Podim DX, one of the 30 most influential startup & technology conferences in Europe, which was transformed into a fully digital online implementation this year due to changed circumstances, has been finished. The conference was recently selected among the 20 best online startups and technology conferences in Europe, and the reactions of the participants after the event only confirm the justification of this choice.
The statistics of the event, which brings together the most promising startup and scaleup companies from the region, the most motivated regional and global investors, business executives, dozens of top-notch speakers who share valuable knowledge and rich experience with the participants in one place every year, is once again exceptional. Until last year the venue of the event was the Hotel Habakuk in Maribor, and this year for the first time Podim was held online only.
As many as 1,126 participants from all over the world have been networking, meeting and making deals for three days. The online dealmaking platform Podim DX Deal Room hosted 842 meetings of representatives of startups & scaleups with investors and businessmen. The participants were dominated by members of startup and scale teams (294), 77 investors, 122 businessmen, 144 speakers, and 489 other participants, including members of the support environment and entrepreneurship and startups enthusiasts.
“The dealflow was amazing this year and clearly reflects the improvement of the regional scene. We were very happy to be part of it and will be there next year!” said investor Julien Coustaury from Fil Rouge Capital, after executing several meetings.
Recognition for implementation came from Brussels as well
An additional confirmation for the Podim DX team that it is on the right track was the participation of Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the digitization of the European Union. Vestager was the guest of honor at the opening of Podim DX, where she said, among other things: “The crisis has shown what a person is capable of when he is forced to do so. Among other things, to adapt to new conditions overnight. I hope we will be able to use part of this experience as a foundation along with customized established models. So that in the future we will not only use digital technology, because sometimes it is good to meet live.”
Check out the program structure for PODIM DX 2021: CLICK HERE
Speakers & topics will be announced soon.