AEI has joined the Western Balkans Startup Forum in Niksic, Montenegro. The Forum was organized by IEC Tehnopolis from the 18th to the 19th of December. During the event the speakers, stakeholders, start-ups and BSOs discussed the Western Balkan startup ecosystem, alternative financing methods, good practice examples of crowdfunding as well as the sustainability of BSOs. AEI also joined the panel discussion „Framework for alternative financing of Startups – Crowdfunding as a good practice“. Moreover AEI attended the networking session, where the agency could present the work within the field of alternative financing. Especially the results and outputs made so far in the CrowdStream project were presented.