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Startup Roles II – What even is a startup CMO?

We continue our explorations of roles & responsibilities. Previously we explored the role of CTO within young startups. Today startup CMO’s came into our figurative crosshairs. Do you even need a marketing officer? Well, by now you probably know what we’re going to say. That’s right, it depends! For most we recommend hiring a marketing […]

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You’ve just become a startup CTO, here’s what you need to know

A startups life can be chaotic even at the best of time, and the lack of a proper definition of roles & responsibilities, such as the title of startup CTO, can make the job that much harder. Most startups give their founding members C-level titles, which those members have never held before. This can cause […]

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The benefits of corporate partnerships with startups and scale-ups

Every year more corporations are establishing new initiatives aimed at potential partnerships with startups. These provide them with an increased ability to innovate and work with emerging technologies while providing the startups with access to infrastructure, funding, industry experts and market access. However, while the benefits of such partnerships are numerous, most do not come […]

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The start of ABC Accelerator’s CAB program for Italian and Slovenian start-ups

Cross-border Acceleration Bridge – CAB program – is a program for start-up companies that is mentored by other successful companies in Slovenian-Italian partnership. The program is financed by Interreg Italy-Slovenia 2014-2020 and its aim is to support innovation and growth of start-ups in the Italian and Slovenian regions. The leading partner in the program is […]

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Blockchain and New Transactions – with Energy Thermostats Somewhere in Between

Following this summer’s climax of the ARISE Venture Programme – run by EIT Digital, which aims to support innovations and young entrepreneurs in the Balkans – at which the Slovenian project partner, the Ljubljana-based ABC Accelerator, hosted seven of the most promising startups from the Western Balkans, a Meet&Match was held on Tuesday, 25 September. […]

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ABC Accelerator Equa Innotalks

INNOtalks: Entrepreneurship Is a Marathon

The vision and day-to-day work are more important than the idea itself, noted Anže Miklavec, an entrepreneur and founder/CEO of the ZKOTZ company which is the owner of the Goat Story brand, at the 7th Innotalks which were hosted by Slovenia’s ABC Accelerator in mid-September. According to Miklavec, globalisation allows us to find our niche […]

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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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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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Matchmaking done right: startups and enterprises connect through Meet & Match

Ljubljana, December 11th 2017 – Last Thursday, startups and enterprises from the Southeast-European region flocked to Ljubljana, Slovenia for a one-of-a-kind opportunity. They arrived to participate in the 2nd annual Meet & Match event, organized by ABC Accelerator in collaboration with EIT Digital. Last Thursday’s conference was a culmination of the Meet & Match regional […]

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