May 08

Which established company will you meet 1:1?

As part of the PODIM2015 Conference, we will also organize speed dating sessions of startup companies and established companies from the region. Based on the past best practice of connecting investors and startup companies, we are now establishing systematic and concrete strategic connections between new ventures and established market players. One-on-one meetings will take place at the conference itself.
Representatives of many established companies will attend the PODIM Conference. The companies introduced in the catalogue are especially interested in networking:

Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society - a world leader in communications technology and services. Their long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future. Their services, software and infrastructure - especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud - are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities. By enabling the Networked Society, they make a real difference to people’s lives, and the world we live in.
Their platforms are driving innovation and sparking new consumer and producer behaviors, functionalities and even new business models. As a leading ICT company, we will be a prime driver of transformation in the Networked Society. We strive to connect everyone, wherever they may be. Because by being connected, people can take part in the emerging global collaboration that is the Networked Society – a society in which every person and every industry is empowered to reach their full potential.
By 2050, 70 % of the world’s population will live in cities. In a megacity, the amount of people in itself creates an extreme environment in terms of how space and resources are employed. Technology is the main factor which drives cities to lead innovation and become smart cities. In a smart city, the data-collecting sensors across these city layers are integrated and communicating with each other. The data generated can be analyzed across systems to anticipate, mitigate and even prevent common city problems.
You will have a chance to meet and talk with Monika Byléhn.

Company S&T Slovenija employs 190 people sharing a common mission: to solve complex business and IT challenges, and develop the society while doing so. More than 12,000 people have trained in the S&T educational centre, and more than 3,000 IT professionals successfully validated their IT certificate. More than 80 % of the largest Slovenian companies have a partner relationship with S&T Slovenia. The company is majority owned by the S&T AG company, which has more than 70 branches in 17 countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Having around 2,000 employees and 338 million EUR profit, the group S&T is the leading provider of comprehensive IT solutions in those countries. It also works with the biggest companies in the IT field, for example SAP, IBM, EMC, Cisco, MS, HP, ORACLE and Hitachi.
S&T Slovenija and the start-up ecosystem can collaborate in various ways. In the field of consultations, S&T Slovenija offers help preparing and managing processes of agile software development and advice for choosing and introducing tools for development process support. They also provide consultations for the preparation and management of processes in the field of providing services and managing infrastructure as well as help planning, setting up and managing infrastructure.
They can help start-ups perform on the international markets through the S&T group, but they will also collaborate with the start-up ecosystem by putting financial and service investments into products and services that they recognize as strategic and complementary to the S&T portfolio.
You will have a chance to meet and talk with Luka Grah and Igor Alfirević.

Kompas MTS
Company MTS d.d. has a long-standing tradition of doing business in Slovenia. Ever since its establishment in 1951, it has been maintaining and strengthening its main business, namely carrying out commercial activities connected to cross-border passenger transport. Throughout its years of doing business, Kompas MTS has been successfully following its vision and taken over an enviable share of the Slovenian market. For this purpose, the company also designed its own brand called KOMPAS SHOP. This brand transformed into its own company that is always attentively following market changes, adapting to them and is developing into a well-known chain of business facilities along the entire Slovenian border in line with market dynamics. The shops can be found at 21 important international border crossings with Austria, Italy and Croatia. There is also a business facility in central Slovenia.
In order for the company to stay on the market, it needed to implement radical changes and new business approaches. Even today, the company constantly seeks new projects and business opportunities. It’s focusing on looking for new business paths and expanding activities through collaboration and merging with new innovative and promising companies.
There are truly numerous opportunities for collaboration, mostly because Kompas MTS is focused on strategic investments that don’t depend on being complementary to their already existing activities. On the market, they take the role of a strategic partner that can enable further growth and goal achievement. They have the capital, staff, knowledge (of law, finance, sales …), infrastructure and sales channels. They wish to expand to new fields and take risks with new challenges. Company Kompas MTS wants strategic collaboration, in the form of investments as well as consultations.
You will have a chance to meet and talk with Anja Vrančič and Bruno Sedevčič.

Si.mobil made its debut as the first private mobile operator in Slovenia more than fifteen years ago. They have always offered useful services to its users and they were the first operator to introduce a number of technology novelties onto the Slovenian market.
Despite the fact that Si.mobil is a well-established company, they are still focused on innovativeness, upgrading their solutions and services, and searching for new business opportunities in non-traditional segments. In this regard, this resourceful company is like a startup. As part of the Telekom Austria group, Si.mobil also has access to exceptional knowledge and experiences in the international environment, which is an excellent advantage. This allows them to constantly improve their services and keep finding the best new ways to offer private and corporate users what they really need.
For a number of years, Si.mobil has been supporting various organizations and initiatives that encourage entrepreneurship in Slovenia. By organizing Business TopTalk events, supporting the start:Cloud projects and sponsoring several business events, Si.mobil is raising the level of entrepreneurial knowledge and promoting entrepreneurship as a positive value in the society.
You will have a chance to meet and talk with Tatjana Kos.

