Forum 100 % start:up PLUS+ 2019

12. March 2019 At 13.00
Date and time
Tuesday, 12. March 2019
13.00 - 0.00 CEST

Forum 100 % Start:up PLUS+ is a big business event meant for startup entrepreneurs looking for funding, mentors and programmes to make your startup dreams come true.

This spring, entrepreneurs can once again obtain Slovene Enterprise Fund’s P2 grant in the amount of 54,000 EUR, which brings quite a few novelties. Besides P2, startup companies this year can also access many other forms of help. We will present all the details at Forum 100% Startup PLUS+, which will take place on Tuesday, 12 march 2019, at Technology Park Ljubljana. We will also talk about the pre-selection process, where a presentation at the DEMO Day can bring you up to 35 valuable points in the grading for obtaining P2.

This year, Forum 100 % Startup PLUS+ brings another added value – a set of workshops, presentations and personal consultations for startup entrepreneurs. So mark 12 March 2019 in your calendars and register now. See you! 


Three reasons why you shouldn’t miss it:

1.    You get comprehensive information on public and private support programmes in a single afternoon 
2.    Possibility of personal consultation by experts on the current P2 SPS tender
3.    Valuable lessons from entrepreneurs who successfully developed and launched their product to the market



Attendance at the event is free. Due to a limited number of places, registration is obligatory!

We are also announcing a series of seven roadshow events that will be organized between 13 and 19 March in KoperNova GoricaVelenjeCeljeMariborNovo mesto and Kranj. There, we will convince you why it’s good to join the P2 pre-selection, using interesting arguments. 

Programme of Forum 100% Start:up

Classroom B1 of Technology Pak Ljubljana, building B. 

13.00 | Enhanced support for startup companies

Through various programmes, Slovenian startup companies have excellent support, access to great mentors, and different financing sources. Learn who to turn to and what the Slovenian startup support environment and public institutions have to offer.

We inform. Promote. Inspire. Connect. Collaborate. Change. 
Urban Lapajne, Start:up Slovenia
Over the next five years, startups will have more support than ever before in the history of Slovenia
Alenka Marovt, Ministry of Economic Development and Technology 

Strengthening collaboration culture in the startup ecosystem to get more breakthrough achievements
Matej Cerar, Technology Park Ljubljana
Europe is strengthening support to startup companies. The European week of entrepreneurship is connecting Europe.
Ulla Hudina Kmetič, European Commission Representation in Slovenia
Programme of Forum is followed by PLUS+, where you will get to know various connected programmes and opportunities: 
·      What Technology Park Ljubljana offers to its members in its programmes 
·      Personal consultations for applying to P2 SPS and Start:up Slovenia pre-selection
·      Matchmaking between SK companies and investors
Urban Lapajne, Start:up Slovenia


13.30 | Structured support to startup companies in all development stages

Improved startup incentive P2, once again SK75
Maja Tomanič Vidovič, Slovene Enterprise Fund

14.00 | How to use product validation to get the first customers, investors, and partners

Practical examples of how entrepreneurs used different methods to verify the key assumptions of their business idea and lower the risks of failure, take correct business decisions, and save time and money.
Using a systematic approach to prove that we can organize the cleaning service market 
Jan Dobrilovič, Beeping, Slovenian Startup of the Year 2018
How we checked the market for a new service in the traditional industry of prescription glasses 
Marin Medak / Primož Mahne, online optics store Della Spina
Reaching a difficult-to-reach market with help of a partnership 
Rok Upelj, Movalyse
The presentations are moderated by Urban Lapajne, Start:up Slovenia

15.00 | Break


15.10 | Start:up Slovenia pre-selection, Startup of the Year award, and the PODIM Conference

Start:up Slovenia pre-selection can bring entrepreneurs up to 35 points in the P2 tender. What is important to know? It can also bring you to the finals of the “Slovenian Startup of the Year” competition and to the PODIM Conference, which represents an excellent opportunity to network with TOP investors and experts.
Urban Lapajne, Start:up Slovenia


15.40 | A new wave of private financing is coming. Who, when, how much?

In Slovenia and the broader region, new venture capital funds for the seed stage as well as more mature stages have been announced. What exactly can we expect and when?

Julien Coustaury, Fil Rouge Capital
Aljoša Domijan, ABC Accelerator
Branko Drobnak, Business Angels of Slovenia
Jure Mikuž, South Central Ventures
Peter Ribarič, Silicon Gardens
Alexandre Massart, Blend Ventures
Maja Tomanič Vidovič, Slovene Enterprise Fund representative 

Presentations are moderated by Jakob Gajšek, Ljubljana University Incubator 

16.45 | Break 


17.00 | PLUS+ programme

The PLUS+ programme is a set of workshops, presentations and personal consultations meant for startup companies. It offers concrete and useful information and opportunities with help of which you will more effectively build your startup company. The programme takes place between 17:00 and 19:00 in four different locations in Technology Park Ljubljana simultaneously.

SEGMENT 1, conference room of the III. floor of building B

What can Technology Park Ljubljana and its partners offer?
·      How to get free mentor and expert support, and how to access other programmes of Technology Park Ljubljana
·      Detailed presentation of the Erasmus programme for young entrepreneurs and individual consultations

Vera Nunič, Technology park Ljubljana

SEGMENT 2, lobby of the II. floor of building B 

Cross-border collaboration opportunities for startup companies – Start:up Alpe-Adria
·      How entrepreneurs can take advantage of opportunities for entering and expanding to the Austrian market.

Jürgen Kopeinig, KWF, Austria
Mojca Cvirn, Technology park Ljubljana 

SEGMENT 3, classroom B3, ground floor building B

Details of the P2 SPS tender and Start:up Slovenia pre-selection 
·      Detailed presentation of Slovene Enterprise Fund’s P2 tender and answers to your questions
·      Detailed presentation of the Start:up Slovenia pre-selection and answers to your questions

Manfred Lepej, Slovene enterprise Fund
Urban Lapajne, Startup Slovenia

SEGMENT 4, classroom B1

Meeting between the Slovene Enterprise Fund and private investors




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