19 startups are competing for SK75 and SK200 in the spring round

Day 20. May 2016 posted Stanislava Vabšek
On Thursday, 19 May 2016, Demo Day took place in Technology Park Ljubljana. 13 startups contending for the SK75 investment and 6 companies running for Slovene Enterprise Fund’s SK200 public equity investment pitched to 13 jury members – entrepreneurs, investors and mentors.
Startups did five-minute pitches to tell the jury at Demo Day why exactly their team, product and implementation plan deserve an investment and thus additional capital for confirming their idea on the market (SK75) or breaking through to global markets (SK200).

Working weekend

The companies that are trying to obtain the 75,000 EUR convertible loan (SK75) and have successfully passed the first selection round, spent 14 and 15 May training at the working weekend where they aired out their business models, but mostly perfected their pitches and stories for pitching to investors.


Achieving fast progress

For many participants, the SK75 working weekend was crucial for fast progress in developing and presenting their business ideas, since teams got help from mentors and quickly recognized the flaws of their business models as well as learnt the principles of effective pitching.

Investment preparation programme

Startups that are trying to obtain the 200,000 EUR public equity investment (SK200), spent 16 and 17 May participating in the investment preparation programme. There, the companies, mentors and a representative of the Slovene Enterprise Fund went into the details of the process of obtaining an investment. They also perfected their presentations and pitches for Demo Day.

Who is competing for the spring SK75 investment?

Thirteen startup companies that pitched at the Demo Day for obtaining the SK75 investment are listed alphabetically with short descriptions of their solutions:
IT klinika or web market harmonia.si helps users by gathering information in one place, while beauty salons and wellness service providers can get new customers over the internet.
Arch vitalis is offering mobile houses that enable more affordable building and health-friendly living. They use advanced technologies that offer incredible savings and efficiency.
MKP Teks is developing a multi-purpose circular weaving machine for 3D weaving or weaving an individual part in one piece. Due to smaller dimensions, the machine can be put in residential spaces as well as enables the making of smaller unique products.
Terradit is developing software solutions Edulibry and Mindlibry for teachers who can use them to introduce flipped learning which includes the use of mobile devices or cloud services.
Argo Navis is implementing market and media monitoring analyses whose speed and economy significantly help companies make business decisions in PR, marketing, leading, sales and customer support.
Lamu is an application that allows cyclists to quickly find a suitable bike repair shop and gives bike repair providers an overview of the bike’s repair history, makes work planning easier, and simplifies communication with the customer and promotion.
Openprof is an educational website for students and their professors, offering the former additional materials for revising for the final high school examination, and the latter a platform for personally selecting textbooks and preparing students for tests.
Health Lord is developing an IT health platform called Healthlord Pharmacy, enabling pharmacies to effectively transform from a mostly logistic business into the most accessible health provider that’s the first point of contact for the user.
4D Print is a comprehensive system for optimizing the manufacturing procedure of composite material components, using 3D printing to make the manufacturing procedure quicker and cheaper.
PEL30 is developing and manufacturing high-quality and user-friendly 3D printers.
Balgarden is developing and making vertical urban gardens Urban Planty. It’s a combination of a modular stand and pots for breeding plants on the balcony, terrace or window sill.
POHRUST is developing the website omisli.si, which connects local service providers and their potential customers. It enables the service seeker to submit their enquiry for a service over a web form in under a minute, while providers can present their services more easily and quickly.
EGRAL is developing the mobile app GSPOT Ugodnosti, a system that combines service providers and users, and rewards them at the same time.
Which teams wish to receive SK200?
Six teams pitched at the Demo Day for SK200, here listed alphabetically with a short description of their solutions:
SmartPA is developing and already successfully marketing the sales platform Datafy.it, enabling companies to quickly gain business contact databases of key people, including their work e-mail address and phone number of the company, instead of searching for contacts on the internet tediously by hand.
Invoice Exchange (Borza terjatev) is the first organized market of account receivables in Slovenia. It offers companies easy access to liquidity by selling receivables to financial investors via an on-line market platform.
Enikam is developing its own methodologies for manufacturing various products based on active oxygen compounds. Their products solve dermatological problems with nails, skin, mucosa of the mouth and gingival tissue.
MiDS is developing the iHELP alarm system that shortens the time of rescue in the case of urgent medical help, and increases the possibility of survival for more than ten times.
Protectus is developing and marketing Carlock, which is in the category of “connected car” products. It offers a constant connection between the car and the owner, and gives users advanced notifications connected to vehicle safety.

The programme is made possible by 

Communications and PR Start:up Slovenija
Izvedba: Mojdenar IT d.o.o.