Join our fourth program IoT / IoE

From consumer to industrial

We will choose up to 10 Internet of Things and Internet of Everything startups.


till the start of the new program IoT/IoE

Check the IoT/IoE details

Our current program Commercial Tech

Innovative forms of ecommerce and tech

We are helping to obtain all resources our startups need for accelerated business growth.


left till the Commercial Tech program Demo Day

View the Commercial Tech details

Where Market meets your innovation!

Insider access to the most relevant connections

In your industry. Meet 120+ mentors and the brightest minds of every industry in less than 3 months.

Accelerate to global success through ABC

Reach the unreachable: mentors, VCs, corporate partners

Make your stand and create your own ecosystem for success.

ABC is the acceleration engine that pushes new businesses and startups to greater heights, by providing services such as mentorship, management training, an initial investment and office space. Mentors are the core of the acceleration process and we work to get the best ones in the business.


Our vision is to establish South-Eastern Europe as a region of innovation.



Running programs
Till the start of IoT / IoE - October 3, 2016 | 37 days
ABC Accelerator Ljubljana
Open for applications
Commercial Tech - July 31, 2016 | 0 days
ABC Accelerator Ljubljana
ABC Smart Living & Health - January 21, 2016 | 0 days
ABC Accelerator Ljubljana
Smart cities accelerator - June 24, 2015 | 0 days
ABC Accelerator Ljubljana



ABC Accelerator and Technology Park Ljubljana are conquering space together!
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How does it work

Startup acceleration

We are looking for qualities: Be a problem solver, not a problem maker. The equation is quite simple: creativity. Think outside of the box. -dedication -commitment -focus -risk taker -enthusiasm If you recognize yourself make sure to apply.


We will conduct Skype calls if our selection committee sees a great deal of potential in your product. The best among you will be invited to the selection days in Ljubljana, Slovenia. After the selection phase, we will invite you to move in to the ABC´s apartments. We will discuss details and take care of your stay. The journey begins!

Selection day

The first 3 months are dedicated to adapting your business model, building the strategy, validating everything on the testing market and connecting with the enterprise world. During the program, you will work hard and basically live in the accelerator.


The market is the true judge of business and the real accelerator starts outside of the office. Here our location comes in handy. We are located in the middle of a unique testing grounds. Our location is in the largest retail, entertainment, business, and logistics center in South-East Europe.


The moment your startup gets traction, everyone wants to know what are you up to. By everyone we think investors, partners, buyers, users. Your value goes up, so we encurage you to go in action and get traction!

Get traction

From the very first selection stage, we will begin searching for the right business partners for you. We will come prepared starting from day one, already presenting you to several companies. They can take you under their wing and help you fly. We will train you for negotiating with investors.


At this stage, you will be meeting your potential partners, maybe even signing contracts before the demo day. We will help you find the right fit and make sure that you get the best deal. Once the partnership was established, we will be moving towards investment phase.


The times when you had to go from one workshop to other, traveling to other locations, paying costly lectures is over. We bring all of that to your doorstep at ABC. We have an amazing speakers on different subjects, from funding to motivation. We take education seriousely.


Our initial investment is €15,000 per startup and the total with services is 310.000 €. Our goal is to get investors to support your startup, so that´s why we organize Demo Day, where we invite industry specific investors to help you build up your company.


The “D” day. At this stage, your product has been validated on the market, you are gaining traction, and the engine is running. You are ready for the biggest event of the accelerator program. You have worked for this day, and in the last stage, repeated your pitch on almost daily basis. You are ready and you are unstoppable. You are a go getter!

Demo day

Go global

Business scale up

Bridge to usa and china

We have established bridges to our strategic partners in China, US and accross EU.
On Demo Day you will be able to show serious traction. Take your case to the world.

42 IBM innovation centers

Spread anywhere in the world.
Our partner IBM has 42 Innovation Centers on all continents.

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About us

ABC is the acceleration engine that pushes new businesses and startups to greater heights. It is positioned at the center of the rapidly developing Slovenian start-up ecosystem and thus represents an important hub in the start-up ecosystem of South-East Europe, of which Slovenia is the most developed part.

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