Two startup programmes guide you from idea to first customers, beach-head market, and growing towards product-market fit. They include structured workshops, coaching, offices, and mentoring by top entrepreneurs-mentors. LUI's pre-incubation programme is intended for individuals or teams in developing business ideas. It can last for a maximum of six months and is concluded by establishing a company. By entering an incubation phase that can last up to three years, startups are building a good foundation for successful growth, looking for opportunities to enter accelerators or attract investors.

We are uniquely positioned to really implement the knowledge triangle. Through the University of Ljubljana, we have direct access to students, education programmes and researchers, and we have strong ties to business working daily with the startup ecosystem and industry.

Along with regular programmes, we support entrepreneurship in Slovenia as the RIS HUB of EIT Health, as part of the Incubator for EIT Raw Materials, and by organising many contests and awards. We are proud of setting up a proof-of-concept fund and proposing changes to legislation together with the University of Ljubljana’s Technology Transfer Office.

Community is key in helping our founders. Due to our long tenure at the centre of Slovenia’s innovation ecosystem, LUI alumni include some of the best-known companies in the country: Zemanta, RedOrbit, Beeping, Doctrina, Influee, Juicy Marbles, Mesi, Visionect. Our startups employ hundreds of people and have raised over 50 million USD in venture capital.