< Maribor, Slovenia, 12-14 May 2025 >

One of Europe’s best tech and startup events

Welcome to Podim, where innovation meets opportunity. A conference made for startups, investors, executives and all entrepreneurial enthusiasts.
< Maribor, Slovenia, 12-14 May 2025 >

One of Europe’s best tech and startup events

Welcome to Podim, where innovation meets opportunity. A conference made for startups, investors, executives and all entrepreneurial enthusiasts.

Why is everyone at Podim?

one-on-one meetings in two days

investors & corporate representatives

top handpicked startups

international speakers on 3 stages


Grab your chance to get featured in our Startups Catalogue, seen by investors and fellow participants. Just submit a well-crafted application, and you’re all set!

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With over 1,300 business meetings last year, Podim is the ultimate destination for startups seeking new investments, regional customers and speedy expert advice.

Step into the spotlight and make your startup shine across the CEE region! Participate in the Podim Pitching Competition and charm a crowd of potential partners and eager investors—your pathway to success.

Show them what you’re made of on Demo Day and on the main stage in Maribor!

Position your startup at the center of Podim. Use our demo booth to showcase your product’s journey, features, and development history. Act fast – we have limited spots available!

Share your story, gather valuable insights, and ignite inspiration at our exclusive networking gatherings, including Founders Night and the Podim Party. Plus, you’ll have ample opportunities to connect on our Podim Terrace and throughout the venue.


Enrich your investment strategy with Podim’s digital Startup & Scaleup Catalogue! Quickly review and cherry-pick startups to build your own wish list of exciting opportunities that you can’t afford to overlook.

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Podim facilitated an impressive 1,300+ pre-arranged meetings between startups and investors, highlighting the power of our networking platform. You can find your next deal flow in our dedicated Deal Room!

Want the first look into our chosen startups? Get your investor ticket and let us know if you want to be one of the jury members for our online Demo Day! You’ll have your say in who makes it to semifinals of the Pitching Competition.
Seize this exclusive chance to come together in a relaxed setting with food and drinks, where you can engage in candid discussions about industry trends, share experiences, and address the various challenges associated with investing in, starting, and expanding businesses.

Business Executives

Browse our Startup Catalogue and discover potential partners, clients, access innovations and see what’s waiting for you at the main event. There’s more than 150 of them that will sure wow you with their ideas.

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With an outstanding number of 1,300+ pre-arranged meetings, we’re sure you can pack a few months’ worth of meetings into two days. Access the Deal Room and schedule as many of them as you like!
Make your way around the venue (or the city) and completely unintentionally make a new connection that might turn into a business deal. That’s what Podim & its networking events like the Podim Party are all about. Will you join us?

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Podim is a startup and tech conference with a limited number of attendees, which aids in providing the maximum quality of matchmaking and networking for our participants. Therefore, it is just the right size to offer you easy access to personally meet top-notch speakers and get valuable time with other attendees.

The event features 2 days of stage programs in addition to the Podim Deal room for one-on-one meetings and mentoring sessions, as well as various informal networking events, like the legendary Podim Party on Tuesday night.

It has a 40-year-old tradition of bringing together and connecting renowned international investors, established corporations, and startups & scaleups from the Alps-Adriatic and Western Balkans regions.

Find out more about us here.

The event will take place from 12 to 14 May 2025 in Maribor, Slovenia. There are two locations for Podim: Maribox (Kinobox) and Narodni dom Maribor for scheduled meetings. 

* Monday, 12 May is the pre-conference day, which kicks off in the afternoon with the semi-finals of the Pitching Competition and continues with the Investors Meetup and Founders Night in the evening, so no need to be in Maribor on Sunday (unless you want to 😉).

Purchase your ticket through our official store. If you are buying a Startup or Student & Researcher ticket, we will ask you to register first. Our team will review your application and grant you access to purchase your ticket(s) once that process is complete.

Investor, Business Executive and Attendee tickets are available for everyone to purchase. 

All startups must first apply and fill out the registration form here. Once you’ve submitted it, it will go into the review process and you will be notified whether you’re the chosen one for our startup batch or not. We go through each application by hand, so we usually get to you two to three weeks after the applications close.

If you’re in, all the information on how to purchase your ticket will be given to you via e-mail – remember, each team member needs their own ticket to attend. You’re almost set! A week before the conference, you’ll be onboarded to our Deal Room to start scheduling meetings.

The registration counter at Maribox is open on Monday (3PM – 8PM) and Tuesday (7:30AM – 9AM). Don’t wait until the last minute as the queue might build up. Just have your email or paper with the ticket’s QR code ready and you’ll be good to go. 🙂

Yes, Podim has Media tickets intended only for journalists and editorial members of the press. You just need to fill in our Media Accreditation Application here. We’ll thoroughly evaluate it and then get back to you with instructions on how to collect it. 

Be the first to talk to founders and gather valuable material you can share with your audience! Our team is happy to connect you to these inspiring individuals and to book your interviews.

Yes, that is possible by sending our team an email to [email protected] with the following subject: TICKET TRANSFER. Passing on the tickets that require special validation (Startups and Students & Researchers) requires our written approval.

Include the following information: previous ticket holder’s name, new ticket holder’s name, new ticket holder’s company information and e-mail address. 

An important thing to note is that this is only possible up to 10 working days prior to the start of the conference.

In case of cancellation via e-mail (up to 10 working days), 145 EUR (including VAT) per ticket will be retained by the Organizer as a cancellation administration fee. 

If you cancel after the defined deadline for any reason or in case that cancellation was not done in writing, full ticket fee will be charged.