April 20

PODIM Challenge: 4 days left to apply for a meeting with 30+ investors

PODIM 2015 Conference, the largest international entrepreneurship and innovation conference in the Alpe-Adria region, will have more than 50 renowned speakers and about 600 participants from more than 10 countries, but also more than 30 investors. They are coming from the ranks of business angels, representatives of venture capital funds, and some of the best and most prominent start-up accelerators from the EU and US.
Thus PODIM is becoming an increasingly more important investment conference in the region, organizing PODIM Challenge and PODIM 1:1, both of which offer the opportunity to have organised and focused meetings with investors. They also give a strong promotional push to startups looking for a seed venture capital investment in the region and further.
PODIM Challenge is intended for companies that are already established, have a minimum viable product and first early-evangelists. Application deadline is 25 April 2015. Don’t wait too long – fill out the form and submit your application now!
Five companies will be chosen to pitch on the conference stage. We will give other companies the opportunity to have individual meetings with investors at PODIM 1:1, depending on the interest the investors show after reading the descriptions of the registered companies and looking at their pitch decks. This is an excellent opportunity for pitching your ambitious business vision to top investors from all over the world.

PODIM Challenge committee

Startups will pitch on stage in front of 12 members of the PODIM Challenge committee, namely:   

Investors in the audience

Other investors have confirmed their attendance at the PODIM Challenge and will be in the audience to listen to pitches of start-up companies and have 1:1 meetings with them, namely:

Valuable prizes

Five companies pitching on the conference stage will also compete for valuable prizes, such as:
  • 5,000 EUR voucher given to a chosen company by the DsgnFwd accelerator. The prize includes a week-long “in residence” programme for design acceleration and mentoring as well as 5,000 EUR worth design services.
  • 3,000 EUR voucher for business, financial, legal or accounting consulting services given to a chosen company by the Deloitte Slovenia company.
  • 249 EUR voucher for logo or t-shirt design given to the PODIM Challenge winner by 99designs.
  • Free attendance at the PODIM conference for two team members of companies pitching on stage.