April 04

PODIM Challenge

Are you building a global start-up and in need of an equity investment? Win a date with the top investors in the heart of Europe!

What happens when major investors from London, Munich, Vienna, Pordenone and Sofia travel to Maribor to the PODIM conference, ready to meet and invest in five promising start-ups in the region?
Your date with PODIM Challenge investors – taking place on Wednesday, 14 May 2014, on the first day of the PODIM conference, one of the largest entrepreneurial conferences in Central Europe. This is an incredible opportunity for all entrepreneurs looking for a venture capital investment, mentoring provided by top experts and limitless networking possibilities.
Among all applications received by 24 April 2015 we will pick five promising start-ups from the region who will have the opportunity to pitch themselves on the main PODIM stage in front of top investors and members of the PODIM Challenge panel:
  • Jordan Schlipf, Founder Centric, United Kingdom
  • Oliver Holle, Speedinvest, Austria
  • Klaus Konrad, Intel Capital, Germany
  • Max Gurvits, Teres Capital, Bulgaria
  • Jure Mikuž, RSG Kapital, Slovenia
  • Franco Scolari, angel investor, Italy
  • Ash Maurya, Running Lean, USA
  • Mark Johnson, founder of ZITE, USA
  • Matevž Medja, DsgnFwd, Slovenia.

In addition to the chance to pitch themselves to the investors, the five selected start-ups will receive the following package:

  • One-on-one mentoring provided by the investor (member of PODIM Challenge panel) of one’s choice,
  • Free participation at the full-day Running Lean workshop with Ash Maurya, icon of the lean philosophy and author of Amazon.com bestseller Running Lean,
  • A EUR 5,000.00 voucher to spend on design of an application, product or corporate image, which shall be awarded to one of the five candidates by GigoDesign and the DsgnFwd design accelerator. 
Apply today if you want to make your entrepreneurial dream a reality with the right investor on board. The deadline for applications is 25 April 2014. Apply here!