21st & 22nd of May
Maribor, Slovenia

Pre-conference day - Monday, 20nd of May 2019


14:00 - 15:00
Registration
 
15:00 - 19:45
TEPLY HALL  
PODIM CHALLENGE SEMI-FINALS
CRYSTAL HALL  
DEMO DAY
 
DIPLOMATIC CLUB 1 - Oval room  
DEMO DAY

DIPLOMATIC CLUB 2 - Round room  
DEMO DAY
Registration
 
 
20:00 - 22:00
PODIM STARTUPS MEETUP
Powered by Start:up Alpe Adria

Meetup will take place in city center in Club KIBLA.
Adress: Ulica kneza Koclja 9, 2000 Maribor
URL: https://goo.gl/maps/RtnoNy57MZKwoWci7
 

Day 1 - Tuesday, 21nd of May 2019


8:30 - 9:30

Registration and networking coffee

 
9:30 - 10:00
TURNER HALL  
OPENING
Welcome to Maribor!
Saša Arsenovič, Mayor of Municipality of Maribor, Slovenia

OPENING DISCUSSION
We believe in the innovative potential of our region!
Krisztina Tothpresident and founder of The Startup Europe CEE and Western Balkan Network
Maja Tomanič Vidovičdirector of Slovene Enterprise Fund, Slovenia
Marco Trombetti, Pi Campus, Italy
Tanja Sternbauer, Female Founders Global, Austria
Julien Coustaury, Fil Rouge Capital, Croatia
Jernej Dvoršak, BABEG | Invest in Carinthia, Austria

Host:
Daniel Cronin, AustrianStartups, Austria

Program introduction
Daniel Cronin,
AustrianStartups, Austria
Urban Lapajne, Startup Slovenia, Slovenia
 
 
10:00 - 12:00
TURNER HALL  
DISRUPTION 360

Powered by OIS-AIR Adrion program
KEYNOTES:
Global forces of innovation
John Harthorne, founder of Mass Challenge, USA
Learning from Moonshots
Amrit Dhir, Google, UK
Fintech under fire
Sheel Mohnot, 500 startups, USA

FIRESIDE CHAT:
Sheel Mohnot, 500 startups, USA
Amrit Dhir, Google, UK
John Harthorne, Mass Challenge, USA

Host: Enis Hulli, 500 Startup, Turkey
PODIM DEAL ROOM  
PODIM DEAL ROOM
1:1 Meetings with Startups, Corpos and Investors

PODIM MARKETPLACE 
MARKETPLACE

Powered by Accelerator 
Startup exhibition of selected PODIM startups - Batch 1
 
 
12:00 - 12:30
Networking coffee break
 
12:30 - 14:00
TURNER HALL  
LIFE OF A STARTUP
KEYNOTES:

The secret of Lyft success - the employee experience
Danyelle Pollockindependent consultant, ex Lyft, USA
Life of a flying CEO
Cristobal AlonsoStartup Wise Guys, Estonia
How Rejection Can Make you Grow: a VC’s personal story
Nuno Gonçalves Pedro, Grishin Robotics and Strive Capital, USA
Startup dynamics - how to spot a bad cofounder
Chuck GoldmanSkyX Systems Corp., USA
PRIOL HALL  
VENTURE BUILDING
TALK
Why and how can you work with Google
Amrit Dhir, Google, UK

WORKSHOP
Finding and following your nordstar metric
Anuj Adhiya, The Predictive Index, USA

VOKAČ HALL  
TECHNOLOGY DEEP DIVE
Scale and release like a unicorn - DevOps in cloud
Štěpán Kaiser and Radim Woznica, REVOLGY, Czech Republic
PODIM DEAL ROOM
PODIM DEAL ROOM
1:1 Meetings with Startups, Corpos and Investors

CRYSTAL HALL
PRESS CONFERENCE

DIPLOMATIC CLUB 2 - Round room
FEMALE FOUNDERS MEETUP
Ask me anything discussion
Tanja Sternbauer
, Female Founders Global, Austria
Mateja Verlič Brunčič, Equaleyes, Slovenia
 
