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June 1 & 2, 2017 Hofburg Imperial Palace | Vienna

Boost your deal-flow

Meet the 500 most promising early-stage startups.

Why attend?

BUSINESS MEETINGS

The Pioneers Match & Meet tool will suggest people you need to meet at Pioneers Festival, according to your pre-set preferences. The tool will also select the timing and location of the meeting based on availability allowing you to pre-schedule and organise your agenda at the Festival. It’s as easy as click, click, done.

INSPIRATION

Four inspiring stages showcasing the latest tech trends and solutions by sharing the knowledge of 100+ inspiring speakers including investment advice from the world’s top venture capital investors.

STARTUP PITCHES

50 startups from the Pioneers500 will be selected to pitch their products and services, during the two days of festival, to an audience of investors, executives, and journalists.

INNOVATION SHOWCASES

100 startups from the Pioneers500 will be selected to exhibit at Pioneers Festival for free in a themed exhibition area designed to portray the way humans will interact with future technology.

NETWORKING

30+ evening side events will give you the chance to network with attendees focusing on a specific industry or technology, whilst enjoying beautiful Vienna by night.

Regular Ticket
February 1st – May 18th

€1,290

until the price goes up.

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The relationships I’ve made at Pioneers Festival have literally changed my life. — Adam Cheyer

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Startups that matter, inspiring minds, great fun – an epic event! — Michael Seibel

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Access to the best tech startups in Europe. — Garan Goodman

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It’s worth the trip across the pond! The companies are unique, the talks educational, and the feedback constructive. — Nicole Glaros

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500 Opportunities

PARTNERSHIPS

70+ international startup accelerators partner with Pioneers Festival to recommend the best early-stage startups to attend Pioneers Festival.

APPLICATIONS

3500+ early-stage tech startups apply to take part in Pioneers Festival every year.

SELECTION

The 500 most promising startups are selected for Pioneers500 to meet with investors and executives at Pioneers Festival.

Serendipity meets Science

Find the right startups with Pioneers Meet & Match tool

How it works