ABC Accelerator

ABC (Acceleration Business City) is the private acceleration group dedicated to the best entrepreneurs from all over the world.

ABC Accelerator is a privately-funded acceleration group dedicated to the best entrepreneurs from all over the world. OUR MISSION We are all about selecting, supporting, and growing the very best startups with global aspirations. With offices in Silicon Valley, Germany, and Slovenia, we have crafted a unique global ecosystem of and for entrepreneurs. We’ve built a large worldwide network of investors & mentors, creating and nurturing great relationships with companies all over the world. WHAT WE DO We take a hands-on approach in our 3-month acceleration program for earlier-stage startups and help them grow in our global ecosystem with tailored services focused on global expansion. We transfer the startup mindset and tools to large companies in our enterprise accelerator program, helping them move faster and thrive in the digital world. Excellence is a result of cutting-edge tech and talent - that’s why we provide both. We scout and raise the top tech talent to fill the industry’s needs. For specific projects, we have on-demand software development capabilities available in-house. THE STORY SO FAR Our story began in 2015 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, when a group of passionate cofounders opened the call for applications for Smart Cities, ABC Accelerator’s first acceleration program. In 2016, we opened our offices in Munich, Germany and San Jose, California, broadening our scope to a global level. We also piloted our enterprise program. By 2017, we’ve grown into a mature global company with a dedicated team of over 30 experts worldwide, expanding our activities into the recruiting and software development segments. OUR CULTURE With us, it’s not just business - it’s also very personal. The most valuable asset for a growing business are its people, and a company is only as strong as its team. That’s why it’s ABC’s most important value ‒ we are family. Our culture, our brand, our business strategy ‒ all are entwined with our 5 core values: personal approach, honesty, focus, fun, trust.

💡 Startups from Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia started their journey towards MVP at the Venture Bootcamp. 
ABC team will watch them closely. 💪 Go, teams #Portal, #Volo; #AutoGT, #Worig, #MyWeather, #SOS,  #Hotspoter

💡 Startups from Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia started their journey towards MVP at the Venture Bootcamp.
ABC team will watch them closely. 💪 Go, teams #Portal, #Volo; #AutoGT, #Worig, #MyWeather, #SOS, #Hotspoter

Cafelier

Are you drinking ☕️ right now? Cafelier team said: life is too short for bad coffee 😄

Read an article, that Dnevnik wrote about Cafelier - ABC Accelerator alumni #startup - and their amazing product, which helps you keep the quality of any coffee 💪👏

(this time only in Slovenian language)
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A Slovenian newspaper Dnevnik wrote an article about Cafelier and our story. A good morning read.😊☕️

[Venture BootCamp]
When PODIM conference was over it was all about EIT Digital's Venture Program in our office. 😎
Seven most promising idea-stage #startups from the region started their road to the minimum viable product at EIT Digital -Venture BootCamp.
It is always a pleasure for ABC to mentor #startups at their very beginning. Someday they will be ready for our #ABCAccelerator Scale-up program. 💪

Companies from Slovenia, Croatia, Italy and Albania will scale their business and accelerate their growth with the help of our in-house partners, expert mentors and the ABC team.

Companies from Slovenia, Croatia, Italy and Albania will scale their business and accelerate their growth with the help of our in-house partners, expert mentors and the ABC team.

It was one of the biggest events in the startup field in Slovenia.

As the 8th batch of startups came to its end after three months of ABC Accelerator’s business acceleration program, dedicated to promising young companies, the ABC Accelerator organised Demo Day #8. 
Six companies from all over the world presented their innovative business solutions to an international audience of investors, partners and guests.

It was one of the biggest events in the startup field in Slovenia.

As the 8th batch of startups came to its end after three months of ABC Accelerator’s business acceleration program, dedicated to promising young companies, the ABC Accelerator organised Demo Day #8.
Six companies from all over the world presented their innovative business solutions to an international audience of investors, partners and guests.

Poslovni angeli Slovenije

We were proud to say, we were hosting an event, that was really something unique.

At Poslovni angeli Slovenije Demo day we got to see 5 startups, all from abroad - none incorporated in Slovenia. 😲
This is truly an exception since usually, the majority of their presenting startups is local.👏

Click to see the startups ⬇️⬇️

This one is going to be in English only. Why?
You'll find out why, after reading the first paragraph of this super short recap of our *May Demo Day*. ABC Accelerator was the host, Centre for European Perspective - CEP the partner and IVMAX, MARLEQ, ELS Development, Blocknify and Tratics the five pitching startups

[ABC portfolio company]
Sleepy Bottle was presented as one of the three success stories at yesterday event organized by Časnik Finance: Podjetniško srečanje Kamniški forum👏

❓Why did they say "no" to Wallmart?
❓Where is the product already on the shelves?
❓What are they aiming at in the future?

