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julij 2018
 
/4. julij   MY-GATEWAY awards ten startups with Web Summit tickets EU project holds ticket give-away for the largest tech conference in the world. > More

junij 2018
 
/28. junij   What do startups and industry 4.0 have to do with vision, passion and empathy? ”There’s no evolution in industry digitalization, there’s only a revolution! Everything needs to be set up differently, in a new way! That’s why I will repeat the words of my colleagues from Kolektor Ventures and Kolektor Labs, and say that innovating for the industry has never before been this sexy, because there are many problems and pains that beg to be solved but at the same time we also have the ultimate test environment and all the possible resources – from financial to people and tech resources – that an idea or young startup needs on their path to success!” This is how Valter Leban, board member of the multinational corporation Kolektor, working in the field of highly specialized industrial manufacture, describes the transition from words to actions – which also happened with the foundation of Kolektor Labs and by now already six investments into startups. He also reveals how managing processes for establishing smart factories of the future is connected to terms such as vision, wellbeing, passion, and empathy. > More
/12. junij   Last call for registration of high performing Italian and south-eastern European scaleups for the 4th edition of the ScaleIT annual event ScaleIT is calling on Italian and south-eastern European startups to register for the 4th edition of its annual event that brings together South and South-East Europe’s most high performing startups with global investors and VC Funds. In the past 30 months, ScaleIT alumni raised over $140M in investment, more than 25% of the total capital raised in Italy in the corresponding period (Q4 2015 - Q1 2018). > More
/8. junij   PODIM confirmed its status as the biggest and most influential startup event in the region! Incredible first-class conference! The best-organized event that I ever attended! Priceless opportunities for networking and new business deals! And thorough reflection by the organizers regarding details, carried out with military precision, including taking care of the guests, having fun, and enjoying the beauties of Slovenia. You can be proud of everything you've achieved! This is how we can summarize the compliments and thanks we received this year after the end of PODIM, the biggest and most influential startup event in the Alps-Adriatic and Western Balkans regions. > More

maj 2018
 
/16. maj   Slovenian Startup of the Year is NEXT, developing the online platform Beeping! At the award ceremony at the end of the first day of the international PODIM Conference in Maribor, startup company NEXT, developing the online platform Beeping for fast, safe and effective hiring of verified household cleaners, received the Slovenian Startup of the Year 2018 award. Thousands of households in Europe are looking for occasional or regular help with cleaning and household chores. Even more, every household in Europe annually dedicates more than 15 full days of their free time to this task. There is no legal and clear market of household cleaning services. One of the most frequent solutions is the black market, which is illegal and non-transparent. The young Beeping team, which is housed in the Ljubljana University Incubator, detected an incredibly promising business opportunity in this, and committed themselves to data-driven business operations, which the expert jury of this year’s award describes as exemplary, textbook perfect, and an example for generations to come! > More
/12. maj   Are you interested in business opportunities in space? Then Science Park Graz and European Space Agency are the right partners for you! Science Park Graz is home to one of the most elite startup programmes of the European Union – European Space Agency’s Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC). This achievement reflects the fact that Graz is a driving force in the field of excellent universities, space sciences, competences in space missions, and building space instruments. At the same time, Science Park is the oldest Austrian high-tech incubator and has a lot of experience in creating some of the strongest Austrian companies, such as Tyromotion, Imagotag and Sunnybag. According to the director of Science Park Graz, Martin Mössler, their excellent consulting team offers extensive support in business operations, financing, and networking of high-tech startups with global ambitions, while at the same time ensuring all the necessary lab and office infrastructure. > More
/12. maj   Early use case adoption is taking too long! This is currently the biggest weakness of blockchain David Prais, one of the most visible global authorities on blockchain entrepreneurship as well as chairman at Cofound.it, a global platform connecting blockchain startups with users and investors, thinks that blockchain has a very bright future! First in the domain of the financial industry, but also in many other industries. Blockchain real world solutions are taking longer to both be developed and adopted than one might have hoped. This is one of the biggest blockchain’s weaknesses, says Prais, who also believes, that illegal activities should not be given protection by technological masking and that someday we will learn how to trust bookkeepers and politicians. You’ll be able to hear him on the main stage of the PODIM Conference on Wednesday, 16 May, and enjoy his daring, revolutionary speaking style! > More
/10. maj   Money is rarely the main motivation behind cultural and creative startups that enrich the whole society! While many European countries are already carrying out the second or third generation of national policies and are actively establishing a support environment for the development of cultural and creative industries (CCI), Slovenia and its Centre for Creativity (Center za kreativnost or CzK) along with other projects, envisaged within the Smart Specialization Strategy, has only in the recent years begun to recognize cultural and creative industries as an important polygon for innovation development. Because the main problems of creators include a lack of access to public sources of funding for projects created at the intersection of culture, creativity and entrepreneurship, the planned financial support of CzK in the amount of 5.29 million EUR is more than welcome. We talked to CzK leader, Anja Zorko, about all other activities and goals of CzK, working within the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO). She is also warning that for cultural and creative startups, money is rarely the main motivation, it’s more the desire of founders to express their ideas and creativity, which can ensure high economic value for the entire society. > More
/8. maj   Who are the finalists for the Slovenian Startup of the Year 2018 award? This year, five young tech companies are contending for the prominent and resounding Slovenian Startup of the Year award, awarded for the eleventh year in a row by Initiative Start:up Slovenia together with the Slovene Enterprise Fund, the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology and other partners. The finalists are Event registry, Gotoky, MAG-LEV Audio, Next and Smart Optometry. Just like in previous years, the winner will be announced at the gala ceremony, which will take place at the conclusion of the first day of the PODIM Conference on Tuesday, 15 May, starting at 19 o’clock, in the congress center of the Habakuk Hotel in Maribor. > More
/7. maj   Startups, do you want to test your solutions on the biggest physical and virtual infrastructure in Slovenia? Optimisation of parcel delivery, smart and sustainable logistics, e-business and modern information services – all of these are priority areas where Pošta Slovenije will systematically look for strategic connections with startups. As said by Iztok Renčelj, director of sales and development of IT services in the biggest provider of postal services and one of the biggest providers of courier and IT services in Slovenia, they are newly also providing financial investments for startups. > More

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