The event started with a bomb – 27 pitches! The STARTeurope team was amazed at the quality of the pitches, ideas and people – you guys blew our minds.
It IS hard to describe yourself, the problem you address, your solution and all in 90 secs, but these guys were good. More than half the pitches led to teams forming and then people got to work.
The result: 16 pitches were delivered on Sunday evening! WOW! Usually some give up, but these guys and gals had that amazing “feature” called persistency.
Some developed prototypes, others rethought their concepts, several used the business model canvas seminar which STARTeurope gave to get to know their strengths, business and potential pitfalls.
Eric PöttschacherCEO and Founder, shapeshifters
Isabella FreyBeratung/Technologietransfer IT & Medien, ZIT
Jakob SommerhuberFounder, platogo
Mark TuttlePartner, PlacemarkOne.com Mark is a California‐born „all‐rounder” C level executive in technology and business, with 25 years of experience in a wide variety of activities and roles. Mark’s startup efforts have successfully served top companies worldwide, including Hewlett‐Packard, Apple Computer, Lucent, Yahoo!, Philips, and others. Mark has served in a variety of positions, founder, CEO, CTO, CFO, board member, adviser, consultant, business developer, mentor, lecturer, and coach. "I have founded and worked with a lot of start ups in the last 25 years, most don't hit it big, but a serial entrepreneur keeps on learning, and trying!"
Martin HerdinaCEO, fatfoogoo
Mirko IlicStar designer (NY Times, LA Times, Playboy)
Rolf MistelbacherMarketing Manager, Microsoft Austria
Selma ProdanovicCEO Brainswork, initiator of incrediblEurope, enabler Selma is a passionate entrepreneur and philanthropist. With her business developer Brainswork she supported over 300 startups and individuals on their way to success and among others co-founded the Austrian Angel Investors Association. In 2014 she initiated BrainsClub to empower new startups with her network & experience.
Anthony WarrenProfessor and Director, Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Smeal College of Business
Amy HoyCo-Founder, letsfreckle.com
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.
Klaus MatzkaFounder & Managing Partner, Gamma Capital Partners
Markus WagnerCEO, i5invest
Tilo BonowCEO, PR- und Social Media Agentur piâbo
Qriously - WINNERhttp://www.qriously.com/
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