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German Start-up Begins Tests on Solar Car That Can Be Charged Whilst DrivenPhoto: Sono Motors

German Start-up Begins Tests on Solar Car That Can Be Charged Whilst Driven

August 13, 2018 | Peter Palčec
Electricity | RES and EE | Energy policy | Startup

A Munich-based start-up has begun to test a final development of the charging system of its Sion car, an all-electric solar vehicle that allows the vehicle to be charged as it is driven. Germany will likely miss its target of putting one million electric cars on the road by 2020, however, the government said in April it was ready to offer support to companies that make batteries for electric...


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ARISE Venture Programme to Support Innovations and Young Entrepreneurs in the BalkansPhoto: Milan Lazarevic

ARISE Venture Programme to Support Innovations and Young Entrepreneurs in the Balkans

July 17, 2018 | Jasna Kofol
New technologies | Startup

At the climax of the ARISE Venture Programme run by EIT Digital, which aims to support innovations and young entrepreneurs in the Balkans, ABC Accelerator in Ljubljana hosted seven of the most promising start-ups from the Western Balkans on Friday. According to Thomas Kösters, who leads EIT Digital's International Outreach programme, they see strong potential and talent in the region. Slovenia...


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PowerUp! 2018: Startups Bring Disruption, but Also Freshness!Photo: http://powerup.innoenergy.com

PowerUp! 2018: Startups Bring Disruption, but Also Freshness!

June 20, 2018 | Alenka Žumbar, Prague
Economy | Startup

At this year’s PowerUp! competition, organised by Europe’s leading cleantech Accelerator InnoEnergy, more startups applied than last year, and their solutions were even more advanced, said Jakub Miler, the CEO of InnoEnergy Central Europe and the Chairman of the Jury. He added that InnoEnergy is working very hard to make sure that the participating startups which manage to obtain the necessary...


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PowerUp! 2018, Andy Baynes: Utilities to Be More Like Platforms Than ServicesPhoto: Anže Krže/Mediaspeed

PowerUp! 2018, Andy Baynes: Utilities to Be More Like Platforms Than Services

May 31, 2018 | Jasna Kofol, Alenka Žumbar
New technologies | Economy | Startup

The PowerUp! 2018 Slovenia country final, which was held at the Ljubljana Castle on Monday as part of the biggest pitch competition for innovative startups from the cleantech sector, hosted not only Slovenia’s most promising energy startups, but also Andy Baynes, a former executive at Apple, Nest, and Google, and an investor in innovation and startups, as well as one of the mentors at...


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FestINNO 2018: How to Succeed with Your Startup?Photo: Roman Peklaj

FestINNO 2018: How to Succeed with Your Startup?

May 29, 2018 | Alenka Žumbar
New technologies | Economy | Startup

Just as Mark Zuckerberg wrote the code in 2004, creating the basis for what would later become the fastest growing company in the world, others can succeed as well – as long as they have the ideas and the proactive approach to make them come to life, said Aleš Pustovrh, Professor at the Ljubljana Faculty of Economics and the co-founder of Slovenia’s ABC Accelerator, at this year’s festINNO,...


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PowerUp! 2018: New Urban Source of Water 'myWater' Announced Best Cleantech Solution in SloveniaPhoto: Siniša Kanižaj/ABC pospeševalnik

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

May 29, 2018 | Energetika.NET
Electricity | New technologies | Ecology | Startup

The PowerUp! 2018 Slovenia country final was on Monday, 29 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 that can provide clean drinking water generated out of air to the entire...


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Podim: ICOs Changed Everything and Nothing at the Same TimePhoto: www.pixabay.com

Podim: ICOs Changed Everything and Nothing at the Same Time

May 17, 2018 | Alenka Žumbar
New technologies | Economy | Startup

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) changed everything and nothing at the same time, said Carlos Eduardo Espinal of Britain's Seedcamp at this year's Podim Conference 2018 in Maribor, Slovenia. In just over a decade, Espinal helped over 270 companies to get investment, whereas Seedcamp also makes its own investments using crypto tokens. So how will ICOs contribute to the world of startup investment?...


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Podim: Diversity Matters - And What Startups Should Know About Chasing InvestorsPhoto: Greg Rothstein, www.1871.com

Podim: Diversity Matters - And What Startups Should Know About Chasing Investors

May 16, 2018 | Alenka Žumbar
New technologies | Economy | Startup

Diversity is very important, in a company or any other team. This was the message of one of the two closing panels on Day 1 of the Podim Conference 2018 in Maribor, Slovenia. Meanwhile, the other panel provided tips and tricks for stratups that are still seeking investors....


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Podim: Why Must Companies Know Their DNA?Photo: www.dnv.com

Podim: Why Must Companies Know Their DNA?

May 16, 2018 | Alenka Žumbar
Economy | Startup

"Position yourself… or be positioned!" said Henry Hwong of the U.S. marketing agency Cunningham Collective at the central part of this year's Podim conference, adding that positioning is as important as branding. On the other hand, even branding is pointless without a favourable market position, that is, without the right positioning, he explained. So what is the formula for successful...


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Podim: It All Starts with a VisionPhoto: Greg Rothstein, www.1871.com

Podim: It All Starts with a Vision

May 15, 2018 | Alenka Žumbar
Economy | Startup

The first and most important thing in the life of a startup is the character of its founders, said Brian Joseph Flynn, a private investor and serial entrepreneur, in Maribor, Slovenia, on Day 1 of the Podim Conference 2018. Flynn co-founded and/or invested in 23 private companies, of which ten exited, three were shut down, and ten are still in the growth phase. In his view, humble founders are...


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