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Register now for our Startup Live event in Vienna – Your chance to get feedback on your business and pitch in front of Austria’s top investors, VCs, media representatives and an entrepreneurial audience of 100+ startup enthusiasts

The right people at the right moment can make or a break a startup! 

Our vision is to create a global community of entrepreneurial minds and startup influencers to support each other and grow together. No matter if high-profile team members, potential investors, experienced mentors or relevant media representatives: Our Startup Live events always make sure you’ll meet the right people.


Who can join?

entrepreneur startups enthusiast


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Pitch your business idea or get inspired, build your team and get to work!
No matter if founder yourself, business guy, marketing guru, design enthusiast or programmer – Join us in a unique atmosphere, meet people from various backgrounds and develop tomorrow’s businesses.

Top-notch mentors with proven experience in start-ups will guide you with first-hand tips on how to make a successful business.

On Sunday you’ll have the chance to pitch your business to investors, media representatives & the crowd and win awesome prizes!


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15:30 - 16:00


16:00 - 16:30


16:30 - 17:30

Pitchers rock the show!
90-Second Pitches

17:30 - 18:30

Team finding
Find your favorite project

18:30 - 19:30


19:30 - 20:00

Team building
Complete team setup

20:00 - 20:30

WhatAVenture Innovationbox Intro
Idea to investment-Readiness

20:30 - 23:59

Working session
Get to know your team and project, set goals for the weekend

08:30 - 09:30

Registration & Breakfast

09:30 - 10:00

Day Opening

10:15 - 10:30

Meet the Lead Mentors

10:30 - 13:00

Working session
Use your Innovationbox provided by WhatAVenture to work on your Business Concept and get immediate Feedback from your Lead Mentor

13:00 - 14:00

Working Lunch

14:00 - 14:15

Meet the Experts

14:15 - 18:30

Working session
Get input and feedback from successful entrepreneurs and experts

18:30 - 19:30

Working Dinner

19:30 - 23:59

Working session
Use your Innovationbox provided by WhatAVenture to work on your business concept

08:30 - 09:30

Registration & Breakfast

09:30 - 10:00

The Art of Pitching
How to craft your perfect Pitch

10:00 - 13:00

Working session
Refine your Pitch & Pitch Rehearsals

13:00 - 13:30

Working Lunch

13:30 - 15:00

Working session
Get your slides ready

15:00 - 15:15

Check-in Visitor & Presentation hand-in

15:15 - 15:30

Opening and Short Talks

15:30 - 16:00

Daniel Horak, CONDA

16:00 - 17:30

Final Pitches
Rock the Stage!

