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Vienna City Walks


A city as colourful and vibrant as it is full of history, Vienna is so much more than meets the eye. From hidden alleys that tell stories of days that were to modern installations that display its forward-thinking urban strategy, the Austrian capital is bound to surprise you at every turn. Join Eugene Quinn from Whoosh on one of this year’s four guided city walks and get to know a face of Vienna you’ve never seen before. 

#BreakingGrounds @ViennaUP: The CEE Networking Lunch


Connect with key players in the CEE innovation ecosystem at #BreakingGrounds @ ViennaUP on June 3, 2024. Dive into the dynamic world of tech across Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary through engaging presentations and a networking lunch. Join us to explore partnerships and pioneering opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe.

Scaleup Spritzer #03 Vienna


The Scaleup Spritzer takes place for the 3rd time and we are proud to present it together with the Vienna Business Agency in weXelerate, Austria's largest innovation hub. You can expect pitches from founders, a corporate innovation success story, and great networking opportunities.

Factory Session - Innovate: Festival Warm-Ups


A warm-up session for ViennaUP early birds. Get a fresh cup of coffee and a Kipferl and energize yourself for the fascinating days to come. Get an overview of what's going on at the ViennaUP, find some first networking opportunities, get into a collaboration mindset and become inspired by stand-up impulses from experts of Vienna's entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Unleashing the Power of AI & ML


Join exciting and groundbreaking sessions of 11 high-tech startups, to learn,explore and delve into the transformative potential of AI & Machine Learning, presented by their founders and CEOs, who are industry leaders, innovators, and experts in the field. 11 pitches within 3 Hours - a great opportunity to gain invaluable insights, network with peers and be at the forefront of the AI Revolution!

Sports & Founder Networking by the Danube


Do you want to take a break from the conferences and meet other founders in an active, fun and relaxed environment at "Sportinsel" - a beautiful sports haven by the Danube River? Captain Athletic Club, a community of founders coming together regularly to connect and stay active, invite you for an unforgettable evening filled with action, fun, food, drinks, and fantastic networking opportunities.

Brand Blueprint: A Masterclass in Scalable Brand Building


Join 'Brand Blueprint' to sculpt your personal or your startup's identity. In this masterclass, startup founders and solopreneurs explore and establish their brand’s purpose, and get kickstarted towards clarifying their vision, brand personality and brand positioning statement. We'll guide you through creating an impactful purpose statement for your startup. 

Failure Culture And Ecosystem Connectivity in the CEE Startup Scene


Understanding the factors leading to failure and extracting lessons from it isn't straightforward. Failure still carries a stigma, and it's notable how little is discussed about the true reasons behind it. Why aren't we exposed to more of these stories in a constructive context?

Innovation Salon: Learn, connect, inspire


Join the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the World Summit Awards (WSA) for an exciting afternoon of business matchmaking and collaboration. Meet fellow founders and industry leaders from around the world working on cleantech innovations and learn from their experiences. 

Sustainable Growth & Circular Business Models


Learn from industry experts about sustainable growth strategies and innovative circular business models. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting out, this event is perfect for anyone looking to make a positive impact on the environment while growing their business. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and gain valuable knowledge.

Circle of experience: Expansion to the US market


Connect with like-minded founders and marketing experts to share experience in global marketing. Dive into the specifics of international expansion strategies from marketing experts and your peer companies from the Brno region and Vienna. Grow your network with a workshop organised by JIC as a part of the Vienna UP festival. 

Public & Private Investment in creative digital startups


Are you a startup in the creative sector? Need funding to take your venture to the next level? Media Deals, a European Investment Network for creative industries, has got your back! We're offering support and advice to help you find the perfect financing option. Join us at ViennaUP on June 4th 2024, between 3 and 4 pm.

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The Founder’s Story Austria – Vol. 1


The Founder's Story is an event series created by Google that invites founders & CxOs of startups and scaleups to share their founding stories including their challenges, lessons learned and insights on what's driving their businesses to success today.

International Investors Dinner


An exclusive event designed to forge connections with investors, VC's, business angels, and top management individuals interested in startup investments as an additional pillar of their asset mix. This is more than just a dinner – it offers an opportunity to engage in a gathering that combines insights, innovation, and the chance to enhance your investment expertise.

3. Ceremonial Handover of the "Verified Social Enterprise-Label"


The Federal Ministry of Labor and Economy together with Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH, the Social Entrepreneurship Network Austria and the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber invite you to the 3rd Ceremonial Handover of the "Verified Social Enterprise-Label". 

SIA AT Finalist Announcement x 15 Years SIA celebration


Social Impact Award turns 15! Join us to celebrate the SIA community with us, old and new. Discover the 10 projects for the SIA Austria Incubation 2024, empowering young visionaries to embark on their journey to social entrepreneurship. Dive into inspiring stories from SIA alumni worldwide at our “Journey to Impact” Photo exhibition. Wrap up the evening with networking, music, and drinks.

Gateway Ventures - Investors Breakfast


Join Gateway Ventures for an exclusive breakfast during ViennaUP 2024, where investors can network with fellow business angels and like-minded individuals. Enjoy a traditional Viennese breakfast while exploring exciting investment opportunities. 

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