21st & 22nd of May
Maribor, Slovenia
The program for the PODIM 2019 is under preparation but the program blocks are already set.



 

KEYNOTES

Eye-opening, inspirational and visionary 20-minute keynotes from top-notch entrepreneurs and experts from all around the globe.  We will talk about new technology frontiers, mind-blowing achievements, bitter failures, new business concepts, leadership, and other interesting stuff.

 

FIRESIDE CHATS

Interactive and sparking discussions with top experts on hot & trending topics. On the spot, concrete takeaway and no BS are the key elements of chats on the main stage.

 

VENTURE BUILDING WORKSHOPS

Founders for founders is the mantra of these 2-hour workshops for scaleups and startups. Experienced entrepreneurs who have been there, done s*** will talk about different topics that will help you further develop your business. Small groups, highly interactive.

 

STARTUP QUICK-FIX SESSIONS

Are you stuck and you don't know how to move on? In 15-minute quick sessions, experts will show you the way out of your black hole. Topics like: UX, UI and products, nailing investments, achieving growth, legal stuff and sales and growth are some of the fields we will cover.

 

TECHNOLOGY DEEP DIVES

This is the place for your CTO. Two-hour high-level talks about specific technologies that will shape the future of tomorrow. Tech experts from all fields (startups, corpos) will make your geeky heart sing.

 

CORPORATE INNOVATION THINK TANK

Talks, panel, round table and unconference discussions and workshops about best practices, strategies & tactics on corpo innovation. You will have the opportunity to learn from the best people and corpos from the region.

 

ECOSYSTEM MEETUPS

Meetings and discussions of regional investors, startup ecosystem developers, industry vertical representatives or other interest groups that will help further develop the regional startup ecosystem. Meetups will be organized in advance and will be invitation-only.

 

1:1 MEETINGS

30-minute 1:1 meetings between startups, corpos & investors, organized by the PODIM team. Last year, we organized around 600 meetings in two days. It was a battlefield and this year will be even better.

 

PODIM MARKETPLACE

Dedicated conference area where you will have the opportunity to put your product under the spotlight and present it to the conference crowd. It is meant for startups and corpos. Whether you have a digital or a physical product, this is the place to show it. Presentations will be pre-arranged, pre-scheduled and pre-selected by PODIM organizers.

 

PODIM GENESIS

Intense 3-hour carefully curated and super-moderated experience with the ultimate goal of finding new solutions, out-of-the-box ideas and possibilities for cooperation among startups and corpos. It is a hybrid between Google Sprint and Hackathon. Participants will be pre-selected, pre-prepared and pre-trained in order to increase the quality of output.

 

PODIM CHALLENGE

Meet five best startups from the region. They will pitch to a renowned jury in order to win a great prize. Green and red cards will decide who is hot and who is not.

 

STARTUP OF THE YEAR AWARD

Final ceremony of the Slovenian startup competition. You will be the first to find out which startup received the title "Slovenian start-up of the Year 2019".