“As a Serbian-American, I feel a deep sense of pride and responsibility to promote the values that both of my countries hold dear: freedom, democracy, and the persuit of knowledge.”

“As a Serbian-American, I feel a deep sense of pride and responsibility to promote the values that both of my countries hold dear: freedom, democracy, and the persuit of knowledge.”

— Mihajlo (Michael) Pupin

— Mihajlo (Michael) Pupin

About

The Pupin Initiative is the hub for bolstering US-Serbia ties, doing so through collaborative and non-partisan efforts and policies.

Our initiative was established with the same values that renowned Serbian-American scientist and inventor Mihajlo (Michael) Pupin espoused over 100 years ago. We bring together young entrepreneurs, cross-field experts, and value creators from both the United States and Serbia, focus on creating impactful networks through a bottom-up approach, and provide an authentic understanding of local contexts.

We are privately funded to ensure commitment and efficiency, and to surpass any bureaucratic shortcomings.

Founders

Vuk Velebit

Executive Director

A leading new-generation political analyst, renowned for his expertise in foreign and security policy, media analysis, and political strategy.


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A leading new-generation political analyst, renowned for his expertise in foreign and security policy, media analysis, and political strategy.


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Aleksandar Đaković

Operations Director

US transportation manager with a track record of developing efficient teams, work culture, and sustainable systems from the ground up.


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Vladimir Milošević

Chairman

Co-founder and partner at a notable San Francisco technology studio that designs, engineers, and invests in early-stage products.


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Advisory Board

Tihomir Bajić

CEO,

LTSE Software

Luka Čubrilo

Managing Director,

Čubrilo Holdings

Nataša Filipović

Managing Director,

Ovation BBDO

Marko Grujičić

Intl. Development,

World Bank

Mina Konaković Luković

Tenure-track

Professor, MIT

Strahinja Matejić

Associate Director,

Eurasia Group

Ryan Ottman

Partner,

Black Graf

Rastko Petaković

Senior Partner,

Karanović & Partners

Jovana Radosavljević

Executive Director,

New Social Initiative

Igor Stoimenov

Film producer,

director, and writer

Dragan Tomić

VP of Engineering,

Databricks

Ivan Trifunovich

Pharma & Biotech Exec;

Co-founder, Dren Bio

Alex Wheldon

Co-founder & CPO,

Rho Business Bank

Uroš Živković

Program Director,

Returning Point

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