Live or digital?
Why not both!

Hybrid Podim - the best of both worlds.
16th to 18th May 2022

In the last decade, Podim has evolved into one of the best and most influential startup & tech conferences in the Central and Eastern European region.
Year after year, it’s the best display of what the CEE region has to offer.

There are only 1,000 participants – startups, scaleups, investors, corporations and others.

That’s the sweet spot that allows everyone to enjoy meaningful discussions while still bringing many diverse ideas and views to the table.
Simply put, Podim is a conference of business changing opportunities.

Adapt & Overcome: Going Digital in 2020

In 2020 Podim defied Covid-19 and switched to a digital format.
Many people were understandably sceptical… until they attended it.
It met and exceeded our expectations

But this year we want to meet you again in person.

Many people told us they enjoyed the digital experience, but miss the energy of actually
being at an event and getting to know new people.

That’s why we’ve decided to make Podim a hybrid conference.

Podim will be held at Hotel Habakuk, our fantastic, traditional venue. We plan and hope that people will be able to attend it live. How many and under what conditions is yet to be seen.

However, online attendees won’t miss anything happening at the conference. Everything from lectures to meetings will also take place in a digital form!

We’ll use everything we’ve learned in 2020 to create a hybrid event that will combine the best of both worlds.

This format allows us to remain flexible and to make Podim truly borderless, especially in times where some borders can’t be crossed.

We firmly believe this is the future of Podim and we’ll do our best to make it a superb one.

We will announce the speakers of PODIM 2022 soon. In the meantime, meet last year’s 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.

Let’s embrace
new reality together!

Your Podim DX team

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Podim DX partners,
you rock!

Driven by positive energy

In my keynote to my employees about the future of our company and the changes we can expect in the world post Covid-19, I used Darwin’s words: “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” Constantly changing and adapting to new challenges in the start-up world where our company started, is nothing new to us. As long as we push forward, we’ll be the winners.

Primož Zelenšek

Co-Founder & CEO


We need to connect. And if anyone will invent the way to connect, learn and have fun together even without shaking hands, this community will. Go, Podim, looking forwards to the DX times!

Ursula Lavrenčič

Co-Founder & CEO


More than ever, real deals and opportunities are needed. And more than ever they are possible, everything is still on the table. And this time it is our table.
With the new concept we can meet more people and close more deals. We will miss the local wine and beer, though.

Rok Upelj

Co-Founder & COO


We at Zavarovalnica Sava welcome instant transformation and bold move of the Podim organizers. According to our motto #nikolisami (#neveralone) we are happy to continue our partnership as we, too, believe changes can be turned into opportunities and only cooperation and bold approach can take us to victory on the long run. Let’s go digital, let’s go Podim DX!

Miha Pahulje

Member of the Board

Zavarovalnica Sava

At Fil Rouge Capital we also know how to give virtual love, come to talk to us at the Podim Deal Room and get funded!

Julien Coustaury

Founding Partner

Fil Rouge Capital

With Podim virtual conference now it is easier than ever to meet global audience and get easy access to outstanding innovation projects and cutting-edge technology startups directly from your living room. As a partner of the conference WhatAVenture is looking forward to being part of the new Podim Digital Experience.

Antonia Matjačić

Manager, Head of Corporate

Innovation Programs


Europe needs digital transformation that works for all. We need a European society powered by digital solutions that puts people first, opens up new opportunities for businesses, and boosts the development of trustworthy technology to foster an open and democratic society and a vibrant and sustainable economy. Digital is a key enabler to fighting climate change, achieving the green transition and it is also a key survival tool for the economy and the population during the ongoing COVID19 pandemics EU-wide.

Zoran Stančič

Head of the European Commission

Representation in Slovenia

Podim has been a flagship annual event of the Slovene startup community for years, in the recent years it has evolved into one of the key regional events as well. Each year on Podim we get to know new teams and strengthen connections with other system stakeholders. We are glad Podim organizers have found a solution to organize the event, as it has become indispensable part of our ecosystem.

Peter Ribarič


Silicon Gardens Fund

Podim has always been a real powerhouse for the whole startup Region. The switch to a fully remote and digital event reflects the character of this great event once more‎. I could not be happier to be part of it!

Martin Mössler


Science Park Graz

Staying apart is the key to minimize the damage from pandemia we are facing. But in this fast changing world it is more than ever important to find new opportunities and innovate. The world will never be the same again and therefore also we need to adapt ourselves and our businesses. Podim Digital Experience is a great example of how we can still get together, share ideas and knowledge. Go, Podim DX.

Jure Knez

Founder and President


Good job Podim! Adapting fast is crucial for every startup company. ABC Accelerator also reacted fast with a new product: hyper-personal, fully online, business acceleration. We will get you traction, revenue and investments. Meet us in the Deal room!

Peter Ribarič

Co-Founder & CEO

ABC Accelerator

Great things can happen at the intersection of art, culture, experiment, entrepreneurship and the business sector, which is why it’s important to acknowledge the added value of cultural and creative sector especially when it comes to addressing specific social issues and facilitating social progress. We need to invest in innovative approaches and find creative solutions to ways of living and working today.

Martin Mössler

Project Manager

Museum of Architecture and Design

Centre for Creativity