Business Angel Summit Kitzbühel 7 July 2017

Western Austria is now drawing the attention of national and international investors. Kitzbühel – the worldwide known sport town at the foot of Hahnenkamm becomes the place to be for innovative start-ups on 7 July 2017. In Kitzbühel, Austria’s best start-up teams get the unique chance to meet leading entrepreneurs from Tirol, international key players and potential investors, and to convince them of their start-up idea.


The Business Angel Summit brings together private investors and
outstanding innovative start-ups from Austria, and creates the best
possible conditions for a perfect match.

What is the goal?

The Business Angel Summit wants to team up outstanding Austrian know-how with private investors.

International Business Angels looking for first-class ideas and projects are brought together with promising Austrian start-ups in the fields of science, research and technology to make Austrian innovations an international success.

The Business Angel Summit is the best event in Western Austria to exchange knowledge and experiences in select company, to network with national & international partners and to establish future-oriented cooperation.

How does it work?

Austrian start-ups are invited to apply with their business ideas for one of the twelve tickets for the Summit. Business plans are treated stricly confidential. A jury selects the most promising teams from the submitted business concepts. 

Hotel Rasmushof Kitzbühel is a first-class venue for this meeting between TOP start-up teams and successful business angels.

What are the benefits for
investors and start-ups?

In Kitzbühel, potential investors get a personal up-to-the-minute insight into the current deal flow of innovations in the Austrian start-up scene. Angel Investors get the chance to meet with high potential start-ups – offering new, innovative technologies and services as well as a major growth potential – and to invest in the best projects.

Start-up teams looking for smart capital to realise their business concept benefit from selective, straightforward and personal access to first-class venture capitalists.


Thursday, 6 July 2017

09:00 - 14:00

Business Angels Europe General Meeting

Kitzbühel Country Club (closed meeting)

15:00 - 15:15

Pre-Pitching Opening

Harald Gohm, Standortagentur Tirol

Bernd Litzka, Austria Wirtschaftsservice

Rafael Rasinger, Wirtschaftskammer Österreich

Mark Schuchter, Bundesvorstand Junge Wirtschaft Österreich


15:15 - 16:30


Pre-Pitching of the preselction for the NYC Pitching Days, November 2017

More information and application via

16:30 - 17:00


take a break for some meet and greet

17:00 - 17:30

Pre-Pitching Closing

Closing of the Pre-Pitching for the NYC Pitching Days

20:00 - 23:00

Welcome Reception of the 3rd Business Angel Summit

Come and get to know another in a relaxed atmosphere and be there for the pre-opening of the Business Angel Summit 2017 in the golf club hotel A-Rosa

Sponsored by our partners: European Super Angel Club and Semper Constantia Privatbank.


Friday, 7 July 2017

09:00 - 09:30


Check-in Hotel Rasmushof, Kitzbühel

09:30 - 09:45

Welcome & Opening

Harald Gohm, Managing Director of Standortagentur Tirol

Bernhard Sagmeister, Managing Director of Austria Wirtschaftsservice

09:45 - 11:00

Keynote Speech

A very warm welcome to our four keynote speakers:

Frank Salzgeber - ESA European Space Agency
Frank Salzgeber - ESA European Space Agency

Magdalena Messner - Messner Mountain Museum
Magdalena Messner - Messner Mountain Museum

An example of sustainable entrepreneurship

Dieter Rappold - Virtual Identity
Dieter Rappold - Virtual Identity

Virtual Identity for startups and industry

Roland Boubela - mosltyAI
Roland Boubela - mosltyAI

Virtual Identity for startups and industry

11:00 - 11:15


take a break for some meet and greet

11:15 - 11:30

Start-up Opening

  Patrizia Zoller-Frischauf, State Councillor for the Economy


11:30 - 12:00

Review Business Angel Summit 2016

Business Angel Summit Success Story of

Forecast 2017: ESAC - European Super Angels Club & KPMG

12:00 - 13:00

Start-up Session

Angel catching with the aws Finance Busters


Start-ups and investors form a mixed audience.

Bernd Litzka and Stefan Kreppel interview start-up teams and investors by turns. The answers of the start-ups are their pitch; the answers of the investors make their interests transparent and inform the start-ups about potential venture capitalists. Thus both sides act openly and facilitate a successful match making on site!


13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break

with Tyrolean delicacies

14:00 - 17:00

Individual Talks

Possibity for start-ups and business angels for further and deeper conversations.

18:00 - 22:00


Be prepared for the Summit-Closing-Dinner at Rosi's Sonnberg Stuben!





Standortagentur Tirol

The Standortagentur Tirol is an institution of the Land Tirol and assigned by law to sustainably strengthen the business and science location Tirol.

The agency supports start-ups in the fields of research, technology, innovation and cooperation and assists them in finding partners in business and science for the development of successful innovations.

austria wirtschafts service

The Austria Wirtschaftsservice Gesellschaft (aws is the subsidy institution of the Austrian federal government and supports start-ups and innovative entrepreneurs by finding private venture capitalists (i2 Business Angels Austria and by offering a broad range of low interest KMU loans, business founding and technology grants, bank guarantees for business founders and expanders and the aws founding fund (

The aws Business Angel Fund is a co-financing instrument to support experienced Business Angels and thus double the power of the aws and EIF (European Investment Fund) selected Business Angels (



Supporting Partner


Persons of contact:

Standortagentur Tirol

Tiroler Zukunftsstiftung
Ing.-Etzel-Straße 17
6020 Innsbruck

Lisa Spöck
phone: +43 512 576 262 - 218

Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH

Walcherstraße 11A
1020 Wien

Bernd Litzka
phone: +43 1 501 75 - 463