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2024 EDITION

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2024 EDITION

Co-organizers and co-financers

Start:up Slovenia

Start:up Slovenia is an independent open platform of the Slovene startup ecosystem that supports innovative entrepreneurship in Slovenia. We are the contact, coordinator and promoter of the stakeholder network.This includes startups, investors, supportive environments, entrepreneurial experts and enthusiasts, both individuals and organizations, who are changing Slovenia for the better with their activities in the startup ecosystem.

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Start:up Slovenia

Start:up Slovenia is an independent open platform of the Slovene startup ecosystem that supports innovative entrepreneurship in Slovenia. We are …

Golden Unicorn Partners

Italian Trade Agency

ITA – Italian Trade Agency is the Governmental agency that supports the business development of our companies abroad and promotes the attraction of foreign investment in Italy. With a motivated and modern organization and a widespread network of overseas offices, ITA provides information, assistance, consulting, promotion and training to Italian small and medium-sized businesses

Italian Trade Agency

ITA – Italian Trade Agency is the Governmental agency that supports the business development of our companies abroad and promotes …

South Central Ventures

South Central Ventures is a leading regional early-stage tech investor operating out of offices in Ljubljana, Zagreb, Belgrade and Skopje. They are primarily focused on early-stage B2B software companies addressing the pain points of businesses across the globe. Typically the first institutional investor in the companies, SCV follows them over multiple funding rounds and helps them attract co-investors to scale their business and expand in their target markets.

South Central Ventures

South Central Ventures is a leading regional early-stage tech investor operating out of offices in Ljubljana, Zagreb, Belgrade and Skopje. …

Infineon Technologies Austria – IPCEI Micorelectronics

Infineon Technologies Austria AG is a group subsidiary of Infineon Technologies AG. Energy efficiency, mobility and security are the central global challenges that Infineon addresses with its semiconductor and system solutions. Whether they are in your car, your smartphone, your fridge, your debit card and passport, or in computer centers, robots and industrial equipment – you can find expertise from Infineon Austria in many everyday applications. Infineon’s IPCEI spillover activities include the following areas: STEM education and talent, research and development and industry collaboration accross value chains, focusing on Eastern and Southeastern European countries.

Infineon Technologies Austria – IPCEI Micorelectronics

Infineon Technologies Austria AG is a group subsidiary of Infineon Technologies AG. Energy efficiency, mobility and security are the central …

Dewesoft

Dewesoft is the best in class provider of data acquisition devices with operational headquarters located in Slovenia in the heart of Europe and 250+ employees worldwide. Since 2000, they have developed and manufactured versatile and easy-to-use data acquisition systems – the ultimate tools for test and measurement engineers that are used in the most advanced labs all over the world for developing rockets and satellites ensuring fast worldwide communication, new safer vehicles and products that are improving our everyday lives. They have built a community of startups and enabled them to chase their dreams. In their business accelerator Katapult, they host prodigies that don’t necessarily share their line of work but they share their vision – to create, to innovate, to advance.

Dewesoft

Dewesoft is the best in class provider of data acquisition devices with operational headquarters located in Slovenia in the heart …

Silicon Gardens

Silicon Gardens was established by entrepreneurs who have successfully built their own companies like Outfit 7, Zemanta, Klika and others and wish to give back to the community. They aim to empower the Slovenian startup ecosystem and support the new generation of entrepreneurs. The size of the Fund enables a strong and authentic bond between investors and startup founders.

Silicon Gardens

Silicon Gardens was established by entrepreneurs who have successfully built their own companies like Outfit 7, Zemanta, Klika and others …

Fil Rouge Capital

Fil Rouge Capital is a Venture Capital investment fund whose primary goal is to invest in entrepreneurs, start-up, and scale-up companies. Their mission is to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem and make the Croatian startup scene the next leader in the CEE region and beyond because they believe it’s cool to disrupt things for the better!

Fil Rouge Capital

Fil Rouge Capital is a Venture Capital investment fund whose primary goal is to invest in entrepreneurs, start-up, and scale-up …

Unicorn Partners

Feelsgood Capital

Feelsgood Social Impact Investment Fund is designed to invest in Croatian and Slovenian ventures that have typical private equity/venture capital for-profit-aims like commercial business models, led by strong management teams and ready to scale, but in addition can and will deliver measurable social impact. Feelsgood is spotting and supporting businesses that can find a way to address, if they already have not, one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and make measurable impact a conscious sustainable strategy of their business models.

Feelsgood Capital

Feelsgood Social Impact Investment Fund is designed to invest in Croatian and Slovenian ventures that have typical private equity/venture capital …

ABC Accelerator

ABC Accelerators is an accelerator in South-Eastern Europe with an award-winning acceleration methodology for startups and scaleups designed to grow your business and increase your valuation. They have supported over 500 startups across diverse sectors, including fintech, blockchain, AI, and robotics, offering mentorship, funding, and growth opportunities.

