500 Business Women 2019

500 podjetnic 2019


Flow of positive energy


“An unforgettable experience with excellent speakers that will not leave you indifferent.”

April  11, 2019 from 9.00 am to 3:30 pm 

Location: Exhibition and Convention Centre of Ljubljana, Dunajska cesta 18, 1000 Ljubljana (Directions)

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We are pleased to invite you to attend “500 business women”, Slovenia’s largest event dedicated to women entrepreneurs, which will be held on April 11, 2019 in Ljubljana.

For the seventh year running, the event named 500 BUSINESS WOMEN (500 PODJETNIC) is bringing together over 500 participants from Slovenia and neighboring countries.

The story of women entrepreneurs in Slovenia began in 1991, when a group of ladies set up an association for small enterprises (women-owned and family businesses). The Slovenian association (GIZ PODJETNOST-Spirit of Enterprise) later joined the World Association of Women Entrepreneurs (F:C:E:M). Over the years, the association, working together with the Institute of Female and Family Enterprises Zavod Meta initiated numerous actions and projects dedicated to empowering Slovenian women in business. The first event “500 business women” started in 2013  with 290 participants, only to reach the magic number 500 in 2016.

On April 11, 2019, we are preparing the seventh meeting “BUSINESS WOMEN (500 PODJETNIC)” and we are expecting more than 600 participants from Slovenia, as well as numerous guests from abroad. (Scotland, Greece, Cyprus, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria and Germany). We are proud to count the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Regional Chamber Ljubljana and Regional development agency among our partners helping us organize this event.

All-day event

Morning session  from 9.00 to 15.00)–Speaches, presentations, networking

  • Venue: Ljubljana’s Exhibition and Convention Center provides a friendly conference environment for relaxed socializing and ample parking for participants and exhibitors
  • The conference hall puts participants of the meeting together with exhibitors and sponsors, as the stands will be part of the event
  • Presenters will share their stories and social network tricks,

Afternoon session from 17.00 to 19.30 – Conference Financing of women’s businesses, with international speakers and presentations of three female business projects (pitch). The event is organized as a follow-up to the EU project SEEWBAN- (South East European Women Business Angels).

We are convinced that meeting with Slovenian entrepreneurs provides a great opportunity for connecting with your members, who are kindly invited to the event.

We also offer special registration fee discounts for groups of participants.

Please kindly contact us directly in case of questions regarding the program or your participation at the event. We will be more than happy to give you an adequate answer.

Contact details

Mobile: 0038630756725

e-mail_ info@500podjetnic.si


Questions? Write to us!

Programe and speakers

Morning session

7:45 Registration – Breakfast and morning coffee
9:00 A formal introduction and a welcome
9:05 Address by Dejan Crnek, Deputy Mayor of Ljubljana
9:10 Young talents – musical performance
9:20 Marta Turk – Funding for women’s businesses
9:30 Business angel in my company, yes or no? 
9:40 Lynne Cadenhead – I experienced some spectacular successes and made some even more spectacular mistakes “
10:00 Sonja Peklenik – Tips, tricks  and other mistakes about sales
10:20 dr. Mojca Zvezdana Dernovšek – People are often sitting under a pear trea waiting for the apples
10:50 Sanela Dropulić– Futurology in business – preparing for tomorrow
11:10 Circles of flame Anje Herc
11:30 Mag. Andreja Jernejčič .
How to make an elephant from a fly or why am I so special?
11:35 Break for refreshment and networking
12.00 Matjaž Štamulak -7 reliable steps to financial independence
12:20  VROČI KAVČ – Influencers

Jan Macarol – “ Passion for what you are doing leads to the best possible results ”

Ana ŽONTAR Kristanc “ From cooking to writing ”

Ljubica Horvat “ We are women, the Empresses ”

Manca Korelc “ My passion is to pass on knowledge ”

           13:05 Gašper Grošelj  –  Movement for healthy life
13:10 Awards and prizes – for the most successful solo entrepreneur and entrepreneur of a small Ltd company
13:30 Polona Požgan I help women to live their own lives and express their voices – loudly
13.50 Key notes and message for he future:  “ This is my environment, this is my life ”
14:00 Prize draw
14:30 Lunch and networking


Moderator: Anja Križnik Tomažin


17.00 Marta Turk, CCI Regional Chamber Ljubljana & Community of Slovenian Women Entrepreneurs Funding for women’s businesses
17.15 Prof. Lynne Cadenhead, Women Enterprise Scotland, Uk Experience or experiment? Why Business angels do (not) support female entrepreneurs
17.35 Doc. dr.sc. Gordana Nikolić, Dean
Faculty PAR, Rijeka Croatia; www.par.hr
Good practices and experience in networking with Business Angels
18.00 Mag. Maja Tomanič Vidovič

Fund of Funds; Director

Slovenian Fund of Funds- in support of women entrepreneurship
18.20 Renata Brkić, member of WBAF (World Business Angels Forum), Croatia Establishment of the WBAF World Business Angels Investment Forum office for the EU in Croatia

Establishment of the Social Impact Venture Fund Feelsgood for Slovenia and Croatia

18.40 Mirjana Dimic Perko, CEO, Incon d.o.o., Slovenia Experience with the European Business Angels Fund for women’s businesses
 19.00 Presentation of three business stories (pitching)
19.30-20.00 Networking