Opportunities for Slovenian Scaleups & Startups in the fields of AI & Big Data and cooperation with the Israeli Ecosystem

9. December 2020 At 13.00
on-line, Zoom
Date and time
Wednesday, 9. December 2020
13.00 - 16.00 CEST
on-line, Zoom

Live stream starts at 13.00



Are you a startup or scaleup looking for opportunities in the fields of artificial intelligence(AI), big data management, agriculture or the food processing industry and want to cooperate with the Israeli business ecosystem?


Do you come from a corporation or a supportive environment for entrepreneurship and are interested in the Israeli entrepreneurial ecosystem?


Come to the event where you will meet local and Israeli experts and mentors, get new ideas and potential collaborations!




Why should you attend?


You will learn about:

  • challenges and business opportunities for cooperation with larger established companies and big corporations, 
  • opportunities in the field of agriculture and food technologies (Agri & Foodtech) and
  • opportunities in AI, Big Data and Data Analytics.
  • 1: 1 mentoring meetings with top Israeli mentors for startup and scaleup companies


Who is the event meant for?


To the fast-growing start-up technology companies, which are internationally competitive and penetrating, are quickly hiring and developing new competencies and creating new technologies and products. The event is also interesting for corporations and supportive environments for entrepreneurship, who want to get to know how the Israeli entrepreneurial ecosystem works and what the opportunities for cooperation are.




13:00 - 13:15 StartupPlusProgram Studio:​ Walk through the ScaleUpgrade Webinar


Opportunities for Scaleups in Slovenia and Israel


Andreja Purkart Martinez, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia in Tel Aviv, Israel 

Maja Tomanič Vidovič​, Slovene Enterprise Fund, Slovenia 


A quick overview of the startup ecosystem in Israel


Benny Shlick, founder of Innovation Without Borders, Israel


Moderator: Urban Lapajne, Start:up Slovenia, Slovenia



13:15-14:00 Panel: The rise of open innovation and opportunities in Food & Agritech


Peter Polanič, Panvita Group, Slovenia

Jure Mikuž, SCV Ventures, Slovenia

Matija Žulj, Agrivi, Croatia

Carmit Oron, ACT Innovation Hub, Israel 

Elad Shamir, CEO zemach kinneret, Israel


Q & A Session


Moderator: Urban Lapajne, Start:up Slovenia


14:00 - 14:45 Panel: An opportunity in AI, Big Data & Analytics ​


Boštjan Špetič, Outbrain, Slovenia

Gregor Rebolj, Silicon Gardens, Slovenia

Dr. Marko Grobelnik, IJS, R&D, Slovenia

Ori Lahav, Co-Founder & GM Israel at Outbrain


Q & A Session


Moderator: Urban Lapajne, Start:up Slovenia


14:45 - 16:00 1:1 Mentoring for Slovenian Scaleups by Israeli Mentors 


Mentors, welcome!

Mr. Adi Rozenfeld, the honorary consul of the Slovenia to Israel


10-minute individual meetings with renowned Israeli experts with extensive experience in the international technological environment for Slovenian scaleup companies. The number of places is limited, places will be given according to the rule "First come first served". You will receive your meeting schedule the day before the event.  




Mentors in the program


Doron Latzer, Founder of Pearl Cohen, with more than 24 years of experience in commercial and corporate law,

Yariv Lissauer, CEO of Leap Gaming, a company that produces virtual gaming applications for various platforms,

Ronit Marcus, who has extensive experience in leading positions in companies in the telecommunications sector,

Ofer Yarden, CEO of Omnisys and co-founder of many startups, including V-point, VNC, Netline, CTV,…

Boaz Melnik, serial entrepreneur, who provides business consulting to Israeli startups. Founded, managed and sold a medical services company. Specializes in business planning,

Devorah Mayman Patt, CEO of Israel Venture Network (IVN), managing several philantropic funds,

Tomer Segev, serial entrepreneur in the fields of technology and education

Guy Baram, Lt. Colonel of the Israeli Defense Forces, co-founder of x10ed - learning analytics startup. Broad ranged managerial experience in solving complex, cross-organizational, technological problems.


The event is organized within the Startup Plus Program of the Slovene Enterprise Fund, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Tel Aviv. The event is free, registration is required.



The event will take place online via the Zoom platform. You will receive a link to the event the day before the event.



Additional information

Urban Lapajne,   info@startup.si   





Content support for recipients of P2, SK75 or SI-SK financial products under the "de minimis" scheme is co-financed from the Slovene Enterprise Fund and the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund. This is implemented on the basis of the Content Support for Funds Recipients (SMEs) Programme in the 2018-2023 period, under the Operational Programme for the Implementation of the European Cohesion Policy 2014-2020.

Izvedba: Mojdenar IT d.o.o.