Pitch your own startup idea or join a team and get first-hand experience in building a startup within a weekend.

This is your chance to get in contact with the who-is-who of the startup-scene, land your dreamjob at one of the startups or just have a great time!

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.

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Chose your favorite business idea, join a team and get to work!
No matter if 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 meet investors, media representatives and the who-is-who of the startup scene.
Mingle with an amazing crowd & watch the most promising startups on stage! Ready to be part of one of them?

Sounds solid?




15:00 - 16:00

🤝 Registration & Mingle
Get some coffee, make yourself comfortable

16:00 - 16:30

👋 Opening

16:30 - 17:00

🎙 Pitch Storm
90-seconds initial pitches

17:00 - 18:00

👪 Team Exploration
Get to know the projects

18:00 - 18:30

🍝 Team Building
Complete team setup

18:30 - 19:30

🍕 Dinner

19:30 - 20:30

🤓 Business Model Intro
Think big, start small, act bold!
by Georg Kuttner

20:30 - 23:59

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

08:30 - 09:30

🥐 Early Bird Breakfast

09:30 - 10:00

👋 Day Opening

10:00 - 10:15

👩🏼‍🏫 Meet the Lead Mentors

10:15 - 13:00

👩🏼‍🏫 Mentoring sessions
Work on your business concept and get immediate Feedback from the mentor your lead mentors

13:00 - 14:00

🌮 Working Lunch

14:00 - 14:30

👨🏽‍🏫 Meet the Experts

14:30 - 18:30

👨🏽‍🏫 Expert Sessions
Get input and feedback from successful entrepreneurs and various industry experts

18:30 - 19:30

🍜 Dinner

19:30 - 23:59

💻 Working Time
Process the feedback from your mentors & experts, maybe pivot a little or put the finishing touches on your business concept

08:30 - 09:30

🥐 Early Bird Breakfast

09:30 - 10:30

🎙 Pitch Training
The Art of Pitching
by Georg Kuttner

10:30 - 13:00

💻 Working Time
Refine your pitch and get your slides ready

13:00 - 14:00

🌯 Working Lunch

14:00 - 16:00

🎬 Pitch Rehearsal
Prepare yourself for the final pitches

15:00 - 16:00

📌 Check-in Visitor
For our guests, investors & VIPs

16:00 - 16:30

📣 Opening Speech

16:30 - 17:30

🚀 The Final Pitches
The Big Moment!

