Forum 100% Start:up 2016

24. March 2016 At 12.00
Date and time
Thursday, 24. March 2016
12.00 - 0.00 CEST

A year and a half has passed since the first SK investments of the Slovene Enterprise Fund and eight rounds of the Start:up Slovenia competition with P2. Now, the traditional Forum 100 % Start:up on Thursday, 24 March, and a series of roadshow events across Slovenia from 18 to 31 March, will open this year’s spring activities for financing and supporting innovative startup companies. Application deadline for the competition is Tuesday, 5 April!
About the competition and its conditions


Forum 100 % Start:up – event programme

Where and when: from 12h to 18h, big lecture hall of building B in Technology Park Ljubljana

12:00 – 12:10  /  Welcoming speeches

  • dr. Sabina Koleša, Director General of the Directorate for Entrepreneurship, Competitiveness and Technology of the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology
  • Maja Tomanič Vidovič, MSc, director of the Slovene Enterprise Fund
  • Iztok Lesjak, MSc, general manager of Technology Park Ljubljana, member of the Initiative Start:up Slovenia


12:10 – 13:15  /  Public startup support in 2016

Presenting tenders available to Slovenian startup companies in 2016

  • Maja Tomanič Vidovič, MSc, director of the Slovene Enterprise Fund
  • Manfred Lepej, MSc, Slovene Enterprise Fund
  • Rok Huber, Slovene Enterprise Fund


13:15 – 14:10  /  Learn, listen to the market, work smart and don’t repeat mistakes!

Which are the stages through which a startup moves in the first years of business operations, what are their characteristics, how to recognize them and what are the most frequent mistakes? Valuable practical advice of a hard-bitten entrepreneur.

  • Aleš Špetič, Koto – Cube Sensors, mentor in SK programmes


14:10 – 14:20  /  Break


14:20 – 14:45  /  Success of a startup = speed of movement + amount of knowledge

Through practical examples, we will learn why speed of movement in startups is so important and how accelerator programmes can significantly contribute to progress in a time period.

  • dr. Aleš Pustovrh, ABC accelerator


14:45 – 15:15  /  Collaboration with established companies can be a big business opportunity

Technology Park Ljubljana and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry is working with the biggest established companies. 30Lean teaches lean innovation to established companies. How can you best exploit increasingly more opportunities for collaboration with established companies?

  • Matej Golob, 30Lean and Žiga Drev, OriginTrail - Foodko
  • Domen Bole, Technology Park Ljubljana


15:15 – 15:45  /  There’s more and more capital for startups. Which are your closest opportunities?

Last year, more than 120 million USD were invested into startups with Slovenian co-founders. You have a lot of opportunities for getting investments this year as well. PODIM Challenge, Pioneers Festival and the COINVEST Conference are the closest opportunities for enthusing investors, while we will introduce the minimal conditions for finding investors …
·       Representative of the Slovenian startup ecosystem

15:45 – 16:00  /  Break


16:00 – 16:15  /  Mentorship 500 Startups awaits the best Slovenian startup

The Slovenian Startup of the Year 2016 will be announced at the PODIM Conference this year as well. The winner will receive the mentorship of the elite accelerator 500 Startups and directly qualify for the Demo Day of the ABC accelerator. The five finalists are also going to attend the Pioneers Festival at Vienna.

  • Urban Lapajne, PODIM Conference & Start:up Slovenia


16:15 – 17:00  /  P2, SK75 and SK200 – Do you really know which product is most suitable for you?

Presenting the application process for the pre-selection procedure of the competition Start:up Slovenia with P2, and everything about the products SK75 and SK200.

  • Urban Lapajne, Initiative Start:up Slovenia team

17:00 – 18:00  /  Q&A  and individual consultations

In 15-minute individual meetings, entrepreneurship consultants of the Initiative Start:up Slovenia will be there to answer questions and give advice regarding products P2, SK75 and SK200, and their pre-selection procedures.

  • Entrepreneurship consultants of the Initiative Start:up Slovenia


A series of “roadshow” events across Slovenia

A series of roadshow events will happen across Slovenia from 17 to 31 March according to the following schedule:

At the roadshow events, participants will learn about all programmes and products from the Slovene Enterprise Fund for startups in 2016, namely the grant P2 in the amount of up to 54,000 €, financed from European Cohesion Policy funds (ECP 2014 – 2020), convertible loan SK75 (75,000 €) and public equity investment SK200 (200,000 €).

We will also present all conditions for participating in the Start:up Slovenia competition, and where to get all the necessary knowledge, experience and connections with partners and private investors.

Event organizers

The programme is co-financed by
»P2 is financed from EKP 2014 – 2020 resources«

Izvedba: Mojdenar IT d.o.o.