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Join our Startup Live event in Innsbruck – Your chance get to know the 101 and the who-is-who of the startup scene, get feedback on your business idea or join an exciting project

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


Get your ticket!

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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Pitchers rock the show!
90-Second Pitches


Team finding
Find your favorite project




Team building
Complete team setup


WhatAVenture Innovationbox Intro
Idea to investment-Readiness
by WhatAVenture


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


Registration & Breakfast


Day Opening


Meet the Lead Mentors


Working session
Use your Innovationbox provided by WhatAVenture to work on your Business


Working Lunch


Meet the Experts


Working session
Get input and feedback from successful entrepreneurs and experts


Working Dinner


The Art of Pitching
How to craft your perfect Pitch


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


Registration & Breakfast


Day Opening


Working session
Refine your Pitch and get your Slides ready


Working Lunch


Presentation hand-in


Final presentation session
Opening and short Talks


Final Presentations
Rock the Stage!


Jury Consultation + Break


Award Ceremony


Networking and Dinner


Global Partners

Pioneers Ventures

Gold Supporters


Network Partners

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.
Markus Gwiggner
Founder, After working as a snowboard instructor in the late 90`s Markus started to work in the it business. With 22 years (15 years ago) he founded – the leading web-, app- and online agency in Tirol. He is an digital native and knows how to connect the market requirements with the world wide web. With he is also founder of a start up for management of concerns and complaints (State price winner for eGovernment in the year 2013). Business networking, sales and online marketing are the special abilities he can put into start ups.
Dr. Georg Huber, LL.M.
Rechtsanwalt, Greiter Pegger Kofler & Partner Dr. Georg Huber ist seit 1998 Rechtsanwalt und Partner der Innsbrucker Kanzlei Greiter Pegger Kofler & Partner ( Er ist auch zugelassener Rechtsanwalt in New York. Zu seinen bevorzugten Tätigkeitsgebieten zählen das Gesellschafts-, Kartell- und Vertriebsrecht sowie das IT-Recht und IP-Recht. Dr. Georg Huber ist Autor zahlreicher einschlägiger Publikationen und Vortragender unter anderem am MCI Management Center Innsbruck. Die Kanzlei Greiter Pegger Kofler & Partner zählt zu den führenden Kanzleien im Wirtschaftsrecht außerhalb Wiens.
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.
Fabian Rauch
CEO, Onloom Fabian Rauch is founder of, which is a carpet E-Commerce store launched in 2013 with current operations in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. In 2011 he founded Get-a-Taxi, an iPhone and Android App with the aim to make ordering taxis more convenient for the client as well as for the taxi drivers. Funded by business angels from Germany and Switzerland, Get-a-Taxi expanded to several cities in Austria and became one of the most downloaded apps in Austria. In 2013 the company was sold to foreign investors.
Michael Sieb
Founder TiRoLab and goMedics, CoCoach C hoch 3 Tirol, Project Manager iSYS Medizintechnik GmbH Michael has a strong background in engineering and medicine with several years experience in Life Science, research, clinical trials, surgery, mechatronics, high-tech, education and creative industries.Tyrolean innovation prize 2012, Social Impact Start 2013 and future of Tirol 2015 award winner.
Anton Grones
Interim manager and management consultant at SignPool Group AG Law Expert Anton Grones worked in management and partially also as managing partner in technology and high tech enterprises for 14 years. Since 2013 he works as a management consultant and interim manager for SignPool Group AG and mainly consults companies in critical stages. The main focus of his work is development and growth (especially in biotech startups, medical technology & mechatronics) as well as securing of financing. Anton is also a local representative for CONDA in Tyrol.
Moritz Willburger
CFO, Blue Sparrow
Economist and water sliding enthusiast. As an internationally experienced and charismatic sales manager, he is the man to get our marketing and sales started.

