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The platform where intrapreneurs
bring their ideas to life

Next batch launches spring 2023

Pre-register your company for batch 2023
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Pioneers.Peak Mission

We empower intrapreneurs to create and scale new products, services and business models.

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The Platform

Pioneers.Peak is a multi-corporate platform, where intrapreneurs of different companies work side-by-side to develop ideas into successful ventures. We are not just another “program” – we combine the best of both, the startup and corporate world in one platform and make intrapreneurs succeed.


The Program Phases

Together with our space partners, VCs and Tech experts, we support intrapreneurs
from the first concept validation until scaling.


Design and validate the key hypotheses about the concept


Shape, build and test the business model in the real-life environment


Scale and deliver substantial value for people, planet and profit

A platform fully designed for
intrapreneurial success.

Why join Pioneers.Peak?

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Find Your Team

We carefully select and build
entrepreneurial and
complementary teams.

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Full Focus

During the program, we fully focus
on validating the concepts.
No meetings or emails allowed!

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High Speed

We empower intrapreneurs to
showcase first numbers and tested
hypotheses within 3 months.

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VC Feedback

All teams get feedback from
experienced VCs on their
scalability potential.

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Innovation Network

Be part of the first cohorts
of corporate innovators who
support each other to succeed.

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Tech Roadmap

Our experienced partners provide
key know-how on designing
a successful Tech platform.

How we helped intrapreneurs succeed

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“The Intrapreneurship Program with Pioneers helped me to transform from a part-time HR employee to a founder and find my enthusiastic co-founders from different parts of the company.”

Julia GrässelIntrapreneur at STRABAG adASTRA Program
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“The ANDRITZ Ventures Startup Contest supported by Pioneers allowed me to develop my idea taking a startup approach. I learned how to think outside the own company and validate my concept in a structured way.”

Martin FeinIntrapreneur at ANDRITZ Ventures Startup Contest
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Pre-Seed Program

Next Batch launches spring #23

Pre-Seed Outcomes

Tested customer hypotheses and needs

First business model and financial analysis

Convincing pitch deck for presentation

Pre-Program Experience

  • Get to know the program and take part in several webinars
  • Meet other motivated intrapreneurs from different corporates
  • Apply with a concrete idea or join an existing team

3 Months Pre-Seed Program

  • Bi-weekly onsite sprints @Pioneers.Peak Hub
  • Individual expert coaching and feedback
  • Exchange with startups, investors and tech experts


Pre-Experience: Q1/Q2 2023
Pre-Seed Program: September 2023

Pre-Program Experience 

Your journey into the
Peak Pre-Seed program

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Pre-Seed Program Elements

Validate your business ideas in 3 months.
Take a decision for further investments.

3 months validation work

Design your customer, problem and market hypotheses and validate them with latest experiments.

4 two-days on-site sprints

Work side-by-side with other corporate innovators in a physical startup
co-working space.

Expert support system

Get ongoing coaching and feedback from innovation, Tech, HR and investment experts.

The Pioneers.Peak Crew and Network

The Pioneers team is working since +10 years as innovation and startup coaches and has guided +100 teams in the business validation.

Additionally, our partners bring in further Tech, HR and investment experience to support teams in later developments.

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Team and Experts

Michael Wlaschitz

Michael Wlaschitz

Venture Architect &
Team Coach

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Michael Obrist

Venture Architect &
Team Coach

Anton Schilling

Anton Schilling

Scaling and Business
Model Expert

Sophie Rab

Sophie Rab

Venture Architect &
Team Coach

Thomas Gabriel

Thomas Gabriel

Strategy Development

Denise Steger

Program Manager


Ben Engmann

Operational Program

stefan ebner

Stefan Ebner

Tech Infrastructure

Maria Baumgartner

Maria Baumgartner

Startup HR
Speedinvest Heroes

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Markus Lang

VC / Investments

verena rund

Verena Judmayer

Circular Business Models

Franziskos Kyriakopoulos

Data / AI Technologies

matthias strazza

Matthias Strazza

Corporate Venturing

amelia suda

Amelia Suda

Female Entrepreneurship
Female Founders

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Lukas Rippitsch

Startup HR
Speedinvest Heroes

Hannah Wundsam

Startup Ecosystem
Austrian Startups

Daniel Horak

Sales and Funding Expert

Christian Friedl

Co-Innovation and Intrapreneurship
Institute of International Management FH JOANNEUM

Lothar Stadler

Global Tech Sales

Werner Töpfl

Finance and Global Operations

Kurt Steinwald

Branding & Communication Strategy
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Daniel Pressl

High-Tech Hardware
WILD Gruppe

Martina Schöneich

Sustainable Innovation
Green Tech Cluster

Kerstin Draxler

ACstyria Mobilitätscluster

… and many more to come!

The Pioneers.Peak Spaces

Talent Garden. Wexelerate. Impact Hub.

Community Partners

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Apply as an Intrapreneur

Join the 2023 batch as an intrapreneur with your idea!

Applications currently closed

Your company is no partner yet?
Don’t worry, we can make it happen. Just send us a message via the form below and we will start the conversation with your company representatives.

Join as a Corporate

We are open to any new partners, but only accept a maximum of 8 teams for 2023. So, get in touch as soon as possible to learn about the requirements to join the 2023 program.

Fill out the form below and we’ll get back with more info and latest news.

Join as a Student / Young Professional

Besides the corporate teams, Pioneers will also send its own teams formed of Pioneers, students and young professionals into Peak. We will work on several climate challenges and build ventures to have a positive impact on the planet.
Applications are currently closed but will reopen sprint 2023.

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