Every year, it offers two days of intensive courses and networking opportunities. At the same time, PODIM works as an effective platform for investing into the most promising startups from the region and elsewhere, as well as for actively connecting startups and corporations.
PODIM is focused on the topic “Forces of startups or how startups revolutionize a business and its environment.”
The innovativeness and speed of successful startups interfere with all aspects of the private and business life. Sometimes they entirely turn around the way a society, including industries, functions. They are transforming the environments we work in, the markets in which we operate, the way organizations do business and, last but not least, the values of a society.
Our vision is to bring together over 800 people in the field of start-up entrepreneurship each year and contribute to an intellectural breakthrough of the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem.
We want to encourage the formation of new companies, to offer the latest knowledge on growth and globalisation of technology companies and to actively connect and encourage the networking of key stakeholders of entrepreneurship in in the Alps-Adriatic region.
Our mission is to annually organise a two-day event with intensive courses offering the latest findings in entrepreneurship and startups. We provide active networking and collaboration opportunities for connecting speakers, investors, corporates and startups.
We want to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation in the business and university environment, and to actively link knowledge institutions with innovative companies.
Reasons to Attend PODIM
and Who Attends
If you are looking for an investor, corporate partner, mentor or a new team member, you will have plenty of opportunities to introduce yourself, your idea and your bigger vision.
We guarantee you an intense two-day entrepreneurial experience you will never forget, whilst at the same time you will come away with an abundance of knowledge, motivation and new acquaintances.
experience, and above all at:
- Startup entrepreneurs
- Managers and intrapreneurs from large, established and innovative companies
- Innovative small and medium-sized enterprises
- Venture capital investors
- Entrepreneurship support environment and public administration
- Everyone interested in entrepreneurship
Our friends about PODIM
Gina Waldhorn / EVOL8TION, USA" PODIM is incredible! I’m so happy that I was able to come here! It’s incredible how much I’ve learnt, not only from the speakers but also from the people sitting beside me. Attending such a conference is a must! "
Rune Theill / ROCKSTART, Netherlands" PODIM is one of the best organized conferences I’ve ever been to! "
Tristan Harris / Google, USA" A great place to exchange knowledge and ideas. "
Alex Iskold / Techstars, USA" PODIM is an impressive gathering of founders and startups from Slovenia and the region. I enjoyed tremendously being part of it and excited to watch this ecosystem grow and become stronger in the future."
Jan Habermann / Credo Ventures, Czech Republic" PODIM is certainly THE startup event to visit in the region. "
Julien Coustaury / Fil Rouge Capital, Slovenia" Perfect organization, great value, THE event not to be missed! "
Michael Schuster, / Speedinvest, Austria" PODIM is always worth the trip, great atmosphere and great crowd! "
Piotr Bucki / X Ventures, Poland" When I think Slovenia I picture the best Europe has to offer – the nature, the people, the energy and the entrepreneurial spirit. When I think PODIM … I think exactly the same. "
Aurel Pasztor / Day One Capital, Hungary" Come here and to see what the best minds in the region are up to. "
László GULYAS / EIT Digital, Hungary" Inspiring talks, good vibe, promising startups: PODIM is a must! "
PODIM past speakers
Close.io Ash Maurya
Running Lean Tristan Harris
Google Tristan Pollock
Storefront, 500 Startups Alex Iskold
Techstars, New York Mark Johnson
Founder of ZITE Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva
WE EXIST Reinvention Agency Gary Whitehill
Entrepreneur Week & The Relentless Foundation Rune Theill
Rockstart Piotr Bucki
X Ventures Stephen Mooney
Synoptic Technologies Howard Kingston
Adludio Mike Edelhard
Social Starts Andrea Spiegel
Forbes Paddy Cosgrave
Websummit Jens Pippig
ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator Carlos Silva
Seedrs Rumen Iliev
LAUNCHub Daniel Cronin
Austrian Startups Joanna Alpe
Makelight Interactive Eric Brotto
Startupbootcamp Gina Waldhorn
Evol8tion Oliver Holle
Speedinvest Jon Bradford
TechStars Dilyan Dimitrov
Eleven Bart Lorang
FullContact & v1.vc Herwig Springer
i5invest Jan Habermann
Credo Ventures Monika Byléhn
Ericsson Michael Schuster
SpeedInvest Shira Abel
Hunter & Bard Martin Henk
Pipedrive Miha Mikek
Celtra Poornima Vijayashanker
Femgineer Dominic Coryell
500 Startups Davorin Štetner