Forum 100 % start:up 2018

5. March 2018 At 13.00
Date and time
Monday, 5. March 2018
13.00 - 0.00 CEST

The competition Start:up Slovenia for the Slovenian Startup of the Year 2018 award, including the startup grant P2 for innovative startup companies in the amount of 54,000€,  will be presented at Forum 100% Start:up on Monday, 5 March, in Technology Park Ljubljana. We collaborated with the Slovene Enterprise Fund and the startup community to design the event in such a way that you will learn the details of all the key current programmes for the support, financing, mentorship and international networking of startup companies, including this year’s PODIM Conference and hot ICO crowdsale financing. Besides this, we will also carry out a series of five roadshow events from 6 to 12 March in MariborNova GoricaCeljeVelenje, and Kranj. We advise you to take your calendars and already mark the date for applying to the pre-selection process for the competition Start:up Slovenia with P2, namely 20 March 2018. And we’ll see you on 5 March in Technology Park Ljubljana, where the official programme will be followed by a Start:up Slovenia party to hang out with good music, food, and drinks.

Forum 100% Start:up – event programme

5 March 2018, 13.00 – 20.00 @big lecture hall, building B, Technology Park Ljubljana


13:00 – 13:20 / Introductory discussion with representatives of public and private contractors of support programmes

Jožka Hegler, acting director of Technology Park Ljubljana
Zoran Stančič, Head of European Commission Representation in Slovenia
Jernej Tovšak, acting director of the Directorate for Internationalization, Entrepreneurship and Technology at the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology
mag. Maja Tomanič Vidovič, director of the Slovene Enterprise Fund 
Vera Nunič, head of the startup centre in Technology Park Ljubljana 
Urška Jež, director of the ABC Accelerator 
Barbara Bregar Mrzlikar, director of CEED Slovenia
Branko Drobnak, president of the Business Angels of Slovenia Club

Discussion moderated by: Urban Lapajne, Initiative Start:up Slovenia team

13:20 – 14:00 / Public support for startups in 2018 

Presentation of the P2 tender and others that will be available to Slovenian startup companies in the year 2018. Slovene Enterprise Fund’s representatives will also give you useful information on what they expect from public funds candidates and how the business operations and collaboration during the tender takes place.

mag. Maja Tomanič Vidovič, director of the Slovene Enterprise Fund 
mag. Manfred Lepej, Slovene Enterprise Fund

14:00 – 14:30 / Pre-selection for P2

Presentation of the application for the pre-selection process of the project Start:up Slovenia with P2, and the wisdom of choosing the right type of financing. 

Urban Lapajne, Initiative Start:up Slovenia team

14:30 – 14.40 / Break


14:40 – 15:00 / Why you, as a startup, definitely shouldn’t miss this year’s conference 

We’ve significantly strengthened this year’s conference. There are four days of activities waiting for you. More than 100 regional investors, 150 corporate representatives and an unforgettable programme. We’ve strengthened PODIM Challenge with 10 blue-chip partners and a strong international networking programme. 

Urban Lapajne, Initiative Start:up Slovenia team

15:00 – 16:00 / How established companies collaborate with startups

You will hear about examples of collaboration between corporations and startups, and learn why this is a wise business decision 
• Mateja Lavrič, director, KOLEKTOR VENTURES 
• Damijan Slapar, executive director for Products and Generic Solutions, Iskratel
• Robert Sraka, director of New Generation Services, Zavarovalnica Sava 
• Suzana Leben, Strategy and Regulation director, Telekom Slovenije
• Kristjan Perčič, Sales and IT Development Services, Pošta  Slovenije
• Miha Valentinčič, Director Innovative Business Models and Digitalization, PETROL 
Discussion moderated by: Stanislava Vabšek, Initiative Start:up Slovenia team

16:00 – 16.05 / Break



16:05 – 16:30 / ICO from A to Z

What exactly is ICO? Which projects are suitable for it, what does it mean for the company from the financial and organizational aspect, and how can the accelerator help with it.
Matjaž Slak,

16:30 – 17.30 / How did they succeed in collecting millions with ICO?

Short presentations of successful ICO projects that together collected more than ten million euros and a discussion on how the collection took place and what follows now. The projects will be presented by core team members. You will meet: 
Origintrail – collected 22.5 mio $ 
InsurPal – collected 18 mio $ 
Sportify – collected 5 mio $ 
Datafund – collected around 250k $
UNICO – collected around 190k $

Discussion moderated by: Simon Sovič, Venture Factory and

17.30 – 20.00 / Social networking of the Slovenian startup community

The Slovenian startup community will hang out with good music, food, and drinks.


Forum 100% Start:up Registration

Participation at the event is free, but registration is obligatory, because attendance will be possible only until all free spaces are filled.


We are proud to be part of events that are taking place within the Startup Europe Week 2018





Event co-financed by:

Izvedba: Mojdenar IT d.o.o.