phase won awards of 50,000 and 70,000 kuna, while more mature startups received awards of 250,000, 150,000, and 100,000 kuna.


Over the two-month collaboration with the teams, the following results were achieved:

  • Two educational lectures were held and moderated.
  • 11 awarded startup teams.
  • A demo day and an award ceremony were held.

The GrowIT 2021 project had a significant impact on encouraging the development of the IT sector in Split-Dalmatia County and supported entrepreneurs in realizing their startup ideas.