17:30 - 18:00

Jury Consultation & Community Award Voting

18:00 - 18:30

Winners Announcement

18:30 - 22:00

Networking & Dinner


Global Partners

Pioneers Ventures

City Partners

WKO Wien

Network Partners

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.
Niko Alm
Business Angel Niko Alm studied Journalism and Communication Sciences, founded 2011 the creative agency Super-Fi and is CEO of the international media company VICE since 2013. Niko is founding member of NEOS and a Member of Parliament since 2013. His areas of expertise include media and internet policy, space and economy He is specialized in startups and is a a Nano-Business Angel himself.
Renata Fourmanova
Founder | The native Russian manages a marketing and PR agency that focuses on lifestyle and start-ups. Previously she already successfully founded 2 companies in the web and mobile area in Russia and Austria.
Gregor-Robert Posch
Startup 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.
Verena Maria Mai
Co-Founder & CEO, UNIspotter Verena is co-founder and CEO of UNIspotter, an App guiding students to find the perfect-fit university program. Verena is passionate about innovation in the field of higher education, especially how the digital age changes the industry. She has international work experience in Sales (Austria: Campus Group; Splashline), Human Resources (Liechtenstein: Swarovski) and International Trade (Israel: Austrian Embassy).
Larisa Stanescu
Co-Founder, Girls n' Code Online marketeer by profession and procrastinator by heart, Larisa has gathered over 5 years experience in marketing: she explored the creative world of an advertising agency and gathered experience on branding, switching then to consulting startups on performance marketing at INiTS while building up the TEDxVienna community. She co-founded the Girls n' Code initiative and is currently the CMO of the SmartNinja coding school.
Juergen Jelly
Founder & Consultant, itom invest GmbH Juergen is a serial entrepreneur in several industries, consultant, author, mentor and lecturer at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Starting at the age of 23 he founded different companies and gained a lot of experience in implementation and the operations of many industries all over the globe until he switched to the investment side and started “itom invest”, a company focusing on the niche between investors and projects, trying to help both sides to get together for the profit of all involved parties.
Florian Resch
Investment Manager | aws Gründerfonds Prior to his appointment at aws Gründerfonds, Florian Resch was in charge of business development activities at Jollydays GmbH in Vienna, where he gained operating experience as the co-founder of an internet start-up. Until 2014, Florian Resch spent four years working in the area of M&A advisory, including for Ernst & Young. He studied International Economic Law in Vienna and Stanford. Florian Resch joined aws Gründerfonds as an investment manager in 2015.
Markus Kainz
CEO & Founder, primeCROWD Markus is founder and CEO of primeCROWD, a crowdinvesting platform for startups. He is also co-founder of courseticket, Austria's largest online marketplace for training and has years of experience in sales and business model development.  into SLAX. He is a passionate mentor for startups and helps turn ideas into practice. In addition Markus supports startups as an investor and business angel. He focuses on sales, testing and development of business models, funding, preparation of business plans and networking.
Alex Kucera
CEO | Alex has more than 10 years experience in web design and digital user experience. In 2007, he plunged into the start-up scene, supporting tripwolf and yasssu. His start-up “way2stage” expresses his passion for music. With the newly founded design agency “” – dedicated to start-ups - he combines experience + competence with the love to work on new ideas together with great teams. THINK BIGGER!
Jakob Reiter
Co-Founder | TheVentury Entrepreneur, IT nerd and debater has been active in the startup scene for many many years. He started his first company when he was 18 years old and build his own IT/Web consulting company with customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. His newest startup theVentury ( is helping startups to grow by injecting critical resources such as IT Development, Social Media Marketing and Growth Hacking. Furthermore, Jakob is a passionate debater and rhetorics specialist - taking part in World- and European championships all over the globe.
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.
Roman Rericha
Partner, Brandl & Talos Attorney at Law Roman Rericha is partner at Brandl & Talos Attorneys at Law and specializes in M&A transactions, corporate law and financing. He is in charge of complex and cross-border M&A and private equity transactions. As a permanent member of the AWS Seedfinancing Evaluation Panel, he determines the eligibility of projects and companies in the area of high-technology. Roman has recently launched the start-up funding programm “BTP Nährboden” which supports promising young entrepreneurs with high-value legal advice and provides them access to the law firm’s network.
Adis Pezerovic
Digital Marketing Strategist,

