We are working for a prosperous

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Who We Are?

Restart operates as a business embassy for foreign companies offering fully prepared “turnkey solutions”, including project concierge services for new investment setups with full legal and administrative transparency.

Our mission is to foster new investments and new jobs in BiH by serving as a trusted broker, bringing together capital, know-how and connections.

We started almost five years ago. At that time, representatives of Bosnian American Friendship Association (BAFA) and SEEBA met having a similar idea to launch a project that will help investors coming to Bosnia and Herzegovina and ease their pains with the administration. They approach to development agencies for funding and Restart was born.

Today, BAFA and SEEBA representatives are members of our Management Board.

Our Team

Emina Z. Pintaric

Emina Z. Pintaric

Managing Director

Emina Z. Pintaric is a young professional with seven years of diverse legal experience in the private, non-profit and governmental sector. She acted in the advisory, supporting and consultancy based positions practicing commercial, corporate, competition law, data protection law, public interest law, product liability, regulatory compliance, immigration law, human rights law, trade facilitation, public administration.

Harun Resic

Harun Resic

Project Coordinator

Harun joined Restart's team in March 2019 as a Project Assistant working on various administrative tasks, data management, marketing and organization of Restart's annual events.
He started from the position of an intern and he quickly progressed to the position of a Project Coordinator as his skills and aptitude for marketing, business development and project management have been recognized.

Meet Our Management Board

Our Founders

SEEBA

SEEBA

Co-founder

SEEBA is a business consultant firm that supports leaders in the digital and analogue transformation phase. They help public and private projects, organizations and companies to reach their goals and fullest potential.

SEEBA was founded in 2010 and has since supported enthusiastic and driven business leaders on the path to sustainable growth and development of their businesses and organizations.

Bosnian American Friendship Association

Bosnian American Friendship Association

Co-founder

BAFA, a co-founder of Restart, is the most prominent organization of the American diaspora in Bosnia. It’s a membership-based community whose mission is to enhance human and social capital in both countries through the promotion of volunteerism, diversity and responsibility.

We started almost five years ago

Restart was established in 2015 through the support of MarketMakers, with funding from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

The main focus of cooperation was to establish a recognized brand under the name “Restart” and open an office with experts who would be able to offer a wide platform for a number of concrete projects designed to proactively reach out and utilize the full potential of Bosnian and Herzegovinian diaspora and other investors.

Through the support of MarketMakers, and with funding from the SDC, Restart became an embassy of sorts for diaspora and other investors, handling their business requests and dealing with complicated legal procedures. Through this partnership, Restart and MarketMakers created a high-quality reference point for potential investments coming in from the diaspora network and their contacts around the world.

The MarketMakers Project (Making Markets Work for the New Generation, also known as MMW4NG) is working to promote the creation of decent job opportunities for young women and men in BiH.

In 2017, Restart signed a five-year service subcontract as part of USAID’s Harnessing BiH Diaspora for Economic Development Activity – “Diaspora Invest.”

The project has three key components: 1) leveraging diaspora input into the development of an institutional policy framework for diaspora investment; 2) expanding diaspora direct investment by providing technical assistance and grants to eligible, early-stage SMEs and startups; and 3) developing a sustainable local platform to provide business services and investment facilitation to diaspora.

Until April 2022, Restart will provide support to FMI through the implementation of various components of this project, with an emphasis on designing and implementing technical services related to establishing a diaspora online business network and conducting diaspora outreach, networking and business-to-business activities.

This project will create new job opportunities across a range of sectors through increased diaspora investment, with an emphasis on providing capital to viable, but underfunded, small- and medium-size firms and startups.

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