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INNOtalks with Homey and Beeping: What’s the recipe for a successful startup?

At the June INNOtalks event, ABC Accelerator hosted representatives of two successful start-up teams, Homey and Beeping, who work in unrelated fields. Homey has designed an application that teaches children responsible spending and encourages participation in everyday household chores. Beeping, meanwhile, has developed a platform which guarantees quality apartment cleaning services; it is creating a […]

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First-Timers in Silicon Valley: The Most Important Take-Away is to Start to Think Big!

Silicon Valley is the place to be for every entrepreneur eager to learn from the best. Each year it proves that it is the start-up mecca, with more than a third of all of the start-up investments in the US happening there. In addition, with tech giants just around the corner, who wouldn’t want to […]

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Patrick Cowden, Beyond Leadership: The capability to change has to be embedded in the organizational DNA

“We always question who we are, and we always change who we are – which is a really cool thing and our clients see that,” says Patrick Cowden, the initiator of the BEYOND LEADERSHIP ideology, while drinking coffee on the Ljubljana airport terrace. This was a very dynamic interview, with Patrick talking a lot with […]

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Andy Baynes: Data is just a means to an end

“New technology is only as successful as the end reward to the customer,” said Andy Baynes – a former executive at Apple, Nest, Google, and an investor in innovation and start-ups – in response to a question on how interesting VR, AI, crypto and other new technologies seem to him. Baynes already has a semi-autonomous […]

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PowerUp! 2018: New Urban Source of Water ‘myWater’ Announced Best Cleantech Solution in Slovenia

The PowerUp! 2018 Slovenia country final was on Monday, 29th of May, at the Ljubljana Castle as part of the biggest pitch competition for startups from the cleantech sector, to select a winner from a shortlist of ten up-and-coming energy startups based in Slovenia. The winning solution is myWater, a new urban source of water […]

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HOMEY WINS THE PODIM CHALLENGE STARTUP AWARD

On Wednesday, the international Podim Conference finished, as did the traditional Podim Challenge for startups. This year, the award went to Homey, a Slovene startup, that was also in the 2nd acceleration program of ABC Accelerator. The first prize, in the total worth of 10.000€, is the Immersion Tour of Silicon Valley with an intense […]

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Silicon Valley touchdown

»Nobody could have prepared us for what happened in Silicon Valley. You just gotta be there to understand it«, said Mario Kurtović, founder and CEO of Panorganix, after spending an intensive month with ABC in Silicon Valley. We’ve started our 6th batch in October, 2017 with 5 advanced startups. After one month of acceleration program […]

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