Welcome to Vienna!
Vienna — where East meets West — is situated in the heart of Europe, a magnet for international companies and globally renowned for its exceptional business climate, treasured architectural heritage, famous classical music and its diverse cultural landscape. It’s no mystery to us why our home town, has been recognised as a trailblazer in smart city technology and also voted for consecutive years, the “most liveable city in the world”. To help find your way around we are making a list of our recommendations for places to visit, hotels to stay and bars to drink at which we will upload here. It is important to start booking your accomodation as soon as possible.
Hofburg (30.10 – 31.10)
It’s no coincidence we have chosen the Hofburg Palace in the heart of Vienna to host the Pioneers Festival Conference Days. We wanted to blend the Hofburg’s rich, historic impact with the mind-blowing future impact of so many innovative solutions which will be showcased at the Pioneers’ event. We’ve sought to create a quintessential non-conformist venue, the home which has accommodated monarchs for centuries. Simply said: we feel the electric, creative dynamics of the Start-up Festival combined with the grandeur and majestic atmosphere of the palace, is a winning combination that you will never forget!
House of Industry (29.10)
The building House of Industry is located next to the Vienna “Ringstrasse”, the magnificent ring road around the old city centre very close to our main Location the Hofburg. In that location we will hold the exclusive Investors Day, which is one of the top moments for all 50 selected start-ups! Here they will pitch their business idea in front of renowned investors like, Accel Partners, Holtzbrinck Ventures, Earlybird and have the opportunity to book one-on-one meetings with investors. After this phase is completed, the top eight will have the prestigious opportunity and honour, to present their start-up in front of the Hofburg during the Conference Days.
Schwarzenbergplatz 4, 1030 Vienna, Austria click here for google maps
Pioneers Festival Venue and Spots
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Our main venue is in the heart of Vienna – in the first district. Getting around in Vienna is easiest by public transportation or taxi.
To help you out with finding everything in the city we’ve created a map with all the spots we’re using during the festival.
So have fun, meet interesting people and get inspired! See you in Vienna.