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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 Saturday 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?

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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

???? Working Time Apply the lean startup approach and work on your business concept

13:00 - 14:00

???? Working Lunch

14:00 - 14:30

????????‍???? Meet the Mentors

14:30 - 18:30

????????‍???? Mentoring 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, 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 Words

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


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City Partners

Network Partners

Lisa Pecnik
Lead Project Manager | WhatAVenture Coordination and execution of our customer’s projects, is Lisa’s daily business. She is responsible for the successful scouting of startups and experts and the realization of the innovation camps and workshops across various industries. Previously Lisa gained experience with a head hunting agency and knows what it takes to find the best people and institutions.
Holger Bock
Startup & Finance Expert | University of Innsbruck Holger is a Former founder of a biotech company and has more than 15 years of experience in running a start up company. He can help especially in the questions of financing, patenting and finding a creative business model.
Matthias Farwick
CEO | Txture GmbH Matthias co-founder and CEO of the B2B SaaS company Txture. Txture is the solution for IT leaders in global enterprises to manage their wide ranging digital transformations and prepare their organisations for the upcoming technological and business disruptions. Prior to founding Txture, Matthias worked in research in development projects in the USA, Canada, Switzerland, Germany and China and received a PhD in computer science at the University of Innsbruck. Matthias is eager to give back to the startup community and share his deep knowledge in the areas of software engineering, value proposition development, B2B sales, IP transfer and team building.
Magdalena Hauser
Director of Operations | I.E.C.T. - Hermann Hauser Magdalena is a founding member of the the I.E.C.T. – Institute for Entrepreneurship Cambridge – Tirol, a private institution based in Innsbruck. Together with their partners from Cambridge/UK, they support entrepreneurs with know-how, smart money and their nationally and internationally linked network, funding and resources. Being part of several programmes, she coaches young entrepreneurs on their way to a successful market entry.
Marc Stickdorn
Co-Founder & CEO | More than Metrics GmbH Marc is Co-founder and CEO of "More than Metrics", a company creating software for service design, such as Smaply and ExperienceFellow. With a background in strategic management and service design, he helps organizations to sustainably embed service design in their structures, processes, and culture.  In 2010, he published the award-winning book “This is Service Design Thinking” together with Jakob. Marc regularly speaks at conferences on service design and start-ups. He teaches service design at various universities and gives public and exclusive executive courses. He is pursuing a PhD at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany in information systems based on design science, in which he has developed a new mobile ethnographic research approach.  If Marc is not working, he loves traveling with a backpack or in his VW van, going on a sailing trip, or riding his classic Triumph Bonneville motorcycle. He lives in Innsbruck, Austria surrounded by the European Alps.
Alexander Koll
COO | Werkstätte Wattens Alexander is an international executive with many years of experience in the establishment of new business units with focus on the creative industry, its strategy development and the management of the day-to-day business. He has 15+ years experience in intra-preneurial positions at Swarovski. Alexander also built-up Werkstätte Wattens from concept stage to operating business diverse experience in strategy, marketing, and branding/storytelling.
Isabell Kurzthaler
Community Host & Program Manager | Werkstätte Wattens Izabell has a background in Strategic management, Marketing & Tourism. One year of professional experience at Werkstätte Wattens (International business center for founders, startups and entrepreneurs).
Christian Weissbacher
Project Manger in Innovation Services | Standortagentur Tirol Christian got to know and has helped a lot of startups within the last 10 years in Business plans/financials/fundings, etc. Currently, he is more focused on helping later stage start-ups / SMEs in the Tyrol at his employer that offers a wide range of services to assist in innovation, growth, location development. When you add a lot of curiosity, passion and drive into an idea, something truly amazing can develop, that is why he wants to be part of this Startups Live event trying to help you!
Clemens Plank