Read the interview with Co-founder and CEO Rok Colarič who explained why they said "no" to Wallmart.🤓
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https://www.finance.si/8948121

#business #entrepreneur #opportunity #motivation #interview #work #alumni #ABCaccelerator #10batch #applynow

Sad @podimconference is almost over? 😞

Worry not, because here at the ABC Accelerator we prepared an after-PODIM get-together with startup ecosystem giants, Sheel Mohnot & Francois Marmion. 👏
Come hear their invaluable experience in the industry and use the chance to cement your PODIM achievements.
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#afterpodim #meetup #podimconference #abcaccelerator #startups #enterpreneur #investors #welcome

Congratulations to @Hurra Studios (Hooray Heroes)- Slovenian Startup of the year!

And of course, congratulations also to SILEO doo, our alumni, for making it to the finals - being among top 5 startups in Slovenia is a big deal. We are very proud of you! 🙂👏

#podimconference #startupoftheyear #podim2019 #sileo #abcalumni #startup

[SLOVENIAN STARTUP OF THE YEAR 2019] 🏆

Slovenian startup of the year 2019 is Hurra Studios - team that is creating Hooray Heroes, the most personalized books for children. The winner🏅was announced today at the Startup of the year award ceremony that took place at PODIM conference.

Startups SILEO doo ☀️, OLLO - audio tools 🎧, Lake Coloring 🎨 and Hopalai (Kobi)📱also made to the finals, but at the end the team of Hooray Heroes convinced the jury the most.👍

Congrats to the winner! 👏

#podimconference #Sloveneentreprisefund Ministrstvo za gospodarski razvoj in tehnologijo

[PODIM]
Our team is very active at the Podim Conference ➡️ they are in the search of the best startups for #10 batch.
#Startups are you ready for them? 😉

If they haven't spoken to you yet, just contact them here: Dave Arnez, Andreja Satran, Grega Potokar


Sneak peek: Deal Room - 1 on 1 sessions; 20 minutes per session
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Piotr Bucki – Sales Communication Jackpot 😎

🔝🔝 Know your market, know your “commander”. Piotr Bucki pushes his audience of young companies to picture two worlds, one without their products and with all the problems that the lack of it creates and one with their product and all the solutions it brings. World One is full of problems and world Two is all solutions to those problems. 💪

And you, have you defined two worlds for your product already❓

#piotrbucki #salescommunication #workshop

“I don’t follow trends, I hate trends, trends are bullsh*t,” said #JulienCoustaury at the "Ask me anything" event on Tuesday. 😎

Even if sometimes trends go in the right direction he never relies on a large group of people deciding something is good. In investing and business in general, there is one line of advice that is consistently present, have a great team, a great partner. 🙂

So glad, we can work with him. 😉👏

Energy, speed, exuberance - #growthhacking

@mvwtf ’s playful energy doesn’t mislead the audience, as soon as you enter the room you know it’s on and it is on hard. No time is wasted, she goes straight to business and keeps her tempo in a way that makes you think she’s got a small reactor powering her somewhere. The knowledge that comes out and the speed it comes out with is out of this world and yet all the participants follow without the slightest sign of trouble. .
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#majavoje #growthhacking #success #workshop #abcaccelerator #startup #megabooker #chessraiders #plusadvance #authland #transmogul #veemee #geronxyz #redsky @ ABC Accelerator

🎁 [GIVEAWAY] 🎁
It is time for our first ever giveaway! 👏

Which book helped you scale up your business?

Write the title/author in the comments -> we will randomly pick 2 winners, who will get the book from field experts Maja K. Ruzzier and Mitja Ruzzier: Startup branding funnel. 💪

We will pick the winners on Tuesday. 😎

Univerzitetni Inkubator Primorske

Our startup SILEO

Obaaaala, drži pesti!!!

BO SILEO SLOVENSKI STARTUP LETA 2019? 😍

Koprski Sileo, Ollo, Lake, Hurra Studios in Hopalai so tista startup podjetja, ki se letos kot finalisti potegujejo za prestižni naziv slovenski startup leta 2019, sporoča Start:up Slovenija.

Reziltate bodo obelodanili na PODIM-u. 🤩

Forza Sileo!

