Our revamped 3-month acceleration program for growth stage startups,
including one month in Silicon Valley! Apply now.


We don’t build just businesses. We build personalities.

Disrupting society by pushing startups beyond their limits. Leaving no person indifferent.


Your insider access to the most relevant networks

Meet 120 + investors and mentors and get connected with the unreachable industries.

ABC Accelerator, helping today’s startups become tomorrow’s enterprises.


Through pitching, management trainings, lectures and workshops, and 1-on-1 sessions with mentors, we will prepare you to receive investment. You will be ready for investment in your startup, but more importantly, you will invest in yourself and that will last a lifetime: the mindset.


APPLY now and join a life changing journey.

ABC Accelerator

ABC Accelerator focuses on early growth stage startups with a product and traction, raising funding rounds up to 1M €. Positioned in the heart of an ideal testing market, it’s the perfect launch site for global growth with our international partner and investor network.


Running programs
Open for applications
Apply now: 7th call - Deep Tech - March 12, 2018 | 0 days
ABC Accelerator Ljubljana
Running now: Deep Tech - January 31, 2018 | 0 days
ABC Accelerator Ljubljana
Completed: Intelligent Things - June 21, 2017 | 0 days
ABC Accelerator Ljubljana
Till the IoT / IoE demo day - January 26, 2017 | 0 days
ABC Accelerator Ljubljana
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



7th program closing soon!
6th program Deep Tech now accepting applications!
3rd generation of ABC Accelerator’s startups ready for the global market
ABC Accelerator and Technology Park Ljubljana are conquering space together!
Smarth Living & Health Demo Day Report
Silicon Luxembourg report
COINVEST Venture Days 2015 report
EXPI MILANO 2015 report

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 these attributes in 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 ground. 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 mean investors, partners, buyers, users. Your value goes up, so we encourage 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 is established, we will be moving towards the investment phase.


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


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

Stage 0

Spread on more than 22.000 ft2 – Office space and community for idea developers or companies in search of a perfect place to kick-off their business.

Stage 1

Spread on more than 12.000 ft2 – Acceleration program, for early stage startups with a finished product, searching for rounds up to 1 million eur, who will test & scale their business in ideal testing environment.

Stage 2

Spread on 10.000 ft2 – Entrepreneurial Hub, for growth stage startups searching for A round investments up to 5 million eur, and B round up to 10 million eur, cooperation with German corporations, focused on the European market.

Stage 3

Spread on more than 13.000 ft2 – Ecosystem hub for later stage startups, focused on entering the US market and search for larger investments and partners. Also a hub for corporations who wish to experience the unique traits of Silicon Valley

Stage 0

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

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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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