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junij 2017
 
/30. junij   Apply to a tender supporting business idea development and launch of your own company! Do you have an idea or hobby that you wish to develop? Are you thinking of launching your own company or getting additional income? Are you worried about how to even get started with business and whether you have what it takes? If you answered yes to at least one of the questions, apply to the tender of the Ljubljana University Incubator to receive support in developing your business idea and company. > More
/30. junij   The fifth generation of ABC Accelerator startups pitched their products to potential investors On Wednesday, 21 June, the ABC Accelerator organized the fifth Demo day in the Crystal Palace of BTC City. 10 startup pitched their innovative business solutions to more than 350 event participants, while more than a thousand people watched the event online and in ABC’s offices in Munich, Kijev, and Silicon Valley. > More
/29. junij   Digital Transformation of SME’s in Slovenia – Status Quo and Opportunities Novel digital technologies, such as cloud computing, big data and Internet of Things, are drastically changing the way business is being done. Consequentially, digital transformation emerged as a highly important paradigm that has been established with the rise those technologies. One of the most important outcomes of digital transformation is to enable more comprehensive and systematic business models while simultaneously lowering overall costs to companies. Focusing on SME’s and start-ups, one of the biggest challenges for them is going digital, with the main goal of leveraging their business as efficiently as possible. This is covered by effective transition from current business models to new, technologically advanced and user-friendly ones. The problem is that many of them are suffering from the digital revolution as they still don’t have enough competencies to cope with the challenges of digital transformation. > More
/29. junij   Introduce yourself in the Slovenia Startup & Business Map Slovenian entrepreneurship is flourishing. Startup companies, gazelles, SMEs and their teams, with their achievements, activities, reputation, and development potential, represent a new generation of Slovenian innovative entrepreneurs. > More
/26. junij   Startup coexistence: Coolio! and Beeping sent vehicles to the roads with their new campaign At the end of last week, Coolio! vehicles once again took a ride. Slovenian startups Coolio! and Beeping are collaborating in a new campaign entitled “To a clean home in a minute”, which has just begun. The innovative advertising platform Coolio! joins traditional external advertising with the advantages of digital channels, and brings subscribers a new way of exploiting advertising space. > More
/22. junij   How to become a better leader Working with people and leading the company are two areas where startups with even the most advanced technologies and most promising products break. As much as 40% of companies fail because of problems with the team, which is constantly facing a high level of uncertainty, risk, and instability, and because of a lack of established business processes. Additionally, due to a small number of people in startups, every team member has a much bigger influence on the final success! That is why this year’s summer SK teambuilding with all six generations of startups that received Slovene Enterprise Fund’s convertible loan or public equity investment was given the slogan “Everything is in people”. It was dedicated to acquiring new knowledge and strengthening competencies in the field of managing or working with people as well as to connecting and exchanging experiences between founders and members of core teams. > More
/19. junij   Want to Innovate Like Apple? Come to the free corpo post-PODIM #InvestEU workshop! How can you create a winning internal corporate culture similarly to how the Apple corporation tackled it? How can the Internet of Things help in transforming a big established company? How should corporations tackle the optimal establishment of their own programmes for encouraging intrapreneurship and collaboration with startups? And finally – how can the foundation of a corporate venture capital fund be supported by the European Commission with the EFSI fund through the European Investment Bank? > More
/16. junij   Jernej Mirt, VIAR: »People vote with wallets best.« At this year’s PODIM Conference, the young Slovenian startup VIAR won the Startup of the Year award, but before that they convinced renowned partners and investors with their product Viar360. We talked to Jernej Mirt, one of the founders and the CEO of VIAR, about the opportunities of the VR technology, and the importance of support by the startup ecosystem in the life of a young startup. > More