Founder & CEO After his IT-apprenticeship Clemens founded at the age of 18 his first company P&P Medien (now p&p marketing GmbH), a new media focused marketing agency. After 10 years he sold his shares and founded 2014 a new company named Poool Software & Consulting GmbH. Poool develops and provides a web based business software / ERP-system targeting challenges and needs of companies from creative economy.
Walter Ischia
Director of Business Development | I.E.C.T Hermann Hauser Omnipresent - that's how you could describe Walter Ischia in one word. In addition to his work as Managing Director at AYUDARUM, Walter co-founder of WHAT YOU NEED Marketing, he is contact person for CONDA Crowdinvesting in Tyrol, in the investment team of Hermann Hauser and in the founding team of and therefore at any startup events in Austria - as Speaker, Coach, Jury member or Networker.
Matthias Dengg
CEO | Speed U Up Matthias completed his master studies at the Management Center Innsbruck with specialization in Management Communication & IT. Before overtaking the executive role at Speed U Up Ltd, he joined the German company SAP as a supervisor for CRM-Sales Solutions. During his employment at Alpenresort Schwarz, one of Austrias Leading Wellness hotels, Matthias was responsible for own-developed Purchase-Database as well as for managing the Online Marketing department. At the online agency Speed U Up Ltd he started as an online consultant with responsibilities in the development and optimization of booking engines. Today his aim as CEO is to contribute to the development of the digital tourism industry.
Robert Schimpf
Project Manager | InnCubator Robert is the Project Lead of the InnCubator, the entrepreneurship center of the University of Innsbruck and the Economic Chamber of Tyrol. Besides he is also a candidate for PhD at University of Innsbruck.
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
Stefan Gruber
Founder & CEO | Innsbruck Economics Stefan is an economist, providing top class applied economic research and consulting for private and public sector clients through his own consulting agency, and teaching at the Universities of Innsbruck and Bozen as well as at FH Kufstein. He loves applying economic methods and ideas to other disciplines, in order to provide new perspectives and to gain valuable insights. Furthermore, he is involved with the startup-family in Tirol as a coach, jury member, networker, and consultant. Apart from economics, consulting, and startups, Stefan enjoys entertaining kids being the part-time bass guitarist for “Rodscha aus Kambodscha und Tom Palme” (
Hugo Pristauz
VP Advanced Technology Development | Besi Austria Hugo is holding VP Advanced Technology Development position in the Besi Austria company. He is passionate about cutting-edge technology and making the impossible possible! Since the beginning of the millennium working in equipment business for emerging semiconductor packaging technologies, responsible for R&D and product management while carrying business ownership for flip-chip bonders, RFID assembly lines, thermo compression and fan-out bonders. The world's biggest install base of flip chip bonders - the famous Datacon 8800 flip chip platform (ba-ba-lin-lin), soon reaching a number of 1000 installations, has been grown in a marvelous teamwork of great colleagues and employees under his leadership. Now Hugo is focusing on technology scouting and networking in order to support Besi's roadmap alignment process for advanced die attach equipment, supervising equipment key technology developments while coaching top-flight R&D teams.
Patrick Prokesch
Director Corp. Development | i5invest Specialised in corporate development and M&A activities at i5invest, Patrick is a truly creative thinker and problem solver. He focuses on projects with tech and online multinationals as well as fundraising for early and later staged ventures, translating entrepreneurial ideas into great business models. Before joining the company in 2012, Patrick refined his skills at Bain & Company and Arthur D. Little based in and across the German region. During his studies, Patrick lived and worked in 7 countries within 4 years including experiences at law firms, a bank and the Austrian Embassy in London. Patrick holds a double degree Bachelor of Laws and Business Administration and a Master of Science from the Vienna University of Business and Economics in conjunction with the Copenhagen Business School. Besides that you find him racing down slopes in the Alps.
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FuturePlant Tech.

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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)
2 Coaching Sessions from business experts of the IECT (worth 300€)
Coworking Space @Inncubator for your startup team (worth 600€)


Contact person

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.

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.
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.
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