Ivanka Milenković winner of the “Success flower 2014″ award


The Association of Business Women in Serbia organised for the eighth time a prestigious award ceremony “Success Flower 2014” to honour the most successful women entrepreneurs in Serbia. The special award for innovation for 2014 went to Ivanka Milenković, founder and director of the company EKOFUNGI.

EKOFUNGI successfully completed a project financed in the second cycle of the Mini Grants Programme and is on the way to repeat this result as a beneficiary of the fourth cycle. The innovation recognised and supported by the Mini Grants Programme has contributed to EKOFUNGI now holding a very specific and significant position in its field, both in the country and abroad. Thanks to the projects, its innovative approach and new solutions, this company is an example of how it is possible to generate growth based on continuous innovation and process improvement, even in difficult circumstances.

The slogan of this year’s event was “DREAM, IDEA, GOAL”. This project was again supported by the German international cooperation organisation GIZ and the Centre for International Private Enterprise from Washington CIPE, by other sponsors and, according to tradition, by the members of The Association of Business Women in Serbia. Institutional support to the project was provided by the Ministry of Economy, the European Bank for Reconstruction and development (EBRD) and the European SME Week.