21st & 22nd of May
Maribor, Slovenia

Slovenian-speaking members of startups from Austria, Italy, Croatia and Hungary!

Join us at PODIM, where we are connecting the regional and global startup ecosystem. In cooperation with The Government Office for Slovenes Abroad, we have prepared a special offer, just for you!

We are looking for 20 Slovenian-speaking co-founders, founders or members of startups or scaleup companies that live and work in Austria, Italy, Croatia or Hungary. Take the opportunity for new knowledge, connections, and business in beautiful Slovenia, where you have your ancestral roots.

What do we offer?

Special offer for Slovenian-speaking co-founders, founders or members of startups or scaleup companies that live and work in Austria, Italy, Croatia or Hungary includes:

  • participation in the one-day pre-PODIM Startup School,

  • ticket to the PODIM conference,

  • two nights accommodation (with meals included) in Maribor, from 14 to 16 May 2018,

  • organized transportation to Maribor and back, for larger groups.

Why take part in PODIM?
PODIM conference is the largest networking event in the region, connecting the global and regional startup ecosystems and contributing to the development of the Alps-Adriatic and the Western Balkan regions. Within the conference, we will organize one-on-one meetings with investors and corporate representatives.

The PODIM Ticket opens the door to more than 30 lectures, panels and workshops, with top speakers from all over the world who cover, among others, the fields of marketing, growth hacking, technologies and future trends, and the growth and development of startups. You can find a list of currently confirmed speakers here.

One-day pre-PODIM Start-up School in Maribor
One day before the PODIM conference, on Monday, 14 May 2018, we are preparing a Startup School with experts, startups and special guests from the entrepreneurial world. You will gain new knowledge and skills, as well as have the opportunity to network with Slovenian startup entrepreneursshare and reflect on cooperation opportunities, look for opportunities for cross-border businessmarket research and exchange experiences with Slovenian startups and entrepreneurs.

Why are we building a bridge for Slovenes abroad?

The Government Office for Slovenes Abroad (USZS), led by Minister Gorazd Žmavc, prioritizes the economic cooperation between Slovenes abroad and around the world as well as working with young people.

Minister for Slovenes Abroad Gorazd Žmavc
with last year's group of Startup School participants:
"We give emphasis to projects that are rich in content
and offer solutions for the younger generations."

How to participate?

Submit your application at the link (application in Slovenian).

If you have further questions or need more information, please contact us at anja.kodra@startup.si

A special jury will select the Slovenian-speaking startups who will receive benefits under the special PODIM package for Slovenian startups from abroad.

The deadline for the application is 20 April 2018!



Submit your application now!

The special offer for Slovenian startups abroad is made possible by The Government Office for Slovenes Abroad



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