15th & 16th of May
Maribor, Slovenia

PODIM value for start-ups 

  • Meet more than +100 investors like Seedcamp, 500startups, Collider, CREDO Ventures, Early Bird Capital, Pioneers Ventures, South Central Ventures and other business angels, VCs and best accelerators from all around the world. Find the list of this year's confirmed investors here.
  • 150+ corporate representatives from the region and elsewhere. More information about the benefits for start-ups and a list of investors and corporate representatives.
  • 60+ top speakers, including the greatest minds and leaders from the global startup world and covering all important sectors and industries. Find the list of this year's confirmed speakers here. 
  • PODIM Challenge Roadshow – startups can meet the PODIM team and main PODIM partners (accelerators, investors, corporate representatives …) at one of the roadshow events happening all across the European Adriatic & Western Balkans countries.
  • PODIM Challenge as an entry point for most promising startups from the region and an investment platform for connecting selected early-stage startups with investors, corporate representatives, conference speakers and other potential strategic partners.
  • PODIM Challenge on-stage pitching competition with a special prize: all-inclusive & tailor-made one week program for 2 team members in one of the global startup hubs (Silicon Valley, US, Boston, US, London, UK, Hangzhou, China…) in total value of 10,000+ EUR*
  • Additional tailor-made collaboration programs for selected startups, chosen by PODIM Challenge corporate partners**
  • PODIM 1:1 Arena as a special place within the conference with an excellent user experience and optimal networking conditions for 500+ organized meetings between startups, investors, corporate representatives, conference speakers and other potential strategic partners. 
  • Strong exposure and promotion of startups within the entire event, including presentation in the PODIM Startup Catalogue, presentation in the PODIM official app, and media coverage for pitching competition finalists and winners. 
  • Special offer for startups from: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, Austria, Italy, Hungary, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Moldova, Ukraine.

Deadline for startup ticket is 23.3.2018!

Apply for PODIM startup ticket NOW!

*Program is delivered by one of PODIM Challenge Global Partners. Exact destination will be chosen in a dialog with a startup, based on their regional focus and development stage.

**Transportation & accommodation costs will be covered by PODIM Challenge Corpo partners. The program will be organized in the HQ of the partner or in one of the global startup hubs.