Vienna #10


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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!





16:00 - 17:00


17:00 - 17:30


17:30 - 18:15

Pitchers rock the show!

18:15 - 19:00

Team building

19:00 - 20:00

Working dinner

20:00 - 20:20

Inspirational talk by Kumardev Chatterjee - Welcome to "Digital Minds for a New Europe" - a series of 'think-pieces' by the world's best digital minds.

20:20 - 23:59

Working session 1

09:00 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Business model intro - Key aspects and potential pitfalls of developing a sounds business model by Stefan Perkmann Berger (WhatAVenture) and Bernhard Rzepski (tecnet)

10:00 - 10:15

How Microsoft BizSpark and Azure can optimally support your growing business from the beginning by Andreas Schabus (Microsoft)

10:15 - 10:30

Meet the mentors

10:30 - 13:00

Working session 2 + Mentoring

13:00 - 14:00

Working lunch

14:00 - 19:00

Working session 3 + Mentoring

19:00 - 20:00

Working dinner

19:00 - 23:59

Working session 4

09:00 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:15

Pitch training

10:15 - 10:30


10:30 - 13:00

Working session 5

13:00 - 14:00

Working lunch

14:00 - 15:45

Working session 6 - Presentation preparation

15:45 - 16:00

Presentation hand-in + break

16:00 - 16:20

The day after tomorrow - how to continue after Startup Live Vienna! by Kurt Lojka (Startup Live alumni, Codeship)

16:20 - 17:30

Final presentations

17:30 - 17:45

Jury consultation + break

17:45 - 18:15

Award ceremony & closing

18:15 - 21:00

Networking and fun


Global Partners


City Partners


Gold Supporters


Network Partners

Florian Kandler
Fundraising Expert | Florian helps startup founders build fundable startups and find the right investors. He shares his 10 years of experience, starting 3 companies that closed 3 funding rounds with VCs and Angels in Europe and the USA.
Andreas Schabus
Technology Advisor, Microsoft
Benedikt Karigl
Steuerberater, Startup Leitner
Bernhard Rzepski
Investment Manager, tecnet As investment manager at tecnet equity, Bernhard is responsible for the acquisition and analysis of new portfolio companies. He negotiates prospective investments and oversees the investment stage and the ensuing exit. He is also in charge of deal flow generation and sits on advisory boards and boards of directors.
Can Ertuğrul
Board Member, Austrian Startups Worked in 3 startups, 2 in FinTech, experienced public speaker, mentoring and pushing startups out of their comfort zone since 2010. #AllroundBiz #BizDev #Traction #Marketing #Strategy #Pitching #Planning #BizModel #Fundraising #Storytelling  
Christoph Steindl
CEO, catalysts
Daniel Cronin – Moderator
Co-Founder, AustrianStartups Daniel is a passionate speaker with multiple startup experience. He co-founded AustrianStartups, was founding member of “all about apps” & presented the national TV show “2Minuten, 2Millionen – die PULS4 Startup-Show”. He has also hosted many events & panels like Startup Week, Pioneers Festival & EBAN Annual Congress.
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.
Josef Mantl
CEO, JMC – Josef Mantl Communications GmbH Josef Mantl is an Austrian communication entrepreneur with a focus on strategy, campaigns, events & digital media and an “Al Gore Climate Leader”. As CEO of the Full Service Communications Agency JMC he focuses on Campaigns, Events and Digital Media.
Kumardev Chatterjee
Innovation Luminary - Young Innovation Champion. Founder and President, European Young Innovators Forum
Markus Ertler
Business Angel | startup300 Markus is truly an Austrian digital pioneer. 1994 he co-founded together with his brother Immobilien.NET, the first immo platform in Europe  and market leader in Austria. In 2014 he exited Immobilien.NET successfully. Since then Markus is a passionate serial entrepreneur and as an active business angel also invests in promising Austrian startups. 2015 he gained the title "Super Angel" of the Austrian Angels Investors Association and since 2016 he is board member of Startup300.
Mag. Dr. Florian Steinhart
Attorney and Legal Expert, Herbst Kinsky
Florian holds master degrees in law and business economics as well as a PhD in law. As a lawyer at Herbst Kinsky he is engaged in the corporate law business with a focus on start-ups. He is constantly advising start-ups, Business Angels and Investors in connection with foundations, financings and exits.

