november 2017

21. november 2017
19. november 2017
Winner of the Insurtech innovation weekend is the solution Simple Luxuries!
More than 90 participants spent three days in Maribor developing innovative insurance solutions More...
10. november 2017
The story of your startup should communicate the values that guide your goal!
What are brands and how do they communicate? The past decade has brought quite a few changes to this field, but they remain the same in their essence, no matter the medium. They still tell stories, some more successfully and others less, giving meaning to their existence. At the workshop entitled “The foundations of a successful brand”, taking place in Venture Factory in Maribor on Tuesday, 7 November 2017, Aljoša Bagola, partner and executive creative director of Pristop Creative, introduced the basics of successful storytelling and how the brands of the biggest companies are built. More...

oktober 2017

30. oktober 2017
Sales are people and processes, but nothing happens without work
A good product does not guarantee sales numbers by itself, and every startup first needs its first salesperson: the founder. They need to believe in their vision and later on believe in the team that enthusiastically follows a joint goal. At the workshop entitled The power of sales, which took place in Venture Factory in Maribor on Tuesday, 24 October 2017, the sales executive of Doctrina, Tomaž Švajger, took the attendees through the do’s, don’ts and musts’ of the sales process on the example of his own blisters. More...
20. oktober 2017
Start of the innovation-coloured autumn in Maribor
The innovation autumn was opened with Start:up Müsli, where we were joined by Alen Faljić. We talked about the innovation secrets of the best companies, and using the design thinking method when gaining insight into users’ desires and needs. More...
19. oktober 2017
Achieving a winning startup impact of Maribor through collaboration of startups and big companies!
We will be looking for new business models, first in collaboration with Zavarovalnica Sava at the insurtech innovation weekend, followed by a financial one in collaboration with Nova KBM. More...
11. oktober 2017
INVITATION: Visit from young businessmen from Turkey
Slovenia will be visited by a delegation from the Aegean Young Businessmen Association (EGIAD). The 15 delegation members wish to establish contact with similar structures in Slovenia as well as establish business connections for the actual companies they lead. More...
9. oktober 2017
Call for tender P2R 2018/2019 – Incentives for startups in problem regions
On 6. 10. 2017 in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, n. 55/2017, and on the its website, The Slovene Enterprise Fund (hereinafter SEF) launched a tender for 2.9 million EUR of incentives for startups in problem regions, which newly founded companies will be able to receive in the form of a grant. More...
9. oktober 2017
Fall in love with a problem worth solving!
Who are my customers and what are they telling me? This is what we were asking ourselves on Tuesday, 3. 10. 2017, at the workshop “Sales for Startups”, led by the experienced entrepreneur and startup mentor Aljoša Huber. In the afternoon, he took the attendees through the first steps of designing sales concepts that await every startup that already has a Silicon Valley unicorn in mind. More...
2. oktober 2017
Good influencer marketing are stories of people, not products
We started off Maribor startup autumn with a popular topic that will be difficult to avoid in the future – influencer marketing. Recently, companies have been realizing that marketing on social networks doesn’t work that well anymore, which is why they’re forced to use new methods. Influencer marketing is a new trend in the world of advertising, used by more and more clients and companies. Customers mostly wish to communicate with people and not brands. Consequently, good influencer marketing are stories of people, not products. More...

september 2017

25. september 2017
Participate in InnovMatch!
Until 16 October, you can register business solutions that you developed with the help of SAP’s cloud platform. More...
18. september 2017
Platform for supporting startups in new business idea development
The Smart Production project has identified a platform, where you can communicate, reveal and make your creativity come true for free. More...
5. september 2017
The #Games team is expanding – grab the opportunity!
The team of the new startup #Games, which develops games for smartphones and tablets, is looking for new power. They are a member of the Venture Factory, the business incubator of the University in Maribor, which is also the headquarters from which they are planning on conquering the world of gaming! More...

