Voicing out the concerns of several hundreds of members of the Polish startup community, non-profit organisation Startup Poland is lobbying at…
Photo credit: http://bit.ly/1uhC214
The Slovene Enterprise Fund in cooperation with Initiative Start: up Slovenia and the Ministry of Economic Development recently announced the launch of the SK200 scheme via Go:Global Slovenia (GG) accelerator, a pilot project created this year to support local startups. By injecting 200.000 euros seed capital in small businesses in the form of public equity investments, the project seeks to finance the rapid growth of globally-oriented innovative enterprises, and thus to prevent the exodus of Slovenian startups to incubators and accelerators abroad.
The fund will provide 200.000 euros in a sort of angel investment from the government. Up to seven young companies that have already a product with proven value, will be supported on condition that at least 20 per cent of the investment must be made by a private investor.
Intensive coaching for startups
In addition to financial support, the initiative also includes an intensive coaching programme with knowledge exchange and advice from seasoned mentors - including Miha Mikek, Andraž Tori, Aleš Špetič, Jugoslav Petkovič, Davorin Gabrovec, Gregor Rebolj, Jaka Levsek, Andraž Logar (read more on those Slovenian top entrepreneurs here), additional private investors, international promotion and networking, administrative support from the government and access to incubators and technology parks across Slovenia such as Hekovnik, Silicon Gardens, CEED, DsgnFwd and 30Lean.
The application process will start with the introduction roadshow across the country on 2-5 September and the registration deadline is set on 15 September. Register here to apply and to learn more about the programme.
A year after setting up Bits of proof, a Hungarian startup offering bitcoin wallets to enterprises, founder Tamás Blummer celebrates the acquisition of his companyby CoinTerra, market leader in bitcoin mining hardware. Both parties talked to inventures.eu about the details of the deal and the potential of the virtual currency.
© copyright inventures publishing GmbH 2011-2015