Where tech innovators build
the network to succeed.

Early access to the future

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
Vienna, Austria

Festival Days: May 24 & 25
Challenge Day: May 23

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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. Once approved, Pioneers will cover the costs of 2 Pioneers Festival tickets for your startup.

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Until March 31st 2016

Pioneers Challenge

The Battle of the Ecosystems

Out of the Pioneers500 a jury will nominate the most outstanding 10 teams per ecosystem who will compete to become
the Pioneer of the Year.

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Pioneers’ 7 Ecosystems

More than tech.
Discover your favorite topics

Business & Productivity, Energy & Utilities, Financial Services, Life Sciences & Agriculture, Lifestyle & Entertainment, Materials & Manufacturing or Mobility & Transportation?

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First Speakers 2016

Joe Lonsdale

Formation 8
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Daniel Kraft

Singularity University
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Brent Bushnell

TWO BIT CIRCUS
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Marvin Liao

500 startups
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Steli Efti

close.io
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Fred Destin

Accel Partners
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Jonathan Teo

Binary Capital
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“Probably the highest density of game changers in tech per m2.”

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“Startups look to Vienna as next big thing”

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“The future starts at the Pioneers Festival”

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“Pioneers Festival … a smarter SXSW.”

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“If you want to understand the future, this is stop number one.”

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Your Access to Pioneers Festival

Join a juried community of
2,500 like-minded pioneers.

Do you want to experience the tech of tomorrow? Do you want to build relationships with those who create it? Take your startup to the next level? Meet outstanding tech entrepreneurs to invest in? Cover breaking stories on technology? If the answer is YES we want to hear from you.

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Pioneers Challenge Partners
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