#startupleta #sileo #podim #univerzitetniinkubator #univerzitetniinkubatorprimorske #podjetnistvo #slovenija #istra #primorska #koper

[🏆#ALUMNI] We get to see the final product!

Stratio - LinkSquare - BeyonSense state of the art pocket infrared spectrometer, Linksquare has finally arrived in Slovenia! 😎 We are very proud to say: the sale has begun! :)

They will be sent to all over Europe and try to improve the world and leave a global impact on life quality. 👍💪

#abcsuccessstory #8batch #alumni #startup #abcaccelerator #proud

[🏆#ALUMNI] SILEO doo – finalist in Slovenia’s startup of the year awards 🏆🏆🤩

Sileo is at it again.😎 This year’s Podim Conference will see SILEO doo go head to head with four other startups in what will undoubtedly be a heated and fascinating competition. Best of luck to Sileo in this challenge! ✊✊👏

The winner will be known at Podim Conference on 21st of May 2019.

https://www.startup.si/sl-si/novica/470/predstavljamo-finaliste-nagrade-slovenski-start-up-leta-2019-

#abcsuccessstory #8batch #alumni #startup #abcaccelerator #proud

[🏆#ALUMNI]
ExRey (Beyond Seen Screen) is about to start pilot projects with Croatia’s A1 📱.
The ExRey platform will soon be used by everybody - they are currently talking with some Slovenian TV houses, too. 😉 We will reveal the details soon... 🤝👏

On the picture: 2 very successful #ABCalumnistartup ExRey (Beyond Seen Screen) and in the middle SILEO doo

#abcsuccessstory #8batch #alumni #startup #abcaccelerator #proud

[🏆#ALUMNI] SILEO doo – the media’s darling 🙂

You don’t have to search hard to find a Sileo article in the Slovenian press. “Photovoltaics with style”, so they named the Sileo photovoltaic roof tile. 🏠 Made 4 years sooner than Elon Musk and Tesla’s variation🤩, the Sileo roof tile spearheaded the built-in PV cell for modern, stylish tiles.
As Slovenia’s Dnevnik puts it, “this is the right moment to create this niche market” and Sileo’s way ahead of its closest rival, Musk’s tile”.😎👏

Read the whole interview: https://www.dnevnik.si/1042884657

Picture below: SILEO doo with ABC CEO Bernard Grum

#abcsuccessstrory #8batch #alumni #startup #abcaccelerator #proud

#9batch #Kickoffday is finally here! Follow our news and stories today - you`ll get to see:
✅ the new stratups
✅ what are we doing
✅ where are we going
✅ who else is with us ... 😉

We are ready!

Grega Potokar Andreja Satran Miha Bizjak Maja Obrstar

🚀ARISE Venture, a pre-acceleration online program for early stage startups, is about to start a new chapter! ⏰Today is the last day that you can come on board and experience the program which has already helped many #startups & teams lunch their #deeptech venture! Mentorship, PR exposure and much, much more only couple of hours away. Teams coming from the Balkan region can apply through ABC: https://www.eitdigital.eu/venture-program with EIT Digital.

#ABCSuccessstory
🚀 Nervtech, the Rolls Royce of Slovenian tech startups and an #ABCAccelerator alumni is at it again.💪

In the latest edition of Časnik Finance (Pametna mobilnost) they tell us how they use AI and advanced algorithms to achieve socialization of autonomous vehicles🚘. Their driving simulator idea transformed from a hobby into a huge business outcompeting their closest rivals by far, their functionality is on par with systems that are up to 50 times more expensive.

In addition to that, Slovenian giant AMZS decided to invest in Nervtech! Well done! 👏👏💪

Do not hesitate and create your own successful story - applications for #10 batch are open! Apply now -> check our website for more informations.

EIT Digital/Venture Program

⏰You have time until May 5th to apply to an ONLINE pre-accelerator program that specialises in developing an MVP with early-stage #startups & teams without the established company. It helps with the launch of your #deeptech venture, provides #mentorship, PR exposure, and f.u.n.d.s! The call is open for your great ideas ready to launch so apply today for a not-to-be-missed opportunity and check our last years' success stories! ⚡https://www.eitdigital.eu/venture-program/ With EIT Digital🌟

#Students who wish to become future #entrepreneurs, listen up! Start your entrepreneurial path in EIT Digital’s ARISE Venture, a program designed to help you reach your goals. It offers experienced mentors, f.u.n.d.i.n.g and tons of knowledge for your early stage startup or a #team - ready to develop an #MVP. Make the first step, apply today: the open call ends on May 5!⚡️ https://www.eitdigital.eu/venture-program

🌞Sunday is funday when you know there’s a tailored program for you and your team that you’ve just applied to, and will help you develop an MVP and get f.u.n.d.s // establish your #deeptech venture, get business development help from top international experts & join Europe's leading innovation ecosystem! For the rest of you: ⚡️only seven days left to apply⚡️: https://www.eitdigital.eu/venture-program! With EIT Digital🌞

match-startup-program.com

Match

GREAT OPPORTUNITY - 4 Swedish giants are searching for 10 startups in the CEE region to support!