 
14:00 - 15:00
Networking lunch
 
15:00 - 16:30
TURNER HALL  
PODIM GENESIS
PODIM Genesis is an innovative format of a 3-hour workshop with industry experts, corporates and startups around key topics:

[Fintech #1]
Sheel Mohnot, 500 Startups FinTech Fund
[Fintech #2]
Letitia Seglah, Startup Manufactory, UK
[Insurtech]
Alexander Steffan, Roland & Berger, Germany
[Culture, tech & biz]
Tristan Pollock, serial entrepreneur, venture partner at 500startups, USA
Alexis Kopikis, Alexify.co, USA
[Smart & Safe cities #1]
David Rose, MIT Media Lab and VP Vision Technology at Warby Parker, USA
[Smart & Safe cities #2]
Stefan Holzer, Independent innovation consultant, Austria
[Agriculture & Foodtech
Andrej Mertelj, founder and CEO of Datalab, Slovenia
Žiga Drev, co-founder of Origintrail, Slovenia
Mark Durno, Rockstart, Netherlands
Toni Balažič, COO at Panvita, Slovenija
[Smart Workplace #1]
Henry Hwong, Cunningham Collective, USA
Bret Siarkowski, MedScience Ventures, USA
[Smart Workplace #2]
Joshua Reola, head of Cisco Webex Innovation platform, Norway
Chuck Goldman, SkyX Systems Corp., USA
[Cleantech]
Jes Nordentoft, Investment Manager at Accelerace Management in Copenhagen, Denmark
CRYSTAL HALL  
CORPORATE INNOVATION - CULTURE
New mindsets and culture Shifts in order to innovate
Jonas Schneider, Startup Alm, Austria
What you need is a talent optimization framework
Anuj Adhiya, The Predictive Index, USA
MINARIK LED HALL  
VENTURE BUILDING
TALKS
How to Be Lucky  
Marco Trombetti, Pi Campus, Italy
Life is like a movie
Stoyan Yankov, Productivity & Performance Strategist, Denmark
Beginners Mindset - Why asking dumb questions shows true confidence
Daniel Cronin, AustrianStartups, Austria
 
PRIOL HALL  
VENTURE BUILDING
Powered by Start:up Alpe Adria
WORKSHOPS
Key Milestones and Challenges in Startup Development
Mariano Kostelec, Uniplaces, Spain
Jumping from one ecosystem to another
Matt Kuppers, Startup Manufactory, UK
PODIM DEAL ROOM
PODIM DEAL ROOM
1:1 Meetings with Startups, Corpos and Investors

TEPLY HALL  
CONSULTING 1:1
Powered by DIGITRANS
PRODUCT & BUSINESS MODEL QUICK FIX SESSIONS
15 minute consulting sessions for topics:
Product: UX & UI
Dlabs Team
Product: Business Model & Digital Transformation
Dlabs Team
Product: IoT & Hardware
IRNAS Team
Product: Cloud Native
REVOLGY Team

DIPLOMATIC CLUB 2 - Round room
ACCESS2FINANCE
TALKS
Overview of Opportunities and programs to accelerate your startups & scaleups
Krzysztof Gawrysiak, MIT Enterprise Forum, Poland

SHORT TALKS
Short presentations of different funding opportunities for startups & scaleups in different stages

Founders perspective

Gregor Rebolj, Silicon Gardens Fund II, Slovenia
Business angels investing
Branko Drobnak, Business Angels of Slovenia, Slovenia
Seed support for SMEs
Maja Tomanič Vidovič, Slovene Enterprise Fund, Slovenia
Fund of funds, debt and capital investments 
Natalija Stošicki, SID Bank, Slovenia
Regional VC perspective
Julien Coustaury, Fil Rouge Capital, Croatia
Main European financial catalysator
Francesco Ferrero, EIB, Slovenia
Michal Košina, European Investment Fund

Host:
Krzysztof Gawrysiak, MIT Enterprise Forum, Poland

PODIM Marketplace  
MARKETPLACE
Powered by Accelerator
Startup exhibition of selected PODIM startups - Batch 2
 
 
16:30 - 17:00

Networking coffee break

 
17:00 - 18:00
TURNER HALL  
PODIM GENESIS
PODIM Genesis is an innovative format of a 3-hour workshop with industry experts, corporates and startups around key topics:

