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Regional Startup Ecosystem Epicenter

We are connecting 800+ brilliant startups, investors, corpos and other stakeholders with global minds and leaders and serving as an effective platform for investing in the most promising startups from the region. We are bridging the global and regional startup ecosystems with a massive impact in the European Adriatic & Western Balkans.

15th & 16th of May
Maribor, Slovenia (Hotel Habakuk)

PODIM Challenge:
meet the best startups that the region has to offer!

What is PODIM Challenge?

It is an investment platform for connecting selected early-stage startups with investors, and strategic corporate partners. It is an entry point and selection filter for startups to obtain startup ticket and to gain access to PODIM 1:1 Arena with 500+ meetings and pitching competition with special prizes.

Who is it for?

Primarily for startups from European Adriatic and Western Balkan region that haven’t yet received a bigger series A investment round and as a rule aren’t older than 5 years.

Awarding the best!

The best start-ups at PODIM Challenge will be awarded with all-inclusive tailor made programmes in global start-up hubs, such as Silicon Valley, London.

Are you offering an excellent startup programme at one of the biggest startup hubs and would like to become our partner?

PODIM traditionally hosts the Start-up of the year Award Ceremony!

Slovenian Startup of the Year Award is highlighting and awarding the best ambassadors of Slovenian startup entrepreneurship. Those companies and teams whose achievements, actions, reputation, and development excellency present the new generation of Slovenian innovative entrepreneurs.