The first Startup Live project was held in June 2009. This project can be seen as a prototype of the Startup Live concept. It was important to gain experience in designing and implementing Startup Live. Fifteen ideas were pitched. Nine ideas were not able to assure participants of their potential. As a consequence, six interdisciplinary venture teams were formed. This can be seen as a first selection of ideas.
Eduvent was formed at the first Startup Weekend in June 2009 in Vienna. The name eduvent is composed of the words education and event. The main goal of eduvent is to provide information about educational events in Austria.