Krems #1

AUSTRIA

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ABOUT

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!

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Contributors

Global Partners

Conda
pioneers

City Partners

Alfred Luger
Co-founder, runtastic
Artur Lapinsch
Business Development, STARTeurope
Mark Tuttle
Partner, PlacemarkOne.com Mark is a California‐born „all‐rounder” C level executive in technology and business, with 25 years of experience in a wide variety of activities and roles. Mark’s startup efforts have successfully served top companies worldwide, including Hewlett‐Packard, Apple Computer, Lucent, Yahoo!, Philips, and others. Mark has served in a variety of positions, founder, CEO, CTO, CFO, board member, adviser, consultant, business developer, mentor, lecturer, and coach. "I have founded and worked with a lot of start ups in the last 25 years, most don't hit it big, but a serial entrepreneur keeps on learning, and trying!"
Stefan Kreppel
Start-Up representative | FFG Stefan Kreppel is economical expert and Start-Up representative of FFG, the Austrian Research and Promotion Agency. FFG is financing and funding innovative projects of R&D performing companies and entrepreneurs. He joined FFG in 2007and has been since then in charge of the General Program and the AplusB Incubation Program with a specific focus on Start-Ups and High Tech Start-Ups. Prior to FFG he gained professional experience in various VC and PE companies. Stefan possesses a deep knowledge of the Austrian Start-Up Scene, including the evaluation an creation of business models and supports Start-Ups on their way through the R&D and founding phase. Furthermore he has a deep interest in impact investment and sustainable entrepreneurship He holds Master degrees in Civil Engineering and Business Administration with specific focus on Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. Furthermore he also owns a global patent for a consumer product, which is already license out.
Thomas Nennadal
Attorney, accent Gründerservice GmbH
Walter Grassl
FH Krems
Alfred Luger
Co-founder, runtastic
Mark Tuttle
Partner, PlacemarkOne.com Mark is a California‐born „all‐rounder” C level executive in technology and business, with 25 years of experience in a wide variety of activities and roles. Mark’s startup efforts have successfully served top companies worldwide, including Hewlett‐Packard, Apple Computer, Lucent, Yahoo!, Philips, and others. Mark has served in a variety of positions, founder, CEO, CTO, CFO, board member, adviser, consultant, business developer, mentor, lecturer, and coach. "I have founded and worked with a lot of start ups in the last 25 years, most don't hit it big, but a serial entrepreneur keeps on learning, and trying!"
Michael Moll
CEO, accent
Stefan Kreppel
Start-Up representative | FFG Stefan Kreppel is economical expert and Start-Up representative of FFG, the Austrian Research and Promotion Agency. FFG is financing and funding innovative projects of R&D performing companies and entrepreneurs. He joined FFG in 2007and has been since then in charge of the General Program and the AplusB Incubation Program with a specific focus on Start-Ups and High Tech Start-Ups. Prior to FFG he gained professional experience in various VC and PE companies. Stefan possesses a deep knowledge of the Austrian Start-Up Scene, including the evaluation an creation of business models and supports Start-Ups on their way through the R&D and founding phase. Furthermore he has a deep interest in impact investment and sustainable entrepreneurship He holds Master degrees in Civil Engineering and Business Administration with specific focus on Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. Furthermore he also owns a global patent for a consumer product, which is already license out.
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
Speedinvest
LineMetrics - Winner
https://linemetrics.com/

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.

Me-Kono - 2nd place
http://me-kono.eu/

Conference platform for researchers and scientists from all academics disciplines around the globe.

Smart Solutions - 3rd place
http://www.smart-solutions.at/

Smart Solutions kümmert sich um Ihre IT-Komponenten und um Ihr gesamtes Firmennetzwerk von der Planung bis hin zu langjähriger Betreuung.

PRIZES

2 tickets for the Pioneers Festival
One month of free co-working space @ sektor5 and ½ day mentoring with Mark Tuttle
Web-analysis by unit-m! and voucher for one service of StuCon

Organizers

Contact person

Kurt Lojka

As a former American Football player Kurt implements values like teamwork and “play-to-the whistle”, in his new found passion: foster awesome startups. Oh and by the way he is always good for a laugh.

BORG

Heinemannstraße 12
3500 Krems, AUSTRIA