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maj 2017
 
/11. maj   The winner of PODIM Challenge is start-up Genialis! Genialis builds software that empowers scientists to autonomously interact with biological data through Real-Time Interactive Visualization technology, which provides an unprecedented level of life scientist user engagement with data. > More
/10. maj   Slovenian startup of the year is VIAR! At the gala conclusion of the first day of the international PODIM Conference in Maribor, company VIAR received the Slovenian Startup of the Year award. With the award, the key stakeholders of the Slovenian startup ecosystem wish to highlight and award companies and their teams, whose persistence, global achievements, and bold development vision set an example in the Slovenian and global startup environment. > More
/8. maj   Investment plan for Europe has already supported more than 3,000 startups! Before this year’s PODIM Conference, we sat down with Zoran Stančič, Head of the European Commission (EC) Representation in Slovenia, and Peter Jacobs, Head of the European Investment Bank (EIB) office in Slovenia. Both institutions (EC and EIB) are together implementating the Investment plan for Europe, and stimulating removal of the investment obstacles in the EU. > More
/8. maj   To a new rise of Maribor by looking for fresh capital, attracting new investments, and supporting startup companies! The Municipality of Maribor is one of the key supporters of the PODIM Conference for the second year in a row. We talked to the mayor, Dr Andrej Fištravec, about the activities and results that are helping establish Maribor as a recognizable point on the global map of the world. Looking for fresh private capital, actively attracting and supporting new investments, and implementing programmes, such as Start:up Maribor, have given the first notable results after three years of hard work. > More
/5. maj   Startup Live Trieste: in 54 hours from an idea to a pitch! Register now for Startup Live event in Trieste – your chance to see what you and your team can perfect in 54 hours with the help of top mentors, investors and other enthusiasts. You’ll start on Friday, 26. April with a glimpse of an idea, which you will then present in front of a jury on Sunday afternoon, 28. April, and convince them, that you have a unicorn in your hands. > More
/5. maj   The TOP 20 startups of this year's PODIM Challenge are known! The TOP 20 startups of this year's PODIM Challenge are known! The jury, consisting of the representatives of Slovenian Business Angels Club, RSG Kapital, Start:up Slovenia initiative, CorpoHub, DsgFwd Accelarator and Mr. Julien Coustary has reviewed 96 applications and chosen 20 top startups for the semi-finals of PODIM Challenge. > More
/5. maj   Selection for Startup of the Year 2017 took place today Finalists of the already 10th traditional competition Startup of the Year pitched to the expert jury in Ljubljana today. Startups Agilicity, Optibar, Potenza Innova, 45HC, and Viar tried to convince the jury that their achievements stand out amongst the new generation of innovative Slovenian entrepreneurs and deserve the title Startup of the year 2017. > More
/4. maj   We are introducing the finalists for the Slovenian Startup of the Year We are introducing the six finalist start-ups that placed into this year’s finals for the Slovenian Startup of the Year! Every year, the title Slovenian Startup of the Year is earned by a startup that convinces the expert committee with their team, product and potential for successful business operations and growth, as well as represents the new generation of Slovenian innovative entrepreneurs with their achievements, actions, reputation and development potential. > More

