Slovenian Startups Getting Helping Hand from Israeli Experts
Israel and Slovenia are embarking on a second round of a mentorship program that will see representatives from eight Slovenian startups attend a four-day accelerator experience in Tel Aviv next month.
The program is supported by the Embassy of Slovenia in Israel and the European Fund for Regional Development of the European Union, amongst others. It will see the Slovenians visit Israel in order to connect with members of the country’s technology sector, including investors and other members of the industry.
The first collaboration took place in 2021, when members of nine Slovenian startups met with Israeli industry leaders and investment and research groups. This led to improved bilateral ties for business, agriculture and trade.
Investment fund Arieli Capital, which has offices in Tel Aviv, London and New York, will head the program that will see each startup receive a work plan tailored to their individual technology and business needs.
“It is great to see the accelerator program grow and continue to promote the strategic cooperation between the Slovenian and Israeli innovation ecosystems,” said Slovenian Ambassador to Israel Andreja Purkart Martinez.
“The Slovenia-Israel startup accelerator introduces a new deal flow of technology companies, business collaborations, and investments, and in return introduces new markets and growth opportunities for Slovenian startups,” said Or Haviv, head of innovation at Arieli Capital.
“We are excited to launch the second cycle of the Slovenia-Israel startup accelerator and keep strengthening the social and economic ties between Slovenia and Israel.”