Business Angel Summit
17 September 2021

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


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.


Thursday, 16 September 2021

15:00 - 17:00


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.

Friday, 17 September 2021

09:00 - 09:30


Check-in Hotel Rasmushof, Kitzbühel

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


Thomas Wurm, Co-Founder Single Use Support

„Geht nicht, gibt's nicht. Es geht so nicht, das gibt's!“


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 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?


12:15 - 12:30

Impulse Session

Conny Hörl & Katja Ruhnke, Gründerinnen CK Venture  Capital
Female Money - How female investors are transforming the startup world

12:30 - 13:00

Startup Pitches

3 startups present their business ideas

13:00 - 13:30


Martin Klässner, CEO make visions capital, CEO
Management into the unknown - from a 2-man startup in Radstadt to an European brand leader


14:00 - 15:00

Individual Talks

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

13:30 - 14:00

Lunch Break

Lunch break with Tyrolean delicacies


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



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 ( The Corona Start-up-Hilfsfonds is also handled by aws (




Supporting Partner


Person of Contact:

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

Lisa Spöck
+43 512 576 262 - 218

Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH
Walcherstraße 11A
1020 Wien

Carina Margreiter
t +43 (1) 501 75 - 259

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.