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Italy-Slovenia: acceleration process for startup companies

Friuli Innovazione and ABC Accelerator launch new program

26 July, 21:06
(ANSA) - UDINE, 26 JULY 26- An innovative Italian-Slovenian cross-border acceleration process promoted and coordinated by Friuli Innovazione in collaboration with one of the best 60 business accelerators in the world, the ABC Accelerator in Ljubljana is about to start in September. The project will involve 10 start-up enterprises - selected among those that will have taken part in the call for applications by 31 August - offering a product or a prototype with a growth potential in the Italian and Slovenian markets. The new companies will be accompanied in the phase of access to the market, through a process that will take place between September 2018 and March: three months in Slovenia, at ABC Accelerator, and three in Italy, in Udine, at the Friuli Innovazione headquarters and at the Ca 'Foscari University in Venice. The initiative is part of the CAB - Crossborder Acceleration Bridge project, financed by the Interreg V-A Italy-Slovenia 2014-2020 cross-border cooperation program and pursuant to the European Regional Development Fund. ''We continue to promote entrepreneurship education in our Region also trying to attract talents from outside and convince them to develop their business in the Alpe Adria start-up ecosystem, which we have been building for some years in collaboration with our counterparts in Austria, Slovenia, Croatia and Veneto '', said Fabio Feruglio, managing director of Friuli Innovazione. Since 2005, the year of its foundation, the entity has trained more than 2,100 entrepreneurs, created 60 companies and over 230 jobs''. (ANSA).

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