From PODIM to Silicon Valley in 2 unforgettable days!

Why is the PODIM Conference an unforgettable experience of collaborating, networking, and gaining new investment opportunities for the most promising startups from the Alps-Adriatic region? 

PODIM was my first serious step into the investors world. It was mandatory to come and see how things work and meet the right people! Romain DautricourtBubbles, France
We closed an investment at PODIM Conference so now we can start building our business even bigger! PODIM should happen twice a year!” Nedim Sabic, Lionscube, BiH
We got to pitch publicly at PODIM Challenge, received great feedback and awesome opportunities to improve our network!” Nicholas Caporusso, Paperleap, Italy

These are only some of the enthusiastic statements from startuppers who annually confirm that the promise of PODIM’s value for founders of innovative startup companies has been fulfilled. Otherwise, these are the most valuable opportunities from conversations with startups that attend PODIM: 

1. Top League Gathering of Startups, Investors and Corporates!

For attending this year’s PODIM, we will choose up to 200 most promising startups from the Alps-Adriatic region and further. We wish to ensure an excellent user experience and optimal networking conditions for the most important groups of conference participants – startups, investors, and corporation representatives. 

How to get tickets?
  • When you fill out the PODIM application, you will also check the box that you wish to participate in the investment part of the conference, PODIM Challenge. Afterwards, we will contact you by email and send you a short form for introducing your company in the PODIM startup catalogue. 
  • After inspecting the information for the PODIM startup catalogue, we will contact you with a link and confirmation code for buying the PODIM startup ticket for the price of 97.50 €. Besides this, you can get one additional free startup ticket by participating at PODIM Challenge.

Submit your application for a PODIM startup ticket now! The application deadline is 31 March 2017!

If you have any questions or need additional information, write to us at and we will answer you as soon as possible.

Glimpses PODIM 1:1 Arena 2016, where pre-organized meetings between startups, investors and corporate representatives took place

2. Benefits you gain with a PODIM startup ticket 
  • Possibility of participating at the PODIM Challenge pitching competition with many additional benefits and the main prize for the winner: all-inclusive one-week business trip to the Silicon Valley with a networking programme, organized by the ABC Accelerator in the total value of 10,000 EUR.
  • Personalized networking or pre-organized 1:1 meetings with investors and representatives of blue-chip companies that are PODIM Challenge partners.
  • Access to 50+ reputable investors from the whole world.
  • Strong exposure of startups within the entire event (startup badge, presentation in the PODIM startup catalogue, presentation in the event’s official app).

Submit your application for the PODIM startup ticket now! The application deadline is 31 March 2017! 

Glimpses of last year’s PODIM Challenge pitching competition

3. Apply for PODIM Challenge to get exclusive conference treats 

All teams that decide to participate in PODIM Challenge, the investment part of the conference, get additional advantages and benefits:
  • Opportunity to pitch on the main conference stage in front of 50+ reputable investors from the entire world and all the media attention and glory that the finalists and the winner will receive.
  • The main prize for the PODIM Challenge winner – all-inclusive one-week business trip to the Silicon Valley with the ABC Accelerator in the value of 10,000 EUR.
  • Additional free startup ticket.
  • Presentation booth for 20 most promising startup teams (according to the jury) that will submit an application for PODIM Challenge.
  • Additional benefits for participants from countries of the Alps-Adriatic region and other neighbouring countries, whose special conditions for PODIM Conference participation are ensured by the Centre for European Perspective (CEP) and other Alps-Adriatic region partners (details to be published soon). 

4. About the main prize 

The main prize for the PODIM Challenge winner is awarded in collaboration with the ABC Accelerator and its branch in Silicon Valley, and EIT Digital. 
ABC Accelerator’s branch in San Jose, Silicon Valley
The prize includes:
  • plane ticket for 2 people (economy class),
  • accommodation,
  • organized programme of networking with investors and potential strategic partners,
  • daily allowance in the value of 1,000 € / startup team.