My name is Vedad Mešanović. I am 23 years old male from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. I grew up in Sarajevo. After my harsh childhood, I had to follow my dreams in post war community. I am living on my own since I was fourteen years old. Even though I had a lot of freedom in my life, I educated myself and always kept investing in my ambitions and personal development. I do not smoke, drink alcohol or coffee and I am a vegetarian. I finished IBO World School for “IT, business & management” and currently I am studying „Security and peace studies“ at the University of Political sciences. While other kids were playing video games, I was teaching myself how to do PEST & SWOT analysis.
I have more than thousand hours of volunteering and humanitarian work. I am also a member of „CSR+“, independent consultancy organization for corporate social responsibility. I worked for different privately owned companies in the entertainment and media industry. I worked as creative consultant, project manager, project developer, supervisor etc. in the fields of music, fashion and media. I was part of many great seminars and I was mentored by some of the biggest icons in the local business and NGO sector. By my 21st birthday, I was the only person from Bosnia and Herzegovina that was able to independently establish different contacts around the world. At the moment, I am also writing my first poetry book that is going to be published soon and recently I started working on my book: "Responsible dreams".
Last year, I turned one of my entertainment business ideas into the project “E Skaut” and decided to submit it for competition for the best business plan in Bosnia and Herzegovina, organized by USAID & GEA institute and supervised by the most respected business icons in the industry. Among thousands of business plans, after the scoring round of the competition, my idea scored the first place, and at the end of the competition, my business plan was placed on the list of top 10 business plans in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
I am also a founder and a member of the first major urban EDM/Hip Hop music group from Bosnia and Herzegovina, „MouseMiles“. We perform, produce tracks, DJ and make beats. We are credited as MTV artists and we are recognized as finalists of the „X Factor Adria“ show (we decided to leave the show before the finals because production team did not support the idea of us performing in English language). We are the first music group from our country that performs in English language. We worked with many important institutions like American embassy; Mozaik foundation etc. and recently we got offer to release our first album digitally through Mascom Records, exclusive partner of Warner Music Group, one of the world's most prominent companies in the entertainment industry (www.mascom.rs/en/). Media called us „The first music group from Bosnia and Herzegovina with the potential for the world career“. Our work is actively supported by different media platforms. We independently sold around 3.000 records on our shows, through Facebook etc. without any marketing.
Jasmin Alić, colleague from my music group, speaks seven languages and he graduated at the International Burch University as one of the best students of his generation. He won many academic awards and he is recognized as one of the fastest Hip Hop performers in Europe. Sevastian Belo, S Belo, DJ and a producer, second member of MouseMiles, is one of the most promising DJs and producers from Spain, generating 150.000+ plays online on each of his tracks.