iVote delegates attended the SME Assembly 2018, from 19 to 21 November in Graz, Austria. As they were invited by the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the European Commission and the Regional Government of Steiermark, they were part of this pan-European campaign that aims to promote entrepreneurship in Europe.

The European SME Week helps existing enterprises find information on available support and tries to support much more people to set up their own personal business. It is coordinated by the European Commission and organizes events throughout the whole year. The main event though is organized every autumn together with the SME Assembly and the European Enterprise Promotion Awards Ceremony.

“It is a really great honor for our company to have a chance to participate at this significant event and have the chance to interact with expert speakers and with delegates in order to build innovative solutions and also, we were given the opportunity to meet with experienced investors and form long lasting connections and matches for the future of our businesses.” – stated Prof. Ljupcho Antovski, iVote Co-Founder and Board member.

During the Assembly hours, important issues were covered, giving accent to the unique strength of Austria with its SME dominant culture, and the ever growing presence of and continued need for female entrepreneurs, the importance of supporting SMEs, building their digital capacities and the need for larger corporations and SMEs to cooperate rather than compete for the benefit of the economy, as well as for the European companies to thrive they need to be noticed, and not hindered by barriers.