|Description||Moving people! Moving ideas!|
STARTeurope activates and fosters the entrepreneurial and innovative thinking and acting in Europe.
STARTeurope is an organization, which was founded in Vienna by a circle of entrepreneurial thinking people with technical and economic backgrounds in 2009. Driven by the same ideas â€“ being the need for change in existing mind sets â€“ the group of young people started challenging traditional perspectives. The vision was to activate and foster entrepreneurial thinking and to bridge the gap between different disciplines. With the premise of â€œinnovation through collaborationâ€ STARTeurope tries to make a difference using a three step approach. First, the organization leads a movement by establishing a community of diverse people sharing the same values such as curiosity for the new as well as a hands-on-approach towards work. Second, through its events STARTeurope wants to sensitize people to entrepreneurship and to alternative career paths, which counter conventional business wisdom. And third, the members of this initiative make change happen not only by shifting thinking but also by boosting local economies helping local entrepreneurs to start up their own business. Beginning in the heart of Europe this organization contributes to the future competitiveness of the European Union as an economic area. Together with their partners STARTeurope will advocate for a social climate in which entrepreneurial spirit and entrepreneurial courage are stronger recognized and supported. Especially in a time where the future cannot be predicted anymore the creative capacity of humans becomes the most valuable asset there is on the market. So STARTeurope tries to support this by believing that â€œthe ideas of today are the opportunities of tomorrow!â€
|Launch Date||February 5, 2012|
|Tags||startup-festival, startup-conference, cutting-edge-technology, startup-challenge|
Pioneers Festival from 29th to 31st of October in Vienna. 2500 international pioneers and future pathfinders will gather to the Imperial palace Hofburg for the Pioneers Festival. With the vision to push entrepreneurship and cutting edge technology to the next level, the goal is to present unseen innovations to an international audience.
On two tracks the Pioneers Festival will show 60 international speakers. On the first track, the technology visionaries who have been changing the entire industry will get on stage. The second track, the Academy, will concentrate on pushing entrepreneurship and having mentors and role models with extraordinary skills and experience in their own focus field teach startups with a hands-on viewpoint.
Besides the two tracks the festival will give the 50 most promising web-, tech- and mobile startups the opportunity to take part in the startup challenge. The winning startups get €25,000 prize money and applications for the competition are open till September 7th.
The Pioneers Festival also plan a “Clash of the Founders” where a team from Europe and team from the U.S. will battle it out to create a startup in 24 hours. Team Europe will be Felix Petersen (Amen) and Edial Dekker (Gidsy) vs. Team U.S.: Justin Kan (Socialcam) and Kyle Bragger (Forrst).
Pioneers Festival Teaser
Pioneers Festival TV - Episode 2 (Vox.io)