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Register now for our Startup Live event in Klagenfurt – Your chance to get feedback on your business and pitch in front of Austria’s top investors, VCs, media representatives and an entrepreneurial audience of 100+ startup enthusiasts

The right people at the right moment can make or a break a startup! 

Our vision is to create a global community of entrepreneurial minds and startup influencers to support each other and grow together. No matter if high-profile team members, potential investors, experienced mentors or relevant media representatives: Our Startup Live events always make sure you’ll meet the right people.

Who can join?


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Pitch your business idea or get inspired, build your team and get to work!
No matter if founder yourself, business guy, marketing guru, design enthusiast or programmer – Join us in a unique atmosphere, meet people from various backgrounds and develop tomorrow’s businesses.

Top-notch mentors with proven experience in start-ups will guide you with first-hand tips on how to make a successful business.

On Sunday you’ll have the chance to pitch your business to investors, media representatives & the crowd and win awesome prizes!

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14:00 - 16:00


16:00 - 16:30


16:30 - 17:30

Fireside Chat

17:30 - 18:30

Pitch Storm
90-Second Pitches

18:30 - 19:00

Team Finding
Find your favorite project

19:00 - 19:30

Team Building
Complete team setup

19:30 - 20:00

Business Model Intro
From Idea To Investment-Readiness
Georg Kuttner, Startup Live

20:00 - 20:30


20:30 - 23:59

Working Session
Get to know your team and project, set goals for the weekend

09:00 - 10:00


10:00 - 10:10

Day Opening

10:10 - 10:15

Short Presentation Of The Cluster
Oana Mitrea, Silicon Alps

10:15 - 13:00

Working session
Use your Innovation Box provided by WhatAVenture to work on your Business Concept

13:00 - 14:00

Working Lunch

14:00 - 14:05

KATANA - EU Funding For Innovations In Agriculture
Marco Olivotto, Science Park Pordenone

14:05 - 14:15

Meet the Mentors

14:15 - 18:30

Working Session
Get input and feedback from experienced mentors and industry experts

19:00 - 20:00

Pitch Training
How To Get Your First Pitchgasm
Georg Kuttner

20:00 - 20:30

Working Dinner

20:30 - 21:00

Pitching Game
Half Baked
Georg Kuttner

21:30 - 23:59

Working Session
Use your Innovation Box provided by WhatAVenture to work on your business concept