17:30 - 18:00

🎭 Jury Consultation & Community Award Voting

18:00 - 18:30

🎉 Throw around Confetti aka Winner Announcement

18:30 - 22:00

🥂 Networking & Dinner
The F-U-N Part


Global Partners


City Partners


Network Partners

Bettina Wittmann
Founder | weBOUND marketing Bettina is Founder of weBOUND marketing, a location independent online marketing agency. They help entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized companies to improve their online presence by identifying and implementing the right online marketing and sales strategies. This can be done through website optimization, social media, Google AdWords, sales funnels, and other techniques. Bettina helps startups to strategically increase engagement, traffic, and sales for their brand and automate some of these processes.
Alex Kucera
CEO | Alex has more than 10 years experience in web design and digital user experience. In 2007, he plunged into the start-up scene, supporting tripwolf and yasssu. His start-up “way2stage” expresses his passion for music. With the newly founded design agency “” – dedicated to start-ups - he combines experience + competence with the love to work on new ideas together with great teams. THINK BIGGER!
Thomas Ecker
Senior Investment Manager | tecnet equity As investment manager at tecnet equity, Thomas has been responsible for the acquisition and analysis of, and negotiation with prospective portfolio companies since June of 2003. He supports existing investments and monitors exits. In addition, Thomas is in charge of deal flow generation and sits on advisory boards of various portfolio companies.
Markus Ertler
Business Angel & Founder | Markus is truly an Austrian digital pioneer. 1994 he co-founded together with his brother Immobilien.NET, the first immo platform in Europe  and market leader in Austria. In 2014 he exited Immobilien.NET successfully. Since then Markus is a passionate serial entrepreneur and as an active business angel also invests in promising Austrian startups. 2015 he gained the title "Super Angel" of the Austrian Angels Investors Association and since 2016 he is board member of Startup300.
Christoph Richter
Co-Founder | Intellyo Christoph helped already at the end of the 90ties in building, the first german-speaking newspaper on the internet. His deep involvement in pioneering Austrian web companies gained him a lot of experience that he happily shared with the rising startup scene. And has spoken an moderated on several Conferences around europe like the World Financial Symposium or Forum Alpbach. After cofounding, one of the biggest real estate startup in Europe he is now CEO of intellyo, an intelligent research and process automation tool, giving marketers and storytellers greater freedom to create groundbreaking content.
Florian Bräuer
Co-founder | Waytation
Rebecca Vogels
CMO | Usersnap Rebecca was Usersnap's first business executive, brought in to define the business and establish positioning, product and brand development. She was responsible for developing a go-to-market strategy, launching the business internationally, and leading growth. Before, Rebecca was CEO of Pfiff Media, a content marketing platform connecting businesses with writers. Rebecca is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, using a narrative approach to report on “Women in Tech.” Rebecca helps startups to create value instead of spending all their marketing $$$ on ads. She loves to roll up her sleeves when it comes to figuring out new strategies for brand communication, though leadership for brands, and PR.
Robert Hegedus
Managing Partner | Fiedler Capital Robert runs Fiedler Capital, a Vienna based early stage VC focused on early stage startups with global potential in CEE and Baltics. He's also also one of the founders of Mosaik, a 1,000 m2 tech campus and the center of the tech scene in Budapest. Before founding Fiedler Capital, Robert worked 10 years top-tier management consulting. Robert has extensive experience in venture and a very strong international network in the VC, startup and corporate world.
Anita Raffetseder
Startup Community Manager | akostart oö In Anita’s current role as a Startup Community Manager at akostart oö, together with her team members she provides several services for the upper Austrian startup ecosystem. Additionally she volunteers for the AustrianStartups as local representative.
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.
Philipp Stangl
Managing Director | Pioneers Ventures eCommerce entrepreneur turned early-stage VC Expert for: early-stage fundraising / investment, eCommerce, startup metrics, startup financials
Lisa Fassl
CEO | Austrian Angels Investors Association Active for several years in the startup scene, Lisa has already been able to go through several stations and get to know the ecosystem from different angles. The passionate hobby photographer is particularly interested in projects with digital components and supports startups hands-on in their further development. In addition to her role at the aaia, she is a co-founder of Female Founders and has an active seat in the advisory board of IdeenTriebwerk Graz.
Nina Woess
Speedinvest | Principal Nina joined Speedinvest in 2012 as a Principal after her studies in Strategic Management at WU. Part of Nina's job is the screening of several hundreds ambitious startups. She has a particular interest in working with early stage startups in the B2C space and is currently engaged in Flaviar and Inkitt.
Katharina Ehrenfellner
CEO, CONDA Katharina Pühringer (Mag.) is CEO of CONDA Austria, the leading Austrian Crowdinvesting Platform. She graduated from the Vienna University of Economics and Business in 2010, after spending her last term in Toronto, attending an Entrepreneurship MBA class at York University. In 2009, she co-founded StartEurope, the initiative that sparked the Startup Live activities. She then gained experience in international marketing and sales strategies for a big company group as well as IT project management know-how, which she now uses for identifying and evaluating innovative business models.


2 Tickets for Pioneers Festival, the major Tech Conference in Europe (worth € 1.500)
Media Package by Der Brutkasten (worth over € 5.000)
Crowdinvesting Businessplan & Financing Workshop by CONDA (worth € 1.500)


Contact person

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.

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.
Paulina Kania
Global Program Manager Paulina is the heart and soul of our acceleration programs. She is into innovative ideas doing her best helping entrepreneurs succeed.
Event Volunteer Do you want to become part of your local startup scene? Do you want to use your organizational skills to make an impact? Learn about all possibilities!


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1020 Vienna, AUSTRIA

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