Mentors

Andraz Tori (Seedcamp) – in secondary school, Andraž Tori won two bronze medals at the international IT Olympics, beginning his successful further studies of IT. He co-founded Kiberpipa in 2000, which is today Slovenia's leading multimedia centre bringing together technology, art and the society. Between 2001 and 2007 he was main developer of the open source Cinelerra solution for video editing. Today he is head of research and development at Zemanta. In addition he is a hyperactive learner and researcher of the media, IP logics rights and internet network etiquette.

Jugoslav Petkovic (Seedcamp) – Jugoslav Petković is an entrepreneur and internet veteran who began his entrepreneurial success story at age 16, opening his first company at age 18. He is co-founder of Slovenia's largest internet retailer mimovrste=) and Domenca (also called D.labs), where the best experts help their clients develop their internet presence. During 2006 and 2011 he was director of both companies, which grew from companies with EUR 5 million of revenue and 35 employees into companies with over EUR 20 million of revenue and over 100 employees. Both companies have received numerous awards. They were finalists of the Zlata nit competition for the best employers, were awarded the bronze "gazela" award and received the family friendly company certificate. In 2011, mimovrste=) received an EUR 3 million investment for its international expansion, while later in 2012, the company was sold.

Lately, Jugoslav has provided his advice and mentoring to several Slovenian start-ups, and is actively helping build and improve an ecosystem in which young companies can emerge and grow. He specialises in product development for final consumers. He is also an active mentor in the UK-based Seedcamp hub, he is an angel investor, and likes to cook in his spare time.

Davorin Gabrovec (TechStars) – Davorin Gabrovec is an entrepreneur passionate about internet start-ups, which he has been actively involved in for over 10 years. He was co-founder and CEO of Intera (intera.si), CEO of the Refresh web agency (refresh.si) and CEO and co-founder of the global start-up Flowr (theflowr.com). Zepppelin (zepppelin.com) based in the Silicon Valley is his latest project.

Andraž Logar (500 startups) – Andraž Logar is director and founder of 3FS, d. o. o. The company has won a venture capital investment, has been to the Silicon Valley and has developed a mobile app for monitoring spending called Toshl. The Toshl company was invited to join the 500 startups hub.

Robert Farazin (Y Combinator, TechStars) – Robert Farazin is an energetic visionary with incredible business ideas. His company Double Recall was the first Slovenian company to be invited to join the most popular US-based hub Y Combinator. In 2013, Robert Farazin's new company Iptvbeat was invited to join TechStars.

Tine Postuvan (Wayra) – Tine Poštuvan is CEO of 2ndSight, which was invited to join the world-renowned hub Wayra in London. Before this his team and innovative idea won the Imagine Cup Slovenia 2011 and DSI 2011 competitions. At the same time, Tine Poštuvan is co-creator of the Startup muesli events in Maribor, where successful entrepreneurs, investors and other representatives of the entrepreneurial ecosystem share their know-how with entrepreneurial enthusiasts still at the beginning of their entrepreneurial paths.