Value for Investors at PODIM 2017 

Meet the most promising startups in the Alps-Adriatic region, experience exclusive networking and comfort in the PODIM 1:1 Arena, and enjoy rich conference activities!

PODIM is an impressive gathering of founders and startups from the region. I enjoyed being part of it! Alex Iskold, TechStars, USA
PODIM is always worth the trip! Great atmosphere, great startups and a great crowd! Michael Schuster, Speedinvest, Austria
PODIM is one of the best organized conferences I've ever been to, with high-quality interactions. Rune Theill, Rockstart, Netherlands

Amongst more than 200 startups (between more than 800 visitors), we offer investors at least 5 effective ways of meeting the most promising and ambitious startup teams from the Alps-Adriatic region as well as numerous opportunities for connecting with colleagues from other countries and regions: 

1.  Exclusive benefits with the purchase of INVESTORS & CORPORATES tickets
  • Personalized networking and pre-organized 1:1 meetings with startups from the PODIM startup catalogue.
  • Personalized networking and pre-organized 1:1 meetings with other conference participants – speakers, blue-chip company representatives, and other investors.
  • Unlimited access to the exclusive PODIM 1:1 Arena, which will be arranged for the highest possible comfort of conference participants from the ranks of investors and representatives of established companies, and intended for intense networking, conversations, refreshments (snacks, coffee …), breaks or urgent errands in the “quiet room” …
  • Strong exposure at the entire event (investors badge, presentation in the PODIM startup catalogue, presentation in the official event app).

2. PODIM Challenge

The PODIM Challenge is the most dynamic segment of the investment part of the conference, with a pitching competition for startups in early development stages looking for a venture capital seed investment. This year's PODIM Challenge will have a strong presence of esteemed investors from all over the world and will be strengthened through collaboration with blue-chip companies from Slovenia and the region.  


3. PODIM Startup Catalogue

PODIM is annually attended by more than 200 startups from Slovenia and the Alps-Adriatic region. We list the most promising ones and introduce them in a catalogue that helps investors and corporate representatives in choosing and planning organized personalised 1:1 meetings.

4. PODIM App

The PODIM app is an additional opportunity for active networking of startups and investors. According to PODIM 2016 participants, the app “with its rich content, interactivity, social connections, up-to-date news, but mostly with the possibility of establishing personal contacts in the real world, worked perfectly and was a very positive surprise!”.

5. Slovenian Startup of the Year Award

Since 2008, the PODIM Conference has been highlighting and rewarding ambassadors of Slovenian startup entrepreneurship whose achievements, actions, reputation and development potential represent a new generation of Slovenian innovative entrepreneurs. Many amongst them establish contact with investors and acquire fresh capital for growth precisely at the PODIM Conference.

6. Rich and unforgettable activities accompanying the conference

Every year, PODIM pampers its speaker and investor guests with a rich range of activities before, during and after the conference, including culinary and wine tours, visits, meetings and excursions that you can join if you wish, depending on your own interest in meeting or socializing with certain circles of people.

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Contacts for investor relations:
Urban Lapajne (programme, keynotes ...) 
mobile phone: 00386 41 372 418
Elvisa Basailovič (investor participation, organization of 1:1 meetings ...)
mobile phone: 00386 41 850 115