21st & 22nd of May
Maribor, Slovenia
Monday, February 19, 2018

PODIM Challenge Roadshow in Tirana!

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PODIM – the biggest and most influential startup conference in the European Adriatic & Balkan regions is coming to Tirana! Join us at the special PODIM pre-event, organized by Podim and Protik, for all startups from Albania, looking for investment, networking and growth opportunities! 
The event will take place on Monday, 19 February 2018, from 16.00 to 21.00 at Protik in Tirana. 
2 startups from Albania will have the special opportunity to receive 2 free tickets, free accommodation in Maribor during the conference and all other PODIM Conference benefits for start-ups
Learn all about the special opportunity for startups from Albania and meet experienced investors and entrepreneurs from the region at the PODIM pre-event in Tirana!
PODIM Conference is the only event that annually gathers the most brilliant startup stakeholders from the European Adriatic & Balkan regions in one place and connects them to the global ecosystem.


16.00 – 16.30 | Introduction
H.E. Mrs Lea Stančič
Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia
Kebiana Doci, Political, Press and Public Affairs Officer, British Embassy
Ergest Nako, Ecosystem Manager, Protik
Tatjana Zabasu, Managing Partner, South Central Ventures
Meliha Muherina, CEP
Matej Rus, CEO, PODIM Conference

16.30 – 17.00 | Keynotes
Igor Madzov
, South Central Ventures: “What it means to be investable”
Mateja Lavrič, Kolektor Ventures: "Corpo and Startup - finding synergies for global wins"

17.00 – 17.45 | Investors Panel: Funding landscape and businesss opportunities in 2018 in CEE: 
Tatjana Zabasu
, Managing Partner, South Central Ventures
Tomi Kallanxhi, Altro Post
Vitjola Viso, Co-Founder at VIS(i)O(n) Design
Ergest Nako, Protik Innovation Center)
Mateja Lavrič, Kolektor Ventures

Panel moderator: Simon Sovič, PODIM team & Cherr.io

17.45 – 18.00 | Pitching Sessions 
Startups will have the unique opportunity to pitch their startup in front of investors and receive invaluable feedback and meet the PODIM Conference team. Format: 3 min pitch. If you want to pitch, you have to register for the event on the Eventbrite. Slides should be sent to challenge@podim.org at least a day prior the event. Further instruction will be sent by email. Max 10 startups will be choosen to pitch on stage.

Don't forget to visit http://podim.org/albania and seize the unique opportunity for Albanian startups! 

18.00 –           | Networking 
Time for guests to connect in an informal atmosphere.



For further information, please send us an email on challenge@podim.org and check www.podim.org.  
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