Business Angel Summit
17 September 2021

Austria's top startups pitch to national and international investors in Kitzbühel.

Idea

The Business Angel Summit brings together private investors and outstanding innovative startups from Austria, and creates the best possible conditions for a perfect match. This year's Business Angel Summit is held again in Kitzbühel (subject to change). 

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 startups 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 startups apply with their pitch deck for one of the Business Angel Summit’s starting places. From all submissions, the twelve most promising projects, which will present themselves exclusively in front of the audience and have the possibility to get in touch with investors, business angels and potential partners individually will be selected. Within a pre-pitching event on the prior day of the main event, there will be the decision which six startups will present also on stage in the course of the Business Angel Summit.

What are the benefits for
investors and startups?

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

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

Programme

Thursday, 16 September 2021

15:00 - 17:00

Pre-Pitching

12 startups pitch in front of investors (Hotel Rasmushof) to receive one of the 6 slots on the main stage on September 17, 2021.

 

19:00 - 22:00

Welcome Dinner & Networking

In relaxed atmosphere, participants are invited to the Pre-Opening of the Business Angel Summit at Hotel Rasmushof. With kind support of our partner European Super Angels Club.

09:00 - 09:30

Check-in

Check-in Hotel Rasmushof, Kitzbühel

Friday, 17 September 2021

09:30 - 09:45

Welcome & Opening

Marcus Hofer, Managing Director of Standortagentur Tirol GmbH

Bernhard Sagmeister, Managing Director of Austria Wirtschaftsservice

 

09:45 - 10:15

Keynote

Thomas Wurm, Founder Single Use Support

From employee to entrepreneur to business angel in 5 years (tbc)

 

10:15 - 10:30

Startup Session Opening

Anton Mattle, State Councillor for the Economy 

10:30 - 11:00

Startup Pitches

3 startups present their business ideas

11:00 - 11:15

Break

Break with meet & greet opportunities

11:15 - 11:30

Investment Insights

Startup Report 2020/2021 & Angel Investing Report 2020

11:30 - 12:15

Panel Discussion

Startup Investments - What will be the development?

 

10:30 - 11:00

Startup Pitches

3 startups present their business ideas

 

12:45 - 13:15

Keynote

TBC

13:15 - 14:00

Lunch Break

Lunch break with Tyrolean delicacies

 

14:00 - 15:00

Individual Talks

Possibility for startups and business angels for further and deeper conversations.

15:00 - 17:00

Summer Outdoor Event (optional, only in good weather)

Coffee, Drinks & Networking

Chairlift ride to the Bichlalm 

18:00 - 22:00

Summit Incentive

Joint Summit closing evening at Rosi's Sonnbergstube

Partner

Host

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. www.standort-tirol.at.

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austria wirtschafts service

The Austria Wirtschaftsservice Gesellschaft (aws www.aws.at) 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 www.business-angels.at) 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 (www.gruenderfonds.at).

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 (www.businessangelfonds.at). The Corona Start-up-Hilfsfonds is also handled by aws (https://www.aws.at/aws-eigenkapital/covid-start-up-hilfsfonds/).

 

 

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Partner

Supporting Partner

Application

Apply now for the Business Angel Summit!
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We are looking forward to your application!
The deadline for applications for start ups ends on July 31, 2021.
The deadline for applications for Business Angels ends on September 12, 2021.

Criteria for the selection of the 10 TOP startups:

• The product/service is market ready (has first test customers at least)
• Clearly recognizable Unique Selling Proposition
• The product/service is scalable and/or addresses a large new market
• The company exhibits a basic funding (for example through public grants or equity capital) and no professional investor
• The company is actively searching for investors

The submitted pitch deck needs to provide a holistic overview of the entrepreneurial intend. Therefore we ask for an expressive document.

You can receive information about your data at any time or apply for the cancellation or adjustment by sending an e-mail to office@standort-tirol.at.

COVID-19 Measures
Adapted to the current general conditions around COVID-19, the event will be held in Kitzbühel subject to short-term changes.
Please note the currently valid COVID-19 regulations (3G).

Contact

Person of Contact:


Standortagentur Tirol GmbH
Ing.-Etzel-Straße 17
6020 Innsbruck
Österreich
 

Lisa Spöck
+43 512 576 262 - 218
w www.standort-tirol.at


Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH
Walcherstraße 11A
1020 Wien
Österreich

Carina Margreiter
t +43 (1) 501 75 - 259
www.business-angels.at

Location
Respective the developments, the Business Angel Summit will be carried out in Kitzbbühel or digital as an online seminar. You will find further information here soon.