Over the last decade Bistra's best practice, Podim, has evolved into the most influential startup & tech event in the Alps-Adriatic and Western Balkans regions, where 1,000 startups & scaleups, investors, corporates, and other startup ecosystem stakeholders gather. Thanks to this initiative Podim region has become the key regional platform for enabling learning and networking in the most valuable and time-efficient way. However,  due to the current SARS-CoV-2 virus crisis it is impossible for Podim in-person to take place. Which is why Podim is moving forward by switching to digital.

In order to meet all safety requierments, and keep the unique atmosphere of the event, organisers decided to  use the innovative technology of the Hopin platform. It enables them to keep all the elements of event experience in one place. Hopin platform will be the virtual venue, where atendees will find streams of Podim keynotes, panels, meetups, topic deep-dives, the virtual expo with startups and partners, demo day, and, last but not least, the virtual networking cocktail.

The efficient online dealmaking among the top selected startups & scaleups, investors, and top executives will be enabled through the dedicated Podim Deal Room software, even two weeks prior to the event based on a nicely curated startups & scaleups catalogue. 

While taking out the physical ingredients,organisers put in countless new ones by moving Podim into another dimension, bringing to life Podim Digital Experience – Podim DX.  

When it might be ludicrous that a crisis forces all organisations into innovating, Bistra believes, as the saying goes, that necessity is the mother of all innovation. Podim DX will provide a digitally enriched version of Podim, which is planned to be kept as a future part of the event. Podim, evolving into Podim DX, joins other established conferences and events, like Collision from Home, Wolves Summit, TechCrunch Disrupt SF, that are following the same digital path.

Right now Bistra is discussing all the aspects of executing Podim DX with the partners, and all Podim ticket holders, hence they are open to all suggestions, questions, and opinions you might have. Just let them know by sending an e-mail to [email protected]