Register now for our third edition of 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?
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!
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🤝 Registration & Mingle
Get some coffee, make yourself comfortable
90-seconds Initial Pitches
Find your favorite Startup
🙏 Team Building
Complete team setup
👨🏫 Business Model Intro
Think big, start small, act bold!
by Georg Kuttner
💻 Working Time
Get to know your team and project, set goals for the weekend
🥐 Early Bird Breakfast
👋 Day Opening
🙋♂️ Meet the Lead Mentors
👨💻 Mentoring sessions
Work on your business concept and get immediate Feedback from the mentor your lead mentors
🌯 Working Lunch
🙋♀️ Meet the Experts
👩💻 Expert Sessions
Get input and feedback from successful entrepreneurs and various industry experts
💻 Working Time
Process the feedback from your mentors & experts, maybe pivot a little or put the finishing touches on your business concept
🥐 Early Bird Breakfast
🎙️ Pitch Training
The Art of Pitching
by Georg Kuttner
💻 Working Time
Refine your pitch and get your slides ready
🥪 Working Lunch
🗨️ Pitch Rehearsal
Prepare yourself for the final pitches
📋 Check-in Visitor
For our guests, investors & VIPs
🔥 Opening Speech
🎤 The Final Pitches
The Big Moment!
⏳ Jury Consultation & Community Award Voting
🎉 Throw around Confetti aka Winner Announcement
🥂 Networking & Dinner
The F-U-N Part
Matthias SchrögerTax Manager | Member of KPMG Smart Start Spezialgebiet: Steuer- und Betriebswirtschaftliche Beratung; tax accountant, former cycling professional, CEO and Co-Founder @ Bikepalast Linz
Martin WeberDigital 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.)
Sabine SchmidtLawyer | Brandl & Talos Rechtsanwälte GmbH When Sabine started her legal career she focused on corporate law and became a lawyer in the corporate M&A team of BTP. She supported founders from the early stage advising them to find the best legal form for their business until (and beyond) the first investors got on board. After an engagement as legal and compliance manager with a payment services provider Sabine gained experience in regulatory and data protection regulations. However, the most significant learning in this position was, that what makes a lawyer's work a real success for the team is an in-depth understanding of the company's business model and – most relevant – to support the team to make it work. Sabine is convinced that this experience is crucial to support their clients with excellent legal advice.
Anita RaffetsederStartup 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.
Thomas EckerSenior 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.
Janis JungCEO & 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.
Markus KoblmüllerCEO & Founder | TeamEcho Markus is co-founder and CEO of TeamEcho, a Linz based HR tech start-up, providing an innovative online tool for measuring and improving workplace climate and employee happiness. He is an expert for start-ups, business development and HR/OD. As a longstanding member of the Austrian start-up community he co-founded multiple companies and is the organizer of the Growth Hacking Meetups in Linz. Besides his innovation skills, he holds a Master’s degree in philosophy and therefore has an exceptional critical and analytical mindset, which empowers him to detect problems immediately and tackle them the right way. With TeamEcho he is currently disrupting feedback processes in all kinds of organizations.
Gerd KarlhuberDirector | KPMG Austria Gerd works at KPMG since 2006 as a professional IT consultant for Digital Transformation topics, IT Compliance, Data & Analytics and Blockchain advisory. He is also a member of the KPMG SmartStart team which supports young entrepreneurs and startups along their way. In addition, Gerd is Co-Founder at Blockpit GmbH, a Hagenberg based FinTech startup providing a real-time online platform for cryptocurrency tax reporting and portfolio monitoring.
Karina StrengFounder and Consultant | Flybird At 19, Karina started working at Fabasoft in a programming trainer role. At 24, she was CEO at Sybermon GmbH. Today, Karina helps startups set up Product Management processes and train future leaders at Fly Bird Consulting. Karina's passion is to support startups in their growth phase. Her focus is on Product Management and Leadership Coaching. If you are founding a new company, you are immediately in a senior position, no matter your prior experience. Her aim is to provide guidance where it’s needed in order to make teams successful and happy.
Stefan KochProfessor, Business Informatics - Information Engineering | JKU Linz Stefan is Chair of Business Informatics - Information Engineering at Johannes Kepler University. He is also a visiting professor at Vlerick Business School and Vienna University of Economics and Business. Stefan has an extensive experience in the Software Business Models and Pricing, also Effort Estimation and various Business Cases.
Olivia UlbingCEO & Founder | oha! communications Olivia is a Founder and CEO of oha! communications and with the extensive knowledge in the marketing and branding field. Her statement regarding startups and digital marketing "Digital marketing for start-ups and brands, that are brave enough to look for new ways and workarounds & hacks, when it comes to growing their business. Following the mantra - no bullshit bingo! Focusing on the tools and methods that really get your business to the next level, rather than wasting time with nice-to-haves".
Jörg SchlipfingerIncubation Manager | tech2b Inkubator Jörg is an independent consultant in the fields of Business Development, Management, Corporate Finance. Besides, as Incubation Manager at tech2b Inkubator, he is pursuing 360° business coaching for startups. Previously, Jörg was CFO of underground_8 secure computing and also a CFO & an Advisor at Smartbow. Thus, he is gonna share his knowledge and experience with other startups.
Iris MayrCEO and Founder | myplaystore Iris is coming from the digital art background. She has produced and lead several big projects, like the grand opening of the cultural capital of Europe Linz09. With this background, Iris co-founded Axis Linz - Coworking Loft and founded later on myplaystore. She can help most in processes of launching startups and teambuilding.
