Startup Program

Until March 31st, 2018



GovTech.Pioneers

Europe's very first GovTech event for leading politicians, public CIOs, startups, corporations and VC’s. Meet the innovators behind a $400bn market and learn more about the latest trends in Citizen Collaboration, Blockchain and Security.

The event takes place the May 23rd, 2018 in Vienna.




Why should you apply?

Pioneers events are known for their special vibe and founder-friendly approach. At GovTech.Pioneers you can participate at the very first European GovTech event as one of just 100 startups selected. The event will be covered by international media, ensuring coverage throughout the European continent. And as one of those 100 startups you would attend for free!



Free Tickets

Get one free ticket for your team, which grants you all-inclusive access to the event. If you’d like to bring a colleague, you also get the chance to buy an additional discounted startup ticket.

Network

Take the unique opportunity to meet political decision makers from local, county and federal governments, along with city CIOs, pre-selected specialist VCs and GovTech experts. At the same time, enjoy international media coverage.

Workshops

Our program partners, ministries and public institutions will hold workshops of various sizes, covering use cases they experience on a daily basis. Be one of the startups selected to take part in and work with them to find solutions to enhance their work processes.

Pitch

Be one of 32 startups to pitch in front of a pre-selected jury of international VCs.

Pioneers Challenge

Win tickets for our flagship event, Pioneers’18, which will take place on the following two days. The winning startup will be fast-tracked into the Pioneers Challenge Top50.



Innovation Topics

We’re particularly looking for startups working in the following fields:

  • Citizen Collaboration
  • Blockchain
  • Public Safety & Security



FAQ



  1. Why should I participate in GovTech.Pioneers?
  2. How do I apply?
  3. How are startups selected?
  4. When will I know if I'm selected?
  5. What happens if I'm selected?
  6. Can I get more than one free ticket?
  7. How can I pitch or exhibit?
  8. What's the price for winning the pitching contest?
  9. How much does it cost?
  10. What if I redeem my ticket but cannot attend after all?

Why should I participate in GovTech.Pioneers?

Pioneers events are known for their special vibe and founder-friendly approach. At GovTech.Pioneers you can participate at the very first European GovTech event as one of just 100 startups selected. The event will be covered by international media, ensuring coverage throughout the European continent. And as one of those 100 startups you would attend for free!

How do I apply?

Fill in your application carefully, including your pitch deck and pictures. The more precise information you give, the higher your chances. And the earlier you apply, the better. Remember the deadline is March 31. You can still join the waitlist after that date. We will contact you in case there are more available slots.

How are startups selected?

This is based on pre-defined criteria including the product, traction, market potential and team evaluation, as well as the fit for the event. We’re continuously screening applications and evaluate them in collaboration with our key partners in the corporate, investment and startup communities.

When will I know if I’m selected?

We will get in touch with you by middle of April at the latest.

What happens if I’m selected?

You get one free ticket for all-inclusive access to the event and will be considered for pitching or taking part in one or several workshops at the event.

Can I get more than one free ticket?

In order to keep the quality at this small-scale event, we’re only giving one free ticket per startup. If you wish to have an additional ticket, please, contact startups@pioneers.io .

How can I pitch or exhibit?

We’ll select the 32 pitching startups and the startups taking part in the workshops around three weeks before the event. You don’t need to apply separately.

What’s the prize for winning the pitching contest?

The winning startup will be fast-tracked directly to the Pioneers Challenge Top 50 at Pioneers’18, which means pitching on stage at the Hofburg in Vienna. They will also earn significant exposure to media, investors and potential partners.

How much does it cost?

Selected startups need to cover their travel and accommodation. The event ticket is completely free of charge.

What if I redeem my ticket but cannot attend after all?

Please inform us by May 9, if this is the case, so we can allocate your ticket to another deserving startup. If you don’t let us know by this date, we reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee of €200 excluding VAT.


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