< Maribor, Slovenia, 12-14 May 2025 >

Boost your startup's growth with Podim

Podim is tailored to illuminate early-stage startups with leading potential, forging connections with some of the world’s most influential individuals, investors and organizations. 

< Maribor, Slovenia, 12-14 May 2025 >

Boost your startup's growth with Podim

Podim is tailored to illuminate early-stage startups with leading potential, forging connections with some of the world’s most influential individuals, investors and organizations.

Why choose to be a Podim startup?

Podim connects you with global investors, corporate giants, and collaboration opportunities.

Secure your spot among the exclusive 150 startups selected for Podim. Get team tickets, access to 1:1 meetings and mentoring sessions, talks, panels, and qualify for the Pitching Competition. Join us in Maribor in 2025.

Apply now

< Founder-focused >

Podim centers its activities around startups

We offer digital promotion via our own and partner channels, while media outlets and journalists at Podim are eager to amplify your startup’s global reach. Our lineup of experienced speakers and participants on the main stage and in workshops deliver unfiltered, actionable insights from their own journeys – no frills, just wisdom.

Don’t miss the opportunity to secure a one-page exposure in our Startup Catalogue delivered to investors and other participants.

Secure funding and forge new business partnerships

Explore the Podim Deal Room, offering an exclusive opportunity to pre-schedule unlimited one-on-one meetings with investors, C-level executives, and accomplished entrepreneurs. With over 1,300 business meetings last year, Podim is the go-to hub for startups on the hunt for fresh investments and regional customers.

Unlock networking success at Podim

Leverage the Podim App for seamless networking – connect with investors, arrange mentor sessions, and identify potential leads.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere, connect with startup leaders, and mingle with diverse influencers and founders. Share your story, gain insights, and inspire at exclusive networking events like Founders Night and the Podim Party. Don’t miss this chance to network and secure the support you seek!

Valuable mentoring opportunities

Schedule meetings with founders who’ve overcome all the odds and innovative industry leaders.

At Podim, we’re known for our captivating speakers who offer invaluable mentoring. Dive into one-on-one quick-fix mentoring sessions to tackle your company’s pain points – from product development to legal hurdles and sales strategies. Take the first step towards solving your business challenges.

Elevate your startup with the Podim Pitching Competition

Seize the spotlight: put your startup on the CEE region’s radar! Apply now for the Podim Pitching Competition and captivate a crowd of potential partners and enthusiastic investors—your stepping stones to success. Apply, pitch, win: compete in the grand finale on the main stage, where five finalists will battle it out before a buzzing crowd of startup enthusiasts. Don’t miss your chance to shine!

Step into the Podim Marketplace spotlight

Showcase your startup at the heart of Podim. Impress investors, executives, partners, talent, and media by demonstrating your product. Utilize the demo booth to share your product’s story and development background.

Unlock extra benefits

Enjoy PR and social media support. Your startup will be featured in Podim’s press release and on social media. Impress us with your story to secure your place among the best startups and scaleups.

Searching for talent?

Podim is your go-to destination if you’re seeking fresh team members. With a gathering of up to 1,000 tech-savvy change-makers, Podim provides an ideal talent pool for your next hiring needs.

What's the next move?

Complete & submit the application form

Take action now! Fill out the online application form. Submit it no later than 15 March.

Wait for review & receive a notification

Mark your calendar for 31 March, the day you’ll receive the verdict on your Podim acceptance. Prepare to celebrate if you make the cut and secure your tickets.

Apply for the Demo Day & the Pitching Competition (Optional)

Seize the chance! Register for the online Demo Day on 7 May, where investors will get their first glimpse of your startup. This also doubles as a stepping stone for the pitching competition, with 10 semi-finalists to be chosen.

Time for the Podim live event

Gear up for Podim’s main event! Prepare to immerse yourself in a flurry of startup activities, including the Deal Room, Pitching Competition, Founders Night, and more.

< Not convinced yet? >

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Take the final step:
apply as a Podim 2024 startup and unlock all the benefits to elevate your startup to the next level.