avgust 2017

31. avgust 2017
Best business ideas challenge
Do you think you have a promising business idea and you wish to develop it and bring it to market? Join the startup community Start:up Maribor and become a member of Venture Factory, which has been helping entrepreneurs in assessing business ideas, founding startup companies, setting up a business model, all up to entering global markets. With modern programmes, a network of experts and mentors from Slovenia and abroad, we help you in all stages of startup company development. More...
30. avgust 2017
We are starting this year’s autumn round of SK startup financing! Join the family that already has 67 innovative companies
Three introductory events, taking place in Ljubljana, Maribor and Nova Gorica on 4, 5 and 6 September, will launch this year’s autumn round of financing startups with 75,000 € and 200.000 € of seed capital from the Slovene Enterprise Fund (SPS). More...
22. avgust 2017
Learn the skills of programming
Zavod Ypsilon is inviting you to free programing courses called “Innovation Jam Course” with the lecturers of SmartNinja, where you will learn HTML code, JAVA programing language, and programing in the SAP Cloud Platform. The course starts on the 11th of September and will be held until the 29th of september. More...
21. avgust 2017
Innovation to participate in the InnovMatch competition
InnovMatch is a competition meant for innovative startup companies, developers, entrepreneurs, and students from central and western Europe, that want to build smart business solutions using SAPs cloud platform. As part of the competition that is being held for the third year, there have been more than 60 applications, among them Slovenian eVineyard. InnovMatch is supported by SAP.iO, Techstars, and Start up Focus. More...
9. avgust 2017
The "Open innovation in Agrifood Programme" consortium in cooperation with the national coordinator for Slovenia, UIP (University Incubator Primorske) is publishing a public call for collecting national suggestions of idea projects as part of "2017 International Call for Solutions" for the search of innovations in the field of Agrifood. More...

julij 2017

12. julij 2017
Present your innovative digital solution on the first slovenian fair of innovative digital solutions
You can submit an application and participate in the tender iFEEL start-up. 10 chosen startups will get a package of services at the first fair of innovative digital solution Feel the Future, that is held by "Celjski sejem" in october. More...
3. julij 2017
Collaboration with Zavarovalnica Sava and new IT opportunities!
The last Start:up Müsli before the summer, which took place in KID KIBLA on Tuesday, 27 June, under the title IoT – The future of the connected world, was concluded in a special atmosphere. Among other things, it was the event at which Zavarovalnica Sava announced the start of active collaboration with the Start:up Maribor community and the business incubator of the University of Maribor, Venture Factory. More...

junij 2017

29. junij 2017
Go to work with pleasure and maintain good relationships
On Tuesday, 20. 6., Venture Factory carried out a workshop entitled “Productivity and time management”. Blaž Kos shared his experiences and thoughts with startuppers and others who were eager to learn. They discussed the key principles for increasing productivity and how to manage your personal and working time. More...
29. junij 2017
Digital Transformation of SME’s in Slovenia – Status Quo and Opportunities
Novel digital technologies, such as cloud computing, big data and Internet of Things, are drastically changing the way business is being done. Consequentially, digital transformation emerged as a highly important paradigm that has been established with the rise those technologies. One of the most important outcomes of digital transformation is to enable more comprehensive and systematic business models while simultaneously lowering overall costs to companies. Focusing on SME’s and start-ups, one of the biggest challenges for them is going digital, with the main goal of leveraging their business as efficiently as possible. This is covered by effective transition from current business models to new, technologically advanced and user-friendly ones. The problem is that many of them are suffering from the digital revolution as they still don’t have enough competencies to cope with the challenges of digital transformation. More...
23. junij 2017
Kickstarter campaign for Kefirko Cheese Maker is successfully finished!
We are proud to announce that the incubees of the Venture factory, the incubator of the University of Maribor, company Borgla d.o.o. successfully finished their Kickstarter campaign. They were supported by 2.823 people that believe in the benefits of fermented food. More...
22. junij 2017
We make products for users, and we need to act like it
On Tuesday, 13 June, Venture Factory carried out a workshop entitled “How to design an excellent user experience”. Primož Škerget from D·Labs gave a lecture to young entrepreneurs, students, and other startup enthusiasts on the topic of the importance of user experience. More...
14. junij 2017
You have until 30th of June to apply for a free presentation at the MOS trade fair
In the company Celjski sejem, which is an organizer of the International craft and entrepreneurship fair (MOS), they are offering a chance to young innovative entrepreneurs a chance to present themselves in front of more than 1500 exhibitors from more than 35 countries. The deadline is 30th of June. The 10 chosen entrepreneurial talents will find out about the selection until 15th of July. More...
12. junij 2017
We revealed the tricks and skills necessary for rapid company growth, and set foundations for new growth hackers
On Tuesday, 6 June, a workshop entitled “New knowledge of growth hacking” was carried out for startup companies. Maja Voje and Matic Užmah revealed the world of growth hacking to startups and other entrepreneurship enthusiasts, sharing an incredible amount of useful knowledge that is essential for rapid growth of every startup or company. More...
2. junij 2017
How we solved legal taboos and set firm foundations for the future
On Tuesday, 30 May, Venture Factory collaborated with the IUURI Institute to carry out a specialized workshop entitled Legal advice for startups. Young entrepreneurs were advised by legal consultants Jan Pečar and Miha Bratina from the IUURI Institute. More...