Philipp StrengCo-Founder | FlyBird Philipp has a background in IT. He has worked for startups, small and big companies in different departments like project management, pre-sales, customer support, and service. He shifted his focus to process management through his study. Philipp appreciates working with people to support and create a superb working environment. His affection is to gain a boost for all and get it in touch with the surroundings. Philipp is glad if the employees have fun at work and the projects get done. So, he could help in self-organization, project management and IT-architecture (Strategy, cloud/on-premise/tools)
Tobias HöllerHacker | Catalysts Tobias is working for Catalysts both as a Software Developer and a Penetration tester. He is an expert for designing and testing secure web applications. Additionally, Tobias is also teaching Security classes at the Johannes Kepler University. He can help you assess both your security requirements and your current security level.
Klaus BuchroithnerCEO | 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.
Klaus MadlmairProjectmanager | Business Upper Austria - Oö Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH Klaus is a business consultant, focusing on investors- and location management. In his current position, he works in the area of administration, politics and economy. Furthermore, Klaus brings know-how in public relations management and (social media) - communication. Also, he works together with companies all sizes in terms of finance and funding advice for investment projects or contacting authorities and obtaining permits.
Andreas HaimbergerCo-Founder | Eightpins Andreas is a co-founder of Eightpins, where he mainly responsible for Business development, sales, marketing and product design. Before Andreas has found two other startups: Yamigoo and Illumedia. Thus, he can support not only with his expertise and experience in social media marketing, new business development but also how to build a startup from scratch.
Georg KuttnerManaging 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.
Bernhard Lehnerstartup300 AG serial entrepreneur with 10+ (co-)foundings in the last 10 years, several exits, business angel and co-founder of startup300.
Christian BulfonInterim Manager & Business Angel | CB Consult & startup300 Christian Bulfon has more than 20 years experience in the Semiconductor Capital Equipment and Supply Industry, multi‐year international experience with residency in Asia, USA & Europe. Educational technical background in Physics (TU Vienna) and entrepreneurial leadership (UC Berkeley). Leadership/Management experience in General Management, Business & Finance Operations, Development & Engineering, Production, Logistics, Purchasing, Facilities, EH&S, Quality, Sales, Process Application and Customer Service.
Silke GreinerCEO | A&S Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH Silke is a Business Angel and member of startup300. She is an experienced real estate entrepreneur and shareholder of a German textile company. Silke studied law at the University of Konstanz and she is a graduate of the University of Heidelberg.
Edith Mairhofer EderProduct Manager | Raiffeisen Software GmbH Edith is product manager at Raiffeisen Software and has many years of experience in developing IT solutions for financial institutions - bringing together business and technology is part of her job. She studied software engineering with a focus on banking at the University of Applied Sciences in Hagenberg, which helps her to understand the rising blockchain technology and many opportunities (and obstacles) that come with it.
Markus ManzCEO | tech2b Markus Manz is CEO of tech2b for more than 5 years. Before that Markus was in leading positions of different corporates in the technologic innovations sector. Moreover, Markus is an experienced lector in knowledge management at different FH's.
Christoph SteindlCEO 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.
Hypest Hive - OVERALL WINNERhttps://www.hypesthive.com/
Hypest Hive is a platform which makes it easy to find and manage influencer partners in the online gaming industry, build trust with customers and bring product to the masses.
Streampy - SPECIAL WINNERhttps://www.facebook.com/Streampy/
Streampy offers an app that combines your favorite music streaming providers and the songs are played centrally in one app. With Streampy you can create your personal cross-platform playlists and enjoy music without switching apps, playback interruptions and time loss.
Benu - IDEA STAGE WINNERhttps://benu.cc/
Benu makes it possible to plan and book funerals online. Benu offers customers relevant funeral-related information, transparent prices & services & online configuration. Benu is bringing the funeral industry, a 540 million euro market in Austria alone, into the 21st century.
Twinster - BEST PITCHhttp://www.twinster.eu/
Twinster measures people with 3D Body Scanners and match them with the perfect fitting clothes afterwards. Based on the data, their system can also make size recommendations online.
A tutoring institute and marketplace where you find teachers and can book tutoring online direct and automatically with the teachers
easyKFZ is an online Software Solution, that helps small car repair shops with their daily office tasks. It is a platform, to provide them with Tools that only bigger players use to gain an advantage and succeed in business.
When a photographer is too expensive & a stockphoto does not match your needs, PIXXERS is the perfect solution!
All-In-One Software solution for leisure activity companies & booking platform.
JAASPER is the Robin Hood of Consumers and we offer easy & affordable access to professional legal advice. If consumers have a legal problem, they simply go to our website and enter data about their case. Our software processes the data and forwards it to one of our partnering lawyers. Through the data processing, the workload of the lawyer is reduced by approx. 80%, thus we can offer the whole service to the customer for €99 only.
gift2gether offers to maintain friendships with planning initiatives, organizing events and group gifts, as simple as it gets.
Traveling the World with just Cryptocurrency. I'm doing this for risk reduction and educational purposes. To create the general understanding of practicality and use case scenarios all around blockchain and the underlying technologies.
Your personal "Do not disturb" sign. Launch a franchise system for business-services focused on start-ups and small-sized companies in the German-speaking market based on an already existing business in Upper Austria.
Business-Services like Post- & Parcel management, P.O. Box and Company Adress, Courier Service, Phone service & Telemarketing, Office Organisation, Organising Accounting and Dunning.