Funds up to 30K per team
Takes 7% equity
Offers 26 Mentors
Funds 20 startups per year
Markets Accounting Advertising Architecture & Construction Banking & Accounting Consulting +36
Invests in Europe North America South America Asia Africa 18 more
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What is ABC accelerator?

We are the independent private accelerator focusing on startups from all around the globe. We help the best entrepreneurs from the region accelerate the growth of their businesses through topical programs.

Our location in Ljubljana, Slovenia allows our companies to test and quickly implement their solutions in an ideal test market. Around us is the largest business and retail district in the region – its 4500 companies welcome 21 million people every year.

After you have proven your ideas on this B2B and B2C testing space, and gotten investment, you can use our established bridges to our strategic partners in China, US and accross the EU.

We can spread you anywhere in the world. Our partner IBM offers us access to its 42 Innovation Centers on all continents.

Is ABC accelerator the right partner for you ?

Do you believe that you can:

• grow your business internationally,
• solve your customer’s pain but your solutions are limited to the first test ...
What is ABC accelerator?

We are the independent private accelerator focusing on startups from all around the globe. We help the best entrepreneurs from the region accelerate the growth of their businesses through topical programs.

Our location in Ljubljana, Slovenia allows our companies to test and quickly implement their solutions in an ideal test market. Around us is the largest business and retail district in the region – its 4500 companies welcome 21 million people every year.

After you have proven your ideas on this B2B and B2C testing space, and gotten investment, you can use our established bridges to our strategic partners in China, US and accross the EU.

We can spread you anywhere in the world. Our partner IBM offers us access to its 42 Innovation Centers on all continents.

Is ABC accelerator the right partner for you ?

Do you believe that you can:

• grow your business internationally,
• solve your customer’s pain but your solutions are limited to the first test customers,
• but only if you would have more money, more connections, more knowledge and more time to expand your solutions to more customers, than ABC accelerator will be able to help you achieve accelerated and international growth.

Why should you apply?

The need for capital investment shown by the ABC startups in this first – “seed” – round was around three million Euro, in the three years, it has exceeded 30mil €.

We will help you obtain all resources that your business needs for accelerated growth. We give you:
• Up to 310.000 EUR in services (including full Microsoft & IBM licenses and IBM Cloud Softlayer and Bluemix)
• Free office space
• Demo Day – Pitch before strategic investors (corporations) and financial investors (VCs and Business Angles)
• Testing grounds for both B2B and B2C
• Intensive mentorship sessions
• Access to corporations through our partners (like IBM, AmCham, CEED, Cisco, and Microsoft)
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Staff

Aleš Pustovrh
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Aleš Pustovrh Head of Program, Co-founder Investor, Researcher, Entrepreneur, Mentor
Ales Pustovrh
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Ales Pustovrh Program Manager Founder, Investor, Researcher, Teacher
Bernard Grum
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Bernard Grum Mentors, Founder Test prijave
Edina Dyachenko
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Edina Dyachenko Head of Marketing & PR
Grega Potokar
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Grega Potokar Passionate about business development in startups
Jakob Gajšek
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Jakob Gajšek Head of Mentorship Program, Co-founder Supports startups in every way possible
Maja Jerala
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Milan Lazarevic
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Tanja Golcman
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Tanja Golcman ABC Enterprise program manager
Ales Gros
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Aljoša Domijan
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Aljoša Domijan Investor Investing knowledge, time, and money in the automotive, internet media, marketing, and sales start-ups.
Boštjan Pišler
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Boštjan Pišler Fintech founder
Borut Jeglic
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Borut Jeglic Mentor
Borut Kirn
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Ernest Zejn
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Ernest Zejn Mentor
Goran Tomsic
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Goran Tomsic Mentor I get people going again and transform their boring business talk into fun stories you love buying into.
Gregor Pipan
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Gregor Pipan 15 years of developing Software, developing new products
Julien Coustaury
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Julien Coustaury Mentor been and worked around the world, dream big or go home !
Maja Voje
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Maja Voje CMO @ OriginTrail #supplychain #blockchain
Marko Lavrencic
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Marko Lavrencic VC consultant and Go-To-Market strategist with affection for high tech.
Marko Majer
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Marko Majer Mentor
Matjaž Slak
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Meta Grošelj
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Meta Grošelj Mentor
Tadej Černivec
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Tadej Černivec Mentor Communicative, open-minded, focused and
Tanja Bogataj
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Tanja Bogataj Mentor
Tatjana Fink
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Startups/Companies

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Recommendations

Patrick Mikalef

Knowing some of the staff I can definitely say that they are very motivated, highly knowledgeable , and have a great network of mentors, experts in specific areas, and investors.

Blaz Jemc COO at TravelStarter

A dedicated team, an encouraging work environment, and a wide network of mentors and investors - this is what makes ABC an ideal program for our startup.