Pioneers Festival is the major event for future technologies and entrepreneurship. Join the juried and strictly limited community of 2,500 like-minded pioneers and build relationships that matter with startup founders, executives, investors, and international media in a unique setting.
Hofburg Imperial Palace
Heldenplatz 1, 1010 Vienna
Festival Days: May 24 & 25
Challenge Day: May 23
Mentors Day: May 22
Check out the Pioneers Festival overview and side events.
And the winner is…
Pleo from the world of Financial Services dominated the field and clenched the coveted Pioneer of the Year award. They were so cool that Speedinvest (our partner and office buddies) awarded them up to 500,000 euros. Plus, they get to fly to California (thanks to Lufthansa & myAustrian) for the Red Bull High Performance Center Experience and receive a private consulting workshop with the state secretary Harald Mahrer – the sky is definitely NOT the limit for Pleo!
The Battle of the Ecosystems
Out of the Pioneers500 a jury will nominate the most outstanding 10 teams per ecosystem. The best one from each ecosystem will pitch on the Arena Stage on May 25 and compete to become
the Pioneer of the Year.
5 Stages –
100 Hours of hand-crafted content
Discover your favorite topics, entrepreneurship insights, successful stories and glimpses into the future from 7 Ecosystems:
Business & Productivity, Energy & Utilities, Financial Services, Life Sciences & Agriculture, Lifestyle & Entertainment, Materials & Manufacturing or Mobility & Transportation
Festival Speakers 2016
Probably the highest density of game changers in tech per m2
Startups look to Vienna as next big thing
The future starts at the Pioneers Festival
… a smarter SXSW
If you want to
understand the future,
this is stop number one
Meet the 500 most promising
early-stage tech startups.
The Pioneers500 is an annual selection of the 500 most promising early-stage tech startups identified in cooperation with the global tech community and select key players. Pioneers covers 2 tickets for each accepted startup.
You can mix and match with them at this 5th Anniversary Edition of Pioneers Festival.