Partners and supporters



Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected.
At Cisco customers come first and an integral part of our DNA is creating long-lasting customer partnerships and working with them to identify their needs and provide solutions that support their success.


Microsoft will offer you mentorship and software licences.


IBM is a leader in enterprise software, and one of the biggest and most important multinational corporations. In ABC accelerator, they are the principal technology partner, and give our startups cloud services, licenses, and access to their global network.


BMW Slovenia and The BMW Group. With the three brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, the BMW Group has its sights set firmly on the premium sector of the international automobile market. To achieve its aims, the company knows how to deploy its strengths with an efficiency that is unmatched in the automotive industry.

WeWork is a platform for creators, providing more than 60,000 members around the world with space, community, and services through both physical and virtual offerings. Their mission is to create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living. They transform buildings into beautiful, collaborative workspaces and provide infrastructure, services, events and technology so our members can focus on doing what they love. WeWork currently operates more than 100 physical locations in 30 cities in 12 countries around the world.

San Jose is the capital city of Silicon Valley. It is the leading center for technology and innovation industries that have helped power our global economy. Anchored by a diverse mix of global corporations, growing businesses and promising start-ups, these driving industries have forged an ever-growing presence in San Jose that allows businesses to collaborate, compete, and ultimately thrive.

F6S is home to 1.5 million tech founders, 600k startups and more than 12,000 startup programs globally. F6S delivers founders more than $1 billion per year in opportunities, funding, grants and services. The F6S name comes from shortening the six letters between F and S in the word ‘Founders’. We’re all about tech, getting stuff done and growing.


Lidl‘s history goes back to the 1930s, when the company was founded in Germany as a grocery wholesaler. Today, Lidl is one of the largest grocery retailers in Europe, spreading in Slovenia as well. Lidl takes pride in providing top quality products at the lowest possible prices to all our customers across Europe. Our stores are operated by a network of dedicated store staff, helping to establish and further develop the success of the company. Lidl will continue to play a major role in the exploration of new markets in Europe and beyond.

As San Jose’s premier private club, Silicon Valley Capital Club’s purpose is for the current and future leaders of Silicon Valley to build relationships that enrich the membership, the region and the world. Reconnecting to your business with their efficient, high-quality networking and business advantages, or relaxing for a fine-dining experience with great views of the city.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks. As a mechanism that protects new ideas and investments in innovation and creativity, the USPTO is at the cutting edge of the nation’s technological progress and achievement.

As the region’s leading business organization with nearly 1,400 members, the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce is committed to positively impacting our region’s business climate and quality of life through proactive economic development strategies, targeted pro-business advocacy, and networking programming designed to connect business leaders with one another.

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Amazon Web Services offers reliable, scalable, and inexpensive cloud computing services. Free to join, pay only for what you use.

InnoEnergy: The challenge is big, but our goal is simple: to achieve a sustainable energy future for Europe. Innovation is the solution. New ideas, products and services that make a real difference, new businesses and new people to deliver them to market.

At InnoEnergy we support and invest in innovation at every stage of the journey – from classroom to end-customer. With our network of partners we build connections across Europe, bringing together inventors and industry, graduates and employers, researchers and entrepreneurs, businesses and markets.


BTC City is the largest business, shopping, recreation, entertainment and culture centre in the region,which is visited by more than 21 million visitors each year. Over 4500 different businesses are at home here. They are the main partner of ABC Accelerator, giving us access to the whole of their business infrastructure.


AmCham is the American Chamber of Commerce – a global business community dedicated to creating a good business environment. In ABC Accelerator, the Slovenian AmCham chapter represents a direct bridge to the US market and a strong connection to investors.


Xlab is a company creating a bridge between academia and industry. An R&D company dedicated to mobilising knowledge for action, they are very active in the startup world, and will give ABC teams knowledge, skills and connections to transform ideas into reality.