ABC Accelerator

ABC Accelerators is an accelerator in South-Eastern Europe with an award-winning acceleration methodology for startups and scaleups designed to grow …

Elevator Ventures

Elevator Ventures is an integral part of a long-term innovation strategy at Raiffeisen Bank International. They believe in the power of tech shifts that allow high-growth technology companies to transform industries and to drive customer value. They are looking to back outstanding companies in Fintech & Beyond Banking with ambitions in the DACH & CEE region and beyond.

Elevator Ventures

Elevator Ventures is an integral part of a long-term innovation strategy at Raiffeisen Bank International. They believe in the power …

Carinthian Venture Fonds

Carinthian Venture Fonds is a regional venture fund that invests in growth-oriented and innovative startups, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises with scalable business models and value creation in Carinthia. Their investment focus lies on pre-seed and seed phases, and they operate alongside independent private co-investors with a ticket size ranging from € 100k to € 500k.

Carinthian Venture Fonds

Carinthian Venture Fonds is a regional venture fund that invests in growth-oriented and innovative startups, as well as small and …

US Embassy

The U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana conducts diplomatic relations with the Republic of Slovenia and coordinates the activities of all U.S. Government personnel serving in Slovenia. Bilateral cooperation includes political, economic, commercial, defense and security, educational, and exchange activities.

US Embassy

The U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana conducts diplomatic relations with the Republic of Slovenia and coordinates the activities of all U.S. …

Outlier Partners

Nova KBM

Nova KBM is a universal bank with the longest tradition of banking in Slovenia and with sound reputation at home and abroad. Their principal objective is to provide good quality, modern, safe and profitable financial solutions for accomplishing personal and business objectives. The mission of Nova KBM, as the member of the OTP Group, is to operate as a modern and reliable bank with a tradition of understanding and supporting its customers, following its development objectives, and living with the community.

Nova KBM

Nova KBM is a universal bank with the longest tradition of banking in Slovenia and with sound reputation at home …

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz is one of Austria’s leading law firms. Its Slovenian branch is a skilled provider of full legal services for local and international projects, advising clients since 2008. Their client list includes Slovenian companies with international operations, international companies and multinationals from a wide range of industries. With more than 70 offices in more than 40 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, they combine deep local market understanding with a global overview, giving them the ability not only to see what’s coming, but to shape it.

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz is one of Austria’s leading law firms. Its Slovenian branch is a skilled provider of full legal …

Eles

ELES is the combined transmission and distribution system operator operator of the Republic of Slovenia. With a professional approach, know-how and advanced technology, ELES has been providing safe, reliable and uninterrupted electric power transmission throughout Slovenia and across the borders for 90 years. Thus, the company connects people and ensures quality of life.

Eles

ELES is the combined transmission and distribution system operator operator of the Republic of Slovenia. With a professional approach, know-how …

Startupper Partners

Rekrutech

Rekruter is a professional consultancy agency in the field of HR, specialising in candidate search and selection processes, headhunting, executive search, outplacement services, talent assessment, and career consultancy. With over 15 years of experience in HR services within the Slovenian and international business environments, they offer a combination of strong HR expertise and broad knowledge of the labor market.

Rekrutech

Rekruter is a professional consultancy agency in the field of HR, specialising in candidate search and selection processes, headhunting, executive …

Nlaw

Nlaw is an innovative law firm with offices in Ljubljana, Slovenia and Zagreb, Croatia. The focus on servicing the business sector allows their lawyers to gain substantial experience and expertise at the European and global level in, among other areas, corporate law, insolvency law, banking law and general business law.

Nlaw

Nlaw is an innovative law firm with offices in Ljubljana, Slovenia and Zagreb, Croatia. The focus on servicing the business …

POVIO

Povio is a San Francisco based design and development company building digital products that create a positive impact. With over 1000 successfully delivered projects and 200+ skilled professionals, they have worked together with multinationals like Volkswagen, unicorns like Flexport, and notable personalities like Serena Williams. Povio is your extra hand in design and development. Their goal is to make building software a great, quick and delightful experience.

POVIO

Povio is a San Francisco based design and development company building digital products that create a positive impact. With over …

Build! Grunderzentrum

build! Gründerzentrum Kärnten is the competence-, support-, and development centre located in Austria for innovative, technology-oriented and knowledge-based start-ups and scale-up projects of young companies – „Young Entrepreneurs Group“. As an incubator, build! provides services for startups from an idea to a scale-up.

Build! Grunderzentrum

build! Gründerzentrum Kärnten is the competence-, support-, and development centre located in Austria for innovative, technology-oriented and knowledge-based start-ups and …

4ngels

4NGELS is a program funded by the European Union with the goal of connecting business angels from different European countries. They have brought together partners from four countries: Estonia, Finland, Slovenia and Poland, and created a program for the exchange of knowledge, information and
experience in investing in startups by business angels.

4ngels

4NGELS is a program funded by the European Union with the goal of connecting business angels from different European countries. …

Strategic Partners

Media Partners

Program Partners

Event App Partner

Podim Friends

VentureXchange