Alpe-Adria Startup Region

General info

Slovenia lies in the heart of Europe, where the Alps meet the Mediterranean sea and the Pannonian Plain meets the Karst. This small green country measures 20,273 km2 in area, and is home to sincere, hospitable people of great diligence. It has an exceptional number of top athletes, and a wealth of cultural creativity. In Slovenia, it is not difficult to compare the value of goods and services, as they are priced in one of the world’s major currencies, the Euro.

  • Currency: Euro
  • Time zone: CET (UTC +1)
  • Safety: Slovenia is amongst top 10 safest countries in the world
  • Second language: English (people speak English very well)
  • Population: 2 mio
  • GDP per capita: 28.000$

Source: I Feel Slovenia

More than 2,000 startups and 100 startup hubs

Slovenia is part of the European Adriatic and Western Balkans regions, which are home to more than 2,000 innovative startup companies and at least 100 dynamic regional and local startup hubs. According to World Bank's Ease of Doing Business global ranking, Slovenia and other countries from the regions are in high place according to its conditions for starting a business.


Home of Talking Tom and many other successful startups

Did you know that Samo and Iza Login, founders of the multinational Outfit7 that's creating Talking Tom and friends, come from Slovenia? The first Slovenian unicorn behind Talking Tom has been acquired for $1 billion, but there are many other startups from the region that have already reached the status of global celebrities, such as the Slovenian-founded Celtra and Layer.


Outstanding talent pool

On average, a quarter of the entire active work population in all countries of the region is a highly educated workforce. Excellent engineers, developers and researchers who find the solution to every problem of the modern society are one of the typical characteristics of the very highly educated, motivated and globally-oriented human capital of the region.


Excellent tourist destination

Due to its incredible natural, cultural, historical and gastronomical features Slovenia is establishing itself as some of the most recognizable European tourist destinations. World-known centres for winter and summer sports, medieval and renaissance city centres, castles and ramparts, museums, galleries and other cultural monuments are enriched by many urban culinary centres and hospitable wine roads.


Great quality of life

Many successful entrepreneurs and investors from the US, UK or New Zealand who settled down in Slovenia can confirm that the green Alps-Adriatic lands are ideal for life and work. Find out more about it:

Favourable economic and social conditions, beneficent climate and unspoiled nature, developed infrastructure, authentic interpersonal relationships and excellent food ensure an incredible set of factors for everyone who wishes to weave new business, family and friend bonds in this part of Europe.


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