Accelerators

A list of business accelerators we are either collaborating with or had Slovenian start-ups as participants.

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Start:up Geek House accelerator

The SGH accelerator is for all innovative start-up companies with global growth potential that wish to find their product-market fit as soon as possible. It gives them: 75,000 € of capital in the form of a convertible loan (provided by the Slovene Enterprise Fund within the SK50 tender), SGH Bootcamp, start-up mentors, a personal consultant, international involvement and visibility. 

Website: www.geekhouse.si
Location: roadshow events across Slovenia, the programme takes place in Ljubljana
Amount of the investment: 75,000 € of convertible loan
Wanted share in the company: 6 % to 26 % in case of conversion
Application deadline: 10. 9. 
Invested in: Adora-med Ltd.Allbatron Ltd.BG BOATGUARD Ltd., CEATM Ltd., Doo Ltd., Eforma Ltd., Getapro Ltd., Internacionalni šport Ltd., Lushna Ltd., NERVteh Ltd., Nizkocenovci Ltd., NP3 Ltd., Pricejet Ltd., Prospeh Ltd., Safe Cover Ltd., Setran Plus Ltd., SmartPA Ltd., SolAir Ltd., 10plus Ltd, Consensio Ltd, U2G Ltd, Viar Ltd, Vsenet marketing Ltd, Vvindria Ltd, Vanderlust Ltd, Intech Ltd, Oculus diagnostika Ltd, Lux media Ltd. Trenerji4me Ltd, ZP Aplikacije Ltd
 

ABC Accelerator

ABC is a Slovenian start-up accelerator based on a system of mentoring, connecting and global expansion. ABC is meant for start-ups and small companies, offering them seed capital, mentorship, business space, connections and global expansion. In exchange for the services offered, ABC obtains an 8 % company share. 
Invested in: TravelStarter, Facility, Symvaro, Styliff, Smart-futuristic, Moveo, Messenger, Venxly
 

Go:Global Slovenia accelerator

The Go:Global business accelerator is for all start-up companies who have already found their product-market fit. It offers them everything necessary for a successful start of fast global growth: 200,000 € of capital (in the form of public equity investment, in collaboration with the Slovene Enterprise Fund and product SK200), investment preparation programme, Go:Global for growth programme, a personal start-up mentor, comprehensive administrative help, infrastructure of the incubators and technology parks all across Slovenia, access to a network of investors and active promotion. 

Website: www.goglobal.si
Location: roadshow events across Slovenia, the programme takes place in Ljubljana
Amount of the investment: 200,000 € of capital in the form of public equity investment
Wanted share in the company: 12 % or depending on the private investor’s valuation
Application deadline: 15. 9.
Invested in: 
 

Silicon Gardens

The angel Silicon Gardens Fund, open in 2014, is planning five to ten investments into start-up companies in the near future. It was founded by Peter Ribarič, Jugoslav Petkovič, Andraž Tori, Boštjan Špetič, Gregor Rebolj, Borut Rismal and others. They were also supported by successful entrepreneurs from USA, such as Fred Wilson, Brad Feld, Jerry Colonna and Paul Vidich.

Website: www.silicongardens.si
Location: Slovenia
Amount of the investment: 20,000 € to 40,000 €
Wanted share in the company: 5 % to 15 %
Application deadline: unknown
 
Invested in: Sqwiz, Povio, Flaviar, Getta.pro, Sphericam
 

DsgnFwd accelerator

Design Forward is an accelerator for entrepreneurs with global ambition, passion and a clearly developed business idea. It provides seed capital and services of designing a communication identity, user experience and brand, as well as helps with the launch. 
 
Website: www.dsgnfwd.si
Location: Ljubljana
Amount of the investment: 20,000 € + services
Wanted share in the company: 10 % and more
Application deadline: open
 
Invested in: 
 

Startup Sauna

Startup Sauna is for start-ups in the beginning development phases, coming from countries of Eastern Europe and Russia as well as Nordic countries. It gives mentorship, seed capital, attendance at the Slush conference, a five week long training programme and a visit of the Silicon Valley. Since its foundation in 2010, 109 start-ups have graduated from the accelerator, together raising 36 million € of venture capital.  
 
Website: startupsauna.com
Location: Helsinki
Amount of the investment: up to 40,000 €
Wanted share in the company: unknown
Application deadline: unknown
 
Invested in: 
 

Seed Sumo

Seed Sumo is an American accelerator that uses its excellent educational programme, seed capital and mentor network to help start-up entrepreneurs build an MVP and obtain first clients. Its educational programme is affiliated with the company Spark59, led by Ash Maurya. 

Website: seedsumo.com
Location: College Station, Texas and New York (USA)
Amount of the investment: up to 50,000 $
Wanted share in the company: 6 – 10 %
Application deadline: /
 
Invested in: SportWip
 

Seedcamp

Seedcamp is one of the largest international global providers of seed capital and a leading European provider for micro-investments and the mentorship programme. Its beginnings reach into the year 2007, which is why it now connects almost 90 most promising European start-up companies. It is supported by an excellent team and a group of investors who are very active and annually invest into about 20 start-up companies. They offer companies seed financing, three-monthly rent of offices on Google Campus in London, weekly meetings with Seedcamp’s team, 4 weeks long mentorship tour across USA and other services in the amount of 150,000 €. 

