There’s little use to a map without a guide book, but we also find it insanely useful to group the array of innovative companies into clusters, to bring forth some sort of self-guided tours if you please.
We grouped the tour suggestions by verticals into Wearable Tech & Hardware, Games & Education, Health-tech, Marketing & Advertising, Research & Development, Business Administration & finance, and Travel.
Hardware enthusiasts can start their day with some Oculus at Ljubljana’s Kiwi factory, move on to experience FlyKly‘s e-bicycles or CubeSensors’ air quality sniffers, throw some hoops with Visionect’s electronic papers and discuss digital signage, then hop over to Novo mesto’s LACEnano tattoo robot, check out the wine fermentation sensors in Brežice’s Enolyse, and then hurry up to get some Chipolos in Hrastnik, so they’ll never ever ever be lost.
Everything started when we were just kids, and just kids is what Toonia‘s colourbooks and mobile digital toys in Kranj are all about, things get super serious in Ljubljana when Talking Tom and Friends enter the stage at Outfit 7, and reasonably unreasonable in the Dawn of play world of games for gamers. Head south and learn something new in the Smart Ninjas den in Novo mesto.
Lucky you. All of the participating health-tech companies are located in one city, so you can take it real easy and start wherever you want. Lets say you start at the top and go see Mediately at the WTC first to learn about the pharma meets technology world, then move to the east near BTC and get some pressure testing experience at MESI‘s ankle bracelet parlor, next South by SouthWest you’ll find Marand Lab‘s open e-health records and last but not least, just a bit North Genialis is making biologists life way easier, by crunching their data.
Lets start with Z for Zemanta in Ljubljana. Once a bloggers’ finest tool they now made it to content marketing Lumascapes as an exchange for content advertising. A software tool for advertises describes what Celtra is to display advetising too, and Sqwiz is the tool, which automagically turns your Facebook page (not profile) into a fully fledged website. GuruCue on the other hand is the backstage tool turning all that TV noise into findable content again. But back to content and to Maribor. That’s where Edgar tells us a story or two about what marketplace gossip can reveal about the creatives turning your content on fire. While nearby Reveel reveals the objects of desire behind the content, and well, …makes them attainable. Advertising, the right to choose!
What challenges do open source developers face out there in the wild waters at Red Hat in Vrhnika and do they even have time for table tennis? What does it feel like to run multimillion user projects in Mexico out of Kranj’s 3fs? And how can a company in Ljubljana like DLabs be your technical cofounder if you’re in London? And is it a coincidence Domenca starts with a D as well ? What does it look like to be at Infinum, are you in Ljubljana or Zagreb when you bring the mobile gurus to large international clients? What is the difference between the services Zabec.net provides and their own products? And can we all just go mash up some live sports data and soft lighting into a fine ambient at Klika? Heck, even a giant like Comtrade has a startup or two up their sleeve and ready to spin.
Obviously business is business and slovenian startups mean it literally! First you need to sort out all those prospects and clients in a nifty CRM, so you better start at the top – in Ptuj with Intera. While you’re there Databox will help you bring all your biz metrics to your mobile phone, so you can keep track of what’s happening with you KPIs along the way. Then make a slight detour to Brezovica’s 4th Office – by now you must have realized you’ll be on the road a lot and you need all the help you can get to keep your remote work style efficient. You also noticed that your CRM is not as full as it could be, so you can stop by Datafy.it to fill it up with global contact info, since they already devised algorithms to make sense of publicly available data. And since your business is going so well that you want to make yourself known to certain agencies, make sure, you drop an eye on the financial reporting wizardry at SASH Reporting. Last but certainly not least, head to Kranj, so Toshl teaches you a thing or two about personal finance apps. You know, Gorenjska has a certain reputation when it comes to money.
There’s nothing like a good travel experience! Up for a roadtrip? No problem, Avantcar will hook you up with some electrifying mobility, IzziRent will sort you out no matter what your destination and vehicle preference. Want to fly high? No problem, Nizkocenovci are doing the same with your cheap flights and a Naymit helps you pin point a destination you actually find on a map. No wonder two of them even share an office. So brace yourself for a cross city travel experience from the Technology Park to the World Trade Center.