Upbeat Team


Development of a supporting ecosystem for innovation development

Support and creation
of solutions

Development of
human resources

Supporting ecosystem implies work on community development interested in innovations that have impact on the community, the development of strategic partnerships inside and outside the WB region, and inputs in the development of adequate policies and regulations.

The Upbeat Hub will work on creating its own products based on the application of innovative working methods and using Blockchain technology as well as products that support the development of various forms of innovation in the field of management solution, social and circular economy.

The Upbeat team will be dedicated to supporting the development and prototyping of business ideas and their scaling up through collaboration with other stakeholders.

Personnel education for innovation development, use of Blockchain technology, and support to stakeholders through trained human resources will be one of the pillars of Hub’s work.

Who are we

A team consists of social Innovators with 20+ years’ experience and blockchain coding pioneers with a strong help of IT all-rounders and professional economics and advertisers. We gathered in order to make the best possible environment for local Innovators/Coders/Various IT engineers improve their skills in our innovation school or follow our forums, workshops or meetups.

Our Team

Igor Milošević

Developer & Strategic Partnerships

Founder of ADP-Zid with over 30 years of experience working through the non-profit sector.

One of the initiators and coordinators of the regional network Citisens’ Pact for South East Europe, the founder of the magazine Zid, the President of the Association of Printed Media in Montenegro and the founder of
the Housing network.

He worked as the Program Manager in USAID / ORT Montenegro, and he was also
a member of CDEJ – the CoE body of the Council of Europe (CoE).

Trainer and mentor for the development of social innovations and services and
the initiator of the “YouSEE” – Western Balkan platform for social innovations in
the field of employment.

Currently the Program developer in ADP-Zid

Sanda Rakočević

Social innovation & Acceleration

Over 15 years of experience in civil sector as trainer and project manager.

Has a lot of knowledge and experience in all phases of Project Cycle Management.
Trainer and mentor for the development of social innovations and services and
the one of initiators of the “YouSEE” – Western Balkan platform for social
innovations in the field of employment. Special skills, knowledge and experience
she has in the development and testing of social/community services and
businesses using innovative methodologies. In Montenegrin she has developed
and tested more than 20 solutions.

She has 8 years’ experience in international
IT companies. During this period she has grown up from position Assistant to
Project Manager. She has experience in sales management, strategic planning,
predicting the trends on the open market.

One of the initiators and members of ISME / TK 007 Committee for Corporate
Responsibility, a certified Manager of Social Innovations, the co-founder of the
magazine Portun – first street magazine in Montenegro, Co-Founder of Social
Impact Hub – Zid.

Currently the Executive Director of ADP-Zid.

Ivan Joličić

Blockchain solution & coding team leader

International brands CEO with long term experience in telecommunications

and international markets, as well as passionate crypto currencies researcher and blockchain pioneer. Ivan is one of the Montenegro Blockchain Foundation founders, too.

Draženka Laketić

Social network & Marketing

Freelancer interested in making some impact starting with small steps. Young enterpreneur.

Constantly learning how to use new technologies to make the world a better place. Founder of one of the biggest Instagram communities based in Montenegro that are promoting our natural beauties. With more then 35k followers @insta_montenegro after three years became a famous brand world wide spreaded.

Part of Upbeat Hub from Podgorica – a way to gather all the interests together. In love with writing and nowdays working on a first book.

Vukašin Rakočević

Modeling & New Generation

Young innovator with a bachelor degree in Law. Despite that, he is a self-thought engineer

and in accordance to that his love are innovations, engineering and technology. Your passion are willing to transfer on younger generation.

Working as a lab engineer at the Faculty of Polytechnics, leading all the projects and events related to 3D: printing, modelling and scanning. Part of the UP beat HUB team.

Predrag Ristić

Coding team

Savo Lekić

Coding team