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PODIM is the largest annual international entrepreneurial conference in Slovenia, as well an intensive two-day entrepreneurial experience which once a year brings together all the stakeholders of the entrepreneurial ecosystem and especially start-up entrepreneurs with the aim of providing intensive training, sharing global experience and, of course, networking and socialising.

The main topic of this year’s thirty-third PODIM conference is “From Talent to Global Entrepreneurs”. In addition to the main topic, an important aspect will also be providing state-of-the-art insights into developing start-up companies. We have in mind “The Lean Startup” and “Business Model Generation – BMG” methodologies, which most global start-ups today apply.

The PODIM conference will welcome the following keynote speakers:

Paddy Cosgrave, an authority of the Irish and global start-up ecosystem

Gregory Bernarda, close member of the “Business Model Generation” team

Miha Mikek, co-founder and director of Celtra, one of the most successful Slovenian start-ups

Pekka Santeri Mäki, managing director of 3TS Capital

Jure Mikuž, director and partner of RSG Kapital

Jeff Skinner, London Business School

Stephen Taylor, technology transfer director of AREA Science park.

In addition to the keynote speakers, other distinguished Slovenian and foreign speakers, all innovation and start-up entrepreneurship experts, will speak at the event.

Don’t miss this extraordinary entrepreneurial experience and join us in Maribor!

The full two-day programme and application form is available HERE

Every year, over 500 participants visit the PODIM conference, and over 40 Slovenian and foreign speakers share their experience with the participants. At the end of the first day of the conference we will select and announce the winner of the “Start-up company of 2013” competition.

Would you like to get a free ticket for the conference? AmCham has 10 free tickets for our members. The tickets will be given to the first ten requests. Write us as soon as possible.