Founder of the Startup Factory

Max Filatov

User experience (UX) expert and solution architect with the focus on complex systems and applications in IoT, Energy Management, Security and Smart Cities solutions. Consulting startups and product companies in US and Taiwan for past 9 years.

Started design and software engineering career 20+ years ago in WWF (World Wildlife Fund) as a media production specialist and web developer.

Max based in Montenegro for past 6 years, he is author and founder of Startup Factory, an early-stage startups incubation program in Western Balkans. Program running for the past 2 years with annual cohorts of 9-12 startups each, and 35+ mentors and experts.

Active IT and innovations community member and facilitator, startups enthusiast and digital ecosystem researcher focused on CEE region, he strongly believe in strategic thinking, creative mindset and networking.