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Project Start-up Alpe-Adria 

Startup companies grow, develop and create new jobs significantly faster within dynamic startup ecosystems. In the past few years, the “battle for talent” has intensified on the global level and accelerated the departure of talent into more attractive startup ecosystems, such as the Silicon Valley, Boston, Berlin or London. In this, not only small rural towns are affected, but also bigger centers in the cross-border region.

The key challenge of the cross-border region and Slovenia-Austria collaboration and cooperation is how to strengthen and raise the quality of services provided by the key stakeholders of the cross-border startup ecosystem. The main goal of the project is raising the quality, range of services, and resources for entrepreneurial talent and startup companies. The stated goal will be achieved through the establishment of a cross-border, globally recognizable startup destination formed by local Start:up HUBs, and stakeholders of the startup ecosystem joined into the “Resource container”. While establishing a well-connected ecosystem and network of collaboration we will support SME's, entrepreneurial talents and startups in various stages, who will benefit from project's activities (networking events, pilot programmes, mentoring, support ...). 

Those listed will offer their services on the local, national and cross-border level. With help of the project, we will build and implement a joint model (launch, the growth of companies) for supporting entrepreneurial talents and startups. With activities, we will develop a region that will be attractive to talents and will enable them to develop their own innovative business models. The goal is to develop an Alps-Adriatic destination that will be attractive for talents and startups as well as to national and international stakeholders of the startup ecosystem. In the past, project partners and interested stakeholders realized that building an internationally competitive startup ecosystem is only possible within a cross-border context and collaboration.

Project's goals are establishing destination Start-up Alpe-Adria and development and implementation of services for startups.
More about INTERREG Start-up AA Project
The cross-border teams are developing programmes and ways of supporting the cross-border startup cooperation and development. If you have any questions on how you can participate, they will be happy to answer your questions: 

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