Networking & Events
Activities and initiatives in the community
Non-profit platform of, by, and for the Austrian startup community with the goals of increasing its visibility and strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Offers a map of the Viennese startup ecosystem (esp. Internet and mobile sector) and organizes networking events.
Austrian Innovation Forum
Conference for innovation in companies. Offers also international keynotes, know-how and interactive events.
Infofair for founders, startups and interested people.
CEE Impact Day *(Impact)
The CEE Impact Day is a one-day conference bringing global organizations, individual and institutional investors and selected impact ventures together to move the impact investment sector forward in CEE.
As a participant in the Investment Ready Program, you will get access to the CEE Impact Day and make meaningful connections and the opportunity to make your idea known to a high-profile crowd throughout the day.
CIRCULAR COCREATION *(Impact)
The Vienna-based consulting network brings the future into the present together with its clients. As a team, they draw on a pool of interdisciplinary skills and support entrepreneurs and organizations in becoming fit for the future. https://circular-cocreation.com/
Circonnact is the innovation lab that is supporting people in companies and regions to bring regeneration and sustainability to life.
Climate Lab *(Impact)
Climate Lab brings together partners from different sectors, disciplines, and industries to work, innovate, and mutually strengthen each other’s climate efforts.
Global Tech Conference with over 50 international speakers from leading digital companies.
Entrepreneurship Avenue is an event designed to inspire, encourage and support young people to start their own business. During four workshops (the lab) and a final Conference Day, participants gain unique insights into the experience of multiple startups and entrepreneurs and learn how to find, evaluate and pitch new business ideas. Organized by SIMConnect and ECN, the event connects students from all Austrian universities with founders, investors and other inspiring minds in the startup scene.
EY Entrepreneur of the year
An event and global network in which the entreprenur of the year is awarded
Female Founders *(Impact)
A platform from women to women to foster entrepreneurship.
Forbes Startup Challenge
Event for the most innovative and amitious startups and young entrepreneur in the DACH region.
Event where failures are shared, questioned and celebrated.
The Viennese start-up Glacier specializes in corporate climate protection and trains employees of other companies on the topic of sustainability. Glacier shows how companies can save CO2.
Idea Meets Money
Pitch event in front of investors.
Innovation to company
An initiative that connects startups and established companies in order to solve challenges and create new ideas for exisiting problems.
Pioneers Festival is Europe’s major conference for startups and brings them together with corporates, media and investors eager to support new ideas. It takes place in the Hofburg Vienna. Organizes as well networking and idea enrichment & pitching events in Austria and Europe.
www.pioneers.io / www.starteurope.at
ORCA Klimaschutzakademie Impact *(Impact)
ORCA wants to contribute to every company aligning its business model to climate neutrality in time. ORCA supports in identifying the appropriate targets and levers in the organization.
SENA, the Social Entrepreneurship Network Austria *(Impact)
SENA, the Social Entrepreneurship Network Austria, represents the interests of and for social entrepreneurs in Austria. In addition to a joint representation of their interests to the outside world this growing community is strengthened internally through networking and support services. SENA is contact point for all social entrepreneurship issues in Austria.
Student Innovation Centre (SIC) *(Impact)
The [sic!] is the first student-run think tank for ecological-social projects, initiatives and companies in Vienna.
Independently organized TED event in Vienna, taking place in November.
The female factor *(Impact)
the female factor is an association for the support of equal rights and professional equality for women in the working world. The association serves as an information, networking, support and, in particular, further education and training platform by and for women.
With the ViennaUP, the City of Vienna, led by the Vienna Business Agency, has created a decentralized festival for startup and innovation topics, under whose roof a whole series of organizers can accommodate their industry events.
WhatAVenture is a virtuel step-by-step guide for founders.
WoMentor focuses on two points - mentoring at eye level and change in the companies. WoMentor has a mentoring program that also includes coaching sessions. The topics of self-confidence and personality development are covered at various levels.
*"(Impact)" = If the respective stakeholder provides at least one permanent offering exclusively for impact startups.