Vienna #4


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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!




Global Partners


City Partners

Gold Supporters


Andreas Heißenberger
Marketing CEO of agency vranz, former Head of Ogilvy Interactive
Christof Strasser
Gerald Schaufler
CEO, Vana Schaufler Public Funding, has more than 10 years experience in the fields of VC and M&A Consulting
Jan Puinbroek
Design Professor for Product Design Co-founder of a design circle which focuses on helping startups.
Magnus Sognefors
Chairman, Swedish Trade Commision in Austria International experience of building and leading sales in larger corporations as well as in startups. Raised VC money for a startup a few years back.
Manfred Reichl
Investor Winner of Business Angel Day 2009, Founder of Roland Berger Austria
Markus Nenning
Partner Creative Industries Invest, Senior VP of Business Development for i5invest GmbH, Co-Founder of Avaloop IT Solutions GmbH Business Modelling
Mark Tuttle
Partner, 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!"
Gerald Schaufler
CEO, Vana Schaufler Public Funding, has more than 10 years experience in the fields of VC and M&A Consulting
Manfred Reichl
Investor Winner of Business Angel Day 2009, Founder of Roland Berger Austria
Martin Eder
VP Innovation, Kapsch
Jürgen Wahl
Investor focus on green energy
Selma Prodanovic
CEO 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.
Rico - Best New Venture Award

Simple help for spastically challenged children.

Warrantify – Best Startup Award is a global service platform for warranty management which will give easy access and digital storage for all consumer product warranty related data and services, a one stop shop for all product warranties.

clearKarma – Crowds Choice Award

People with food allergies see, based on personal allergies immediately the impact of their buying decisions on their personal health.


Scribando provides a place, where books evolve through the power of community.


Things (e.g. electronic devices) are enriched with communication features. Users on the go can check back state and healthiness of devices that sit at home. Devices can actively pop up with urgent news (e.g. stove overheat, fridge getting warm, espresso needs decalcifying) – users are enabled to interact with devices via short text (twingz, twitter, facebook, SMS).

Playmakers Industries

Smacking together startups, industry leaders and the great bureaucracies of the world in an environment where they have to let go of their tightly held assumptions.


MG is a task management and delegation system which kicks ***. Simplified, reduced and optimized to take as small a part as possible on the side of the users. The missing puzzle piece is addressed by adding game mechanics to the equation.


ntrepreneurs and visionaries are blossoming – DreamaTV will be their channel and show. By equipping coworking spaces with access to the channel and curating the content which is generated, coworking spaces, entrepreneurs and the world gain in PR, publicity and visions.


This was the third time that Runtastic entered the foray. As winners of STARTup Live Vienna #2, they now decided to implement a badge/achievement system into their sports-platform. All in one weekend.


Mapping and enabling running evaluations of all cell phone tarif providers in Austria – users can check on the online platform what combo would be best for them.

Life Missions

By designing common goals as achievements in a game – people are motivated to actually take the next step – rising in level as a tennis player, cook, marathon runner or being a good guy/gal.


Fresh food based on traditional recipes – available in several locations. The prototype of this restaurant chain to be is to be built close to a university in Vienna. By combining “Grandma” and “Zotter” – traditional food with urban trend – the opportunity will be addressed.

Success Time


Office space at sektor 5
Tickets for the Erste Bank Gründercamp


Contact person

Fredrik Debong

Microsoft Austria

Am Europaplatz 3
1120 Vienna, AUSTRIA