09:00 - 10:00


10:00 - 10:15

Day Opening

10:15 - 13:00

Working Session
Refine your Pitch and get your Slides ready

13:00 - 13:05

Presentation Hand-In

13:05 - 15:00

Pitch Rehearsal
Prepare yourself for the final pitches

15:00 - 16:00

Final Pitches
The Big Moment

16:00 - 16:30

Jury Consultation + Break

16:30 - 17:00

Award Ceremony
Winners, Prizes & a lot of Confetti

17:00 - 19:00

Networking & Party


Global Partners

Pioneers Ventures


Network Partners

Alexander Hummer
CEO, AERC Consulting Area of expertise: Business plan consulting, start-up support, business development, project management, financial consulting, strategic controlling, creative and innovative brainstorming, ideas spreading, analytical thinking
Davide Marchesi
Mentor, friuli innovazione / ITA, ABC Accelerator Ljubljana specialized in branding for startups and in the production of UX / UI effects. Support to dozens of businesses, products, apps, ...great competence in storytelling, photography, videos of events and products.
Zulaicha Parastuty
Pre-Doc Scientist, Institute for Entrepreneurship, AAU Klagenfurt Bachelor in Industrial Engineering at Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS) in Indonesia. Master in Management of Technology, Lecturer and researcher in Industrial Engineering Department in University of Surabaya. Head of Engineering Management laboratory. In January 2012, she became team member of IUG, Alpen-Adria University of Klagenfurt. She is currently doing longitudinal study about Austrian SMEs using configuration approach. Her focus is the exit and failure firms.
Harald Saupper
Founder & CEO, Slydec Founder of Slydec in Carinthia, alumni of build! incubator, years of experience as a software developer at LAM Research, business and information science alumni of Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt, 2 exchange semesters in London
Philipp Holly
CTO & Co-Founder, Swell Phil is a serial entrepreneur with a vast skillset ranging from tech and product to team management. He is the co-founder and CTO of Swell - a product that helps people and brands make better decisions. Phil is currently obsessed with chatbots. He is a major player in taking chatbots to the next level and making them mainstream. Phil developed Swell’s chatbot, appropriately named ‘Swelly’, which is one of the best consumer bots on the market.
Gerhard Losenicky
Austrian Patent Office After he passed the college for mechanical engineering Gerhard visited the Technical University of Vienna and graduated as a Master of Business and Engineering. He was patent examiner for sixteen years at the Austrian Patent Office. Since ten years ago he is deputy head of the “Patent Support & PCT” department. In this function he is organising the technical  IP-Rights-Helpdesk of the customer service centre, making IP audits and consultations for SMEs, working for the quality management in the patent granting process of the Austrian Patent Office and doing in-house and external trainings.
Burkhard Schlechter
Austrian Patent Office Burkhard is a electrical engineer and he studied at the Technical University of Graz. He is a patent examiner and do research in the patent databases in order to find out whether to grant a patent or not. He is also involved in informing the public about what we do at the Austrian Patent Office, in giving technical support to patent applicants, and in giving patent talks and patent search workshops.
Priel Korenfeld
Udine Ambassador & Organizational Hacker at ídeo 50% entrepreneurship, 50% social impact - sprinkled with imagination.
Marco Olivotto
Science Park Pordenone
Georg Kuttner
Managing Partner - The Hustler Georg is fascinated with startups, entrepreneurship and the tech industry. He loves supporting and shaping startup ecosystems and is helping fellow entrepreneurs to succeed with their businesses. His passion is public speaking, moderating and pitching in any way possible.
Jürgen Kopeinig
Kärntner Wirtschaftsförderungs Fonds
Claudia Baracchini
Friuli Innovazione
Oana Mitrea
Silicon Alps
Marco Olivotto
Science Park Pordenone
Markus Setschnagg
Startup Consultant | build! – Gründerzentrum Kärnten
Tanja Sternbauer
Managing Partner - Mastermind Eager to create a supporting community for entrepreneurs worldwide, Tanja focuses on strengthen the connections between startup ecosystems and hubs around the globe.
Christian Benger
Member of the Provincial Government of Carinthia
Alexander Mann
Klagenfurt Ambassador | Founder & CEO of The ThinKing I support this event as it is a big step to the greater vision of an Alps Adria startup ecosystem. Make the Alpe Adria region great again!
3D Printing for Education

All In One learning program for 3D printing with a peer to peer education concept.


A customized bike with individual designs. The frame can be adjusted for different types of riding, grounds or personal needs.


A guitar with interchangeable tops.


DERWID unifies product configuration with multiplayer gaming fun.


Marketplace for bike startups


A cool, functional and electrical vehicle for young people


Have a good medicine alternative, which is herbs available for everyone all over the world


2 Tickets to the PODIM Conference, the largest tech conference in the Alpe Adria region
2x2 Tickets to Startup Live Trieste #1
>2.000€ of Vouchers from Anexia
Free Consulting Package by Startup Stars
Free Use of the Smart Lab & Consulting at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences


Contact person

Nikolina Grgic
Event Coordinator

I want to help young and motivated people to get together and create something special!

Alexander Mann
Klagenfurt Ambassador | Founder & CEO of The ThinKing I support this event as it is a big step to the greater vision of an Alps Adria startup ecosystem. Make the Alpe Adria region great again!
Henrik Mertens
Event Team Member It's about 54 hours that get your Idea to a real project! Let's live the uniqueness of the alps adria region together.
Doris Posch
Event Team Member "I love unicorns, they fart rainbows"
Markus Setschnagg
Event Team Member The progress the teams make in this 54 hours is incredible! You can really “smell” the startup-spirit in the room.
Marissa Florian
Event Team Member Wer den Himmel auf Erden sucht hat in Erdkunde gepennt.
Gregor Ilsinger
Event Team Member Es gibt Menschen, die sind nach einem Salat satt. Und es gibt mich. Ich überlege ob mir 1,5 KG Chickenwings alleine reichen.
Elisa Gritsch
Event Team Member Because we are worth it too.
Anja Silberbauer
Event Team Member As I am already working for a start up and having a start up on my own I cannot get enough of the idea to create something extraordinary. Moreover I like the idea that creative minds from 3 different regions work together for 54 hours
Patrick Gregori
Event Team Member For me, the essence of the event is to get people with different cultural backgrounds together so they can share ideas and work on new and often astonishing concepts.
Yulia Stadnik
Event Team Member
Mandalena Topalovic
Event Team Member There are so many (young) people with great ideas and such motivation for a startup.

Lakeside Park

B01-B10 Lakeside
9020 Klagenfurt am Wörtersee, AUSTRIA

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