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CEO and Consultant

Svetlana Zikic

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Sefini llc. Belgrade
Sefini llc. Belgrade


Acceleration / Incubation / Innovation, Finance / Banking / Investment / Accounting, Administrative



English, Serbian





available for this batch

"Strive for your purpose, set a goal, take action, focus fully and accept help if possible"

commitment curiosity purpose
Svetlana can support with:
Decision-making Risk-taking Budgeting / controlling Coaching Confidence building Conflict management Copywriting / blogging / writing skills / storytelling Crisis management Goal setting and scheduling Leadership skills Motivational skills Negotiation / sales Personal finance & investing Starting a business / project / side-hustle Strengths & weaknesses identification
Svetlana's work experience:
Acceleration / Incubation / Innovation Finance / Banking / Investment / Accounting Administrative C-level executive (Co-)Founder Manager Consultant Advisor Employee Board member One-woman business Small business (10-50 employees) Corporate (>250 employees) NPO / NGO Startup Serbia

Svetlana runs her own consulting company and is the CEO of a startup based in Latvia. She has been active in business as manager and advisor for 25+ years. Currently fully committed in developing the business from scratch as a startup co-founder, which combines technology and design for the purpose of humans’ well-being. Her experience primarily includes commercial area and financial management, solo entrepreneurship, and engagement within EU startup programs as a Mentor.

She achieved solid networking in different regions in Europe as well as in different verticals. Her expertise unites both B2B launching and growing businesses, leading through strategy set up for sales, product market validation, market research, business operations. She has already proven herself in leading a small team, as well as in mentor's support startup founders, also working in different markets, overcoming challenges and continuing to strive to reach her own purpose.

Svetlana is open for:
some brainpicking 🧠 doing regular check-ins ✅ coaching 🏆 support for specific projects and events 🤓 connecting and networking 🛜
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Check out our FAQ below or drop us a line, we're answering all your questions.

  • Does the mentoring program cost anything?
    Nope - but you do have to be an inner circle member at the female factor. The membership starts at 1 € a day. For more info visit our membership page.
  • Can I apply for more than one mentor?
    Yes, you can apply for up to three mentors. Please note, every mentor requires a personalized motivation letter.
  • I'm having trouble deciding who to apply for, how do you pick a good mentor?
    That all depends on your career goals for the upcoming months- so ask yourself where do you want to be in half a year or year from now. Do you want to expand your company in a certain field? Start your own company? Or side business? Do you want to gain a particular skill set? Or maybe you want to move up within your corporation? Choosing a good mentor FOR YOU depends on a lot of things. But we’ve seen that a good mentor mentee relationship and successful outcomes mainly depends on good chemistry aka. you two get along and that the person can give you relevant advice and know-how that will help to excel in YOUR personal career. So ask yourself: “Will I vibe well with this person?” “How is their career and experience relevant to mine?” “How will it help me get to where I want to be in a certain period of time?” "How could my mentor actually benefit from my knowhow and skillset?"
  • How long is the mentoring program?
    The official mentoring period is for half a year. The current mentoring batch is running until December 2024. The fall batch will have applications open in September, and the batch itself will run from October 2024 through to March 2025. However, some of the mentors will still be happy to support you after that period or even become friends.
  • Can I apply for a mentor who lives in another city?
    Absolutely. We encourage you to apply for mentors in other cities as well, especially if you have a certain goal, eg. expanding or establishing a business there or looking for a job in another country or if you're eager to get to know another culture.
  • How can I become a mentor myself?
    If you feel you would be a good fit, you can reach out to us here.
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