Vienna #14




Register now for our Startup Live event in Vienna – 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?

entrepreneur startups enthusiast


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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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15:00 - 16:00


16:00 - 16:30


16:30 - 17:30

Pitchers rock the show!
90-Second Pitches

17:30 - 18:30

Team finding
Find your favorite project

18:30 - 19:30


19:30 - 20:00

Team building
Complete team setup

20:00 - 20:30

WhatAVenture Innovationbox Intro
Idea to investment-Readiness

20:30 - 23:59

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

08:00 - 09:00

Registration & Breakfast

09:00 - 09:30

Day Opening

09:30 - 10:15


10:15 - 10:30

Meet the Lead Mentors

10:30 - 13:00

Working session
Use your Innovationbox provided by WhatAVenture to work on your Business Concept and get immediate Feedback from your Lead Mentor

13:00 - 14:00

Working Lunch

14:00 - 14:15

Meet the Experts

14:15 - 18:30

Working session
Get input and feedback from successful entrepreneurs and experts

18:30 - 19:30

Working Dinner

19:30 - 20:00

Pitch Introduction
How to craft your perfect Pitch

20:00 - 23:59

Working session
Use your Innovationbox provided by WhatAVenture to work on your business concept

08:00 - 09:00

Registration & Breakfast

09:00 - 12:00

Working session
Refine your Pitch and get your Slides ready

12:00 - 13:00

Working session
Pitch Rehearsals

13:00 - 14:00

Working Lunch

14:00 - 15:30

Working session
Pitch Rehearsals

15:30 - 16:00

Presentation hand-in + break

16:00 - 16:15

Final presentation session
Opening and short Talks

16:15 - 17:45

Final Presentations
Rock the Stage!

17:45 - 18:00

Jury Consultation + Break

18:00 - 18:30

Award Ceremony

18:30 - 22:00

Networking and Dinner


Global Partners

Pioneers Ventures

City Partners

WKO Wien


Network Partners

Daniel Horak
Co-Founder and COO, CONDA After graduating from his studies, Daniel founded his first startup in 2007, Spoken Language System. In 2012, he co-founded CONDA - the leading Austrian crowdinvesting platform - and is currently the managing director for marketing & sales. Daniel is very well connected in the Austrian startup community and also board member of AustrianStartups, a non-profit organization which supports startups in Austria.
Stefan Perkmann Berger
Co-Founder and Managing Director, WhatAVenture Stefan is the co-founder and managing director of WhatAVenture, a virtual tool to bring your idea to business reality. His focus is customer development and has tremendous know-how in how to develop a sounds business model.
Gregor-Robert Posch
Project manager for start-up programs, Vienna Business Agency Gregor has more than 10 years experience as a business consultant in various industries and has supported several start-ups in the Creative Industries. The Vienna Business Agency offers financial support, real estate and urban development incentives as well as free service and advice for Viennese companies and founders. The objective is to strengthen Viennese entrepreneurs, companies and their innovative force.
Larisa Stanescu
Co-Founder, Girls n' Code Online marketeer by profession and procrastinator by heart, Larisa has gathered over 5 years experience in marketing: she explored the creative world of an advertising agency and gathered experience on branding, switching then to consulting startups on performance marketing at INiTS while building up the TEDxVienna community. She co-founded the Girls n' Code initiative and is currently the CMO of the SmartNinja coding school.
Juergen Jelly
Founder & Consultant, itom invest GmbH Juergen is a serial entrepreneur in several industries, consultant, author, mentor and lecturer at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Starting at the age of 23 he founded different companies and gained a lot of experience in implementation and the operations of many industries all over the globe until he switched to the investment side and started “itom invest”, a company focusing on the niche between investors and projects, trying to help both sides to get together for the profit of all involved parties.
Gabriele Tatzberger
Department Manager, Vienna Business Agency Gabriele is department manager of mingo, the start-up initiative in the Vienna Business Agency and is passionate to support startups and the Vienna startup scene. Since 2010 she is also CEO of the Vienna Region ltd.
Lisa Fassl
CEO, Austrian Angels Investors Association
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.
Markus Kainz
Managing Director | Head of Startup Consulting, SLAX Markus is the co-founder of courseticket, Austria's largest online marketplace for training and brings years of experience in sales and business model development into SLAX. He is a passionate mentor for startups and helps turn ideas into practice. In addition Markus supports startups as an investor and business angel. He focuses on sales, testing and development of business models, funding, preparation of business plans and networking.
Bernhard Thalhammer
M&A and Investment Manager, Styria Digital Holding GmbH Within the investment portfolio of Styria Digital are some of the most successful startups in Austria such as, which is the largest marketplace in Austria for second hand goods. Bernhard has many years of experience in the Venture Capital industry and knows exactly what young companies should focus on to successfully attract external funding and successfully launch their product in the market.


Startup Live Academy Acceleration Program (actually priceless)
Startup-Package - sponsored by Der Brutkasten & Styria Ventures (worth over € 10.000)
Crowdinvesting Businessplan & Financing Workshop by CONDA (worth € 1.500)
Premium accounts from Github for 1 year
3 month Coworking


Contact person

Tanja Sternbauer
Tanja Sternbauer
Managing Partner

Operating and cultivating StartupLive | StartupLive Alumni | Founder of HeyBeauty | Project manager at AustrianStartups

Georg Kuttner
Managing Partner 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.
Juan Guerra
Global Community Manager As the founder of Skills of Life, Juan supports first-time entrepreneurs in their personal, leadership journey to success.
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!


Rennweg 97-99
1030 Vienna, Austria

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