Publish Date: 12.03.2015

Category: News from the University

April saw the birth of the new business accelerator known as Acceleration Business City (ABC). The accelerator is meant for start-up companies with an existing product and applications for the first three-month programme on the topic of smart cities are already open. The ABC accelerator was founded by the companies BTC, Xlab, AmCham Slovenia and ABC TIM, with IBM Slovenia and the University of Ljubljana as strategic partners. The Slovenian subsidiary of the American company Microsoft will also offer support for start-ups, the accelerator’s director Dejan Roljić said at today’s presentation. Every year, two three-month programmes will be carried out. When the programme is completed, the teams will have the opportunity to establish contact with various partners around the world for another three months with the accelerator’s help. 

At the ceremony of signing the declaration on strategic partnership with the University of Ljubljana, its Rector Professor Ivan Svetlik, PhD, said: “We see the accelerator as a form of support where students, researchers and anyone with entrepreneurial ambitions and ideas can find their space to network, develop entrepreneurial know-how and bring together initiatives for successful placement on the market.”

Photos by Damjan Glazer.