Learn from top speakers, founders and investors

Monday, May 11, 2020
Podim DX conference that will take place from 18th to 20th of May 2020 is approaching with lightning speed. This year it will host the best lineup of speakers ever! Does your startup already have a ticket in the pocket? If not, you are still welcome to apply.

Thanks to the innovative technology of the Hopin platform, you will be able to watch keynotes, participate in panels, meetups, topic deep-dives, the virtual expo with startups and partners, demo day, and make deals with investors and business executives in the Deal Room.

Find out more about the program.

Startups don't miss the opportunity to learn from successful founders and investors on the pre-conference day on 18th of May. On our Facebook page Start:up Alpe Adria you will be able to watch a livestream directly from virtual stage of Podim DX Founders Academy. 

Stream will start at 3:00 p.m., so mark your calendar! 


What Founders Academy will be about?

Moderator of the program Daniel Cronin will host several speakers that will open discussion on topics:
  • pivoting and go to market strategy,
  • experimentation mindset and fail culture,
  • fundraising – how to pimp your slides,
  • business and financing opportunities in the Alps Adriatic region.
Daniel Cronin will not just moderate the event. He will also run a pitch training for all startups that applied for the Demo Day …

Hack the pitch with Daniel Cronin

Do you want to learn how to pitch anytime, anywhere? Participate in a pitch training with "The Pitch Professor" Daniel Cronin, one of the leading expert trainers for pitching in Europe, where he will help startups to improve their pitch for the Demo Day. If you think it's impossible to pitch in three minutes, Daniel will prove you wrong and show you the best way to do it.

Training will take place on Wednesday 13th May from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.


What will you learn?

  • How to compress all 27 different features of your product into a 3-minute pitch.
  • How to discover your essence of pitching.
  • How to sell your vision.
  • What are the questions you need to answer yourself before pitching.
  • What is the core of your pitch and how to frame it for different audiences.
  • Many more – prepare your questions! 

Take a look at one of Daniel's videos on pitching.

Who is Daniel Cronin?

Daniel aka "The Pitch Professor" is one of the leading experts and trainers on pitching in Europe with more than 250 trainings held, both for startups and large corporations.

He is a founding member of the full-service app-agency aaa – all about apps, a joint venture of i5invest and Runtastic, co-founder and member of the board of AustrianStartups, co-founder of crowdinvesting-platform primeCROWD and lecturer at several universities.

In January 2016 he became founding member of startup300 – an early-stage accelerator and in August 2016 founding partner of the Vienna Mentoring Group (, a mentoring program for-early stage startups. In June 2019 he took on an additional role, joining FoundersLane, the leading independent corporate venture builder as a Venture Partner.

He has hosted more than 250 events on startups and was the presenter of the Austrian version of Shark Tank, "2Minuten, 2Millionen” on national TV. Daniel has spoken to innovators, top executives and startups at Audi, Deutsche Bank, Lufthansa Technik, PWC, TEDx, Siemens, Peek & Cloppenburg, T-Mobile, Kapsch, Red Bull and Adidas.

Founders Academy and pitch training are powered by Start:up Alpe Adria project.