PODIM is the largest and most influential conference on entrepreneurship, startups, investments, and innovation in the European Adriatic & Balkan region. 

Every year, it offers two days of intensive courses and networking opportunities. At the same time, PODIM works as an effective platform for investing into the most promising startups from the region and elsewhere, as well as for actively connecting startups and corporations. 

PODIM is focused on the topic “Forces of startups or how startups revolutionize a business and its environment.” 

The innovativeness and speed of successful startups interfere with all aspects of the private and business life. Sometimes they entirely turn around the way a society, including industries, functions. They are transforming the environments we work in, the markets in which we operate, the way organizations do business and, last but not least, the values of a society.





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Vission and Mission




Our vision is to bring together over 800 people in the field of startups, investors, and corporations each year and contribute to an intellectual breakthrough of the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem. 

We are encouraging the formation of new companies and offering the latest knowledge on the global growth of startups. We are encouraging the networking of key stakeholders of entrepreneurship in the European Adriatic & Balkan region.


Our mission is to annually organize a two-day event with intensive courses offering the latest findings in entrepreneurship and startups. We provide active networking and collaboration opportunities for connecting speakers, investors, corporates and startups.

We want to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation in the business and university environment and to actively link knowledge institutions with innovative companies.



Reasons to Attend




If you are looking for an investor, corporate partner, mentor or a new team member, you will have plenty of opportunities to introduce yourself, your idea and your bigger vision.

We guarantee you an intense two-day entrepreneurial experience you will never forget, whilst at the same time, you will come away with an abundance of knowledge, motivation and new acquaintances.


The PODIM conference is aimed at everyone who wishes to go through an intense two-day entrepreneurial
- startup entrepreneurs, investors, managers, and intrapreneurs from large, established and innovative companies.

Innovative small and medium-sized enterprises, business angels and venture capital investors, entrepreneurship support environment and public administration.



Our friends about PODIM

  • Gina Waldhorn / EVOL8TION, USA
    PODIM is incredible! I’m so happy that I was able to come here! It’s incredible how much I’ve learnt, not only from the speakers but also from the people sitting beside me. Attending such a conference is a must! "
  • Rune Theill / ROCKSTART, Netherlands
    PODIM is one of the best organized conferences I’ve ever been to! "
  • Tristan Harris / Google, USA
    A great place to exchange knowledge and ideas. "
  • Alex Iskold / Techstars, USA
    PODIM is an impressive gathering of founders and startups from Slovenia and the region. I enjoyed tremendously being part of it and excited to watch this ecosystem grow and become stronger in the future."
  • Jan Habermann / Credo Ventures, Czech Republic
    PODIM is certainly THE startup event to visit in the region. "
  • Julien Coustaury / Fil Rouge Capital, Slovenia
    Perfect organization, great value, THE event not to be missed! "
  • Michael Schuster,  / Speedinvest, Austria
    PODIM is always worth the trip, great atmosphere and great crowd! "
  • Piotr Bucki / X Ventures, Poland
    When I think Slovenia I picture the best Europe has to offer – the nature, the people, the energy and the entrepreneurial spirit. When I think PODIM … I think exactly the same. "
  • Aurel Pasztor / Day One Capital, Hungary
    Come here and to see what the best minds in the region are up to. "
  • László GULYAS / EIT Digital, Hungary
    Inspiring talks, good vibe, promising startups: PODIM is a must! "
  • Chuck Goldman / Sky Ventures Group, USA
    The talent, the people, the venue - all world class! Special thanks to the PODIM team for including me in all the fun and productivity!"
  • Mariano Kostelec / UniPlaces, Spain
    Amazing energy, great people!"