With digitization a key challenge facing startups and corporates alike, our partner PwC will offer a glimpse into its BXT approach by bringing together Business, eXperience and Technology. PwC will also present its Experience Center to the attendees at Pioneers’18, the ultimate meeting point for 2,500 selected startups, executives and investors on May 24th-25th in Vienna. Visitors to our flagship event at the Hofburg can stop by at the PwC Lounge to get a taste of how PwC helps companies keep pace with the times in the digital age.
With sites in more than 20 locations worldwide, PwC’s Experience Center is a community of makers from around the world who – in interdisciplinary teams with its business staff – help clients break down silos, unearth new value, and pioneer tomorrow. Together, they solve complex problems and closely work together with clients to develop innovative and digital solutions through user centricity and a focus on experiences. And with innovation central to our events as ever, it’s fitting that Pioneers’18 guests will be able to get a taste at the PwC lounge of how PwC enables and brings innovation to life.
“Thanks to artificial intelligence, robotics and other technologies, a startup or a company that is still on the drawing board today could be the market leader in ten years,” explains Gerald Dipplinger, Digital Leader at PwC Austria.
“We support companies as they develop new business models and a new strategy for the digital age. To do this we work at the intersection of Business, eXperience and Technology (BXT). At Pioneers’18, visitors can check out these three dimensions in the PwC Lounge and discover how to approach business challenges using the BXT model.”
One feature likely to attract a crowd in the PwC Lounge will be the eValuation tool, which provides startups with an assessment of their market value. With so many data-hungry investors at Pioneers’18, plenty of the more established startups from among our Pioneers500 selection will be lining up for the company valuation estimates the tool can provide at the end of a process that takes just 20 minutes.
Now into its fourth year, the partnership between Pioneers and PwC has a greater scope than ever before. We’re pushing forward with a heavy focus on connecting startups and corporations. As the key partner to Pioneers500, the program focussed on early-stage startups, PwC – together with some of their key clients – will join us in selecting the Top 50 who’ll get to pitch on our main stage at the Hofburg. Furthermore, together with our consultancy arm Pioneers Discover, they will release a report on the 500 early-stage startups that will attend.
Finally, for startups interested in attending our two big events in Vienna this May, GovTech.Pioneers and Pioneers’18, the open call closes in just a couple of weeks. Deadline is March 31st, so make sure you click here for GovTech.Pioneers applications and here for Pioneers’18 applications.