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!FACEBOOK EVENT PHOTO GALLERY
Pitchers rock the show! (90-second pitches)
Team finding - Find your favorite project
Team building - Complete team setup
Business model intro - How to develop a sound business model by Stefan Perkmann Berger (WhatAVenture)
Working session 1 - Get to know your team and project, set goals for the weekend
SEO essentials for Start-ups - insightful talk by Otago
Working session 2 - Use your Toolbox provided by WhatAVenture to work on your business concept
Meet the mentors
Mentoring - Get input and feedback from successful entrepreneurs and experts
Working session 3 - Use your Toolbox provided by WhatAVenture to work on your business concept
Pitch training by Daniel Cronin
Working session 4 - Use your Toolbox provided by WhatAVenture to work on your business concept
Working session 5 - Prepare final presentation
Presentation hand-in + break
Final presentation session - Opening and short talks
Final presentations - Rock the stage!
Jury consultation + break
Award ceremony & closing
Networking and dinner
Daniel Cronin – ModeratorCo-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.
Michael EislerCo-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.
Tobias GöllnerCo-Founder and C_O, ShiftYard After some years in strategy and M&A consulting, Tobias founded the innovation unit ‘Discover’ at Pioneers.io where he analyzed several hundred ventures for corporate clients looking for partnerships with innovative startups. He regularly holds workshops and trainings, working with and supporting startups and corporate intrapreneurs. He has recently launched a new venture called 'ShiftYard', aiming to shape new work environments for tomorrow's knowledge workers.
Manuel GustererCo-Founder & CEO, Avocodo GmbH Manuel has over 10 years of global experience in leading large teams in Telecoms, Consumer Electronics, Digital Media and Gaming. He has a proven record of successfully transforming startup cultures into happy and efficient delivery machineries across Europe. After returning to Vienna in 2012, Manuel founded his own business, which completed a merger with one of Austria’s leading individual software providers in 2014.
Daniel HorakCo-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 KandlerFundraising Expert | GetFunding.how 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.
Norbert StriedingerCEO, all about apps Norbert Striedinger spent the last 10 years in the mobile communications world, working with top clients to provide compelling mobile solutions. In 2011, Norbert took on building all about apps, which has since grown to be amongst Austria’s leading mobile service companies.
Michael MollCEO, accent
Stefan Perkmann BergerCo-Founder and Managing Director, WhatAVenture Stefan is the co-founder and managing director of WhatAVenture, a virtual tool to bring your idea to business reality. His focus is customer development and has tremendous know-how in how to develop a sounds business model.
Gregor-Robert PoschStartup Services | Vienna Business Agency Gregor has more than 10 years experience as a business consultant in various industries and has supported several start-ups in the Creative Industries. The Vienna Business Agency offers financial support, real estate and urban development incentives as well as free service and advice for Viennese companies and founders. The objective is to strengthen Viennese entrepreneurs, companies and their innovative force.
Luka SucicBus Dev & Investments, Hubraum Krakow Luka has a strong background in automotive, education, gaming, fashion and digital startups, mobile applications development and e-commerce. Prior to hub:raum Luka has been working in innovations department of Croatia Telekom on IPTV, OTT and new business telco projects. He is a consultant and a professional lecturer in area of a mobile and digital business development helping new start-ups and ideas to prosper.
Adis PezerovicDigital Marketing Strategist, Adis.io Adis had the opportunity to help a number of interesting small and medium-sized enterprises as well as start-ups utilizing their digital potential for better growth, which helped him gain insights in a variety of industries. Among others Adis worked with the mobile service provider Red Bull Mobile, the TV channels of ProsiebenSat-1 PULS4 Group and the Austrian version of the well-known Forbes Magazine. Adis has is own
Dieter PuganiggOwner & CEO, DigitEcon e.U. Dieter is a senior international business executive with board-level leadership experience in the B2B area. Global market leaders in FMCG, services and technology (most recently Nestlé Nespresso, Microsoft and HP), rely on Dieter to establish, turn-around, develop and lead groups and organizations across Europe and globally with award winning success. Focusing on Business Development, Program Management, Process Development and Sales Excellence on a strategic level, he improves the performance and increases efficiency of Sales Organizations generating higher ROIs.
Fabian RauchCEO, Onloom Fabian Rauch is founder of onloom.at, which is a carpet E-Commerce store launched in 2013 with current operations in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. In 2011 he founded Get-a-Taxi, an iPhone and Android App with the aim to make ordering taxis more convenient for the client as well as for the taxi drivers. Funded by business angels from Germany and Switzerland, Get-a-Taxi expanded to several cities in Austria and became one of the most downloaded apps in Austria. In 2013 the company was sold to foreign investors.
Mag. Dr. Florian SteinhartAttorney and Legal Expert, Herbst Kinsky
Matej FtacnikCo-founder, The Spot Matej is a startup enthusiast that co-founded the first Slovak startup accelerator The Spot Booster and is active supporting startups. Matej is skilled in business development, supporting teams with sales & marketing strategies, product design advise and also pitch training support.
Jan KönigstätterFounder and CEO, otago
Berthold KarlicFounder and Managing Partner (CEO), Venionaire Capital As Corporate Finance Advisor, M&A Deal-Maker, Serial Entrepreneur, Angel and Venture Capital Investor Bernhard is the driving force behind key operations and scaling business development of our company. Berthold studied Management Science at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (WU).
Bernhard ThalhammerM&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 www.willhaben.at, 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.
Stephan JungProfessor for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, University of Applied Sciences Krems Stefan has a track record in founding & funding startups for about 10 years. He is co-founder of the IMC FoundersLAB, works as mentor for i5invest and Conda, is austrianstartups local representative for lower austria and advisor or board member to various startups. Prior to that he was a VC investmentmanager and co-founded a SaaS company.
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.
Clemens WidhalmCEO, Business Development, Dale Carnegie Training
Michael SchusterPartner, Speedinvest Michael has worked in the IT industry the past decade, riding the startup rollercoaster on a daily basis. From starting the first commercial bloghoster in Europe, over to semantic technologies for collaboration, media companies and social media monitoring he has a broad experience in the daily life of a young tech company. Through his background in Computer Science and Economics and Business Administration he is able to work with startup teams and founders to get their product ready for prime time, address customers early in the life cycle and help build a team with the necessary skills.
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