Podim has developed over the past decade into the most influential startup & technology event in the Alpe-Adria and Western Balkans regions. Each year bringing together 1000 representatives of startups & scaleups, investors, corporations and other stakeholders of the startup ecosystem.
The current situation with the SARS-CoV-2 virus has made it impossible for this year's Podim to perform live in the format we have known so far. Changes will be needed but Podim will definitely take place! This time in a digital version.
Thanks to Hopin's event platform innovative technology, all event elements will be brought together in one place. Hopin will be the virtual venue where you will find all lecture streams, roundtables, meetings, “deep dive” content meetings with mentors, a virtual expo with startups and partners, the demo day and last but not least a virtual networking cocktail.
Online deal-making between selected startups & scaleups, investors and CEOs of corporations will also be enabled through the Podim Deal Room online platform, as in the previous year.
Many entrepreneurs, corporate representatives and other startup ecosystem stakeholders already supported this year's digital adaptation of the conference, titled Podim DX.
Miha Pahulje, Member of the Board at Zavarovalnica Sava, said:
We at Zavarovalnica Sava welcome instant transformation and bold move of the Podim organizers. According to our motto #nikolisami (#neveralone), we are happy to continue our partnership as we, too, believe changes can be turned into opportunities and only cooperation and bold approach can take us to victory on the long run. Let’s go digital, let’s go Podim DX!
Jure Mikuž, a managing Partner at South Central Ventures, added:
We have been investing during the last financial crisis and we will also be assisting our partners and looking for new investments during this downturn. Long term strategy of all the stakeholders in the ecosystem is the only way we can beat the short term obstacles and build great new technologies for the future. Podim, be it in its original form or online, should stay a vital part of this.
Let's embrace the new reality together. Become part of the Podim 2020 community!