Meet our team

AlbaniaTech, is a platform to inform about the Albanian Startup and Innovation Ecosystem, its actors and their offers, as well as a place to share success stories and an overview of active startups. 

The platform intends to provide contribution to the policy making institutions, like Government, NGO programs, Universities, Angel Investors Associations, etc. supporting the Entrepreneurial Scene in the country and promote the Albanian scene in the eyes of foreign investors. 

A wide team of professionals has been engaged on developing the ecosystem portal that you are visiting today!


Inna Stelmakh

Inna has more than 10 years of experience in building & maintaining strong partnerships within different industries (tech startups, co-working spaces, telco, FMCG) across the world.

Since 2016, Inna is a co-founder of UTEW Tech Tribe community, which unites more than 3K Tech entrepreneurs and represents Ukraine as a technology country at world tech events.

Inna will be in charge of building an international network of (Ukrainian) founders, CEOs and other professionals in tech hubs across the globe.

Inna’s motto is “making the world better by building meaningful connections”.

Ruben Nieuwenhuis

- Chair International Advisory Board, Amsterdam Economic Board

- Director TechConnect, private lead

- Board Codam

- Board Growth Tribe Academy

Co-founder Cupola XS

- Co-founder and Board FutureNL

- Chair Entrepreneurship Master UvA/VU

- Founder and Board advisor Dutchbasecamp

- Former Director - StartupAmsterdam, private lead [2015 – mid 2018]

Ruben is an entrepreneur and now an Entrepreneur in Residence acting as the director of TechConnect, a program spearheaded by the Amsterdam Economic Board.

He was the former director of StartupAmsterdam and a driving force in connecting leading Dutch startup initiatives & tech clusters into a catalyst program: StartupDelta. Now he is guiding tech ecosystems around the world to grow stronger and internationally connected.

Ruben is an Advisor of TechUkraine project aimed to build the flourishing tech ecosystem in Ukraine.

Development Team

Portal Leader

Gerti Boshnjaku

Gerti's career includes 20+ years of experience in the PR, Marketing and Advertising industry, working in well-known companies in Albania and managing the business operations of his own company, which he founded in 2009.

Gerti works with a variety of national & international clients has engaged him in many projects where expertise has been needed in Strategic Planning & Marketing Consultancies, Online Project Management, Business Development, Communication Strategy, Media planning & Buying, Brand Identity, PR Activities & Promotions.

Over the years of work at New Media Communications, Gerti has been in charge of all the projects developed which supplied powerful marketing and PR solutions for clients in the fields of automotive, consumer goods, financial, higher education, manufacturing, medical, real estate and property management, retail, recreation and tourism & travel.

In 2015 launched a startup project in the Digital Media called the Business Magazine Albania - - which now is the First Online Media Platform focused on Startups and Entrepreneurship in Albanian language. 

Engaged in a series of activities in the Innovation and Startup Albanian Scene as a mentor and community builder, since 2016 he is the Chapter Director of Startup Grind Tirana, part of Startup Grind. Startup Grind is a global community for Entrepreneurs designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. 

Since October 2016, is hosting and organizing AllWeb – The Digital Marketing Conference – an annual event that brings together for 1 day industry professionals, C-level execs, Marketing managers, Advertising Agencies, PR and Communication experts, Entrepreneurs etc.

From 2019 he is a producer of ‘ThinkBig’, an online Show from Business Magazine Albania aiming to inform youth on the new career opportunities, the values of new professions and promote the entrepreneurial spirit among Albanian society. 

Head of Development

Redon Skikuli

Redon is the co-founder and business developer of, offering reliable open source digital infrastructure to small and medium companies & orgs in five continents.
As part of his commitment to internet freedom and digital commons, Redon is the initiator and co-founder of Open Labs hackerspace and, co-organizer of Open Source Conference Albania (OSCAL) and CryptoParty Tirana. Last but not least, Redon contributes to digital commons as an active member of Wikimedia Community User Group Albania.

Development Engineer

Elvis Plaku

Elvis is the founder and the driving force behind Sfida.Pro, an agile team of professionals that offers high quality WordPress, Prestashop and Shopify e-shop services to international SMEs. With almost two decades of expertise in digital marketing with entities such as Eco Design Collective, and American Chamber of Commerce Albania to mention a few. Elvis makes sure to optimize the investment of SMEs through their digital transformation.


Albana Muçaj

Albana has a long experience in the field of journalism and communication. After graduating in journalism, she moved to Italy to study law, where she also worked as a translator for important issues of Italian justice.

Since 2000 Albana has worked as a journalist. Although always as an economic affairs journalist, she has experience in various medias, including television journalism, with 5 years of experience in ABC News.

Moreover, she is the editor-in-chief of In addition to the occasional contribution to journalism, Albana has recently been engaged as a consultant in the field of communication and content writing for several companies and institutions.

During her experience in journalism she has written over 500 stories and profiles about women in business and career. Albana has supported entrepreneurial communication strategies in the textile industry, services, trade and consulting. Through her work she has enabled raising the voice and the concerns of the business community as well as highlighting model examples for a sustainable economic development of the enterprise and the country.

Content Lead

Prishila Gjoka

Prishila is a Content Creator at AlbaniaTech Platform and Business Magazine Albania. She has studied Business Administration at the University of Tirana and works on writing, editing and proofreading content for social media, websites and magazines mainly in the topics of business, entrepreneurship, technology and innovation.

Art Director

Kristi Kumria

Kristi is a Product Designer, he deals with building and designing digital products and optimizing the user journey while using these products. Enthusiastic about entrepreneurship and focused on self-improvement. For about 2 years he has been a mentor for new startups at Junior Achievement of Albania and helps young entrepreneurs on developing their business ideas.