- Numerous startup events
- Creative working environment
- Advice and mentorship
- Intense Start:up TOUR
- Partner support
- Diverse startup community
- Support of the city and stakeholders
- Connection to national programmes
The Start:up Maribor programme helps you develop your business idea in Maribor’s startup community and with the support of the Municipality of Maribor.
You think you have a promising business idea that you want to develop and bring to the market? Join us in the Start:up Maribor community and become a member of Venture factory (Tovarna podjemov). We can help you with your ideas, starting a business, setting up a business model and entering global markets. With modern programmes and a huge network, we can help you in all stages of your startup development.
Other happenings in startup city Maribor
Join us at open events, informal networking events Start:up Müsli or benefit from the individual advisory sessions in the Start:up Maribor Welcome Package.
Modern equipped space for effectively developing your startup in the creative environment of the university incubator – Start:up Geek House.
A modern, well-organized working environment will fire up your creativity, encourage collaboration and allow individuals and teams to effectively develop innovative ideas. More than 50 creators and entrepreneurs all across Slovenia already work in such coworking spaces.
Jure Verhovnik | university incubator general manager
Visit us at Venture factory where you will be able to relax and co-create your startup story in an organized environment and creative community.
Entrepreneurs, startuppers (hustlers, hackers and designers) as well as specialist consultants for various areas of business will help you develop your startup. Startups participating in the intense month-long programme Start:up Maribor TOUR will also get similarly extensive mentor consulting support.
Start:up Maribor is a programme for entrepreneurial breakthrough of our university city and region. We wish to place Maribor on the map of entrepreneur-friendly cities. The main partner of the programme is Venture Factory, an important element of the innovation ecosystem of the University of Maribor and the part of the "Entrepreneurship and Innovation" pillar of RAZ:UM.
The consortium of partners, including financial backers and Start:up Slovenia Initiative, carries out programmes for activating talent and launching startup companies in the area of Maribor and Podravje. It provides everything an individual might need to make a business idea come true: from facilities and the latest knowledge to mentors and access to financing resources.
The Start:up Maribor programme is a platform open to all individuals and organizations that wish to contribute to the vision of developing a dynamic, business talent friendly region and city.
We set ambitious goals to fulfil until 2020:
create 200 new businesses
included in the programs of 400 corporate teams
create 500 new jobs
Start:up Maribor main partner
Strategic partners from Economy
Partners and programme sponsors
Friends of the programme
Public co-financier of the university incubator programme
University city of Maribor, the metropolis of the Slovenian Styria, is the second most important city in the country. It stretches underneath the green Pohorje hill on both banks of the Drava river. This colourful city has wonderful rich architecture, winegrowing tradition, varied cuisine and welcoming people. It’s been becoming more and more recognizable as a cultural, festival, athletic and recreational, touristic and industrial centre of the region as well as the centre of innovative startup entrepreneurship. Maribor is also in the Guinness World Record Book with its 400-year-old grapevine.