About the Gala Event


After the conclusion of the formal motivational and educational programme on the first day of the conference, we will hold the Slovenian Startup
of the Year Award Ceremony

This is an event where we promote the most promising Slovenian startups for the tenth time in a row. Slovenian Startup of the Year 2017 will get the prestigious title and a beautiful crystal statue.

The award ceremony will be followed by a gala networking dinner for all the participants and after the dinner a party will take place until the early hours of the morning.



Slovenian Startup of the Year Award

We are looking for, highlighting and awarding ambassadors of Slovenian startup entrepreneurship. Those startup companies and teams whose achievements, actions, reputation and development potential present the new generation of Slovenian innovative entrepreneurs.

The project of active stakeholders of the Slovenian startup ecosystem which nominate the candidates for the award and promote the finalists and the recipient of the title. The main organizer is Initiative Start:up Slovenia, joined by the ABC Accelerator as the co-organizer in 2016. Traditionally, the award is organized with the support of the Slovene Enterprise Fund and the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology.