Talk by Dejan Roljic, Eligma (Slovenia), at Stanford Engineering on February 25 2019, Session #6: 'Growing ‘Bitcoin Cities’ Across the Globe from Slovenia || GDPR Compliance Case Study || EU Digital Economy Policy'.
Dejan Roljic - Eligma - Growing Bitcoin Cities from Slovenia - Stanford Engineering - 25 Feb 2019
FOUNDER & CEO
European Entrepreneurship & Innovation @ Stanford Engineering
25th of February 2019
Across the Globe from Slovenia
FOUNDER & CEO of Eligma
MARRIED, POSITIVE THINKING, PASSIONATE
Founder of ABC Accelerator & ABC First Growth Fund
It's a region that money can't reach,
a pool of Highly Educated Talent with
limited opportunity to prove itself.
ABC accelerated more than 150 startups
and invested in more than 80 of them.
pop. 2.1 MIL pop. 39.5 MIL
A Living Lab for validating your ideas,
If you can make it here, you can make
Population of 280,000 people
Successful Slovenian startups
So what is Bitcoin,
We utilise AI and blockchain technologies
to transform the way people discover,
purchase, track and resell products.
Our mission is to give people tools to help
measure, optimize and monetize everything
they wish to buy or already possess.
Raised 10 MIL USD
From Slovenia, Ljubljana
Eligma Labs founded in 2018
Eligma founded in 2017
2019 expanding to Croatia
22 MIL customers annually
450 merchants in BTC City
280+ Slovenian Elipay locations
and expanding to Croatia
Our testing ground and proof of concept
Slovenian Capital city Ljubljana
did it …
Rewards for Elipay users
Anywhere in the world in just 2 seconds
Easy way to pay with crypto,
check balance and Elipay locations
POS for merchants
Crypto without any risk of volatility
New Bitcoin Cities?
Cities started approaching us
More and more stores started using Elipay
• Custodial or non-custodial wallet.
• Decentralized or centralized.
• ICO, STO, token or no token.
• Regulated or not regulated.
• Local or Global.
In the end, it's all about customer adoption,
government and regulations.
Bitcoin is one of the most important inventions in
all of human history. For the first time ever, anyone
can send or receive any amount of money with
anyone else, anywhere on the planet, conveniently
and without restriction. It's the dawn of
a better, more free world.
— Roger Ver, CEO bitcoin.com
Early Silicon Valley thought leader
Non-custodial wallet with more
than 3.5 MIL wallets created.
Truhoma is a global movement, which
stands for TRUe and HOnest MAnkind,
brings back the core values, unites people
through love and compassion,
and provides Fully Transparent Charity
(100 % donations, 100 % transparent,
100 % trackable), run on blockchain
Ana Lukner Roljič
FOUNDER & CEO CO-FOUNDER CO-FOUNDER
Jože Mermal Matej Gregorčič
Herman Gyr, Nick Zaharias, Andy Baynes, Hermann Eul, Gary Dillabough, Jeff Arrillaga, Josh Burroughs, Maja Mikek, Miha Mikek,
Jure Leskovec, Sunny Saini, Peter M. Moricz, Mark Pleško, Richard Pivnicka, Tony Perkins, Anton Marinovich, Michael Goodbody,
Bing Gordon, Manly Danh, Andrej Kiska Jr., Ana Lukner Roljič
It's very hard to be a
2018 and 2019 are years of
In 2019 Eligma will launch its
platform, called Elly.com, with
an AI-driven expense/asset
tracker combined with Elipay.
In the upcoming years, we can
expect a rise of East European
and Southeast European
FOUNDER & CEO