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PODIM 2014: the international conference on entrepreneurship

The PODIM 2014 conference is taking place in Maribor, Slovenia on May 14-15 and is presenting as a two-day entrepreneurial experience with more than 40 world-renowned speakers, and more than 500 entrepreneurs, investors, and startups from the region.

PODIM 2014, the international conference on startups and entrepreneurship on 14-15 May in Maribor, Slovenia, guarantees two days of exciting programme with more than 40 world-renowned speakers for entrepreneurs, investors, and startups. One of the biggest events in the CEE region will help discover hidden formulas, motivation and drive to build a globally successful start-up company.

At a single event, you can meet entrepreneurship stars such as Mark Johnson, who launched the company Zite and sold it for 20 million USD 6 months later, and Ash Maurya, the author of the book hit Running lean and a guru of building lean, agile and globally successful start-ups.

At the PODIM Challenge event you can introduce yourself to eminent international investors from Founder Centric, Intel Capital, SpeedInvest, RSG Capital and other funds. PODIM Matching and PODIM 1:1 will also be organized, the first for leaders of start-up teams who seek co-founders or co-workers for realizing their idea and the second to offer the conference participants the possibility of a private mentoring session with a chosen eminent speaker.

This year’s conference will have the spirit of an entrepreneurial roller-coaster, of adrenaline peaks and painful entrepreneurial falls. Throughout the two days, the conference will host a series of lectures, round tables, workshops and other motivational opportunities as well as the chance to learn from the best.

The winners of the national competition Slovenian start-up of the year 2014 will also be announced at the evening gala event. The most perspective start-up company will receive the crystal statue from the president of the country Borut Pahor. The events of the gala announcement will be followed by dinner, mingling with winners and guests and then partying until the early hours of the morning.

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