Podim 2022

[PROGRAM BLOCK] Confessions of a Founder

Here is the question of the day—what do you get when you combine 6 amazing entrepreneurs, 1 stage and an audience of 1000 visionaries?

Raw and honest confessions of founders telling us no bull* business building inspiring stories, giving us leadership lessons learned from a former burlesque dancer, sharing actionable tools on how to get the best of the startup and corporate world to grow your business, showing us insights of building the world’s best company in Premium Sales Intelligence, revealing the importance of purpose-driven leadership for achieving breakthrough success, and going from a renowned professor to space entrepreneur like a true badass.

All of this sounds very impressive, indeed, so let me—with no further ado—present to you the faces of the first program block of PODIM 2022!


Dheeraj Pandey

board member of the American software giant Adobe and co-founder & CEO of DevRev, a business software company launched with $50 million in seed funding, one of the largest ever in the history of Silicon Valley.

Joc Pečečnik

founder of Interblock, a leading developer of luxury gaming devices, impressing even legendary casinos of the sin city Las Vegas, president of Slovenian Business Club, and the 7th richest man in Slovenia.

Paulina Sygulska Tenner

founder of GrantTree, who raised over £200m worth of funding for more than 600 startups & scale-ups, serial entrepreneur, and author of “Laid Bare: What the Business Leader Learned from the Stripper”.

Zoltan A. Vardy

ex sr. vice president of NBC Universal International, former regional CEO at Germany’s ProSiebenSat1 Media, now B2B startup mentor and investor with knowledge on how to take a business from ‘1’ to ‘100’.

Anna Gregorio

one of the top Italian scientists in the field of physics, a space entrepreneur and an assistant professor at the University of Trieste included in the list of top 100 most successful Italian women by Forbes Italia in the year 2020.

James Isilay

co-founder and CEO of Cognism, a multi-awarded sales acceleration platform, who raised more than $127m worth of funding while also landing a prestigious title of a LinkedIn Top Startup of 2021 for the third year in a row.

Don’t have a PODIM ticket yet? Don’t worry, there’s still some left:

Our PODIM program is really rock’n’rolling this year, so don’t miss a chance to meet the coolest speakers of the tech world!

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