Blurred Frontiers

The ultimate meeting point for 2500 bold, pioneering entrepreneurs to look into the future and beyond. A global community of selected startups, executives and investors join forces under the roof of the 500-year-old Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna to redefine human tech frontiers.

Who Is It For


Apply for Pioneers500 and have the chance to attend, pitch, and exhibit at Pioneers'18. For free.



Find 500 highly promising investment opportunities in early and growth stage startups.

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Meet young innovative teams working on the technology critical to your industry.

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Program Sneak Peek

Arena Stage
  • Exploration of new Spaces
    Technologies used and their impact on terrestrial lives
    quantum computing, data analytics, rocketry
  • Leaving the Safe Zone
    The changing distribution of economical power
    GovTech, security, emerging markets, bringing wealth to people
  • New Ways of Mobility
    An industry changing the energy grid
    Sensors, AI, batteries, security, regulations
  • Sustainability
    An outlook on resources, distribution and needed changes
    AgTech, FoodTech, new energies
  • Human and Machines
    Interaction in various settings
    Intelligent interfaces, Sensor appliances, IoT, AR, VR, AI
  • Recreation
    It’s time to play
    Gaming, Entertainment, Sports, Arts&Culture, AR, VR
  • Human Excellence
    Science driving human capabilities
    Neurotech, Genomics, Implants, Wearables

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Check out the highlight moments of this year's flagship event

Key Partners

Former Speakers


Regular Pass
Investors and Corporates
€1290 excl. VAT
GET TICKET Price increase May 4
Late Comer
Investors and Corporates
€1390 excl. VAT
GET TICKET from May 4
Startup Pass
Early-stage startups
FREE incl. FUN
APPLY until March 31
Regular Ticket Bundle
Groupticket and multi-event access
On Request

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24-25 May 2018

Hofburg Imperial Palace

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