Enterprise Incubator "Challenge"

Aiming at stimulating small entrepreneurs and wishing to help the aspiring entrepreneurs to open their own businesses more easily, in 2005 IDA established the Pula-based entrepreneurship incubator "Challenge". Within the framework of the project, young and educated persons just starting their businesses are provided with initial business premises and advisory assistance, and they are also given the opportunity to obtain financing through a guarantee fund.

The procedure is conceived in such a manner that newly established companies can apply for subsidized business premises, which they may use from six months to a maximum of three years. A special advantage is that they must pay no rent for the first three months, during the remaining nine months of the first year they must pay 25%, during the second year 50% and during the third year 75% of the set rental sum.

The contract for the use of business space in the entrepreneurship incubator expires after three years.

The role of IDA in the work and development of activities:

  • coordination of activities
  • technical support
  • informing and offering of expert assistance to entrepreneurs
  • publishing of tenders for potential incubator tenants
  • follow-up (polling of entrepreneurs-tenants)
  • financial support

The goals of the entrepreneur incubator are:

  • to facilitate the entrepreneurs to start their own business by founding of an entrepreneur incubator, especially aimed at young people upon completion of their education
  • offering of services to entrepreneurs  in the incubator in the form of technical and advising support (trough equipping and maintenance of office and common premises, providing training for incubator tenants, the activities of the incubator's info-point and web page)
  • offering of training services to both aspiring entrepreneurs to the existing entrepreneurs, by covering themes of management in small and medium sized enterprises, marketing, making of a business plan, computer science, the tax system, accounting, financial planning, EU funds and similar
  • facilitated financing through the guarantee fund

Information about the Entrepreneurship Incubator "Challenge"

For further information, please contact Mrs. Tamara Kiršić at +385-52-381900, or by e-mail at tamara.kirsic@ida.hr.

Tender  for collecting of requests for subsidized use of office space within the Entrpreneurship Incubator CHALLENGE, Pula, on location Mletačka 12.