Meet investors, showcase your product, network and win the Pioneers Challenge!

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Pioneers Challenge

Why you should participate

  • Pitch to investors, international media, corporations, future customers, experts and mentors
  • Receive two free tickets to the Festival (team of two)
  • Get in direct contact with the most renowned investors at the Investors Day
  • Receive one full day of mentoring and pitch training for your startup



  • Apply (Deadline: 6 September), get selected and invited
  • Arrive on 28 October in Vienna to receive pitch training and mentoring
  • Pitch at the Investors Day (29 October) and make it to the finals
  • The Top 8 Startups pitch in front of 2,500 attendees on the 31st
  • Win the Pioneers Challenge and get the Pioneers Award!


What we are looking for

  • TECH STARTUPS (software and hardware: web/mobile, health, space, AI, robotics, energy…)
  • Not older than three years
  • Raised less than € 1 million in funding

Pioneers 90″ Pitch

Why you should participate

  • Pitch in front of the Pioneers Festival audience for 90 seconds!
  • Present your startup, idea, business or showcase your prototype for 90 seconds live on stage
  • Attract investors, media, new customers
  • Offer your service online on the Pioneers Festival website to generate leads!



  • Apply (15 September) – great Tech Startups (software and hardware, every stage)
  • Get selected for a 90-seconds Startup Pitch Ticket for €401
  • Pitch live at Pioneers Festival


Ticket includes:

Pitch, your product offer on the festival website, access to Pioneers Festival (30-31 October) for one person.

Pioneers Showroom

Why you should participate

  • Get your own booth at the Festival for 30 or 31 October!
  • Be present at the Festival for a full day
  • Showcase your startup, product, service or prototype to the Pioneers crowd
  • Meet with investors, media, corporations, future customers and entrepreneurs
  • Offer your service online on the Pioneers Festival website to generate leads!



  • Apply (Deadline: 15 September) – great Tech Startups (software and hardware, every stage)
  • Get selected for a Pioneers Showroom Ticket for €801
  • Present your startup live at Pioneers Festival for one full day


Ticket includes:

Showroom Ticket includes the booth and electricity, and Festival tickets (30-31 October) for 2 persons from your startups!
Price: 801€

The Startup Ticket

You want to participate, network and meet investors? Get a Startup Ticket!

The Startup Ticket gives you access to both Festival Days (30-31 October) for a reduced price. But that’s not all – we will also provide you with a great matchmaking tool for perfecting your networking at the event. Meet investors, potential customers, other great participants and your friends at the event!

If you not only want to participate, but have a bigger presence at the event, check out the Pioneers Challenge, the 90” Pitches and the Pioneers Showroom to showcase your product!

Mini Seedcamp, SBC Pitch Day, Startup Bus

Mini Seedcamp

Apply for the Mini Seedcamp live on the Pioneers Stage on 30 October and get roasted by 1st class mentors!

Startup Bootcamp Pitch Day

Apply for the SBC Pitch Day on 29 October! Get a full day of mentoring, feedback and the opportunity to get into the Startup Bootcamp Program!

IBM Global Entrepreneur Mentor Day

Apply for the IBM Global Entrepreneur Mentor Day on the 31st of October and
get mentoring and feedback from industry experts, IBM leaders, and
successful entrepreneurs. Join our master classes and win a ticket to the European IBM SmartCamp
Finals in Vienna!

Startup Bus

The Startup Buses are going to Pioneers Festival from Berlin, London, Paris, Barcelona, Brussels and Rome!

Meet the whole Entrepreneurship & Startup Scene at Pioneers Festival 2013