[Fintech #1]
Sheel Mohnot, 500 Startups FinTech Fund
[Fintech #2]
Letitia Seglah, Startup Manufactory, UK
[Insurtech]
Alexander Steffan, Roland & Berger, Germany
[Culture, tech & biz]
Tristan Pollock, serial entrepreneur, venture partner at 500startups, USA
Alexis Kopikis, Alexify.co, USA
[Smart & Safe cities #1]
David Rose, MIT Media Lab and VP Vision Technology at Warby Parker, USA
[Smart & Safe cities #2]
Stefan Holzer, Independent innovation consultant, Austria
[Agriculture & Foodtech
Andrej Mertelj, founder and CEO of Datalab, Slovenia
Žiga Drev, co-founder of Origintrail, Slovenia
Mark Durno, Rockstart, Netherlands
Toni Balažič, COO at Panvita, Slovenia
[Smart Workplace #1]
Henry Hwong, Cunningham Collective, USA
Bret Siarkowski, MedScience Ventures, USA
[Smart Workplace #2]
Joshua Reola, head of Cisco Webex Innovation platform, Norway
Chuck Goldman, SkyX Systems Corp., USA
[Cleantech]
Jes Nordentoft, Investment Manager at Accelerace Management in Copenhagen, Denmark
CRYSTAL HALL  
CORPORATE INNOVATION - CORPORATE ACCELERATORS
PANEL
Is my corporation ready to be part of an accelerator program? Powered by Accelerator
Maurizio Rossi, H-farm, Italy
John Harthorne, Mass Challenge, USA
Cristobal Alonso, Startup Wise Guys, Estonia
Martin Pejsa, Creative dock, Czech Republic

Host:
Florian Kandler, GetFunding.how, Austria
MINARIK LED HALL  
VENTURE BUILDING
PANEL
Startup war stories
Mariano Kostelec, Uniplaces, Spain
Živana Žerjal, She's Well, Slovenia
Tanja Sternbauer, Female Founders Global, Austria
Nuno Gonçalves Pedro, Grishin Robotics and Strive Capital, USA

Host:
Jasmína Henniová, Pioneers, Austria
 
PRIOL HALL  
VENTURE BUILDING
WORKSHOP
"Why do VCs reject so many deals?" 
Powered by MyGateway Access2finance
Markus Lang, SpeedInvest, Austria
 
PODIM DEAL ROOM
PODIM DEAL ROOM
1:1 Meetings with Startups, Corpos and Investors

TEPLY HALL  
CONSULTING 1:1
Powered by DIGITRANS
PRODUCT & BUSINESS MODEL QUICK FIX SESSIONS
15 minute consulting sessions for topics:
Product: UX & UI
Dlabs Team
Product: Business Model & Digital Transformation
Dlabs Team
Product: IoT & Hardware
IRNAS Team
Product: Cloud Native
REVOLGY Team

DIPLOMATIC CLUB 2 - Round Room
ACCESS2FINANCE
WORKSHOP

Powered by MyGateway Access2finance
What is missing or should be changed? Collective brainstorming of startup ecosystem stakeholders.

Host:
Matt Kuppers, Startup Manufactory, UK
 
 
18:00 - 18:30
PODIM Marketplace  
MARKETPLACE
Roundtrip on PODIM MARKETPLACE and discussion with entrepreneurs
Aleš Cantarutti, State Secretary, Ministry of Economic Development and Technology
Saša Arsenovič, Mayor of Municipality of Maribor, Slovenia
 
PODIM Marketplace  
INNOVUM RECEPTION @ PODIM
Powered by: SHIPMENTT project
Meetup of key stakeholders of INNOVUM - new innovation center initiative hosted by rector of University of Maribor prof. dr. Zdravko Kačič.