Startups, do you want to present your company personally to decision-making executives of:
➡️ Ericsson
➡️ ABB Power Grids
➡️ Sigma Technology Group
➡️ AQ Anton?

Startups with solutions on IoT, AI and Machine Learning do not miss this chance and apply on https://www.match-startup-program.com/

The deadline is ❗️29th April❗️

A board of expert jury, together with the representatives of the participating Swedish corporates and the Embassy, will judge the projects, giving the best 10 the opportunity to spend a whole day together with decision making executives of the partnering multinational companies in person.

More about the program and companies: https://medium.com/@GlobalStartupAwards/swedish-companies-join-to-support-startups-in-cee-region-a92cd444262?fbclid=IwAR3CZUgn2rYXGoEGRsyC3JopTle-FUfvEB7U9XQ08K_VzRqfcyS8QVWAgTs

Global Startup Awards Embassy of Sweden in Budapest

match-startup-program.com MATCH Startup Program is a neutral business platform that aims to bring together highest performing Swedish corporates with well selected startups from Central and Eastern Europe, with a focus on connectivity, mentoring and business match-making, powered by the Swedish Government, brought to you by....

netokracija.com

Otvorene prijave za EIT Digital Venture Program: startupe iz regije očekuje mentorstvo i do 15.000 eura

Have you heard about the ONLINE pre-accelerator program that specializes in developing an MVP with early-stage #startups & teams, helps with the launch of your #deeptech venture, provides mentorship and PR exposure? This is an open call for your great ideas waiting to be launched! Get the business development help from top international experts & join Europe's leading innovation ecosystem! We are accepting applications from Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia. The program is executed in cooperation with our twice awarded accelerator, so don't miss your chance, you have until May 5 to apply! Thank you✨ Netokracija✨for spreading the news! 🚀With EIT Digital🚀
www.eitdigital.eu/venture-program

netokracija.com Otvorene su prijave za EIT Digital ARISE Venture Program za startupe u ranoj fazi tijekom kojeg će razvijati svoj MVP i biti u prilici osigurati 15 tisuća eura.

"Every session the #startup receives is tailor-made. The benefits are huge, and the program can help startups find the right path for growth," said Andrej Evtimov from KIIMO. With less than two weeks left to apply, find out why early-stage teams MUST participate in ARISE Venture program. The possibilities to develop your MVP are endless, and May 5 is getting closer! Join our winning team: https://www.eitdigital.eu/venture-program.✨ EIT Digital✨

FROM AN IDEA ON A TABLECLOTH TO THE PHOTOVOLTAIC ROOF TILE

INNO talks’ latest event featured Sileo, the one true king of photovoltaic roof tiles. Sileo’s Mateja Miško talked about how their photovoltaic roof tile emerged from an idea drawn on a napkin in a restaurant. After that Sileo put up the first photovoltaic roofs for clients, connected with architects and entered the ABC Accelerator program, which she says was an invaluable experience.
Get more info in the blog:

http://www.inno.si/sileo-prvi-fotovoltaicni-stresniki-z-resitvijo-za-spomenisko-varstvo/?fbclid=IwAR2m95J33HIaTebAJefeIByZgfpk3eJjjuvljh9CWH3xk-kiJNgWy_suHPQ

SILEO doo, INNOvation sharing Center

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Apply | ABC Accelerator

🔜🕕[LAST REMINDER] Are you ready to be a part of an #ABCsuccessstory? Do you have what it takes? Do you dare?😉😉 Applications for #9 batch close today! Hurry up, apply and join us on a journey to success.💪🚀

https://abc-accelerator.com/apply/

abc-accelerator.com Twice awarded ABC Accelerator is the surest way to elevate your business to the next level. Grab your chance to increase revenue, grow, and reap all the benefits of the best acceleration program in the region. Applications for all batches are open and you can join us any time.

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