Pošta Slovenije
Pošta Slovenije (Slovenia Post) is a successful company that has a long tradition and is well-established in numerous market segments. They combine traditional post services with the newest electronic services. They have their own IT infrastructure that completely guarantees safe e-business. Additionally, their PosITa services offer a wide range of safe and reliable IT solutions to companies of all sizes, and since they are so safe, reliable and charge actual utilization costs, they are very suitable for start-up companies as well.
The digital office of Slovenia Post is designed as a flexible platform for everyone who needs advanced and safe IT solutions, access to data and files from anywhere and on any device, and needs to do business without a large starting investment. The platform is designed so it can adapt to your starting needs as well as to the growth and development of your company. It is based on the Software-as-a-Service concept, and uses state-of-the-art hosting technologies. For you as a user, this means that you can lease and use the newest software solutions and user equipment, but still pay as you go, which helps make your business model more transparent.
PosITa infrastructure solutions enable companies to optimize costs in the IT field, using the pay-as-you-go system and paying the actual use. This way, companies don’t have to worry about physical safety, system rooms (DC), cooling, power and maintenance.
You will have a chance to meet and talk with Pošta team.

ABC accelerator
In no more than 6 months, Dejan Roljić (founder and CEO of ABC) and his team established the largest privately owned business accelerator in the entire region. The goal of the ABC Accelerator is to create a more advanced business environment in Slovenia, and fully develop an ecosystem that will be of interest to international investors. This way, Slovenia is becoming an innovative as well as a pilot country in the region, meeting all the conditions necessary for a start-up to achieve a breakthrough in the global markets.
Start-ups that managed to qualify for the Smart Cities programme received an initial incentive: €15.000 in cash, the entire infrastructure in the value of over €350.000, an intensive daily programme, a unique testing area at the BTC City, where they may test their solutions and products, and access to international investors. In return, they gave an 8 % company share to the Accelerator. The selected companies include: Smart Futuristic Innovations, Travel Starter, Symvaro, Styliff, Moveo, Facility, Shoppii, Venxly, as well as GoOpti as an associated team. Anyone who goes through the ABC programme is a winner.
ABC Accelerator is open for startups with ambition to succeed on the global market. In autumn 2015, the second ABC program will start and those interested to join the pitch are already invited to find out about the secrets of the teams that succeeded in the first round. Smart Cities and topics related to the creation of better living environments of the future are the focus of the ABC program. Send an e-mail to and arrange your appointment at PODIM. They are looking forward to hearing your story!
You will have a chance to meet and talk with Dejan Roljić.

Deloitte” is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax, legal and related services to select clients. In Slovenia, the services are provided by Deloitte revizija d.o.o. and Deloitte svetovanje d.o.o. (jointly referred to as “Deloitte in Slovenia”) which are affiliates of Deloitte Central Europe Holdings Limited.
You will have a chance to meet and talk with Martin Železnik.


Instrumentation Technologies
Instrumentation Technologies, the high-tech company from Solkan, Slovenia, is a leading world supplier of beam stabilization processors for particle accelerators. Company managed to capture the particle accelerator market and establish itself as a world leader in its particular niche. Its customers include some of the world’s leading national research laboratories in Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas. Today, Instrumentation Technologies is a globally recognized company. It has established a global collaboration-based community that brought together some of the most prominent experts, engineers and scientists from a number of well-regarded international scientific and research institutions. Company’s products and services in the field of diagnostics and instrumentation are marketed under the Libera brand. The most advanced world accelerators are deciding for Libera.
Instrumentation Technologies is also building and supporting startup companies. They started the Red Pitaya process, which now continues as a spin-off company. The Red Pitaya is a single-board, open instrumentation and control platform that replaces many expensive laboratory and field instruments at a surprising price tag. It’s based on the Xilinx Zynq All Programmable SoC, which combines a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 with a heavy-duty set of peripherals and a chunk of Xilinx 7 series programmable logic. Red Pitaya successfully finished its Kickstarter funding campaign with $256,125 worth of pledges, which is more than five times greater than the $50K goal and also exceeded the two stated stretch goals.
You will have a chance to meet and talk with Rok Uršič.

Orodjarstvo Gorjak 
Orodjarstvo Gorjak is a family-run company specialized for constructing and producing all sorts of tools and machines. Their beginnings go back to 1980 when they began producing simple tools and machines for industrial demands. With help of innovative methods and their 60 employees, they are able to fulfil all your wishes and demands in the field of machine construction. For more than three decades, they have been constructing and producing highly demanding tools and machines needed by the automobile industry and many other industrial branches. They enjoy the confidence of numerous domestic and foreign customers. The combination of products and their high qualified employees embodies quality and reliability, and sets a base for cooperation with their business partners.
You will have a chance to meet and talk with Marko Gorjak.


Cosylab is the world leader for control systems for large experimental physics facilities. Cosylab provides system integration and customer adapted solutions, covering the complete area of control systems and instrumentation, specialized for accelerators, tokamaks and radiotelescopes. Their services are used by project directors, group leaders and engineers, who are burdened with deadlines and user demands, to achieve better performance while significantly reducing commissioning time, manpower and cost. Cosylab employs over 75 engineers and physicists, who are expert developers and integrators of state-of-the-art electronics and software. They have at least 20 experts in each of their core technologies (e.g. EPICS, TANGO, LabVIEW, Control System Studio and FPGA). Their services range from writing specifications, across design and implementation to installation.
You will have a chance to meet and talk with Mark Pleško.

ATech electronics
For more than 25 years, ATech has been sharing its experience in the field of electronics development and industrialization with partners from all of Europe. It builds its partnerships by bringing solutions that transform your challenges into success stories. ATech actively works in design, production optimisation and establishment of electronics production, basing its knowledge on numerous projects from the field of electronic motor controls, controls for optimal biomass burning, connectivity of products, and Internet of Things solutions. In the past few years, ATech has been actively collaborating with young companies, using its knowledge and experience to help them make a successful jump from the conceptual phase to product industrialization.
You will have a chance to meet and talk with Matija Geržina.