 
 
 
18:30 - 19:00
TURNER HALL  
Welcome drink
 
19:00 - 20:00
TURNER HALL  
Startup of the Year Award Ceremony
 
20:00 - 0:00
MINARIK LED HALL  
Networking event and PODIM party
 

Day 2 - Wednesday, 22nd of May 2019


9:00 - 9:30
Registration and networking coffee
 
9:30 - 11:30
MINARIK LED HALL
LIFE OF A STARTUP
MORNING WAKE-UP TALKS
Startuper by heart, Lawyer by profession
Dr. Guenther Dobrauz, PwC Legal, Switzerland

Bring Humanity into Business
Mela Chu, BLCKSWN, Germany  

PANEL
“How to prepare your startup to scale?”
Stephan Schambach, NewStore, USA
Jugoslav Petkovič, Flaviar, Slovenia
Mariano Kostelec, Uniplaces, Spain
Urška Sršen, BellaBeat, Croatia

Host:
Florian Kandler, GetFunding.how, Austria
  
PRIOL HALL
VENTURE BUILDING
WORKSHOPS
“Startup’s Hitchhiker's guide to the U.S.”
Chuck Goldman
SkyX Systems Corp., USA
Alexis KopikisAlexify.co, USA
Bret SiarkowskiMedScience Ventures, USA
"Craft and deploy your strategic story"
Alexis Kopikis
Alexify.co, USA
CRYSTAL HALL
CORPORATE INNOVATION - COMPANY BUILDER
TALK
Company Building – The potential of being your own disrupter
Stefan Perkmann, WhataVenture, Austria

PANEL
Company builder - the new thing
Steffan Alexander, Roland & Berger, Germany
Christian Holloway, DHL, UK
Martin Pejsa, Creative dock, Czech Republic
Stefan Perkmann, WhataVenture, Austria

Host:
Lisa Kuttner, WhataVenture, Austria

TEPLY HALL
MEETUP
Meetup of EU networks

Powered by European Commission
VOKAČ HALL
VENTURE BUILDING
TALK
How EU digital single market can help you scale your business - opportunities and obstacles
Nejc Novak, Novak Law, Slovenia

DIPLOMATIC CLUB 2 - Round room
ACCESS2FINANCE

Powered by MyGateway Access2finance
WORKSHOP
Training 4 potential business angels
Powered by MyGateway Access2finance
Ivo Remmelg, EstBAN, Estonia
Anu Oks, EstBAN, Estonia

PODIM DEAL ROOM
PODIM DEAL ROOM 
1:1 Meetings with Startups, Corpos and Investors

PODIM Marketplace
MARKETPLACE
Accelerator reception  
Startup exhibition of selected PODIM startups - Batch 3
 
 
11:30 - 12:00
Networking coffee break
 
12:00 - 14:00
TURNER HALL
DISRUPTION 360
Powered by OIS-AIR Adrion program
KEYNOTES:
Foodtech - technological, environmental and cultural shaker 
Mark Durno, Rockstart, Netherlands
Augmented Reality - real use cases following hype from the past
David Rose, Warby Parker & MIT Labs, USA
BlockChain - changing the perception of trust and value distribution
Itamar Lesuisse, Argent, UK
Banking - banks are not going to disappear, they will just have to transform
Kebbie Sebastian, Penser, UK
Innovating from Space down to Earth
Martin Mössler, Science Park Graz and ESA BIC, Austria
CRYSTAL HALL
CORPORATE INNOVATION - CASES
TALKS + PANEL
Presentations of corporate innovation cases
Joshua Reola, Cisco, USA
Steffan Alexander, Roland & Berger, Germany
Stefan Holzer, Independent innovation consultant, Austria
Christian Holloway, DHL, London
Michele Scian, H-farm, Italy
Jes Nordentoft, Accelerace, Denmark
Rok Upelj, Movalyse, Slovenia
Miha Pahulje, Zavarovalnica Sava, Slovenia

Moderator:
Lisa Kuttner, WhataVenture, Austria
PRIOL HALL
VENTURE BUILDING
WORKSHOPS
Organic growth
Nejc Škoberne, Airtasker, UK

The BIG power of micro communities
Maja Voje, Award winning CMO, Slovenia

VOKAČ HALL
RESEARCHERS2
BUSINESS MEETUP

Green Technology Meetup

Powered by: SHIPMENTT PROJECT
PODIM DEAL ROOM
PODIM DEAL ROOM
1:1 Meetings with Startups, Corpos and Investors

