Event description

CESA 2016 Grand Finale will take place in Ljubljana!

1. december at 18:00 - ABC Hub, BTC Ljubljana

On Thursday, 1 December 2016, the CESA 2016 Grand Finale competition will take place in the ABC Hub. We will celebrate the startup spirit of the entire Central Europe and present Central European Startup Awards 2016 at the regional level. We can already tell you that some Slovenian (national) winners are anticipating excellent results. So we’re inviting everyone who wishes to meet national as well as regional rising startup stars and spend the evening in excellent startup company. Participation is free, registration is obligatory. And hurry up, the tickets are going fast!


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.

The event, started by a team of startup enthusiasts from Denmark and Hungary and supported by partners such as Google, IMB, Amazon, SAP and others, is the biggest non-conference no-pitch startup festival in the region as well as part of the esteemed network Global Startup Awards.


This year, countries participating in CESA are Slovenia, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Croatia. The entire competition procedure on the national, regional and global level is being organized for the third time in a row, and Slovenia is participating for the second time. Last year, the CESA Slovenian national finale was organized by the Ljubljana-based ABC accelerator, which is this year’s Grand Finale Partner and will host the CESA 2016 Grand Finale Event on 1 December 2016.



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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