Christian von Craushaar
Startup Consultant at CAST Christian worked many years as operations- and sales manager in international companies before he founded his own consulting business. He has a focus on business and operations development for innovative companies and is currently mentoring academic spin-offs and ystartup-teams at CAST- Center for Accademic Spin-Offs Tyrol.  
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.
Erwin Gutlederer
European Patent Attorney CAST, Center for Academic Spin-Offs Tyrol EG is currently employed by CAST Gründungszentrum GmbH and thereby mentores High-tech projects. Trained as a theoretical physicist he has extensive knowledge in intellectual properties.
Dr. Pinar Kilickiran
Start-up Consultant, CAST - Center for Academic Spin-Offs Tyrol Pinar is a start-up consultant and patent advisor at the Center for Academical Spin Offs-Tyrol (CAST). She holds a PhD in Chemistry and before joining CAST she worked many years as leader of R&D projects and teams at Sony Corporation R&D.
MMMag. Barbara Egger-Russe
Rechtsanwältin, Greiter Pegger Kofler & Partner MMMag. Barbara Egger Russe ist seit 2009 Rechtsanwältin und Partnerin der Innsbrucker Kanzlei Greiter Pegger Kofler & Partner. Sie beschäftigt sich vorwiegend mit gesellschafts- und unternehmensrechtlichen Themen, so insbesondere in den Bereichen Mergers & Acquisitions, Gesellschaftsgründungen, Umgründungen und Vertriebsrecht. Sie ist Vortragende am MCI Management Center Innsbruck und an auf der Universität Innsbruck. Die Kanzlei Greiter Pegger Kofler & Partner zählt zu den führenden Kanzleien im Wirtschaftsrecht außerhalb Wiens.
Raimund Kuess
Project Manager, h&z Business Consulting Raimund is an international business consultant with 12 years of experience in the development and improvement of business models, business strategies and reorganisation. Additionally Raimund brings in legal know-how in foundation-related topics like company law, tax law and trade law.
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.
Clemens Lassner
Strategy, Innovation & Advisory | Styleflasher
Wieland Alge
CEO / General Manager EMEA Barracuda Wieland is responsible for all business activities of Barracuda Networks in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Previously he was CEO and Co-Founder of phion AG, which was merged with Barracuda Networks in 2009. He is very experienced in the conceptualization and implementation of international security projects. In 2008 he received the award "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Ernst & Young.
Barbara M. Thaler
Vice President, WK Tirol Barbara  M. Thaler ist seit 16 Jahren in der Internet-Branche - vor allem in den Bereichen eVoting, eWorking, eMarketing, eTourismus, eCommerce, Social Media - tätig. Seit 2005 besteht ihr Unternehmen Thaler Enterprises. Als Lektorin am Management Center Innsbruck sowie als Gastvortragende an der FH Kufstein gibt sie ihr Wissen an die Studierenden weiter. Seit 2015 hat sie das Amt als Vizepräsidentin in der Wirtschaftskammer Tirol inne und unterstützt die UnternehmerInnen bei ihren Anliegen.
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.
Florian Scholochow
CEO & Founder, mohemian
In the early days, mohemian's two founders, Florian and Christina, mainly spent their time working in Silicon Valley, which is also where they started their first venture. When it was time to put together a team at a fixed location, Florian and Christina chose their hometown of Innsbruck, Austria. Here, a dedicated team works on developing exciting new products. Although the mohemian headquarters is based in Innsbruck, projects are being carried out all over the world, which is possible due to modern technology.


2 Tickets for Pioneers Festival, the major Tech Conference in Europe (worth € 1.500)
Startup-Package - sponsored by Der Brutkasten & Styria Ventures (worth over € 10.000)
2 months of free co-working space at Werkstätte Wattens
Crowdinvesting Businessplan & Financing Workshop by CONDA (worth € 1.500)
Premium accounts from Github for 1 year


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.

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Lorettostraße 26
6060 Hall, AUSTRIA

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