ENTREPRENEURIAL INCUBATOR „IZAZOV“ ("CHALLENGE") PULA
The business incubator "Challenge", with an area of approximately 450 m2 (10 office rooms from 15 to 25 m2), was equipped in 2005 as part of the Istrian Development Agency in Pula, at the address Mletačka 12/IV. Public call for the use of the this space is continuously open according to the needs of the market. The rent for business premises in "Challenge" is preferential for start-up entrepreneurs, whereby 25 percent of the rent is paid for the first year of use, 50 percent for the second, and 75 percent of the established amount for the third year of use.
Goals and services of the Entrepreneurial Incubator "CHALLENGE":
- encouraging self-employment and facilitating the start-up of own business ventures, regardless of the activity
- provision of technical and logistical support (equipping and maintaining offices and communal facilities, use of conference rooms)
- tracking the business success of users and providing free advice with the goal of improving the business results of entrepreneurs
- free trainings for entrepreneurs
- making financing easier through targeted lines of credit and non-refundable financial assistance, as well as enabling access to financing mechanisms
- marketing promotion through web portals, social network accounts of IDA and the media
- facilitating networking and approach to government institutions.