Something magical is happening in Ljubljana lately. Disregarding the Great Recession, a few ambitious men, bored of thinking locally, set on conquering the world. While just five years ago no proper startup existed in Ljubljana, there are almost ten of them now. Ljubljana startup cluster already attracted more than 10 million dollars of (almost exclusively foreign) venture capital and employ more than 100 people now.
Recently, a friend of mine asked me what state and local government could do for the startups. My reply, in short, was to just leave us alone. Governments and startups operate at very different scales and speeds, so in the short run, governments can only slow down and distract startups. I think that what government should do for startups, is what governments should do in general, provide decent infrastructure without skyrocketing the taxes.
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