ScaleUPgrade Conference - The Future of Work

27. January 2021 At 9.00
Online dogodek
Date and time
Wednesday, 27. January 2021
9.00 - 17.00 CEST
Online dogodek

Were you also faced with the new reality at the beginning of 2020 and had to suddenly guide and encourage your employees through online meetings? Do you think that after one year the situation is still not optimal and you do not know how to find the right approach, in addition to your employees’ decline in motivation and interest?


Join the ScaleUPgrade conference, which will be entirely dedicated to that particular topic – the challenges of working from home and what the future of work holds for us. It will be presented through various industries and company structures. It is intended for scale-ups - technological, internationally competitive, piercing and fast-growing companies.


Why attend?

You will find out the following:

  • What challenges companies are facing due to the pandemic and epidemic?
  • What are the best solutions to leading teams remotely?
  • Will the old way of working ever make its comeback?
  • Labour trends and how the largest companies are preparing for the future of work.
  • Which industries are booming and in which you can invest?

You will also be able to connect with new people, discuss with them and help them find solutions to similar problems, which is basically the main purpose of the ScalUPgrade community.


Who is it for?

The ScaleUPgrade conference is intended for Slovenian scale-up companies that are successful, internationally competitive, ones that quickly employ and develop new competencies and create new technologies and products.

* Scaleup companies have 10 or more employees, at least one million euros in annual turnover and are in a phase of rapid international growth and expansion.


The event is also suitable for start-ups that haven’t yet entered this phase, corporations and supportive environments for entrepreneurship, who want to get acquainted with the challenges of working in the future.



09:00 - 9:15 Greeting 

Maja Tomanič Vidovič, director of the Slovenian Enterprise Fund


9:15 - 10:15 Introductory keynote: The Future of Work - Leon van der Laan, Remode company

The central topic of the first half of the meeting will cover the future of work. It will include both past experience and future directions. 

Led by Urban Lapajne, Venture factory


10:15 - 11:15 Panel: Future of Work

The panel will cover the experience of scaleup companies with 50+ employees on how to work remotely – hybrid work. Their know-how is valuable for planning work in the future.  

  • Rok Hrastnik, Guericom (collaboration with Sensilab)
  • Marko Guček, GoOpti
  • Primož Zelenšek, Chipolo

Led by Elvisa Basailović, Technology Park Ljubljana


11:15 - 12:15 Customer care Experience Exchange 

Customer care is a significant part in scaleup companies with a large number of customers, therefore it must be addressed systematically and strategically. Companies that have a top-notch customer care process will share their experiences with the participants of the conference.  

  • Marine Picot, Outbrain
  • Gašper Vojevec, Cleanshelf
  • Janez Mišič, Špica International 

Led by dr. Jernej Pintar, Technology Park Ljubljana and Tadej Pavlič, Zemanta


12:15 - 13:15 The way up: Transition from startup into scalup

The talk will be about the experience of fast growing scalup companies, that are valuable to smaller startups, that are heading the same way.

  • Mic Melanšek, Mali Junaki
  • Matjaž Krč, EKWB
  • Matjaž Petrovič, Geneplanet


13:15 - 14:45 Health Tech - New Business Models and Opportunities in Healthcare 2021

A conversation with:

  • Anže Droljc, Better
  • Jakob Šušterič, Mesi
  • Žan Menart, SmartOptometry
  • Janko Burgar, Cosylab Arrowfast, TBC


Led by Mojca Cvirn, Technology Park Ljubljana & 


14:45 - 16:15  VR / XR - The Future of Work and Development in a Virtual Environment 

Platforms for teamworking and XR product development


  • Marko Cafnik, Multiverse platform
  • David Kvaternik, Tech Factory
  • Electrolux (to be confirmed)

Led by Aleš Pevc, Technology Park Ljubljana

16:15 - 17:15 - 1:1 Networking

Two to four different challenges are formulated and later parallelly discussed on. The aforementioned challenges are not vertically specific to the industry, they promote the horizontal integration of different industries and professions. 



The event will take place online via Zoom. Sign up as soon as possible and secure your place.

Izvedba: Mojdenar IT d.o.o.