Programs in Alpe Adria region

May 2018

24. May
Imperial Palace Hofburg, Vienna, Austria

Pioneers Festival 2018

For two days, from 24 till 25 May 2018, the more than 500 years old Hofburg ceasar palace in Vienna will host the Pioneers Festival. As every year, they expect more than 2.500 pioneers - startups, corporations, investors and innovators - will look into the future and redefine the limits of humanity and technology.

16. May
Austria Center, Vienna, Austria

WeAreDevelopers 2018

The leading European congress for developers, that will take place in May in Vienna, Austria, will this year also be attended by Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple. Along with him, the program will have many other speakers from around the world, that will talk about the leading trends and developments in the world of developers.

15. May

PODIM Conference

The most influential startup conference in European, Adriatic and the West Balkan region is right around the corner. In May 2018 we expect more than 200 most prominent startups in the region, more than 100 investors from all around the globe, along with more than 150 representatives from established companies from the region and wider.


March 2018

22. March
Bruneck, South Tyrol, Italy

Automotive Vertical Innovation Camp - 2 days to co-create the future of the automotive industry!

Are you ready to drive innovation in a changing market and boost your own career? The Automotive Vertical Innovation Camp are searching for talents to team up with experts of the leading automotive suppliers in South Tyrol, Italy. With more than 2.500 employees in South Tyrol and 600 million euro revenue per year, the six founding companies of the Automotive Excellence Südtirol network are major suppliers to leading brands in the automotive fields, such as Volkswagen, BMW, Ferrari and Tesla. Applications are open til 15. February 2018, but if you apply early you can increase your chances!


January 2018

18. January
SPACELEND – Coworking Space Graz, Graz, Austria

Startup Spritzer #37

The Styrian start-up scene will gather for the first time in the New Year! Startups are welcome to come, network and pitch their ideas in front of the audience which is more than happy to give their honest feedback, At this evening event of the IdeenTriebwerk Graz, you will also get the opportunity to exchange ideas with experienced entrepreneurs, investors looking for new projects and founders, all looking for discussions and meeting new network partners. All this happens in a casual atmosphere with food and drink - sparkling and vital, like a Spritzer should be! You can register for free at the link below.


Regional event history

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12/1/2016 CESA 2016 Grand Finale will take place in Ljubljana! 11/29/2016 Business Angel Conference EBAN Winter University 2016 with the pitching competition Zagreb Connect 11/19/2016 Abathon Hackathon 11/14/2016 Slovenian selection for Central European Startup Awards 2016 Grand Finale! 11/7/2016 WEB Summit 2016 10/15/2016 Halcom’s Adriatic Fintech Hackathon! 10/8/2016 Petrol business hackathon – opportunity for success! 10/8/2016 The Biggest Brain & Vision Hackathon in Budapest, 8 and 9 October. Register now! 10/5/2016 #EUCrowdShow – the first ever European crowdsourced roadshow on entrepreneurship and crowdfunding! 9/24/2016 The second Slovenian conference on video game development is just around the corner! 9/21/2016 9th International Technology Transfer Conference and Day of Innovation 2016! 9/17/2016 Lidl’s innovative weekend, a business hackathon! 9/9/2016 Startup weekend Arts/Tech/Biz MASH UP inviting to Udine, Italy again! Application deadline 6 September! 6/20/2016 IoT Conference Living bits and things 2016 5/25/2016 Campus Party 2016 5/21/2016 Techsylvania 2016 5/11/2016 PODIM 2016 – the biggest startup conference in the Alps Adriatic region 4/1/2016 Start:up Maribor Hackathon 2016 3/10/2016 Slovenia this year hosting the biggest inbound marketing conference in Europe. Attend 20 % cheaper! 3/4/2016 Startup Live Klagenfurt: trilateral startup weekend for Austria, Italy and Slovenia! 2/25/2016 CEED Try Out Day #2 2/5/2016 Lean Startup Machine in Graz! 1/27/2016 Silicon Valley Open Doors conference is coming to Dublin!