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PIONEERS FESTIVAL ESSENTIALS & SPECIAL MOMENTS

The main scene for May 24 & 25 is the prestigious Hofburg Imperial Palace, located right in the city center of Vienna. Surrounding that “epicenter of innovation” we are hosting several public- & private-access events. To get invited and arrange meetings with the best matching business partners stay tuned for our Match & Meet service. I have a question already …

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FOCUS EVENTS

Private Receptions, Networking Drinks & 2 legendary Parties
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Pioneers’ Focus Events

MAY 22-25

May 22

Sunday

+ MENTORS DAY powered by Vienna Business Agency & hosted by T-Mobile // access only for Top 70 startups & mentors
 
 
 
 
 
 

May 23

Monday

+ CHALLENGE DAY powered by AWS // access only for Top 70 startups, investors and partners + PIONEERS X @ HANGAR 7 // invitation only + PRE CHECK-IN @ HOFBURG IMPERIAL PALACE // 5–7pm + INVESTORS DINNER powered by AWS // invitation only + METRO GROUP DINNER // invitation only + SPEEDINVEST & INDEX VENTURES AFTER DRINKS // invitation only + WARM UP NIGHT @ HOTEL SCHANI // access for all participants + PRE CHECK-IN @ HOTEL SCHANI // 8:30–10:30pm

May 24

Tuesday • Festival Day 1

+ INVESTHK & STARTMEUP.HK RECEPTION // REQUEST INVITATION   + GIN RECEPTION // invitation only + SPEEDINVEST RECEPTION // invitation only + CHALLENGE UP DINNER // REQUEST INVITATION   + KIC EUROPE: K-STARTUP GRAND CHALLENGE RECEPTION // REQUEST INVITATION   + EXECUTIVES MIX & MINGLE // invitation only + T-SYSTEMS WORKSHOP // REQUEST INVITATION + TECH (DI)WINE WITH WAYRA, OPENERS, CHALLENGEUP! IN HUB:RAUM // REQUEST INVITATION   + PIONEERS DINNER // invitation only + BIG PIONEERS BIRTHDAY PARTY @ SÄULENHALLE CLUB powered by T-Systems // starting 8pm • access for all participants

May 25

Wednesday • Festival Day 2

+ PIONEERS VENTURES BREAKFAST // invitation only + AFTER SHOW PARTY @ SÄULENHALLE CLUB // starting 8pm • access for all participants
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Frequently Asked Questions

  • When and where is the Pioneers Festival?

    The main scene for May 24 & 25 is the prestigious 500-year-old Hofburg Imperial Palace, located right in the city center of Vienna. Address: Hofburg Imperial Palace, Heldenplatz 1, 1010 Vienna, Vienna, Austria, ////////// 48° 12′ 23″ N, 16° 21′ 58″ O //////////

  • How to get to Vienna?

    Use this link to get to the great flight deals provided by our partner Austrian Airlines.

  • Where to stay in Vienna?

    There is a wide range of nice hotels, hostels and apartments in Vienna. We would recommend the fantastic Hotel Schani. Hotel Schani Wien is Europe‘s first coworking hotel and is seen as a shared space for hotel guests and coworkers from all over the world, as well as locals. With a direct route via the U1 (red line) to the Pioneers Festival location in the center of Vienna at the Hofburg Imperial Palace, it’s your perfect stay in Vienna.

  • Where and when can I collect my badge for the event?

    This year we have multiple ways you can get your festival badge make it easier for you. Read on to find out the best way for you to get your #Pioneers16 party started! Pre Check-In Locations: - Hofburg Imperial Palace, May 23, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, outside Hofburg entrance - Hotel Schani, May 23, 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM Check-In on both Festival Days, May 24 & 25: - Check-In Opening Hours: starting from 8:30 AM - Festival Doors open at 9:00 AM. //TIP// Be sure to have your printed or e-ticket with QR code and ID Document ready for the Registration Team.

  • What do you need in order to register for the event?

    Please don’t forget to bring you booking code, as well as a personal ID.

  • How can I get the Pioneers Festival App?

    The official Pioneers Festival App will be available in the beginning of May.

  • Why should I get the Pioneers Festival App?

    The Festival App will provide you with all the necessary information about the event. You will be updated about all the latest happenings. While using the app you will also be able to interact during the presentations.

  • Will there be WiFi at the event?

    There is free WiFi throughout the entire venue.

  • I have to keep a special diet. What shall I do?

    If you have to keep a special diet, please let us know in advance, so that we can arrange a menu for you. Just email us at hi@pioneers.io using the subject-line: “Food @ Pioneers Festival”

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