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The Podim Pitching Competition will start with pre-qualification rounds of applied startups at the online Demo Day on the 4th of May. The startups with the best pitches and greatest potential will move on to the semi-finals.
Podim Summit 2023 will take place live in Maribor, Slovenia. If you decide to be part of the Podim Pitching Competition and you qualify for the semi-finals, attendance at Podim is mandatory, and your pitch can not be made online.
On the pre-conference day, in the afternoon of the 15th of May, the semi-finals will take place live in Maribor, in front of the experienced jury. In the evening, you will have the opportunity to relax and exchange ideas with your fellow founders over a drink at Founders’ Night.
The Final Five will give the Final Pitch in front of the live audience and jury. The pitching event with the award ceremony and the announcement of the winner will be the culmination of Podim and will conclude the Pitching Competition. All the startups will also get to experience the full-blown program of the conference on the four stages. You’ll also get a chance to experience a full day of Deal Room 1:1 meetings alongside meaningful mentoring by the best business minds in the region.
A day full of 1:1 meetings and networking in the Podim Deal Room is waiting for you and your team. Make it count! It’s also the last day to experience the colorful Podim program with the most amazing speakers of the moment.
1:1 meetings are a great way to connect with your future investors and possible partners, so we decided to make networking possible in person, as well as digitally for the ones who’ll not be able to attend the event live. On the 18th of May, the Online Podim Deal Room will be open for those who didn’t get a chance to get, secure and upgrade your connections in person.
And last but not least, the winner of the Podim Pitching Competition will fly to London in September to take part in the all-inclusive 3-day Podim London Springboard program.
One last thing—once you book your Podim ticket, I’ll send you some tips and tricks to make your road to Podim as smooth as it can be.4