For the past 18 years, Jure Verhovnik had been the head of the business incubator of the University of Maribor, the Venture Factory, where he actively participated in the construction and implementation of the entrepreneurial support environment programs. As part of the incubator, Verhovnik advised more than 250 startup entrepreneurs, conducted more than 300 workshops and participated in more than 400 startup events.
He had also been involved in the creation of several support and entrepreneurship promotion programs. Verhovnik is currently active as the owner and director at his own consulting company Arev.
With his experience and competencies in entrepreneurship, finance, obtaining financial resources and grants, strategic communication, as well as lean and innovative business, Verhovnik has mentored a large number of startup companies such as Kokica, Go4goal, Maestro Amadeus, Coinhab, Eforma, Incomposite and Organicer.