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).