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Have you already applied for PODIM Challenge? Hurry up, the deadline is 15 April!

/14.4.2016, Author: Stanislava Vabšek
More than 40 international and Slovenian investors will attend the PODIM Conference this year! All startups that apply for the PODIM Challenge until 15 April will get the opportunity to introduce themselves in a special PODIM startup catalogue that we will send to all PODIM investors and speakers before the start of the conference in order to organize one-on-one meetings with startups. Additionally, we’re posting a special code CHALLENGESLO2016, with which you can get a ticket for the PODIM Conference for 97,50 € (VAT included). And if you place amongst the chosen lucky ones who will pitch on stage in front of the PODIM Challenge jury, we return the costs of the purchase to you! 


 

Three key advantages for everyone looking for an investment!

PODIM Challenge is meant for finding a seed investment for startups in the early development stages that already have an MVP and first test clients. It brings three key advantages to startup companies:
  • Pitching on stage in front of 12 members of the PODIM Challenge jury!
  • Additional exposure to more than 20 investors sitting in the audience!
  • Organized one-on-one meetings of investors and startups that we will carry out with help of the PODIM startup catalogue!
And don’t forget! The application deadline is 15 April 2016.  
 

Excellent PODIM Challenge jury with 12 members!

From amongst the applications we receive, we will choose five to seven promising startups from the Alps-Adriatic region. They will have a five-minute pitch on the main stage of the conference in front of 12 esteemed international and Slovenian investors, PODIM Challenge jury members:
·       Alex Iskold, TechStars New York (US)
·       dr. Jens Pippig, ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator (Germany)
·       Dilyan Dimitrov, Eleven (Bulgaria)
·       Rumen Iliev, LAUNCHub (Bulgaria)
·       Jan Habermann, Credo Ventures (Czech Republic)
·       Herwig Springer, i5invest.com (Austria)
·       Jure Mikuž, RSG Kapital (Slovenia)
·       Michael Schuster, SpeedInvest (Austria)
·       Dejan Roljič, ABC Accelerator (Slovenia)
·       Nicholas Bartlett, Business Angels of Slovenia (Slovenia / New Zealand)
·       Matevž Medja, DsgnFwd Design Accelerator (Slovenia)
·       Julien Coustaury, Fil Rouge Capital (Slovenia)

Many international and Slovenian investors will also be present in the audience!
  

Startup catalogues for one-on-one meetings!

All startups that submit a PODIM Challenge application will have the opportunity to apply for organized one-on-one meetings with interested investors. For this purpose, we will once again prepare a catalogue with descriptions of startups and send it to all participating investors, speakers, mentors and established companies. Based on their interest, we will then organize one-on-one meetings with startups.
 
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Author of content: Stanislava Vabšek,
Communications and PR Start:up Slovenija
 
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The Initiative Start:up Slovenia is an active facilitator and promoter of public and private stakeholders of the Slovenian startup ecosystem. In collaboration with them, we also carry out and promote national programmes for supporting innovative entrepreneurship. With all listed activities and partners, we are trying to place Slovenia on the map of established European startup hubs. The leading partners of the Initiative are the strategically connected Venture Factory and Technology Park Ljubljana. Members of the Initiative are Primorska Technology Park, Pomurje Technology Park, Savinja Region Incubator, SAŠA Incubator, RC IKT and RCR Zasavje. You can find all Initiative’s partners at www.startup.si/en-us/stakeholders. More...
 

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