Ales Stancar, the co-founder and director of biotech company BIA Separations, has been named Entrepreneur of the Year by the business magazine Podjetnik
Ales Stancar, the co-founder and director of biotech company BIA Separations, has been named Entrepreneur of the Year by the business magazine Podjetnik. Stancar received the prestigious award for his "vision and strategy which brings together hi-tech research and entrepreneurship", the award jury said.
Founded in 1998 by a group of scientists and venture capital investors, BIA Separations employs 33 experts and manufactures monolithic columns for biomolecule purification.
The company has been granted five patents in the US in the past five years. According to Podjetnik, this is more than all Slovenian universities and institutes combined.
At the Biotech Forum in Barcelona in November, investors named BIA Separations as one of the three most desired companies for venture capital investment.
Four entrepreneurs were shortlisted the award alongside Stancar, namely Matija and Andraz Koren of Koren Sports for their adrenaline parks; Lorena Leonardos of Potencial for the air ionisers she invents and markets; and Miro Crv of electronics company Smarteh.
Source: Slovene Press Agency STA