maj 2017

26. maj 2017
At Start:up Müsli, we turned our camera toward Aljaž Andrejaš
On Tuesday, 23 May, we carried out a new Start:up Müsli in KID KIBLA, this time in company of Aljaž Andrejaš from Reveel. We turned our camera towards him and what was revealed was the entire story of the company, from the beginning until today, but we also looked a bit into the future. More...
17. maj 2017
SCHOLARSHIPS available for the European Innovation Academy
We are inviting entrepreneurial IT students to take part in the three-week summer program - European Innovation Academy taking place on July 16 – August 4, 2017, in Lisbon-Cascais, Portugal More...
6. maj 2017
Search for a Graphic designer
Start-up Reveel Technologies INC, a regular member of the Venture Factory, the University of Maribor, that also recieved an investment worth $2 million last year, is looking for new coworkers. More...

april 2017

10. april 2017
Achieving success on the summit of the entrepreneurial mountain with small steps
Imagine an entrepreneur on an airplane returning from a trade fair in Dubai. It's one of the largest trade fairs in the world, where his young company presented its innovative products in cooperation with a world renowned international company. More...
5. april 2017
Startup KAKIS is looking for core co-workers
Fresh startup KAKIS, that is offering sustainable outdoor sanitation with the best possible user experience and without creating any waste was accepted in one of the best accelerators in Europe, Startupbootcamp from Amsterdam. More...

marec 2017

24. marec 2017
More than fifty participants at the introductory meeting of the DIGITRANS project – Digital transformation in the Danube region
The introductory meeting of the DIGITRANS project took place on Wednesday, 8 March 2017, in the Kulturhaus in Stuttgart. The goal of this project is to encourage small and medium-sized companies to define and apply their own digital business model. More...
14. marec 2017
An opportunity for a student interested in entrepreneurship
Know a great Slovenian student aged 19-28 from any field who is interested in business or economics, wants to learn about entrepreneurship with a US Professor and intern with an AmCham company? More...

februar 2017

20. februar 2017
Persona, mom's test and gatekeepers
On Tuesday we spent the afternoon and evening in the company of Majda Dodevska, a successful Slovenian startupper, and PR expert. Majda is the co-founder of the Kickstarter project Scoutee and the founder of the PR agency Solis PR, where she helps clients in the fields of PR and marketing. More...

januar 2017

24. januar 2017
Invitation to the business delegation CeBIT 2017
CeBIT fair is the leading global fair in the fields of digitalization and IT services. More...
19. januar 2017
Developers wanted
Team Hellocal is looking for new members, primarily programmers More...
17. januar 2017
Applications for YTILI are now open
In 2017, the YTILI Fellowship will engage up to 100 young European entrepreneurs in a series of professional development and leadership activities. More...
10. januar 2017
Search for an UX/UI designer
Start-up Reveel Technologies INC, a regular member of the Venture Factory, the University of Maribor, that also recieved an investment worth $2 million last year, is looking for new coworkers. More...

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