Having first visited Ljubljana in 2009, we had high expectations in terms of the quality of the teams we’d be meeting. Could they live up to they hype of Vox.io
? We got off to a great start arriving in the picturesque city of Ljubljana with blue skies and sunshine. IBM kindly hosted us in their cool new office building. Alongside our twenty teams
were over 80 awesome mentors, the startup community spirit blew us away.
Our mentors who joined us were as international as our teams coming from Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, UK, Germany, France, Turkey and Fred Destin
who probably traveled the farthest from Boston. Twitter was going mad as the presentations started and the buzz continued throughout the day. Fred delivered his great new prezi on a company’s life cycle
– a fantastic reference for any startup to look through with recommend sites and readings.
Teams were visibly exhausted by the end of the day and all welcomed a well-earned beer whilst Mike Butcher
did a humorous impromptu presentation on how and perhaps more importantly how not to
deal with the press. We rounded the day off in the City Hall where we were welcomed by the deputy mayor, then on to one of Ljubljana’s many great bars for further networking.
We have a long list of sponsors to thank who made us so welcome all of this possible: The Business Angels of Slovenia, D.Labs, ISKRATEL, netokracija, RSG Capital and our very own Vox.io and Zemanta helped us to get the day on the way and were great supporters of Seedcamp Ljubljana.
New Seedcamp Family Members
We’re proud to have another superstar Slovenian team join us:
Oust.me is a gaming layer across geo location services such as Foursquare, Gowalla, and Facebook Places. According to founder Matevz life is a game, and we look forward to taking that game to the social networks!
And from Estonia…
Sportlyzer from Estonia is an automated online training advisor that composes customized training plans. They are extremely ambitious and we are exited to be involved with such a visionary founder.
We want to thank everyone involved; teams, mentors, press, and of course the volunteers helping us make this happen.