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  
Michael Raab
CEO, MINTED - MR Public Communication After several years in the field of human resources development of an Austrian Corporate consultancy Michael decided to devote his expertise and professional energy to the support of entrepreneurs and founders. He is specialized in the issues surrounding the financing of innovative projects and all things related to PR and communication. Expert in: Crowdinvesting, Public Subventions, PR, Communications
Thomas Schranz
CEO & Cofounder | Thomas dropped out of Software & Information Engineering at Vienna UT and built countless high traffic applications and campaigns on the Facebook platform. He is currently founder and CEO at Blossom, a project tracking service used by globally distributed companies like Twitter, Nasa, DriveNow and many more. Thomas spent the past years in San Francisco and thrives in environments that cherish the intersection of design, technology and distribution. He is into service design, user experience, positioning, product strategy, functional programming and tea.
Florian Bräuer
Co-founder | Waytation Florian is a Co-Founder of Waytation - Alumni of Startup Live Program, which provides a solution for congresses and exhibitions to analyze visitor movements in real-time. Florian will support startups with his extensive knowledge and experience in business and also on the topic of apps development.
Marius Starcke
Strategic Supporter and Active International Mentor Over the last few years, Marius has mentored in many Startup Live events in all over Europe. Being one of the founders of StartEurope in 2009, he is also one of the original founders of AustrianStartups in 2013. Marius has a long career in entrepreneurship boards and strategic consultancy. He was a strategic consultant on Roland Berger Consulting Company and has supported Pioneers, as host of one of the largest start-up festivals in Europe.
Michael Kräftner
Founder & CEO, celianventures Michael is an Austrian serial entrepreneur and software innovator. After 16 years of successful work as Founder/CEO of CELUM, it is Michaels mission now to accelerate the journey of others with support of celianventures. CELUM, Michael's first and still thriving company is, with its team of 90 and more than 800 global customers, one of the largest independent software vendors in Austria. The newly founded investment arm celianventures is focusing on supporting and incubating Software Start-Ups in Austria.
David Gloser
CEO, ECOVIS Start-up Tax Advisory David is CEO of ECOVIS, a leading global consulting firm with its origins in Continental Europe. It has over 6,000 people operating in over 60 countries. Its consulting focus and core competencies lie in the areas of tax consultation, accounting, auditing and legal advice. Davis has extensive knowledge within the startup sector and supports founders as mentor and advisor.
Markus Engelberger
Venture Manager, ImpactHub Vienna Markus is currently the Venture Manager at ImpactHub Vienna, guiding social & impact businesses to success. He is also initiator and lead of and experienced in teambuilding and organization development.
Stefan Köppl
Analyst, tecnet equity Stefan started his career by gaining valuable experience within the energy consulting company Inercomp during his bachelor studies at WU Wien. After graduating from ISCTE Lisboa Stefan co-founded his startup Indiecampers, before changing to the Viennese consulting company GCI Management. Now Stefan is supporting tecnet equity within the acquisition and analysis of potential investments.
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.
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.
Farid Edrisian
International Acceleration Manager, WhatAVenture Farid’s artistic background helps him to think differently and find unconventional solutions. His wide repertoire ranges from managing corporate innovations to business development, which empowers him to see the big picture, connect the dots and unlock new opportunities. Farid currently works as international acceleration manager at WhatAVenture. Previously, he worked amongst others at leading international corporates like GfK and Kapsch, where he was responsible for innovation management and business development.
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.
Lisa Fassl
CEO | Austrian Angels Investors Association Active for several years in the startup scene, Lisa has already been able to go through several stations and get to know the ecosystem from different angles. The passionate hobby photographer is particularly interested in projects with digital components and supports startups hands-on in their further development. In addition to her role at the aaia, she is a co-founder of Female Founders and has an active seat in the advisory board of IdeenTriebwerk Graz.
Nina Woess
Speedinvest | Principal Nina joined Speedinvest in 2012 as a Principal after her studies in Strategic Management at WU. Part of Nina's job is the screening of several hundreds ambitious startups. She has a particular interest in working with early stage startups in the B2C space and is currently engaged in Flaviar and Inkitt.
Philipp Stangl
Managing Director | Pioneers Ventures eCommerce entrepreneur turned early-stage VC Expert for: early-stage fundraising / investment, eCommerce, startup metrics, startup financials
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.
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.


Fully covered Trip to Brussels to our Startup Live Clash #1 (too good to be true)
Startup Live Academy Acceleration Program (actually priceless)
2 Tickets for Pioneers Festival, the major Tech Conference in Europe (worth € 1.500)
Startup-Package - sponsored by Der Brutkasten & Styria Ventures (worth over € 10.000)
Wildcard for AAIA-PItch Shortlist
Ticket for WebSummit in Lissabon
Legal Quick Check by Brandl & Talos Rechtsanwälte (worth € 3.000)
Crowdinvesting Businessplan & Financing Workshop by CONDA (worth € 1.500)
3 month Coworking by PrimeCROWD (worth € 450)
Premium accounts from Github for 1 year


Contact person

Tanja Sternbauer
Managing Partner - Mastermind

Eager to create a supporting community for entrepreneurs worldwide, Tanja focuses on strengthen the connections between startup ecosystems and hubs around the globe.

Georg Kuttner
Managing Partner - The Hustler Georg is fascinated with startups, entrepreneurship and the tech industry. He loves supporting and shaping startup ecosystems and is helping fellow entrepreneurs to succeed with their businesses. His passion is public speaking, moderating and pitching in any way possible.
Juan Guerra
Global Community Manager A communications expert, he is the founder of Skills of Life, an organization helping first-time entrepreneurs get ahead by developing their personal communication skills.
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