Website: www.seedcamp.com
Location: Mini Seedcamp events across Europe, Seedcamp events in London and Berlin
Amount of the investment: 50,000 or 25,000 €
Wanted share in the company: 8 - 10 % or 5 %
Application deadline: 3. - 7. 5. 2014

Source: www.goglobal.si
Invested in: Zemanta, Oust.me
 

Wayra

Wayra is one of the leading accelerators of the global ICT sector. If your project has been selected to enter the Wayra accelerator, you receive funds in the amount of up to 50,000 € in the first six months, depending on the project’s evaluation, development level and need. After this initial phase, Wayra will collaborate with the best of the chosen propositions, and help them get private and public financing (donations, grants etc.).
 
Website: wyra.org/en
Location: South America and London, Prague, Munich, Dublin, Barcelona, Madrid
Amount of the investment: 50,000 €
Wanted share in the company: unknown
Application deadline: 23. 2. 2014

Source: www.goglobal.si
Invested in: EqualeyesJollydeckPeeksteriHELP 
 

Y Combinator

Y Combinator uses seed capital to enable faster development to young companies. They biannually invest smaller amounts (from 14,000 to 20,000 American dollars) into a lot of start-up companies. These companies then move to Silicon Valley for three months, where they work hard to get into a good form and perfect their pitch. At the demo-day, they pitch their business idea in front of a large audience of entrepreneurs and investors. Afterwards, the Y Combinator Alumni network helps with future company development. They invested into more than 550 start-up companies since 2005.
 
Website: ycombinator.com
Location: Mountain View, California, USA
Amount of the investment: 20,000 American dollars
Wanted share in the company: 2-10 %
Application deadline: March 2014

Source: www.goglobal.si
Invested in: Double RecallPOVIOBabyWatch 
 

TechStars

TechStars provides seed financing from more than 75 best companies of venture capital, as well as intense mentorship from the hundred best entrepreneurs from across the world. They are very selective. Even though hundreds apply each year, they invest into only 10 companies per a programme location. They offer seven TechStars programmes at the best start-up locations (Boston, Boulder, Chicago, New York, Seattle, London and cloud in San Antonio). They also offer excellent three month long intense mentorship programmes and the possibility of pitching to investors at the end of the programme.
 
Website: www.techstars.com
Location: Boston, Boulder, Chicago, New York, Seattle, London and cloud in San Antonio
Amount of the investment: up to 118,000 American dollars
Wanted share in the company: unknown
Application deadline: 7. 9. 2014

Source: www.goglobal.si
Invested in: DataBoxTVbeat
 

500 startups

500 startups gives young companies up to 250,000 American dollars of financing, a starter mentorship programme and participation at special events, such as SmashSummit, UnSexy and GeeksOnaPlane. With more than a hundred experienced mentors from across the world, they form a creative workspace in the heart of the Silicon Valley and unite into a lively community. There are 500 of them. Become a part of the 500 family and you will have access to the incredible community of mentors, consultants, entrepreneurs and other geeks.
 
Website: 500.co
Location: Silicon Valley
Amount of the investment: from 25,000 to 250,000 American dollars
Wanted share in the company: unknown
Application deadline: 24. 2. 2014

Source: www.goglobal.si
Invested in: Toshl
 

LAUNCHub

LAUNCHub is a seed capital fund for supporting the most perspective business ideas from the field of digital technologies in Eastern and Southern Europe.
 
LAUNCHub’s investments are in the amount of up to 200,000 €. The fund carries out programmes of support for start-up companies as well as provides mentorship for faster growth and better business development. The majority of investments go to companies who have already developed their concept, team and are close to a prototype. Since July 2013, LAUNCHub has invested into 26 companies from 5 countries from the region.
 
Website: launchub.com
Location: Sophia, Bulgaria
Amount of the investment: up to 150,000 €
Application deadline: 23. 2. 2014

Source: www.goglobal.si
Invested in: EnoljseModra jagoda, Kinestica
 

TechPeaks

TechPeaks accelerates people and groups using the lean launch methodology, which allows them to create global high-tech companies. The teams receive 25,000 € of cash without giving up a company share. The accelerator gives an incredible opportunity to the participants: free accommodation, free workspace and monthly compensation for living expenses.
 
Website: techpeaks.eu
Location: Trento, Italy
Amount of the investment: 25.000 euros
Wanted share in the company: 0%
Application deadline: March 2014

Source: www.goglobal.si
Invested in: GenialisOpenProf
 

Eleven

This 12 million euros worth venture capital fund provides seed financing in the beginning stages of the business path, using a gradual investment approach. By doing several smaller tests, they eliminate mistakes and invest into success. They focus on innovative ideas and provide 50,000 € during a 3+3-month long acceleration programme, with the possibility of obtaining additional 150,000 € of seed investment. In the first three months, the teams goes through a very rigorous process of designing and building the idea. Eleven offers 25,000 € for launch in exchange for an 8 % equity share in your company. All teams meet and collaborate under one roof. In the second three months you work on improving your product or service. The acceleration phase reaches climax at Demo Day on campus in London or in Silicon Valley, where you pitch your ideas to investors.
 
Website: eleven.bg
Location: Sophia, Bulgaria
Amount of the investment: from 25,000 to 150,000 € euros
Wanted share in the company: from 8 % to 30 %
Application deadline: /

Source: www.goglobal.si
Invested in: Edgar, Adora MED