Hagenberg #2


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Share your idea, build your team and get to work: life is short, so why wasting time? Give all you’ve got and create a new business from scratch in a weekend. In a unique atmosphere, people from various backgrounds come together and develop early business concepts.

Mentors with proven experience in start-ups will guide you with first-hand tips on how to make a successful business. By Sunday, you’ll have the foundations for a functional start-up: the projects developed during the weekend will be evaluated by a panel of judges.

You can either pitch your own business idea or help a presenter develop their idea. From business guy to programmer to designer – everyone is welcome!



Global Partners


City Partners

Gold Supporters


Andreas Steiner-Posch
Senior Manager, Ernst & Young
Can Ertuğrul
Board Member, Austrian Startups Worked in 3 startups, 2 in FinTech, experienced public speaker, mentoring and pushing startups out of their comfort zone since 2010. #AllroundBiz #BizDev #Traction #Marketing #Strategy #Pitching #Planning #BizModel #Fundraising #Storytelling  
Christian Leeb
Business Angel & CVO, Wappwolf
Dietmar Kirchweger
Tech2b, International Incubator Hagenberg
Florian Gschwandtner
CEO, runtastic
Lukas Fittl
Lean Practitioner & Entrepreneur, Spark59
Michael Hirschbrich
CTO, talenthouse.com
Stefan Kalteis
CEO, payolution
Florian Gschwandtner
CEO, runtastic
Gerold Weisz
FH Oberösterreich Gerold Weisz is professor for entrepreneurship and Startup Coach at the university of applied Sciences Upper Austria and visiting professor at Johannes Kepler University in Linz and Karl Franzens University in Graz. He has 17 years experience in startup coaching and is author of the textbook „Gründungsmanagement kompakt“ which is used at 7 universities in Austria.
Olaf Hahn
Business Development, IBM
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.
Werner Zahnt
LineMetrics - Winner

LineMetrics is an Industrial Internet of Things platform for SME. A full-fledged hardware and cloud platform for business customers. Providing DIY solutions for monitoring machines, measuring energy data, recording additional environment data like temperature, humidity, CO2.

Flimmerbox - Winner

Werben leicht gemacht - einfach, flexibel & kostengünstig!


2 Tickets for the Pioneers Festival


Contact person

Mario Aichlseder
Vice President of Growth at Runtastic, Runtastic GmbH

Mario, former VP of Growth at Runtastic for 5 years was responsible for all growth initiatives such as organic & paid user acquisition, CRM and Engagement as well as data science & big data. In his new role as VP of Strategic Partnerships he is the point of contact towards adidas, Apple, Google and Facebook focusing on strategic aspects for Runtastic. #runtastic #adidas #startup300 #growth

FH Oberösterreich Campus Hagenberg

Softwarepark 11
4232 Hagenberg, AUSTRIA