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Slovene Enterprise Fund


Slovene Enterprise Fund (SEF) is a public financial fund with 100% ownership by the Republic of Slovenia, established with the purpose of improving access to finance for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in Slovenia. SEF is an independent financial institution with its own Management and Supervisory Board, composed of both government and business representatives.

SEF's mission consists of 3 strategic roles:

  1. Provision of financial and substantive incentives for development of SMEs, start-ups, scale-ups, due to various gaps, that companies face in the markets;
  2. Ensuring sustainable development and achieving objectives of European Commission and other international institutions, within the framework of entrepreneurship development policy;
  3. In financial and substantive support, assuming higher levels of risk.

Type of institution

Public institutions at local, regional or national level