CEO, Ariadna Education • Founder, Ustvarjalnik • Creator and Host, Start it up Slovenia!
2019 Speaker

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Matija Goljar is a serial entrepreneur from Slovenia who launched his first company at age 19. After selling it he became a teacher and thereafter founded Ustvarjalnik, a social venture that teaches high schoolers how to earn a living by doing what they love. The program expanded across one-third of the school system in Slovenia and expanded into several other countries; over a thousand businesses have been formed by the teenagers since its inception. Goljar’s entrepreneurship program inspired a highly successful TV show that follows the stories of young entrepreneurs as they put their products into supermarkets around the country—which he hosts every Sunday night. At the moment, Goljar is the CEO of Ariadna, an ed-tech startup that offers curricula as a service by giving teachers an animated sidekick that delivers lessons.