Tour warm-up

Preliminary Start:up workshops

Generally every Tuesday, we will organize Start:up Maribor technical workshops at the Venture Factory. You’ll be able deepen specific knowledge of the business, technical or developmental aspects important for the successful launch and growth of your startup company.

Start:up workshops give you key entrepreneurship knowledge and help you establish connections for successful development of the company. The programme encompasses the entire spectrum of the latest knowledge on building startup companies according to the so-called »Lean Start-up« and »Business Model Generation« methodologies. Guest entrepreneurship experts will first present the technical frame of the specialized lecture content, followed by practical work on the cases of participating startuppers. 

We’ll also film the workshops and publish the highlights on the Start:up Maribor website.

After the workshops, the action moves to KIBLA, where Start:up Müsli – the traditional meeting of the Maribor startup community – takes place. Here, you can meet other startuppers and stakeholders of startup ecosystems, and exchange knowledge and experience as well as establish new contacts.
The Start:up workshops schedule is published on the link Events.

 Personal advisory sessions

Set up a free first advisory session, where experienced entrepreneurship consultants will listen to you and evaluate your business idea, your team and make a plan for a basic advisory package.

In the process of formally preparing for the Start:up TOUR, you’ll have the opportunity to have at least 5 hours of free advisory sessions of experienced mentors from various areas important for startup development.

Mentors can help you with advice on:
  • Development and validation of the business model,
  • Product development,
  • Building and leading a team,
  • Design and user experience,
  • Marketing and sales,
  • Growth strategy and growth hacking
  • Access to capital
  • Legal, financial and fiscal aspects of business,
  • Intellectual property protection and
  • Organizing processes.

Make the first step!

Write to us at to set up the first advisory session, carried out by three experienced startup consultants:

Jure Verhovnik,
Venture Factory

General manager of the Venture Factory university incubator. He helps newly founded companies with his rich business experience. He knows the answers to most questions and challenges you face as a startup. An expert of the support environment and European tenders.

Damjan Obal

Designer of user experiences in virtual and real worlds. Form always follows function. Aesthete. Optimist. Expert. Enthusiast. Doctor of science. Starting projects with youthful mischievousness and concluding them with surgical precision. Consumed all books and articles from the field of UX design, so he's the right person to talk to about this.

Aljoša Huber,

Experienced SME entrepreneur whose passion and life mission are to help companies in sales, marketing, business processes and introducing ideas to the market. Practical- and goal-oriented. Systemisation and optimisation built into his DNA. MA in international economics. Recipient of high awards from the field of product, service and business model innovation. At home and abroad

What if the mentor you want isn't on the list?

If you know a quality mentor who isn't on the list of mentors, you can suggest them to us and we'll try to engage them to help your startup company. Write to us at with your suggestion. 

What if you aren't from Maribor?

If you wish to start your startup activities in Maribor’s startup community, consultants will help you with information about the local start-up scene and with establishing contacts in the local startup ecosystem. They’ll also offer other help with logistic challenges you might face when you want to successfully integrate into the Maribor environment.


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