Kurt Lojka
Community Captain & Event Marketing, Codeship
Martin Eder
VP Innovation, Kapsch
Rudolf Dömötör
Professor, ECN
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 Grubbauer
Online Innovationsmanagement, Österreichische Post AG
Thomas Nennadal
Attorney, accent Gründerservice GmbH
Vlad Gozman
Founder & Curator, TEDx Vienna The native-born Romanian launched his first company shortly after finishing his business studies in Bucharest. Vlad founded and developed TEDxVienna, one of the largest and most active innovation communities in Austria. In 2012 Vlad joined the successful Austrian incubator i5invest and co-founded the technology startup Adspired Technologies, that develops innovative marketing and e-commerce tools. Vlad is also a founding board member of AustrianStartups, an NGO focused on supporting and promoting startups in Austria.
Tom Thaler
Founder & Consultant, Thaler Enterprises Tom is a skilled compute scientist, consultant, balance sheet expert, and soon lawyer. The passionate tourism expert holds regular speeches at conferences and in seminars about social media marketing and big date. He further teaches eMarketing since 2005 at the university of applied sciences for management & IT in Innsbruck, focusing on SEO and business model optimization of web portals. Being entrepreneur since 1993, Tom for sure knows every up and down of being an entrepreneur.
Bernhard Thalhammer
M&A and Investment Manager, Styria Digital Holding GmbH Within the investment portfolio of Styria Digital are some of the most successful startups in Austria such as, which is the largest marketplace in Austria for second hand goods. Bernhard has many years of experience in the Venture Capital industry and knows exactly what young companies should focus on to successfully attract external funding and successfully launch their product in the market.
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, 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.
Florian Kandler
Fundraising Expert | Florian helps startup founders build fundable startups and find the right investors. He shares his 10 years of experience, starting 3 companies that closed 3 funding rounds with VCs and Angels in Europe and the USA.
Gabriele Tatzberger
Department Manager, Vienna Business Agency Gabriele is department manager of mingo, the start-up initiative in the Vienna Business Agency and is passionate to support startups and the Vienna startup scene. Since 2010 she is also CEO of the Vienna Region ltd.
Josef Mantl
CEO, JMC – Josef Mantl Communications GmbH Josef Mantl is an Austrian communication entrepreneur with a focus on strategy, campaigns, events & digital media and an “Al Gore Climate Leader”. As CEO of the Full Service Communications Agency JMC he focuses on Campaigns, Events and Digital Media.
Martin Waitz
Neuproduktentwicklung, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Markus Wagner
CEO, i5invest
Robert Hegedus
Managing Partner | Fiedler Capital Robert runs Fiedler Capital, a Vienna based early stage VC focused on early stage startups with global potential in CEE and Baltics. He's also also one of the founders of Mosaik, a 1,000 m2 tech campus and the center of the tech scene in Budapest. Before founding Fiedler Capital, Robert worked 10 years top-tier management consulting. Robert has extensive experience in venture and a very strong international network in the VC, startup and corporate world.
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.
Team Echo - Winner

TeamEcho ermöglicht Ihnen auf einfachste Weise eine kontinuierliche Messung und Analyse der Zufriedenheit Ihrer Mitarbeiter.

EggZen - 2nd place

Early gender detection of unhatched chicken eggs.

HeyBeauty - 3rd place

Online platform that lists companies that offer wellness services.

Overseas - 4th place

Providing high quality exchange programs for Asian students.


Demand-based online platform for new cars.


Battle with strangers and friends or get help from your friends on your decisions.

Clear Vision

We created an algorithm to calibrate the right and individual lens based on the chosen frame.

Yodel Social

Your own branded online loyalty program.

W2 Career Booster Network

Career boosting network for women.

Genius Watering

Modern Indoor Gardening.


The shopping club for pet owners.


The best real estate search experience.


We empower youth to develop a professional career in the IT industry.

Mark & Susi

Modular designer lamps at affordable prices.


2 Tickets for the Pioneers Festival 2015, one of the largest tech start-up events in Europe
Legal "Quick Check" package for a company foundation with Herbst Kinsky (worth 2.500€!)
Foundation package and consulting for 1 year (worth €4.500) at Startup Leitner
3-months free co-working space for up to 4 team members at Stockwerk
Special Microsoft prizes (e.g. XBox 360, Nokia Lumia 1520)
50% discount on design starter package (including logo, business cards and stationery) at Strike! IT & Design
Free use of the WhatAVenture tool for 2 weeks
4 vouchers worth 50 Euros for an expert call at
Explanatory video production worth 300 Euro by Taskwunder


The UNIMC is one of the leading student organisations in Austria. Companies out of various industries, media as well as students appreciate the UNIMC as recruiting partner and dialogue platform for motivated students. An ambitious event program, intensive lobbying and the usage of new communication channels have proved effectiveness. The UNIMC targets committed students with economic interest who want to assume responsibility for themselves and the society. The club facilitates the exchange with established personalities and leading companies as part of a variety of events.

Contact person

Talitha Leitner
Chairperson, UNIMC


Michaelerplatz 3
1010 Vienna, AUSTRIA