Pitching x Punsch Meetup


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Get ready for the Startup Christmas Meetup of the Year in Vienna!  Celebrate with us, enjoy yummy punsch & mulled wine, get inspired by awesome pitches and meet old & new friends!

What you can expect:
– Pitches of the best early-stage startups of Vienna
– Meet & mingle with the who-is-who of the Viennese startup scene
– home-made Glühwein & Punsch
– Networking & a fun night with lots of christmas-y confetti


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.







Welcoming & Registration


Opening & Pitches


Christmas Pitching (like our regular Pitching Competitions, just with Jingle Bells ;))


Presents for the Winner

- open end

Glühwein & Punsch & Mingling for everyone


Global Partners

Pioneers Ventures

City Partners


Network Partners

Lisa Fassl
CEO | Austrian Angels Investors Association Active for several years in the startup scene, Lisa has already been able to go through several stations and get to know the ecosystem from different angles. The passionate hobby photographer is particularly interested in projects with digital components and supports startups hands-on in their further development. In addition to her role at the aaia, she is a co-founder of Female Founders and has an active seat in the advisory board of IdeenTriebwerk Graz.
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.
Florian Resch
Investment Manager | aws Gründerfonds Prior to his appointment at aws Gründerfonds, Florian Resch was in charge of business development activities at Jollydays GmbH in Vienna, where he gained operating experience as the co-founder of an internet start-up. Until 2014, Florian Resch spent four years working in the area of M&A advisory, including for Ernst & Young. He studied International Economic Law in Vienna and Stanford. Florian Resch joined aws Gründerfonds as an investment manager in 2015.
Dejan Jovicevic
CEO & Co-Founder, derBrutkasten Dejan Jovicevic is a visionary digital intrapreneur, startup enthusiast and media manager. Within the "Die Presse" / WirtschaftsBlatt Media Group, he co-founded DerBrutkasten.com, Austria's leading platform for startups and digital innovation. Dejan began his career as a M&A and transaction lawyer in a global law firm. A subsequent job in a leading media company sparked his passion for the branch and he has been working in top-management positions for some of Austria's weekly and daily newspapers ever since.


Media Package by derBrutkasten
Brand new iPhone sponsored by T-Mobile Austria
Crowdinvesting Consulting Package by CONDA
Coworkingspace by Cocoquadrat
Startup Consulting Package by AAIA


Contact person

Tanja Sternbauer
Managing Partner - Mastermind

Eager to create a supporting community for entrepreneurs worldwide, Tanja focuses on strengthen the connections between startup ecosystems and hubs around the globe.

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.
Juan Guerra
Global Community Manager A communications expert, he is the founder of Skills of Life, an organization helping first-time entrepreneurs get ahead by developing their personal communication skills.

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