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Register now for our first Startup Live event in Linz – 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 Saturday you’ll have the chance to pitch your business to investors, media representatives & the crowd and win awesome prizes!

PS: In case you need a hotel during your stay in Linz, please book directly at the Arcotel Nike Linz with code “Startup Live”
contact: 0732 7626-0 or [email protected]


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09:00 - 09:30

Opening & Welcoming

09:30 - 10:00

Pitch Storm
90-seconds Initial Pitches

10:00 - 10:30

Team Finding
Find your favorite Startup

10:30 - 11:00

Team Building
Complete Team Setup

11:00 - 11:30

Intro Session
Your Goals for the Weekend

11:30 - 12:30

Working Session

12:30 - 13:00

Working Lunch

13:00 - 14:00

Working Session

14:00 - 14:15

Meet the Mentors
Work on your Business Concept

14:15 - 18:00

Mentoring Sessions
Work on your Business Concept

18:00 - 19:00

Networking Dinner

19:00 - 23:59

Working Session

09:00 - 09:15


09:15 - 10:00

Working Session

10:00 - 10:15

Meet the Experts

10:15 - 12:30

Ask the Experts
Get Input and Feedback from successful Entrepreneurs and Industry Leaders

12:30 - 13:00

Working Lunch

13:00 - 14:00

Pitch Training
Pitch Training with Daniel Cronin

14:00 - 16:00

Refine your Pitch
Submit your Pitch


Submit your Pitch

16:00 - 17:00

Pitch Rehearsals & Lunch
Practice your Pitch

17:00 - 18:30

Final Pitches
Rock the Stage!

