Podim 2024 – one of the Europe’s 30 best startup events

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Where Innovation Meets Opportunity in Maribor 2024

Podim 2024 conference is currently taking place in the city of Maribor. From 13th to 15th of May, this premier event brings together global entrepreneurs, industry experts, investors, and thought leaders under one roof.

Podim 2024 boasts an impressive lineup of speakers, including visionary CEOs, renowned experts, and successful startup founders. Attendees have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of informative sessions, panel discussions, and interactive workshops covering various cutting-edge topics. From emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain to sustainable business practices and market trends, Podim 2024 offers a comprehensive exploration of the entrepreneurial landscape.

It is an annual conference in Europe that focuses on startups, innovation, and entrepreneurship. It brings together entrepreneurs, investors, corporate executives, and other stakeholders from the startup ecosystem to share knowledge, network, and explore opportunities.

Meet the Podim 2024 speakers


Encounter the remarkable 90 speakers of PODIM 2024, each bringing to the forefront a wealth of knowledge, tenacity, inspiration, invaluable experiences, and captivating success stories.

Check out all the Podim 2024 speakers HERE.

Podim 2024 program

The Podim 2024 conference boasts an exhilarating and deeply engaging agenda tailored to entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and investors. With stimulating keynote addresses, interactive panel talks, and practical workshops, attendees can anticipate a dynamic blend of activities crafted to inspire innovation, cultivate partnerships, and propel progress.

Check out or DOWNLOAD the program of Podim 2024 HERE.

Networking at Podim 2024 – Forging Connections that Matter

In addition to the rich reservoir of insights shared at Podim 2024, networking emerges as a cornerstone. The event cultivates an outstanding atmosphere for professionals sharing common interests to forge significant connections, paving the way for valuable relationships with potential investors, collaborators, and guides. Within the vibrant exhibition space, attendees can explore the forefront of innovation, with a showcase of pioneering products, services, and emerging startups.

One of Europe’s Best Tech & Startup Events


Established in 1980 as a nonprofit initiative, Podim was conceived with the aim of reshaping perspectives on innovation. Originating in Slovenia, Podim has grown into the premier startup and tech gathering in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region. Here, the convergence of innovation with business prospects, capital infusion, and the exchange of knowledge and expertise occurs seamlessly. Serving as a pivotal regional hub, Podim facilitates learning and networking in an efficient and impactful manner. Its overarching goal is to empower founders and innovators with the requisite resources to tackle society’s most pressing challenges head-on.

Indeed, Podim is renowned for its ability to draw inquisitive individuals. Its thought-provoking nature effortlessly immerses participants in a state of flow. By joining us, you gain access to invaluable insights from world-class serial entrepreneurs, investors, and innovation managers, while also having the opportunity to engage with prominent regional startups, scaleups, and other ecosystem stakeholders. Notably, Podim’s excellence has been recognized, earning it a place among the top 30 tech and startup events in Europe.

The conference, tailor-made for founders


Podim is meticulously crafted to cater to the specific requirements of founders, particularly those leading tech-driven enterprises with aspirations for rapid and scalable growth. Whether gracing the main stage or participating in workshop sessions, our speakers and attendees alike are eager to impart their insights and invaluable experiences, drawing from both successes and setbacks, with a refreshingly candid and direct approach.

Over the years, Podim has evolved into the preeminent gathering for startups and scaleups in the Alps-Adriatic and Western Balkans region. In 2019, we welcomed over 150 carefully selected startups and scaleups, each seeking to forge connections with potential investors and business collaborators.

Find out more about the event HERE.