Sekcija podjetnic

Welcome to the WEgate Summit 2022 side event Slovenia

The event  take place on  September 29. and was  dedicated to  women entrepreneurship under the umbrella of the WEgate Summit 2022. The WEgate Summit represents a unique opportunity for the Women Entrepreneurs community and stakeholders to take stock of the challenges and opportunities existing in the European entrepreneurial environment, and have a constructive conversation on those topics that are the most relevant at a specific moment.

In 2022, the WEgate Summit was taking a look at the EU environment for female entrepreneurship, assessing the challenges and opportunities regarding current and future practices for financing women’s businesses in and around the EU.

Chamber of Small Business is a  member of the WEgate Community.

WEgate SUMMIT 2022 full video 

Different sources to finance the growth of  women owned enterprises

Do you think there is no way to get the finance to grow your business? Join us in the panel discussion with women entrepreneurs in different fields and in different life stages and get to know their stories while getting the needed  resources and motivations to scale up. During the second part of the event, the  possibilities of financial support to female owned businesses will be introduced.

Language of the event: English

Date and time (CET time): Thursday, 29th september from 10:00 AM – 12.00 AM

                                                      The activities will take place online (ZOOM)


10.00 – 10.10         Welcome speech by  Vida Kožar M.Sc. Director, Chamber of Small Business and Trade (CSBT), ESBA member

10.10 - 10.20          Welcome speech by the President of the Women entrepreneurs section 

                                      doc. dr. Mateja Vadnjal

10.20 - 11.20      The panel discussion with women entrepreneurs in different fields and in different  life stages                                  


·         Karmen Meze in Neža Mlakar,  LA POPSI

·         Teja Bajt, INNO LAB

·         Tjaša Grünfeld, CARAVAN

·         Barbara Radojlović, BARBARELLA KULINARIKA

·          Uršula Lavrenčič,  Hopalai, the startup behind KOBI 

Moderated by doc. dr. Mateja Vadnjal



11.20 - 12.00    The  possibilities of financial support to female owned businesses

                                 Matjaž Ribaš, MBA, Slovenian regional development fund, Director

                                Natalija Muršič Tomažič M. Sc. , Slovene enterprise fund, Head of monitoring and business support department                                                                                                                                                                                                           

In partnership with the WEgate Summit