21st & 22nd of May
Maribor, Slovenia

Frequently asked questions


Why should I participate in PODIM 2019?

PODIM is great opportunity for your startup to meet investors and corporate representatives. It is the most influential startup event in the region, offers great networking and collaborating.

How do I apply?

Make sure to apply by 15th March. After filling the PODIM Startup application form, you can edit your information till the 15th March 23:59. The more detailed information you provide, the higher are your chances to be selected among 150 startups.

How are startups selected?

Based on pre-defined criteria including the product, traction, market potential and team evaluation, our jury will carefully screen your applications to hand-pick top 150 startups.

When will I know if I'm selected?

On the 15th April we will announce the list of selected 150 startups.

What happens if I'm selected?

In case you are selected, you get the option to buy up to 5 PODIM startup tickets at a special price of 95 EUR.

How can I pitch or exhibit?

At the PODIM you have plenty of options to pitch and expose your product.

TOP 20 Startups will be announced on the 15th April and these startups will get a chance to attend PODIM Challenge pitching competition semi-finals on 20th May and to present itself to the jury. Five best startups will then pitch in the finals.
Green and red cards will decide who is hot and who is not.

All of the 150 chosen startups will have the opportunity to present their product to investors and corporation representatives on pre-conference DEMO DAY which will take place on the 20th May, starting at 2 PM. Don’t forget to choose this option in application form.

PODIM Marketplace is a dedicated conference area, where you have the opportunity to put your product under the spotlight and present it to the conference crowd.


How much does it cost?

The discounted price for each PODIM startup ticket is 95 EUR. Selected startups need to cover their travel and accommodations.

What if I redeem my ticket but cannot attend after all?

Up until seven days before event, you can let us know if you can't attend. More details in General terms and conditions.