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PODIM 2020


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about Podim

More than 200 C-level managers and more than 400 startup & scaleup team members are looking to make business at Podim. You too can make the most out of your time spent in Maribor by becoming an exclusive Podim Partner. As our Golden Unicorn Partner, you can join us in co-creating industry-specific program topics and innovating together with highly-motivated startups & scaleups and domain experts. We scout for startups and scaleups that are the best match for you, so that by making deals you can bring your business to the next level.


Get highly targeted digital impressions

Podim brings together 1,000 tech-savvy changemakers, ranging from investors and startups to media and C-level executives from the best innovative companies. If you want to gain more awareness for your brand among the tech crowds, you have come to the right place. Our visibility offering ranges from traditional partner booths to highly targeted digital impressions on social media channels, as well as an e-newsletter, blog posts, interviews, reports, a startup catalogue, ads, and more!


Tailor-made to suit your business

No matter what mission you are on – whether you are looking to increase your company’s brand awareness in a regional startup ecosystem, make investment deals, generate new leads, collaborate with startups and scaleups, or simply get your employees infused with motivation and optimism – we have the right package for your needs. Are you interested in finding out more about our 4 partnership options – Startupper, Outlier, Unicorn, and Golden Unicorn? Get more information here!


Put your company in the center of an industry challenge

Are startups and scaleups and other ecosystem stakeholders, like investors and innovative corporations, in your sales focus? Or do you have a new product to launch? Podim offers you a uniquely efficient way of getting new sales leads. You can boost your sales through efficient networking using our Deal Room Matchmaking tool. Let us provide you an exhibition booth of your own, throw a dedicated event for you, engage event participants on your behalf, and source the most relevant leads for you. Podim is a great pool of warm introductions. The only thing left for you to do is to close the deals.


The ultimate lead-generation strategy

Make deals like a pro in Podim Deal Room. By becoming a Podim Unicorn Partner, ensure your dedicated and labeled table, which is your spot for making deals. Podim Team can assist you in meeting the most relevant startups & scaleups even before the Deal Room starts. If you upgrade to the Golden Unicorn Partner package, you will have a chance to co-create the scouting process to find the best match for your business even months ahead of the event.


Looking for growth?

We’ll get you a match

If you want to collaborate with the next generation of high-tech and growth-oriented companies from the CEE region and potentially acquire or cooperate with them, then our Podim Matching is the way to go. As a Podim Golden Unicorn Partner, you will have a say in our CEE region startup & scaleup scouting process, to find the match that best suits your criteria. You can elevate your innovation process through the joint brainstorming session with startups & scaleups on a topic of your desire at Podim Genesis, a hybrid of a design sprint and a hackathon.


Your front row seat on the innovation roller coaster

Together with our Golden Unicorn Partners, we take on the journey of finding the most innovative startups and scaleups and corporations, who are committed to sharing their best tricks, tools, and tactics on stage and through special hands-on workshops. The core of the Podim event program is to offer the latest know-how, tailored to the needs of our partners. You can also get one-on-one time with the top global minds, bringing you the latest know-how, tailored to your needs. Attend Podim, learn from the best, and be ahead of the game.

We are happy to introduce the PODIM DX 2021 speakers

The essence of our program is to provide practical advice, exchange knowledge and valuable experience, and provide key tips and tricks for business growth with Podim participants.



Many ways to connect with the influentials

As a Golden Unicorn Partner, you can mingle with investors and speakers at the VIP Night, an invitation-only networking event at the venue. It is your exclusive opportunity to gather in an informal atmosphere to discuss trends and exchange practices and challenges related to investing, starting, and growing a business. The event is a convenient way to get to know speakers, investors, and other key partners before the Podim conference begins. It is your opportunity to connect and share the Podim vibe with the most influential people in tech.


Hire the brightest minds in the Region

If you are looking for new members to join your team, then Podim is the right place for you to be. The crowd of 1,000 tech-savvy changemakers at Podim can serve as a perfect recruiting pool for you to find your next employee with our support. This is your opportunity to meet current candidates in a more relaxed setting or even source fresh talents using our Podim Matchmaking Tool.


Reward your employees with a Podim experience

Want to give back to your employees who are working for a more innovative future? Think of Podim and all of the activities it has to offer. Treat your employees with the stories of our speakers and the extraordinary technology showcased throughout Podim. Or just offer them a heck of a good time with everything that our “party night meets tech conference” vibe has to offer.


Experience the unexpected


“Podim is definitely the place to present your startup and to meet some new mentors to refine your idea.”

Denis Đulalić, FasterCapital, UAE

“It’s a great opportunity to connect.”

Karl Pfister-Kraxner, PK TechVentures, Austria

“If you are an entrepreneur, come to talk to investors, and if you’re an investor, come to talk to entrepreneurs.”

Julien Coustaury, FIl Rouge Capital, Croatia

Startups and Scaleups

“It’s a great event. We have found some partners, so the goal has been reached.”

Filippo Battiti, Ciaomanager, Italy

“[It is] the event where you can meet investors, corporates, and other startups and definitely schedule a lot of meetings for your potential business.”

Mateja Miško, Sileo, Slovenia

“Come to Podim; it’s really fun and the city and the venue are beautiful.”

Laszlo Bekessy, CodeBerry, Hungary

“It gives you a great opportunity and a great value to meet other people, to network …”

Aleš Čadež, Kaldi IT, Slovenia

“It’s all very down to the point, good meetings, good talks, really good discussions … [I] met a lot of fantastic people.”

Marin Ćurković, AdScanner, Croatia

“Podim is always changing and evolving; that’s why I keep coming back.”

Islam Mušić, dataGRAD, Slovenia

On Genesis

“Attendees really connected. I don’t think they’ve connected anywhere else on the same level as they connected here.”

Davorin Mesarič, EqualEyes Solutions

“This year’s surprise is Podim Genesis, because it was a fun experience for everyone involved.”

Mateja Verlič Brunčič, EqualEyes Solutions

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