18:30 - 19:00

Jury Consultation & Community Award Voting

19:00 - 19:30

Throw around Confetti aka Winner Announcement

20:00 - 23:59

Austrian Startups Stammtisch Linz #1
The F-U-N Part


Global Partners


City Partners


Network Partners

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.
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
Patric Stadlbauer
Manager Audit & Member of Team Smart Start at KPMG I Want you to #smartstart
Matthias Schröger
Tax Manager | Member of KPMG Smart Start Spezialgebiet: Steuer- und Betriebswirtschaftliche Beratung; tax accountant, former cycling professional, CEO and Co-Founder @ Bikepalast Linz
Daniel Steiner
Head of marketing at Starting of as a Business Analyst, right from the beginning of his career Daniel has put his main focus on the measureable aspects of Marketing. As former Head of Digital Strategy he put a strong focus on data-driven marketing and strategy. Now as CMO Daniel oversees all marketing operations of and develops its marketing strategy and vision to push the boundaries for the Austrian market leader. #willstdukannstdu #startup300 #marketing
Bernhard Lehner
startup300 AG serial entrepreneur with 10+ (co-)foundings in the last 10 years, several exits, business angel and co-founder of startup300.
Janis Jung
CEO & Co-Founder | MOOCI Janis and his team are building the first digital network for quality in the market of aesthetic medicine. He is responsible for business development. Furthermore he is taking over sales which gives him the opportunity to be as near to the customers as possible and therefore he and his team can develop and improve the product continuously.
Stefanie Gerhofer
CEO & Founder Offisy
Christan Seyringer
Patent Examiner, Austrian Patent Office Before becoming a patent expert at the Austrian Patent Office, Christian worked as R&D engineer in a young company. In addition to his work as a patent examiner, he is intensively involved in the PRIO, provisional patent application and patent.check projects. His experiences from both sides are very valuable for his IPR consultations with start-ups and SMEs.
Michael Steiner
Managing Partner @all about apps Michael Steiner has more than 6 years of experience in IT Sales and Marketing. As Managing Partner of all about apps, he heads one of the leading mobile agencies in Austria with customers like ERSTE Bank, Novartis, A1 or Porsche. Within his role at aaa, he advises corporates in digital transformation processes and works with start ups within aaa's Accelerator program. Before all about apps Michael worked as a tax consultant in a company focused on company evaluations.
Franz Tretter
CEO & Founder @ hello again GmbH It is worth pointing out that his knowledge in technology is largely due to his education. After having graduated from HTL Steyr he went on to acquire a Master's degree in Online Media Marketing at FH Krems. Tretter is best described as dedicated entrepreneur and visionary. He was CEO of Szene1 Gmbh for 13 years and Director of Szene1 New Media AG. In addition he was Product Manager at Runtastic. With his company "hello again" he wants to create loyalty-apps with automated customer communication, especially for the B2B industry. Franz Tretter, CEO hello again GmbH: "We help to have direct contact with your customers. Automated and at the best moment directly on the smartphone"
Klaus Buchroithner
CEO | Vresh GmbH Klaus started his career in a skateshop. After working as the distributor of international brands and managing two stores, he realized that there is a market gap for sustainable brands. Since 2012 he and his team is working on the brand "Vresh", which is produced exclusively in the EU. Vresh also supplies companies such as startup300, swell, runtastic & co with its own merchandise.
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.
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.
Philipp Kranewitter
Business Incubation Manager @tech2b Startup consultant with a focus on business model development and financing. Consulting and development of more than 120 successful tech-startups since 2009. Passion: Early stage business ideas.
Peter Schöppl
BLÜMKE & SCHÖPPL Rechtsanwaltspartnerschaft Unternehmensgründung / start-up, Datenschutzrecht, Wettbewerbs- und Immaterialgüterrecht, Vereinsrecht, Erbrecht und Vermögensnachfolge, Insolvenzrecht und Sanierung,
Robert Hutter
Founder and CEO PROLOGICS Robert is the co-founder of PROLOGICS, a company in the enterprise software field for business process management and automation (BPM). The flagship product FireStart is one of the leading BPM products worldwide and supports organizations to make processes more digital and human-centric. The company was founded in 2006 and now serves well-known brands like Swarovski, Palfinger or Manner on their digital journey. PROLOGICS runs local offices from Beijing to New York and was awarded Microsoft Partner of the year 2016 and BPM Toolmaster 2017.
Martin Weber
Digital Futurist | Catalysts Martin joined Catalysts in 2014, is an expert for artificial intelligence, natural language processing, data analysis, data science, voice interfaces, chatbots, and much more. He has been working with startups and is an active member of the local tech community (Technologieplauscherl, Hackathons, SoCraTes unconference, etc.)
Christoph Steindl
CEO and Founder | Catalysts Christoph is a software developer by education and business developer by passion. He quit his job in 2005 to found Catalysts and made it a flourishing group of companies with 250+ employees. He’s a repeat business angel and proud member of #startup300.
Martin Behrens
CEO & Co-Founder @presono Beeing born and raised in Berlin means that you’ll have to deal with some german quality characteristics when connecting with me. After finishing school I did a job training as digital media designer and in addition started as freelance web-designer and -developer. The desire for studying something in the field of media technology and design led me to Austria, more specifically to Hagenberg. During my studies I started working as a software developer for multitouch applications in a multimedia agency in which I evolved to the leading project manager for all digital solutions over time. Due to my job I got to know my two co-founders and we started our project "presono" in 2015. Since then we managed to build a company and a software product out of that idea, grew our team up to 15 people, found first customers and got a seven-digit investment. Beeing part of this company I am primary responsible for the internal communication between the sales- & project-management- and the development-team, all organizational topics including finance, law and hr and also for the advisory service of some key-accounts (and many more …).
Elisabeth Eidenberger
Head of Marketing, OÖNachrichten During her studies in international and social business, Elisabeth made her first experiences in journalism as an intern at OÖNachrichten – and caught fire. After her studies she started as a full time business journalist at the regional newspaper, writing about all sorts of companies including start-ups and high-tech businesses. Five years later she took over the online department of OÖNachrichten, being responsible for all digital journalism and development on the website Since January, Elisabeth is in charge of marketing at OÖNachrichten.
Michael Altrichter
Business Angel and Social Investor, Startup300 Business Angel of the year 2014, fastet exit in Austria with payolution, co-founded paysafecard and exit with 140m$
Gert Weidinger
Partner at KPMG Advisory, Risk Consulting
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.
Michael Eisler
Co-Founder & CEO, startup300 Michael co-founded DIG AG in 2000 - a software company based in Linz. As a CEO he grew the company up to 35 employees and got acquired in 2011. Michael started his next venture and co-founded Wappwolf in early 2010. Overall 16 years of entrepreneurship both in Austria an California is what Michael calls his “minefield of experience”. He recently started startups300, an accelerator to invest in startups and support them along their journey.
Alfred Luger
CO-Founder und CFO Runtastic Alfred is COO and co-founder of Runtastic. He studied Economics and is the only founder without a technical background. In addition to managing the company finances, he is also responsible for HR topics and organizational development at Runtastic. During recent years, he discovered his passion for running and can now look back on several half and full marathons. Alfred’s example perfectly illustrates the motivational power of Runtastic.


5.000 € CASH powered by startup300
Tickets to the Pioneers Festival, one of Europe's largest Tech Conferences (worth 2.000 €)
Media Package by derBrutkasten (worth 5.000 €)
KPMG SmartStart Consulting/Mentoring Package – 10 hours Advisory, Audit or Tax
Crowdinvesting Evaluation Package (worth 1.000 €)
3 months ChillBill PLUS (worth >120 €)
1 advertisement at (worth > 680 €)


Contact person

Anita Raffetseder
Startup Community Manager | akostart oö

In Anita’s current role as a Startup Community Manager at akostart oö, together with her team members she provides several services for the upper Austrian startup ecosystem. Additionally she volunteers for the AustrianStartups as local representative.

Sandra Schier
Business Development, startup300 Sandra´s running the factory300 a place for startups, events, mentoring, workshops. She´s part of the startup300 „la famiglia“ and supports female founders! #weare300
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4020 Linz, AUSTRIA

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