The Slovenian startup ecosystem has developed at a fast pace in the last six years. Many startups are also bootstrapping – financing their growth from their revenues – and can thus finance their development without capital rising. Additionally, Slovenian startups are among the most active in the world in certain specific areas, with the most prominent example being crypto-currencies and Initial Coin Offering (ICO). Many such startups are operating in Slovenia and their results will only become apparent in the next years.

Government and accelerator funding are the most important according to the number of supported startups, showing their importance in the early stages of startup development. Only 5% of the capital invested is coming from Slovenian investors, however, showing that the capital market remains under-developed even in Slovenia – probably the most developed country in the whole region.

Relevant sectors: IT, crypto-currency, blockchain

Startup Slovenia is interested in creating new collaborations, meeting with investors and discussing potential opportunities that can improve the Slovenian ecosystem.

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