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Every capital these days, if wanting to be in step with the times, needs to acknowledge the trends of nowadays’ brilliance. Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana is certainly not lagging behind when it comes to this particular aspect of modern development and, as the Open City that is, it welcomes and nests many centers connected to the newest business models.

THE GENIUS CITY

Ljubljana is, just as any other progressive capital, the Genius City hosting many incubators, startups, accelerators, etc. One of the most recognised city’s newest business sets is the ABC setting, a part of the ABC (Acceleration Business City) group consisting of the ABC Hub in Ljubljana, ABC Accelerator in Ljubljana, Venture Gates in Munich, and ABC Global Home in Silicon Valley, California; all of them forming a unique global ecosystem of and for entrepreneurs.

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The Ljubljana’s ABC has recently celebrated its 3rd year of existence. Its ABC Hub is a community that, as the first of the four levels in the worldwide ABC network, offers developers of ideas and companies a complete environment for launch.

While the ABC Accelerator, as the second level, is intended for start-up companies in their initial phase with an already formed or developed product, looking for investments of up to 1 million euros. Companies can inside the ABC Accelerator Ljubljana test and evaluate their products in an ideal testing environment.

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Both, ABC Hub and ABC Accelerator in Ljubljana, provide companies with an environment where they can focus on their ‘core product’. The programmes provided inside the ABC, empower startups with knowledge, tools, and include them in the ABC’s global network of greatest entrepreneurs and investors. ABC is the acceleration engine that pushes new businesses and startups to greater heights, connecting them with industry-specific partners, investors, and mentors.

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Ljubljana’s Acceleration Business City is a place for young companies and startups that are eager to spread and create a healthy ecosystem within the region. Spread across more than 2.000 m2, the ABC hub offers everything a young company needs for a successful start.

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Bearing in mind that accelerated startups need a space to catapult their business from, ABC stylishly and thematically decorated 11 large offices and 3 premium offices for the startups that were a part of ABC´s program as well as other young companies coming from Slovenia and abroad. Slovenia has a unique business market and as such it needs a unique innovation center, which is able to provide everything a young company needs.

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Flexible and fixed co-working, offers of renting a table for 30 or 90 days, three large meeting rooms, quiet corners, the academy of knowledge, large kitchen, place for socializing, and premium offices are just some of the characteristics of the Ljubljana’s ABC.

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Accelerator Business City Ljubljana

As the ABC states on its website:

»We are supporting the community of people, who are eager to implement changes, and to position Slovenia on the entrepreneurial worldmap. There are the people who are giving back. With that in mind, we believe that all the generations of InHUBitants still to come are going to create possibilities for others and provide a healthy example of the newly forming society.«