/14. junij   Matej Pelicon and Anita Lozar from Pivovarna Pelicon are young entrepreneurs of the year 2017! The flattering title of the young entrepreneur of the year will go into the hands of Matej Pelicon and Anita Lozar from the brewery Pivovarna Pelicon. They are brewing boutique beers with their own recipes and strive to surprise beer enthusiasts with balanced, drinkable potions with full taste. Five jury members, consisting of top-notch experts, had a hard job this year, because all finalists were incredibly well-matched. The selection and award ceremony for the seventh title of young entrepreneur of the year took place in the NLB Innovative Entrepreneurship Centre in Ljubljana. > More
/14. junij   30 June is the application deadline for the tender offering free presentation at the International Trade and Business Fair The company Celje Fair, which is the organizer of the International Trade and Business Fair (MOS), is offering innovative young entrepreneurs the opportunity to present themselves to more than 1500 directly present exhibitors from more than 35 countries. The application deadline is 30 June and they will notify the ten chosen business talents about their decision until 15 July. > More
/11. junij   Nejc Škoberne, Genialis: “Work with data represents a large part of research in biology” In the investment part of this year’s PODIM Conference, startup Genialis and its pitch convinced the jury of international investors and won the laurels of the PODIM Challenge, thus also winning the main award: a trip to USA. Genialis’ CEO Nejc Škoberne talked to us and revealed how two computer science students have gone astray and landed in the business of developing software for biodata analysis, and how their solution helps biologists become data analysists. > More
/8. junij   How to finetune your sales, why salespeople shouldn’t be on minimum wage, and what is the role of empathy? Besides product development, sales are the most important function in every startup. They need to be predictable and managed, so that the team can plan and optimize all other business processes – manufacture, procurement, staffing … and that it can predict future income as reliably as possible. The big possibility of rapidly increasing sales is also one of the main arguments for gaining future investment rounds. Participants of the bootcamp for Slovene Enterprise Fund’s SK200 investment listened to practical and worldly advice on how to manage sales processes in a company and how to choose and reward salespeople, presented by the established consultant and coach Matjaž Slak, former sales executive in the IBM corporation and today an active startup mentor in the Startup Clinic, which operates under the wings of Business Angels of Slovenia. > More
/7. junij   I Like Tofu started an investment campaign on Conda today! Today, the brand I Like Tofu is starting their investment campaign on the Conda platform. I Like Tofu is a story of entrepreneurship, perseverance, lifestyle and, most importantly, personal transformation. Their goal is to gather 150,000 EUR investments. The gathered money will enable them to develop new products and expand to new markets. Become part of the plant revolution! You can read more about the campaign at the link: https://www.conda.si/sl/startup/i-like-tofu/. > More
/6. junij   Team PiPi is setting up peer-to-peer car sharing for Slovenia! The startup team PiPi is setting up peer-to-peer car sharing for Slovenia, enabling car rental in the direct vicinity of the user. They currently have more than 500 users who will exchange cars, where a third signed up as car owners who would lease their car, and others as potential renters. Next year, they are planning on applying for one of Slovene Enterprise Fund’s investments, but until then they are mostly planning on dealing with arranging insurance for the duration of the car rental, says Urša Hribernik, PiPi founder. > More
/5. junij   10 semi-finalists of the Young Entrepreneur selection are known! On Thursday, 8 June 2017, 10 semi-finalists will publicly pitch within the event Presentations of semi-finalists for the selection of Young Entrepreneur of 2017, which will once again take place in the NLB Innovative Entrepreneurship Centre in Ljubljana. The jury consists of Gregor Sakovič (NLB), dr. Jure Knez (Dewesoft), last year’s winner Mario Kurtovič (Panorganic), dr. Blaž Zupan (Optiprint d.o.o.) and Borut Borštnik (Young Entrepreneur Institute). In the first stage, the jury chose 10 entrepreneurs who stood out the most amongst all those who applied (more than 70 candidates applied to the selection this year). > More
/5. junij   ABC Accelerator is ready for a hyper digital era with a new partnership In the middle of May, the ABC Accelerator presented a partnership with the American company Enterprise Development Group (EDG). The collaboration isn’t only an incredibly recognition for the accelerator, but also presents additional reinforcement of the Golden Gate Bridge, connecting Ljubljana and Silicon Valley, thus giving Slovenian and European companies new opportunities to connect with American companies and vice-versa. > More

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