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Participants
50+
Mentors
30+
LAB Teams
#1

Get inspired and meet founders from your university 

You want to get an impression of what entrepreneurship actually is? You have a fantastic business idea, but you don’t know where to start? You are looking for a motivated team to work with? Then the Entrepreneurship Avenue Kickoff LAB is definitely the right place for you. It offers information, inspiration and networking! No matter if you already have an idea or not: come by to find out how to generate business ideas with the help of our mentors and coaches or learn how to spot a really good one. What is more, founders from various universities and alumni from last years will get together to share their inspiring startup stories. The keynote on "Entrepreneurship is Freedom" will further help you to to get started and excited about your own entrepreneurship journey. All you have to do is: stop by, get inspired, have a drink and meet like-minded people from all universities of Vienna!

17:30

Start of Registration

18:00

Opening Remarks

18:10

Keynote: "Introduction to entrepreneurship and opportunity recognition."

by Dr. Rudolf Dömötör

18:45

Keynote "Start, Fail, Repeat, Succeed"

by Damian Izdebski

19:45

Panel Discussion "Start up! From Campus to Business"

with Petra Dobrocka (Byrd) | Annemarie Harant (Erdbeerwoche) | Daniel Laiminger (Hokify) | Alfons Felice (DirectSens)

Food, Drinks & Networking

21:45

Closing

#2

Find your team and start working 

Got a business idea? Try to make a successful venture out of it! At our business model session you will learn how to avoid beginners’ mistakes and what a good business model is made of. However, the best business model will not be good enough, if you don’t have the right people to bring it to life. We help you on that one: the teambuilding module offers the possibility to find your perfect team! If you’re still searching for a suitable partner or new team members to join your venture then your search may end here!

17:30

Start of Registration

18:00

Opening Remarks

Pitch your Idea!

Keynote "The Lean Startup & Business Modelling"

by WhatAVenture

Next Steps Until LAB #3

Find your Team!

Snacks, Drinks & Networking

21:45

Closing

#3

Get feedback from experienced mentors

Even the very best stand on the shoulders of giants! That's why we team you up with the “wise wo/men” of the Austrian startup scene – industry insiders and well-known entrepreneurs, who are there to dish out advice and help you achieve your goals. Whether you want to start your business in life sciences, the recruitment market, the manufacturing market or the digital industry – our mentors come from a broad range of backgrounds. We will make sure that you find the perfect fit. Together you will make your idea even more brilliant. In case you haven't found a team or you are still looking for people to join your team don't become desperate - visit our Panic Room and everything will be alright.

17:00

Panik Room

17:30

Start of Registration

Opening Remarks

Introduction of the Mentors

Individual Mentoring Sessions

Snacks, Drinks & Networking

21:45

Closing

#4

Perfect your Pitch 

Idea? Check. Team? Check. Business Model? Check. Investors? You know they're crucial but you have no clue how to convince them of your brilliance? Don’t despair, we can help. At the pitch session we will teach you the most important skills in convincing others to invest in you and your business. Most of the time you only have a few short minutes to stun your listeners to seal the deal - so make sure you have the perfect pitch and blow them away in these precious golden minutes! Learn and practice with Daniel Cronin other great pitching mentors to increase your impact on listeners.

17:30

Start of Registration

Keynote "The Perfect Pitch"

by Daniel Cronin

Demo Pitch

Individual Pitch Mentoring Sessions

Snacks, Drinks & Networking

21:45

Closing

#5

Do your first public Pitch

You want to pitch at the Conference in order to win the Pitch Award 2017? Then you have to go through this challenge! Pitch in front of an expert jury and show them & the audience on what amazing project you have worked during the last months. If you are good enough you will get the possibility to pitch at the Conference four days later. Not just the expert jury but also the audience has influence on who is going to be selected. So train hard and win the Pre-Selection.

17:30

Start of Registration

Pitch your Project!

Introduction of the Viennese Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Selection Ceremony

Snacks, Drinks & Networking

21:45

Closing