The Triglav Group is the leading insurance-financial group in Slovenia, in the Adria region and one of the leading groups in South-East Europe. It is presented in seven markets and six countries. The Group builds its reputation on knowledge, experience, trust and excellent attitude towards its clients, employees, shareholders and other stakeholders.


Petrol, the leading Slovenian energy company, is the principal strategic supplier of oil and other energy products to the Slovenian market. Through an extensive distribution network of proprietary service stations, Petrol provides drivers on Slovenia’s roads and highways with a broad range of automotive goods and services and a wide selection of household and food products and other merchandise.

The core area of operations of the Petrol Group is oil trading activities. Petrol’s principal competitive advantage over potential competitors is its extensive network of 464 modern service stations in Slovenia and abroad.

The principal development direction of the Petrol Group is the introduction of new energy activities, in particular the sale of gas, heat and electricity, but in the long run also renewable energy sources.


Fitness center Millenium in BTC City is one of the most up to date sports and recreational center in Slovenia . Their offer includes badminton , 8 tennis courts, gym, sauna, whirlpool, solarium, massage center and a small pool.


Gambit trade d.o.o. is main supplier for Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Adobe and other computer hardware and services.


Aguatera invests knowledge, time, and money in the automotive, internet media, marketing, and sales start-ups. We help you create engaging digital stories and sharing them.


CEED was created by successful entrepreneurs to mentor and help others gain access to new markets. In ABC Accelerator, their network of mentors, the largest in Slovenia, will be fully available to our startups.

GAN (Global Accelerator Network) is a selective network of the most respected startup accelerators around the world. GAN accelerators need to adhere to specific levels of quality which they deliver to their startups. The Network’s goal is to support accelerators in growing successful startups. This support comes in the form of a powerful collaborative network, collating industry data and best practices, and attracting the best startups and investors to support GAN accelerators around the globe.


ARISE: ABC accelerator has signed an agreement with EIT Digital towards deploying joint efforts aimed at supporting the growth of Slovenia and of the larger European digital innovation ecosystems.

ARISE Europe, part of the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS), is a program of EIT Digital designed to stimulate regional growth in EU countries where EIT Digital is not present with one of its Node or Associate Partners

EIT Digital is a leading European open innovation organisation with a mission to foster digital technology innovation and entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and quality of life in Europe. EIT Digital brings together entrepreneurs from a partnership of over 130 top European corporations, SMEs, start-ups, universities and research institutes. EIT Digital is a Knowledge and Innovation Community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). The cooperation is implemented through ARISE Europe program.


iHub is an Internet Innovation Network and a community which shares and supports hubs all across Europe to push technology into profitable services. is a pool of human, technology and financial resources oriented towards the European business ecosystem. We are offering and jointly developing iHub services to be offered either from each iHub, or on behalf of iHub Network. These services include business development and training services for several stakeholder groups, always with Internet technologies as the main vertical.

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Piperdrive is a sales pipeline software that gets you organized. Helps you focus on the right deals, so easy to use that salespeople just love it. Great for small teams.

Initiative Start:up Slovenia is an active connector and promoter of public and private stakeholders of the Slovenian startup ecosystem. In collaboration with the stakeholders, it also implements and promotes public national programmes for supporting startup companies. Together with partners, it is attempting to place Slovenia on the map of established European startup hubs. Leading partners of the Initiatve are the strategically connected Venture Factory and Technology Park Ljubljana. The Initiative promotes programmes from the ABC Accelerator and its members, also ensuring active participation in national and regional programmes.



Telekom Slovenije is a comprehensive communications service provider in Slovenia. It is recognised as the leader in the introduction and connection of new generations of mobile and fixed communication services, system integration and cloud computing services and multimedia content.


AIESEC is a non-governmental not-for-profit organisation in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), affiliated with the UN DPI, member of ICMYO, and is recognized by UNESCO.


Energetika.NET has 13 years of operation of the daily energy informative online magazine for Slovenia and SE Europe. It turned into a leading media-publishing house and eminent organizer of events related to energy and ecology.

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