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Podim'22 brought together startups, investors, scientists, and enthusiastic entrepreneurs


The IRIS Solutions team had the privilege to participate in Podim'22 - the most influential startup and technology event in the region of Central and Eastern Europe.

In Maribor, Slovenia, from 16th to 18th of May ideas-full startups, active investors, remarkable speakers, business executives, and other entrepreneurship enthusiasts gathered in Maribor, Slovenia in-person to network, and learn and catch up.

More than 1000 business-oriented minds were united in a conclusion that entrepreneurial passion is still burning and the fact that a record-breaking 1139 meetings took place on Deal Room platform speaks for itself.

There were 1096 total people attending Podim, which is an impressive number but still “pocket-size” enough to feel like you can network with everyone. There were 346 members of startups and scaleup teams, 139 investors, and 286 Corpo & SME representatives.

An impressive 122 startup environment supporters were there with a wish to help raise the ecosystem with their knowledge, connections, and experiences. There were also 105 researchers and students who participated in Podim with a desire to gain new knowledge and learn about big ideas in various industries. The number of other attendees was 98, meaning this year’s Podim audience was extremely diverse.

The most influential startup and technology conference in Europe, this year was held live after a break due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was a pleasure to congratulate the winner of the pitch day contest - the Bulgarian platform for building online stores CloudCart.


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