PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS

Partners:

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.

Petrol, the leading Slovenian energy company, is the principal strategic supplier of oil and other energy products to the Slovenian market.

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.

Where no startup stands alone. GAN creates opportunities for startups around the world to access the human and financial capital they need.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

iHub is an Internet Innovation Network and a community which shares and supports hubs all across Europe to push technology into profitable services. iHub.eu is a pool of human, technology and financial resources oriented towards the European business ecosystem.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 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.cxx

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.

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.

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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.

BTC City is a shopping mall, sports, entertainment and business area in Ljubljana, Slovenia, with more than 500 shops. It is one of the largest shopping and entertainment complexes in Europe.

Commercialization Reactor –  is an ongoing science & business workshop combining features of pre-seed accelerator, seed fund, business incubator, technology broker, technology transfer office, commercialization agent of universities and educational project. They are hosting Ignition events where scientists and entrepreneurs come together and create businesses in 24h.

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.

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.

UniCredit is a simple successful Pan European Commercial Bank, with a fully plugged in CIB, delivering a unique Western, Central and Eastern European network to our extensive client franchise – 25 million clients.

Early stage accelerator and a VC from Turkey, which is operating in Ankara, Istanbul, San Francisco, Vienna and London. Cooperating with ABC Silicon Valley as a last stage of their acceleration process.

A public university in Silicon Valley, and the best university in San Jose, California. It has a remarkable history, being one of the oldest in the region, founded in 1857. They have their own innovation hub, Idea Lab, and are working closely with ABC Silicon Valley.

A private research university in Stanford, California. Stanford is known for its academic strength, wealth, proximity to Silicon Valley, and ranking as one of the world’s top-ten universities.

Notre Dame is a leading American research university, being recognised as one of the top universities in the world. It’s especially known for its undergraduate education, especially Business, and their Idea Week which is organised every year. In 2018 it was organised the first time in collaboration with ABC Silicon Valley as partners.

A boutique IP firm in Silicon Valley focused on the successful delivery of patents, with over 40 collective years of technical experience in specific scientific fields and vertical markets. For over 7 years, their team of experts has worked with over 70 clients and obtained over 90 patents.

PC (MPLG) – Law group in Silicon Valley that represents individuals and businesses in corporate, with a focus on immigration matters. They deliver results through high quality and have helped many startups that have come to Silicon Valley.

WCSR – Law group in Silicon Valley which is a forward thinking practice with the energy, drive and determination to keep pace with the startups and a focus on delivering the relevant services they need.

Is a full service outsourced CFO, operational accounting, and financial consulting firm in San Jose, California, with a singular focus on the company’s success. They are skilled professionals who fix the accounting and finance problems all companies face.

Supporters:

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.

International Collaborations:

EIT Digital is a leading European open innovation organization with the mission of fostering digital technology innovation and entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and quality of life in Europe. Bringing together entrepreneurs from over 180 top European corporations, SMEs, startups, universities and research institutes, EIT Digital invests in strategic areas, accelerating the market uptake of innovative digital products and services, speeding up the international growth of new ventures and providing Europe with new entrepreneurial talents.

ABC Accelerator is a partner of EIT Digital. By participating in the ARISE Europe program, ABC supports EIT Digital’s activities in Slovenia and in neighbouring South-East European countries.

innoenergy

InnoEnergy is the European company that focuses on promoting innovation, entrepreneurship, and education in sustainable energy. InnoEnergy supports and invests in sustainable energy innovation at every stage of the journey – from classroom to end-customer.

By connecting three sectors – academics, businesses and research institutes – InnoEnergy aim to achieve sustainable energy future for Europe and become the leading engine for innovation and entrepreneurship in sustainable energy.

For more information read the Corporate Brochure.

ABC Accelerator is the InnoEnergy Hub in Slovenia.

Nuvolak2 an Interreg V-A Italia-Slovenia 2014-2020 project

NUVOLAK2 project is an upgrade of a very successful project NUVOLAK that resulted in a web platform Mikrobiz.net – the most comprehensive startup support platform in the region. The next phase of the project  presents a new, verified and implemented marketing tool that helps with planning and deployment of marketing activities, supporting materials, presentation of good practices with benchmarking tools. It offers up-to-date information for establishment and leading of companies on both sides of the border and a support network of mentors and institutions. Among them are the InnoTalks meetings with experienced entrepreneurs sharing their founding stories to the next generation.

CAB:  Cross-border Acceleration Bridge an Interreg V-A Italia-Slovenia 2014-2020 project

CAB project aims to establish a cross-border acceleration program for Italian and Slovenian startups and innovative projects. It will establish the support program, mentor’s network and info points that will establish companies from both countries to benefit from the local advantage that can help their growth. In Slovenia, they can benefit from the small and manageable test market for their new and innovative products while the large Italian market is the perfect opportunity for them to scale-up their activities. CAB project will implement two pilot implementations of the cross-border acceleration programs – one for startup companies and another one for the innovation projects originating from larger companies.

Design management is a business activity that manages the creative process, business strategy and the purchasing chain by project management of design projects, supports the culture of creativity and builds the structure of the organization, capable of achieving the highest business goals. The KDCM’s project’s intention is to introduce processes and methods that increase innovation skills with systematically recognition of user’s new needs. It also works on improving brand touchpoints and thus encourage highly-qualified and multidisciplinary profiles to participate in companies’ projects. It will also spread the knowledge from the area of building and using trademarks and design innovation with partners.

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