25,000 participants, 60 countries, 5,000 meetings - international startup event sets new standards
The Vienna Business Agency is already seeing exciting outcomes for ViennaUP´21 at its debut event series. A first broadcast among the 40 program partners confirms around 25,000 participants from 60 countries in 100 online events from April 27th to May 12th. A core aim of the festival – to build contacts and networks – was particularly successful, even in the middle of the 4th lockdown. In over 5,000 1:1 meetings, investors, founders, talent, and international organizations exchanged their contacts and discussed the possible business ideas of tomorrow.
Huge global reach within the startup target group
The digital communication campaign for ViennaUP’21 reached more than ten million people and successfully positioned Vienna as a hub of the global startup scene. These figures impressively confirm ViennaUP´21 – founded by the Vienna Business Agency – as the largest startup event to have ever taken place in Central Europe. Although it was only possible to realize this year’s event online due to COVID-19, with ViennaUP‘21 the Viennese startup community has sent a powerful starting signal to the world, as a successful business and startup location.
Press release (PDF) (PDF)
Vienna, 12 May 2021