Sold majority stake of his first online business in 2007. at the age od 22.
Started 5 successful SMEs in 5 different industries.
Had over 20 years of experience in-between marketing, entrepreneurship, and technology.
Worked as a designer, developer, and project manager on over 450 projects for clients in 30 countries worldwide.
What others say
– Relja Dereta/Communication coach –
“I have had the pleasure of knowing and cooperating with Ivan for several years on various activities, and I cannot stress enough how pleasant and productive working with him has been. Ivan is a perfectionist, an extremely dedicated, creative and hard worker, someone who will not stop until he finds a solution to whatever challenge lies ahead. He is one of those rare people on whom you can completely rely to be responsible and get the job done… and if he ever believes something really cannot be done in some particular circumstances, then he will tell you so sincerely and without hesitation.”
– Aleksandar Petković/ Growth Director at Mondo –
“Ivan is one of the most energetic, passionate, and professional digital marketing experts and business leaders in the regional industry. He clearly has a solid knowledge base and one of the most impressive wide-reaching networks. Ivan is a legitimate authority on all things digital marketing, which together with his positive attitude and creative mindset makes him the perfect business partner.”
– Milan Obradović/ Digital Operations Manager OU Europe at the Coca-Cola –
“Ivan has helped us a lot with his devoted work on www.olimpijac.rs project. It was Telenor online project during the London 2012 Olympics. Despite several huge obstacles we have faced during the realization (all Murphy laws were against us), he had strength, will, and knowledge to make this project live and successful.”
Ivan Minić spent the last 20 years working on projects that were somewhere between marketing, technology, and entrepreneurship. Over the years he has built up a diverse range of skills that are making him highly qualified.
At the beginning of the 2000s, he was working as a web designer and (primarily as a) web developer. Since then, he has worked on over 400 projects, in more than 28 countries worldwide.
In 2002. he has founded the biggest online community in the SEE region – Burek.com, which has over 4 million members to this date. After a couple of years, he sold a major stake to a CEE investment fund and continued to run the business, helping it achieve 40% year-over-year growth for the next four years.
Later he has worked on the US and global English – speaking markets as a business consultant and marketing consultant, collaborated with more than 50 of the world’s most famous brands.
Also in the past 10 years, he had worked with over 150 SMEs helping them grow and expand their business. He has founded in cooperation with Telenor – the most relevant online source of information for small businesses and entrepreneurs – MojaFirma.rs.
His blog “For The Win” has been repeatedly named one of the best in the SEE region. Ivan also writes for leading media outlets in Serbia – Bizlife, PC Press, Domen.rs, Netokracija, Sportske.net, BeforeAfter, JužneVesti, and occasionally as a photographer and cameraman illustrate the sports stories of the local edition of Vice and SportKlub.
Today he is teaching Digital Project Management at the Faculty of Media and Communications in Belgrade, also leading the podcast Pojacalo (meaning Amplifier) and his business in Belgrade – premium burger bar Burgos.
Ivan’s deep understanding of technology, engineering, entrepreneurial mindset, years of experience in foreign markets, as well as specialization in marketing strategy, make him a top expert and the perfect mentor.
Certifications / Achievements / Publications
– Columnist @ Netokracija.rs, Journalift, Bizlife, Domen.rs, Sportske.net, SportKlub.rs, Vice.rs
– Mentor & Consultant @ Thomson Foundation
– Consultant @ UNDP Serbia
– Consultant @ USAID Serbia
– Consultant @ OSCE
– Mentor @ Foundation Ana & Vlade Divac
– Lecturer @ Faculty of Media and Communication
– Lecturer @ Jurnalists’ association of Serbia
– Jury president @ IAB Mixx Awards 2015
– Jury member @ South East Europe Customer Experience Awards 2020
– Jury member @ Web Retailer Award 2021
– Podcast host @ KK Crvena Zvezda
– Podcast host @ Pojacalo
– Winner of 3 WebFest awards (Blog of the year, Forum of the year, Project of the year)
– Winner of 4 PC Press Top 50 awards