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The annual PODIM Conference in Maribor offers one of the largest platforms in Europe to present your start-up to international investors, potential corporate partners or mentors. Our focus group for startups and internationalization in cooperation with regional partners offers a comprehensive range of services for participation in PODIM 2022.


16th – 18th of May 2022 in Maribor, Slovenia

The PODIM Conference in Slovenia has grown into the most influential startup and technology event in the CEE region, where innovation meets promising business opportunities, international investors, knowledge and experience. A total of around 150 start-ups from all over Europe take part in order to make their company, their services and products visible to an international community with over 1,000 participants. In addition, PODIM offers a comprehensive program including top-class speakers and numerous networking opportunities.

Our Full Package Offer

In cooperation with our partner organizations such as build! Gründerzentrum, StartNet Carinthia, Startup Carinthia, BABEG, Slovenska gospodarska zveza (SGZ) and the Silicon Alps Cluster, we have booked a Golden Unicorn Package as part of the PODIM 2022 and can therefore offer a comprehensive range of services with a joint stand, free tickets, one-off network and provide pitching opportunities for interested start-ups.

  • Participation with a „Full Access Ticket“ including pitching opportunities
    1 Ticket per Startup for free
    Additional tickets for startups can be claimed with 50% off the regular ticket price (EUR 95,-)
    Attention: Limited ticket contingent!

  • Use of our Austrian joint stand as a home base
    Exciting networking possibilites and the opportunity to present your products

How to join us!

  • Registration
    Register your start-up at the official PODIM website by March 15th, 2022.
    Afterwards you can send us an email to and we will get in touch with you!

  • Online Demo Day
    A total of 15 Austrian start-ups will have the opportunity to pitch to investors at the Online Demo Day on May 4th and 5th, 2022

  • Pitch Selection
    From about 150 participating start-ups, the best 10 will be selected, who will then be allowed to pitch at the PODIM on site on the main stage. Regardless of this selection, all 15 Austrian start-ups that took part in the Online Demo Day will take part in the PODIM!

You are interested in joining us? Then register at the PODIM website to take advantage of this opportunity for you and your start-up! If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact us at any time!

PS: You will also find out how we can support you in preparing for PODIM at our Startup Breakfast on March 18th at Hafenstadt Klagenfurt.