The April start-up weekend is nearly here!

Day 24. February 2014 posted Stanislava Vabšek
Are you a student? Do you have business ambition? Do you have good ideas or wish to solve a special social challenge? We offer you an incredible opportunity to discover how the development of a business idea as well as its realization happen in practice. Join us at the student Start-up Weekend, which will take place in 5 cities across Slovenia from April 4th to 6th, and develop skills that are necessary for your career success!

Take the future into your own hands and take advantage of all new knowledge that’s being offered to you. These are the keys to your brighter and more successful future!
By participating at the student Start-up Weekend you will get: 
  • New career opportunities
  • Tangible business and entrepreneurship knowledge
  • A certificate of participation as proof of the finished training
  • To socialise with successful people
  • New acquaintances from various faculties
  • The possibility of realizing your own idea
  • A lot of fun and socialising
  • Food, snacks and excellent atmosphere. 
The start-up weekend is being organized at five different locations across Slovenia – pick the one closest to you. Once you choose a location, you will find a detailed programme.
Nova Gorica:
Novo mesto:
Hurry up with your application; the number of places is limited. The deadline for submitting your application is March 25th 2014!
The Start-up Weekend is an intensive entrepreneurially fun weekend during which different teams, consisting of students from different faculties, compete, trying to create the best prototype or company business model with help of newest methodologies (Design Thinking, Lean start-up and Business Model Generation) in an incredibly short time as well as check it on the market. At this weekend, the mentors and we will give special attention to ideas that solve particular social challenges. We will thus encroach on the topic of social entrepreneurship!
Still not convinced? Watch the video about how learning and fun looks in practice:

Participants’ experience

“The start-up weekend was a unique experience and, despite an 18-hour workday, a sweet one. During work, experienced mentors stood at our side, guiding us. The start-up weekend is definitely for all those who have the will to live more dynamically, live a life where personal business success mostly depends on you. It’s not enough to just have an idea, you need to have a wish to realize it and the courage to take risks.” Gregor Treska, Start-up weekend Ljubljana participant in November 2013. 

You don’t need a business idea to apply, but it is desired you have one. Everybody who’s creative, driven and ready to work in a team is a welcome participant. If you don’t have a business idea, you will join one of the teams and help realize its idea with your knowledge. 

You will acquire practical business skills, from selling, performing and networking to leading, staffing, negotiating and much more! Everything you need today for your personal and career development!
Do you have a business idea that would solve a social problem? Join us. Mentors with experience from the field of social entrepreneurship will be with us. Bring your friends and classmates to the event, so that you won’t be alone!
Pick a location and APPLY.
Hurry up with you application, as the number of places is limited. The deadline for submitting your application is March 25th 2014. 
National coordinator: 
  Elvisa Basailovič, Technology Park Ljubljana and Institute Ypsilon
T: +386 1 620 34 01
The entire entrepreneurship action for youth is organized by members of the consortium: Institute Ypsilon, Technology Park Ljubljana, University incubator Ljubljana, Venture Factory, business incubator of the University of Maribor, Technology Park Primorska, University incubator Primorska and Development center Novo mesto, namely within the programmes of the initiative Start:up Slovenia, and 47 higher education institutes, within five university and higher education centers. The implementation of the project was enabled by the public agency SPIRIT Slovenia and the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology
Communications and PR Start:up Slovenija
Izvedba: Mojdenar IT d.o.o.