I love sharing my knowledge and experience as a Professor and Guest Speaker through keynotes, panel presentations, and workshops already in 19 Countries (Albania, Austria, Bosnia, China, Croatia, Estonia, France, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Russia, Spain, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine).

My clients include business schools (ESSCA – École Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers, IEDC – Bled School of Management, RISEBA), growing startups (Seedcamp, Startup Bootcamp, Startup Slovenia, Ljubljana Technology Park, ABC Accelerator, BIC, CRANE, BAS, EBAN) as well as global corporations (Astra Zeneca, Lidl, Telekom Slovenije, Lek, Petrol, etc.).

Since 1999, I have lectured at more than 2000 events across the globe and mentored over 100 startups every year.

My most popular innovation speech:

THE BIG FIVE: how to make the “i” effect?

Story about 5 animals that explains key business trends that you will remember. Ventures, innovation, personal experience and cases: from the global perspective – how to “i” our world?

  • from the market level – how to “i” our market niche, 
  • from the company level – how to “i” our big or small company and
  • from the individual perspective – how  to “i” yourself?

Shift happens! It influences all of us – at exponential speed. How we can achieve more “i” on all perspectives? Follow the big five.

“Best course of the semester and best teacher with no doubt.”

— ESSCA Feedback

One of the Entrepreneurship topics:

Uberification: Creating venture opportunities faster

They don’t teach you this in an MBA program – you have to learn yourself how to be a Hipster, Hustler or Hacker and go “Über” yourself. Transform water in new wine, speed up challenges into opportunities and create more added value for yourself and your company. Don’t just start up – grow up faster.

“Niko presented a course on Entrepreneurship at IEDC – Bled School of Management which I attended. The class was engaged, the exercises fascinating and his presentation was packed with examples to explain his points. Highly recommended!”
— Ron Scott, Chartered Director, Governance education and training provider, New Zeland

More speaking options:


  • Creativity
  • Innovation
  • Disruption 
  • Entrepreneurship
  • The perfect pitch
  • Lean Startup process
  • Investments in startups
  • Creating value
  • Business models
  • Customers & Markets
  • Creating demand
  • Building a brand essence
  • Luxury Branding
  • Hackathon

MBA Classes:

  • Creating venture opportunities
  • Startup Ventures
  • Doing business in New Europe


  • The BIG 5 – Trendimals
  • How to make the “i” effect?
  • Uberification
  • Why Not? Secret of different life direction
  • Does MBA kill startup creativity?
  • Compete with Unicorns
  • Why not MBA?
  • The Slovenia