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Slovenia & Bosnia : Startup Accelerators & Emerging Ecosystems in the Balkans

February 5, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:50pm
Hewlett 201 Auditorium (Hewlett Teaching Center, Engineering Campus)

Open to the Public at no charge. Stanford Alumni and Silicon Valley professionals welcome. No Pre-Registration required.

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European Entrepreneurship & Innovation @ Stanford Engineering (ME421)

Session #4 introduces us to Slovenia and Bosnia in Europe's Balkans region. Founded in Ljubljana, ABC Accelerator is one of Southeast Europe's leading accelerators, with startup and corporate innovation operations in Silicon Valley, Munich and Slovenia. Juš Dobnikar, co-founder of ABC Business Academy, an ABC Accelerator portfolio company, will showcase the global growth of this rare Balkans edtech startup that has established sites in Toronto, Silicon Valley and Munich. Panel speaker Richard Pivnicka touches on the broader state of the expanding startup ecosystem across Central Europe and the Balkans.

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  • Anna Lukner Roljič - Managing Director, ABC Accelerator (Slovenia|Silicon Valley)
  • Juš Dobnikar - Co-Founder, ABC Business Academy (Slovenia)
  • Richard Pivnicka - Honorary Consul General, Czech Republic (USA)


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Mondays 4:30pm - 5:50pm. Stanford Engineering's 'European Entrepreneurship and Innovation' is a weekly speaker series that presents founders, entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors and other leaders from Europe's hitech startup, venture finance, corporate and university communities. 

Sponsored by the Center for Design Research, Dept of Mechanical Engineering

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