Forum 100 % Start:up

Monday, June 5, 2023 13:00 - Ljubljana

What support can innovative startups expect in the upcoming period?

The year 2023 is marked by changes in the domestic and foreign entrepreneurial environment. At the 100% Start-up Forum, we will address the most significant movements, achievements, and changes in the domestic ecosystem, involving both public and private stakeholders of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. We will also present the support that is expected to be available to innovative start-up companies in the second half of this year and in 2024. Prepare today so you don't miss out on the opportunities that require some preparation beforehand.


How to become more efficient and creative with Aljoša Bagola?

Creativity and efficiency are essential for success today. That's why we have invited Aljoša Bagola, one of the most prominent and frequently awarded representatives of Slovenian advertising, to the event. In his one-hour practical lecture, he will reveal the connection between creativity and efficiency that he has discovered during his 20 years of agency work.


His advice will help you improve your efficiency and creativity in your work.





Free mentoring from top experts

In 20-minute mentoring sessions, experienced startup experts from various fields will help you tackle your business challenges. Whether you need assistance with law, taxes, marketing, or if you are seeking non-refundable funds for your startup or investment, this is an excellent opportunity.




13:00 - 13:15 I Opportunities for Startups in 2023 and 2024


Welcome Address

Katja Čenčur, Head of the Entrepreneurial Community, Ljubljana Technology Park

Urban Lapajne, Community Manager, Start:up Slovenia


Public Support for Startups

Ana Vele, Development Advisor, Slovenian Enterprise Fund


Private Investment in Startups

Gregor Rebolj, Silicon Gardens Fund


13:15 - 14:00 I Success Stories. Past and Future Programs of the Fund Through the Eyes of Entrepreneurs and Planners

Learn how Slovenian startup companies have made significant breakthroughs with the support of the Fund and get advice on your own path. Discover how to make the most of all the opportunities available to you.



Darko Đjurić, CEO and Co-founder of FroomCare (recipient of P2 and SI-SK)

Valentina Metež, CEO and Co-founder of Proky (recipient of P2 and SK75)

Jernej Ženko, CEO and Co-founder of Gridtech (recipient of P2 and SK75)

Ana Vele, Development Advisor, Slovenian Enterprise Fund

Manfred Lepej, Senior Advisor, Slovenian Enterprise Fund

Nina Urbanič, Advisor for Ownership Monitoring and Reporting, Slovenian Enterprise Fund


Moderator: Urban Lapajne, Start:up Slovenia


14:00 - 15:00 I MasterClass for Fostering Creativity with Aljoša Bagola


The MasterClass for fostering creativity enables a significant shift towards greater efficiency, innovation, and fulfillment of employees. As one of the most prominent and frequently awarded representatives of Slovenian advertising, Aljoša has spent twenty years in agency work, creating campaigns that still rank high in recognition, likability, and effectiveness research. In his lecture, he will teach you to create crucial connections between creativity and efficiency.


Aljoša Bagola, Creative Director, Lecturer, and Author.


15:00 - 15:15 I Break


15:15 - 16:15 I Start:up Slovenia "Open Hours"


One-on-one advice from experienced experts. Present experts will provide mentoring in 15-minute sessions at the event. The rule is "first come, first served."


You can reserve a session with one of these experts:

Nejc Setnikar. Nlaw. Area: Startup law.

Maja Križan. Business Angels of Slovenia. Area: Company growth and development & ecosystem, venture capital.

Manca Korelc. Area: Growth on digital channels.

Blaž Jamšek. GZS. Area: Startup law.

Tadej Černivec. IPRC. Area: Intellectual property.

Mira Koporčić Veljić. Association of Investment Fund Management Companies - GIZ. Area: Financial management, investment management, team leadership and organization, and process optimization.

Matjaž Slak. Area: Sales (B2B sales).

Vuk Lau. Silicon Gardens Fund. Area: Company growth and development & ecosystem, venture capital.

Gašper Hajdu. CMS. Area: Law.

Nejc Vrankar. CMS. Area: Law.

Urban Lapajne. Start:up Slovenia. Area: Entrepreneurship support programs and calls for proposals.


16:15 - 17:00 I Start:up Refresh


Networking with snacks and drinks will allow you to ask anything you haven't had the chance to inquire about during the official program. Connect with other entrepreneurs, exchange experiences and ideas, explore potential partnerships, and open up new business opportunities.



Ljubljana Technology Park, Ground floor of Building B.




The event is organized by Start:up Slovenia in cooperation with the Slovenian Enterprise Fund and the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology. The event's partner is Ljubljana Technology Park.


General Registration Terms


The event is free of charge, but registration is mandatory. If you are unable to attend the event, you must cancel your registration at least 24 hours before the event to allow another interested person to register. Failure to cancel will result in a fee of 20 EUR. The event will be photographed. As the event is funded through a public call, it is free for you to attend. Photos and your personal data provided during registration will be shared with the funders of the call, namely the Slovenian Enterprise Fund and the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, for reporting purposes. Photos may also be used for publication on social media and the organizer's website. By registering for the event, you agree to the above terms.


Content support for recipients of financial products P2, SK75, or SI-SK under the "de minimis" scheme is co-financed by the Slovenian Enterprise Fund and the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund. It is implemented as part of the Content Support Program for Beneficiaries of Funds (MSP) from 2018 to 2023 under the Operational Program for the Implementation of the European Cohesion Policy for the 2014-2020 period.