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First Slovenian Kids Go To Kickstarter

24 Hands Stands: New Stand for Kids by Kids is a unique Kickstarter campaign, first of it’s kind in Slovenia, since it is made by children aged 9 to 13 who have first been learning about Kickstarter for four months at Tri sestre Society’s entrepreneurial workshop Otroci grejo na Kickstarter (Kids go to Kickstarter). And then they developed the idea. The ...

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Slovenian Ambassador Pays Visit To Pueblo

Puebloans of Slovenian heritage gave a warm welcome Ambassador Dr. Božo Cerar Saturday morning.  The diplomat was treated to an appreciation breakfast at Park East Restaurant where he was presented with an honorary proclamation from city leaders. After the breakfast, the ambassador toured the Gorsich Technology Center at Pueblo Community College. “To have the international attention of the ambassador and ...

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A Pharma Giant With Humble Origins

Novo Mesto, the capital of the Dolenjska region, managed to weather the recent financial crisis better than most places in Slovenia. Much of the town’s prosperity is a result of the local pharmaceutical industry. Named after a local river, the Krka company is not just a part of the region’s modern-day fabric; its work also has strong connections to the ...

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Exhaust Technology And Innovation

Along with Slovenia Akrapovič is also marking its 25th anniversary. This Slovenian highly innovative exhaust specialist will celebrate throughout the year with various events and the highly exciting production of a very limited edition of selected motorcycle and car exhaust systems. To kick off the celebrations, Akrapovič has prepared a special logo to mark the occasion, featuring an interlocked “25” ...

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Investments in Slovenian Start-ups Record High in 2015

Investment in Slovenian start-ups topped EUR 114m in 2015, which is almost double the 2014 figure. Most of the funds, EUR 108.6m, came from risk capital funds, entrepreneur Boštjan Špetič said at a Startup cafe event in Ljubljana on Wednesday. Crowdfunding contributed EUR 1.6m, EUR 806,000 came from business accelerators and another EUR 983,000 were angel investments. The state chipped in ...

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Urska Srsen, Founder Of Bellabeat On Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe List

Urska Srsen designs and markets wearable technology you actually want to wear. Her female-focused company makes smart jewelry that tracks stress, activity — even menstrual cycles. The Y Combinator graduate employs 60 people and has offices in San Francisco, Shenzhen and Zagreb, Croatia.    About LEAF by Bellabeat Ever since it’s debut in late fall of 2014, the LEAF has ...

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Heineken Raises Stake in Laško to 96.92%

Dutch brewer Heineken has raised its stake in Pivovarna Laško, Slovenia’s largest brewery, to 96.92% following a takeover bid for Laško’s outstanding stock.  Holders of a combined 43.49% of Laško accepted Heineken’s offer of EUR 25.56 per share, the same amount Heineken paid for a majority stake in the spring, according to a release published in Delo newspaper on Monday. ...

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Polzela Starts Making Organic Hemp Socks

Socks and stockings maker Polzela launched on Thursday the production of organic hemp socks. The launch is seen as the first step on a new development course, according to CEO Marko Klemenčič. He hopes that the new production line will create new jobs in the Savinja valley, north-east. Also present at the launch was Economic Development and Technology Minister Zdravko Počivalšek, ...

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Slovenian Prime Minister Cerar Visits San Francisco

Almost 150 people met with Prime minister Miro Cerar at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in San Francisco on December 3, 2015. All aspects of the Slovenian community were represented from new arrivals to the US, students, professors, to first and second generation Slovene Americans. Also present were the Dean and fellow Professors of the Prime Minister from his time teaching ...

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