Event description

Slovenian selection for Central European Startup Awards 2016 Grand Finale!

17. november at 13:00 - Tehnološki park Ljubljana (stavba B, pritlična dvorana)

We invite you to join us in Technology Park Ljubljana (building B, ground floor hall) on Monday, 14 November 2016 from 13.00 to 15.00 o’clock, for a presentation of startups and stakeholders of the Slovenian ecosystem. On 1 December 2016, they will compete as national ambassadors for a victory at the esteemed Central European Startup Awards 2016 Grand Finale, this year hosted by the Ljubljana-based ABC Accelerator.


Central European Startup Awards (CESA) is a series of events in countries of Central and Eastern Europe, highlighting and promoting the best innovators and startup stakeholders on the level of individual countries and the entire CEE region.


Program me of the Slovenian CESA 2016 selection

12:30 - 13:00

Arrival and gathering of guests


13:00 - 13:10

Welcome speech from the organizer and national partners


13:10 - 13:30

Presenting key achievements of Slovenian startups and the Slovenian startup ecosystem. Participants in the short moderated conversation:

- Urban Lapajne, Initiative Start:up Slovenia, national jury member of CESA 2016

- Jakob Gajšek, ABC accelerator, national jury member of CESA 2016 and supporter of CESA 2016

- Marjana Majerič, Technology Park Ljubljana, national jury member of CESA 2016

- Rok Magister, SAP Slovenia, sponsor of CESA 2016 awards


13:30 - 14:30

Presenting candidates who placed onto the shortlist of CESA 2016 selection and announcing national ambassadors in 11 competitive categories:

- Best Co-working Space

- Best Accelerator / Incubation program

- Best Indie Game Developer

- Best Early Stage Startup

- Best IoT Startup

- Best Fintech Startup

- Best User Experience

- Best Social Impact

- Investor of the year

- Most Influential Woman by SAP

- Startup Of The Year by SAP


14:30 - 15:00

Hanging out and giving a toast   


Participation at the event is free, but registration over Eventbrite is obligatory!


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More information: Stanislava Vabšek, mobile 031 707 204, stanislava.vabsek@startup.si



Contact person

Stanislava Vabšek
Start:up Slovenia eng
T: +38631707204

Start:up Slovenia eng
The Initiative Start:up Slovenia is an active facilitator and promoter of public and private stakeholders of the Slovenian startup ecosystem. In collaboration with them, we also carry out and promote national programmes for supporting innovative entrepreneurship. With all listed activities and partners, we are trying to place Slovenia on the map of established European startup hubs. The leading partners of the Initiative are the strategically connected Venture Factory and Technology Park Ljubljana. Members of the Initiative are Primorska Technology Park, Pomurje Technology Park, Savinja Region Incubator, SAŠA Incubator, RC IKT and RCR Zasavje. You can find all Initiative’s partners at www.startup.si/en-us/stakeholders. More...

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