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PODIM Conference, 20 – 22 may 2019, Maribor, SLOVENIA

More mature start-ups & scale-ups presenting at this year's PODIM

PODIM, which has established itself as the most influential start-up & tech event in the Alps-Adriatic and Western Balkans regions, is happening between 20 and 22 May in Maribor. Once again, it will enable start-ups & scale-ups, established companies, investors and other ecosystem stakeholders to partake in excellent networking, learn from the best, exchange experiences, and look for potential business partners. The organizers are proud and satisfied that not only did they receive a record number of applied start-ups & scale-ups, more than half of the 162 chosen companies that will present themselves at this year’s PODIM are already successfully generating revenue and have obtained 45 million euros of investments. A business meeting with them in Maribor is an excellent opportunity established companies to find their lean and agile business partner, which will introduce fresh views on business into their operations and presents an opportunity for their digital transformation.

By collaborating with start-ups and scale-ups, established companies can improve their business operations with a decrease in costs and increase in value added, strengthen their position on the market by marketing improved existing and new products, take advantage of new technologies, improve existing business models, and increase the entrepreneurial culture, which is already built into the start-up DNA.

PODIM has also established itself as an ideal place for learning from the best and exchanging experiences, also acknowledged by satisfied attendees and international partners. The PODIM stage this year will host 60 amazing speakers, established international experts for start-up entrepreneurship, open innovation, digital transformation, venture capital and other topics connected to innovative entrepreneurship. This is very big opportunity for conference attendees to listen to the speakers’ experiences from companies, which include Lyft, Uber, AVL, DHL, Google, Allianz, Audi and others, all in one place. But what counts are not only their experiences: it’s also their knowledge, inspiration, and valuable opportunity for attendees to meet everyone personally.

The PODIM 2019 programme can be found here.