april 2017
 
/28. april   Suzana Leben, Telekom Slovenije: About erasing borders between industries and infinite possibilities of collaboration with startups brought by 5G, IoT, and connectivity The industry of telecommunications has so far been most disrupted by providers such as Skype, Viber, WeChat and other similar solutions. On the brink of the fourth industrial revolution, it is facing an erasure of borders between industries, fusion of technologies, and a search for new sources of income outside the primary activity. > More
/26. april   Finalists of the Slovenian Startup of the Year award are known! The six finalists that placed into this year’s finals for the Slovenian Startup of the Year are known! Every year, the title Slovenian Startup of the Year is earned by a startup that convinces the expert committee with their team, product and potential for successful business operations and growth, as well as represents the new generation of Slovenian innovative entrepreneurs with their achievements, actions, reputation and development potential. > More
/21. april   Iztok Renčelj, Pošta Slovenije: We are interested in solutions that consider the network of 550 offices, 2,400 postmen and 1,200 vehicles in the field! Pošta Slovenije, the biggest provider of post services and one of the biggest providers of courier and information services in the country, is planning up to seven investments into startups this year. They realize that finding good teams with interesting marketable ideas is a challenge for practically all corporations looking for new business opportunities in collaboration with startup companies. They are answering this challenge with a special team of experts and experienced mentors for work with startups, a branched logistic network and other business connections, including foreign postal operators that can help with foreign markets penetration. > More
/20. april   Mateja Lavrič, Kolektor Ventures: There needs to be some chemistry between the investor and the startup; a feeling you can work together and trust each other More than 140 conducted interviews with startups from Slovenia, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Germany, Great Britain and the US, first three successfully concluded investments and two new ones on the way are the impressive results of the corporate fund Kolektor Ventures in its first nine months of operations. We talked to the managing director of the fund, Mateja Lavrič, about the fund’s experience with the leap onto the national and regional startup scene and what is the thing that ends up swaying the investor scale. > More
/19. april   Valter Leban, Kolektor: How can you give meaning to new technologies for smart factories of the future? Imagine an industrial plant in Mexico, where there have been a standstill and downtimes. A Mexican foreman and a colleague from tech support of the industrial group Kolektor in Idrija use virtual reality to look at what went wrong and fix it in real time. In another example, a business partner approaches you with an idea of a glass that should be able to handle a fall from the height of three meters. Alongside such a glass, you also have to create the entire technology for it and set up a factory that will be able to supply a global market. How to take these scenarios of the fourth industrial revolution and include new technologies and startups? We talked about all this with Valter Leban, board member of Kolektor ... > More

marec 2017
 
/28. marec   Pošta Slovenije will answer logistical challenges of the first and last mile in partnership with startups! Pošta Slovenije is the most important provider of post service in the whole territory of the Republic of Slovenia with a more than 20-year tradition of independent business. To the challenges of digitalization, the Pošta Slovenije group answers with investments in IT and informatization in packet machines, automated post office, informatization of postmen, cashless mobile payments, electronic services and automatization of logistical processes. > More
/27. marec   Zavarovalnica Triglav also collaborates with startups to ensure innovative solutions for a safer future! Zavarovalnica Triglav, the leading insurance company in Slovenia and the Adriatic region, strives for modernity, innovativeness, and dynamism. In a centuries-old industry, their openness to ideas, understanding of diversity and collaboration between generations helps them solve challenges and bring quality, simple, innovative and comprehensive solutions to the market, creating a safer future. > More
/27. marec   In partnership with startups to bank services of the future! Nova KBM is a universal bank with the longest, more than 150-year Slovenian banking tradition. The owners of the bank are renowned international company Apollo, a global operator of investments, and the European Bank for reconstruction and Development. With new owners came a new and ambitious vision - to become the leading bank in Slovenia. Nova KBM which now has around half a million users has for many years been actively involved with the local entrepreneurial ecosystem, in part as a general sponsor of the PODIM conference. > More
/26. marec   Telekom Slovenije will collaborate with startups in developing solutions for telecommunications of the future This year, Telekom Slovenije is joining us as a PODIM Challenge blue-chip partner. They are a comprehensive provider of ICT services in Slovenia and a leading player in introducing and connecting new generations of mobile and fixed communications, system integration and cloud services, and multimedia content. With modernization, development of broadband optic networks and mobile networks of the fourth generation, and by actively participating in European projects for developing the next generation of telecommunication networks (5G), Telekom Slovenije has already created a platform for a transition to complete digitalization, management of devices and services, and communications and connectivity between devices. > More
/1. marec   We are starting the tenth Start:up Slovenia and announcing the new round of P2, SK75 and SK200 financing! The already sixth investment round SK75 and SK200 of Slovene Enterprise Fund and the tenth edition of the competition Start:up Slovenia with P2 will be presented in detail at Forum 100% Startup this spring once again. The forum is scheduled for Tuesday, 14 March, in Technology Park Ljubljana and we will simultaneously carry out a series of nine roadshow events that will happen from 9 to 17 March in Celje, Velenje, Kranj, Maribor, Murska Sobota, Nova Gorica, Koper, Slovenj Gradec and Novo mesto. We suggest that you also mark 22 March 2017 in your calendars for applying to the pre-selection procedure for the competition Start:up Slovenia with P2 and obtaining SK75 and SK200 investments! > More

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