21st & 22nd of May
Maribor, Slovenia

Investors, what kind of startups or scaleups are you looking for?

PODIM is the best gateway to/from Alps-Adriatic & Western Balkans region, so if your investment focus is in this emerging region, PODIM is the place to be!

We have profiled more than 700 startups & scaleups, majority of them being from the region, and we have hand-picked 150 most promising ones just for you.

Industries, covered by PODIM startups & scaleups:
  • Business and productivity
  • Lifestyle and entertainment
  • Life science and agriculture
  • Mobility and transportation
  • Financial services
  • Energy and utilities
  • Materials and manufacturing

More than 1/3 of our startups are in growth stage, out on the market and making money, another 1/3 of startups is in their early stage, prototype ready and close to market, and 1/5 of them is in seed stage, working on a product.

Two thirds of startups applied have been established in the past three years, and although most of them haven't received any funding yet, one third of them is now seeking funding between 125.000 and 500.000 Euros.

Software is the most represented product type, which accounts for more than 1/3 startups, application is represented with one fourth, and another one fourth of startups will present their physical product.

We look forward welcoming you on PODIM 2019, one of top 30 tech and startup events in Europe and member of Startup Sesame, the elite club of European top tech events.

Get your spot next to more than 40 investorsthat have already confirmed their presence at PODIM. Among them are 500 Startups, Credo Ventures, SpeedInvest, Blend Ventures, Fil Rouge Capital, South Central Ventures ...

Not only PODIM organisers, Maribor and Slovenia too are well known for exceptional hospitality. And this is one of the reasons why many investors return to PODIM after their first visit.

Early bird ticket available only till 31st March

PODIM also offers:
  • Unlimited access to the exclusive PODIM DEAL ROOM, a special place with excellent user experience and optimal networking conditions for 500+ organized meetings between startups, investors and corporate representatives.
  • Personalized networking and pre-organized meetings with other conference participants – speakers, blue-chip company representatives, and other colleague investors.
  • Pre-conference DEMO Day will be a great opportunity for investors to meet startups and corporation representatives.

  • Strong exposure at the entire event (presentation in the official PODIM app, presentation on the PODIM Challenge website, presentation in the PODIM startup catalogue)
  • Unforgettable adventures within exclusive PODIM Conference activities organized for investors and speakers only, where you will get to know the regional entrepreneurial pulse, excellent local culinary treats and world-famous wines as well as nature’s beauties and sights of the region. 
  • Year-round support in connecting with startups and potential partners from Slovenia and the region
Contacts for investor relations:

Urban Lapajne
Start:up Slovenia

Rok Huber
Slovene Enterprise Fund
David Belovič
Start:up Slovenia
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