Startup Lineup of 2023: Revealing the startup and scaleup companies for collaboration opportunities at Podim

Get ready to be blown away by this year’s impressive lineup of startups and scaleups at Podim. We’re excited to share that the number of applications and quality of projects from the entire region has skyrocketed, making it clear that our region is making a name for itself on the global startup map.

With over 200 carefully selected startups competing for their spot at the event, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with some of the best and brightest in the industry. These up-and-comers are eager to introduce themselves to you and explore potential collaborations that could lead to game-changing business partnerships.

Last year, we broke the record with over 1,000 meetings taking place. But this year, we’re determined to set a new record and facilitate even more meaningful connections between investors and startups. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to discover the next big thing in the world of startups at Podim.

Where do PODIM startups come from?

Get ready to dive into the vibrant startup scenes of the Alps-Adriatic, Central and Eastern Europe, and the Balkans regions at Podim 2023. We’re proud to say that we’re solidifying our position in the market as the go-to regional conference for all things startup, and we’ve got the numbers to prove it!

The majority come from Slovenia (20% of the companies), the event’s host country, followed by Croatian startups (13%), Serbian (12%), Austrian (9%), Polish (7%), and Italian startups (6%). All other companies are also from countries in the region.

The potential to discover the next rising startup star at Podim, forge a partnership, and together embark on the path to great business success is, therefore, exceptional!

Key industries and technologies

There is no one in today’s world who isn’t aware that it has changed quite literally overnight. Therefore, adaptation has been, and still is, necessary in the business landscape. This year’s generation of startups is here to help in this regard. An overview of the key industries they come from will provide you with a better understanding of this year’s potential.

Top 5 industries of participating startups:

  1. Business operations, productivity, and IT
  2. Health and well-being
  3. Lifestyle, entertainment, and sports
  4. Mobility, transportation, and logistics
  5. Finance, insurance, and real estate

Startups are introducing advanced technologies and business models

In today’s rapidly evolving world, the importance of new technologies and innovative business models cannot be emphasized enough, especially for key industries. These industries simply cannot afford to fall behind the curve, as the value of their innovations is being surpassed by new and exciting developments every day. 

Luckily, the startups participating in Podim 2023 are leading the charge in this regard. These forward-thinking companies are incorporating a diverse range of cutting-edge technologies into their products and solutions, ensuring they remain at the forefront of their respective industries.

Top 10 most frequently implemented technologies by startups:

  1. AI
  2. SaaS – Software as a Service
  3. Marketplace services
  4. Machine Learning
  5. Web/Mobile tools
  6. E-commerce tools
  7. Big Data
  8. IoT
  9. Blockchain
  10. Cloud computing

What they do

Discover an array of dynamic startups participating in the upcoming Podim 2023 event! With just one click here, you’ll be transported to a page featuring brief and informative descriptions of each company. These startups are divided into 10 different sectors of operation, each with its own unique focus and mission. Whether you’re interested in health, education, finance, or any other industry, you’re sure to find innovative and exciting startups that are making waves and shaking up the status quo.

  1.  AI
  2. EduTech
  3. FinTech
  4. Food & Beverages
  5. Healthcare
  6. HR
  7. Manufacturing
  8. Marketing & Sales
  9. Sports
  10. Sustainability

Development stages

If you are an investor looking for early-stage companies, we have great news! Almost 58% of participating startups are in the early stage. 12% are in the earlier seed stage, while 31% of the companies are in the scaleup phase of rapid growth, which means they are more than ready to meet with investors who are interested in relatively larger investment rounds.

Funding and other business ambitions

Last but certainly not least, the funding that startups are seeking! Only (5%) of startups are looking for funding up to 75,000 euros. The majority are seeking investment rounds ranging from 300 thousand euros to 1 million euros, while 32% are looking for funds higher than 1 million euros.

Startups are not just seeking investments, but also business collaboration

Big corporations and small to medium-sized enterprises – if you’re looking to stay ahead of the curve, you won’t want to miss out on Podim 2023! Not only is it a fantastic opportunity to mingle with the most mature startups in the game, but it also offers a wealth of benefits for your networking game.

First and foremost, you’ll get a firsthand look at the latest and greatest technologies that are already making waves in the world of concrete products and services. Imagine being able to integrate cutting-edge tech into your operations before your competitors even have a chance!

But that’s not all – Podim is also the perfect place to strike up deals with passionate entrepreneurs who are eager to share their innovative ideas with you. Collaborating with startups can be a game-changer for your business, propelling you to new heights of success.

And if you’re looking to take your partnership game to the next level, look no further than Podim. This dynamic event is a breeding ground for growing startups that are ready to take the plunge into higher investment stakes and strategic partnerships with established companies like yours.

How to meet PODIM 2023 startups

  1. Check out the materials available in this post and feel free to ask us any additional questions at [email protected].
  2. Order a Business Executive or Investor ticket.
  3. Review the presentations of all startups in the digital catalogue, which will be available in April.
  4. Attend the online Demo Day on May 4, 2023, when all startups will present themselves with short pitches.
  5. Set up your profile in the DealRoom app and start scheduling 1:1 meetings and planning your PODIM 2023 calendar.
  6. Attend the event, meet startups in 1:1 meetings in Maribor on May 16 and 17, 2023, or on May 18, 2023, in the online version.

P.S. Still not convinced? Check out the video below and see for yourself how easy it is to find the next rising startup star in our digital catalog.

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