DIPLOMATIC CLUB 2 - Round room
ECOSYSTEM MEETUP
Powered by DIGITRANS
TALK
How to develop a startup ecosystem
Markus Raunig, Austrian Startups, Austria
Startup Ecosystem of Netherlands - The Case to follow
Martin van’t Veld, Netherlands Enterprise Agency , Netherlands
What is in for me and how to join CEE and Western Balkan Network
Krisztina Toth, president and founder of The Startup Europe CEE and Western Balkan Network
DIGITRANS Digital transformation program case study
Urban Lapajne, Startup Slovenia, Slovenia
French startup ecosystem - perspective of an academia, business and investors
Francois Marmion, Manao, UK
Boston startup ecosystem - key ingredients of success
Bret Siarkowski, MedScience Ventures, USA

Chair:
Matt Kuppers, Startup Manufactory, UK

PODIM Marketplace
MARKETPLACE
Powered by Accelerator
Startup exhibition of selected PODIM startups - Batch 4
 
 
14:00 - 15:00
Networking Lunch
 
15:00 - 16:15
TURNER HALL
LIFE OF A STARTUP
KEYNOTES
Forget desktop, mobile is THE way
Stephan Schambach, NewStore, USA
How to build an A+ startup team
Francois Mazoudier, tmrw.co, UK

FIRESIDE CHAT
Francois Mazoudier, tmrw.co, UK
Stephan Schambach, NewStore, USA

Host:
Daniel Cronin, AustrianStartups, Austria
CRYSTAL HALL
CORPORATE INNOVATION UNCONFERENCE
Powered by SMART-SPACE  Alpine space program
Roundtable debates with around key topics with:
Company Culture
Michele Scian, H-farm, Italy
Internal innovation programs
Stefan Perkmann, WhataVenture, Austria
Company builders
Martin Pejsa, Creative dock, Czech Republic
Accelerators
Jes Nordentoft, Accelerace, Denmark
The importance of great leadership
Mela Chu, BLCKSWN, Germany

Chair:
Matej Cerar, Technology park Ljubljana, Slovenia
Mitja Ruzzier, Faculty of Management, Slovenia
PRIOL HALL
TECHNOLOGY DEEP DIVE
TALK
Depth sensing technologies
David Rose, Warby Parker & MIT Labs, USA
PODIM DEAL ROOM
PODIM DEAL ROOM
1:1 Meetings with Startups, Corpos and Investors

DIPLOMATIC CLUB 2 - Round room
ECOSYSTEM MEETUP

Powered by Start:up Alpe Adria
PANEL
Key challenges in building an startup ecosystem - USP of Alps Adriatic region
Maja Tomanič Vidovič, Slovene Enterprise Fund, Slovenia
Simona Kneževič Vernon, Technology park Ljubljana, Slovenia
Bret Siarkowski, MedScience Ventures, USA
Francois Marmion, Manao, UK
Martin Krch, Lakeside Science & Technology Park, Austria
Martin Mössler, Science Park Graz and ESA BIC, Austria

Host:
Vera Nunič, Technology park Ljubljana, Slovenia
 
 
 
16:15 - 16:30
Refreshment
 
16:30 - 17:30
TURNER HALL
PODIM CHALLENGE 2019 FINALS

5 best PODIM Challenge startups pitching in front of 60+ business angels and VC funds on stage and in the hall.

Host:
Daniel Cronin, Austrian Startups, Austria

On-stage jury:
  1. Stephan Schambach, NewStore, USA
  2. Cristobal Alonso, Startup Wise Guys
  3. Sheel Mohnot, 500 startups, USA
  4. Alexandre Massart, Blend Ventures, UK
  5. Markus Lang, Speedinvest, Austria
  6. Jan Habermann, Credo Ventures, Czech Republic
  7. Francois Mazoudier, tmrw.co, UK
  8. Stevica Kuharski, Fil Rouge Capital, Croatia
  9. Nina Dremelj, AlpVent, Swiss
  10. Rumen Iliev, Launchub Ventures, Bulgaria
  11. Vedran Blagus, South Central Ventures, Croatia