Business Angel Summit
8 July 2022

Austria's top startups pitch to national and international investors in Kitzbühel.


The Business Angel Summit brings together private investors and outstanding innovative startups from Austria, and creates the best possible conditions for a perfect match. This year's Business Angel Summit is held again in Kitzbühel (subject to change). 


What is the goal?

The Business Angel Summit wants to team up outstanding Austrian know-how with private investors.

International Business Angels looking for first-class ideas and projects are brought together with promising Austrian startups in the fields of science, research and technology to make Austrian innovations an international success.

The Business Angel Summit is the best event in Western Austria to exchange knowledge and experiences in select company, to network with national & international partners and to establish future-oriented cooperation.

How does it work?

Austrian startups apply with their pitch deck for one of the Business Angel Summit’s starting places. From all submissions, the twelve most promising projects, which will present themselves exclusively in front of the audience and have the possibility to get in touch with investors, business angels and potential partners individually will be selected. Within a pre-pitching event on the prior day of the main event, there will be the decision which six startups will present also on stage in the course of the Business Angel Summit.

What are the benefits for
investors and startups?

Potential investors get a personal up-to-the-minute insight into the current deal flow of innovations in the Austrian startup scene. Angel Investors get the chance to meet with high potential startups – offering new, innovative technologies and services as well as a major growth potential – and to invest in the best projects.

Startup teams looking for smart capital to realise their business concept benefit from selective, straightforward and personal access to first-class venture capitalists.


Thursday, 7 July 2022

15:00 - 17:00


12 startups pitch in front of investors (Hotel Rasmushof) to receive one of the 6 slots on the main stage on July 8, 2022.


19:00 - 22:00

Welcome Dinner & Networking

In relaxed atmosphere, participants are invited to the Pre-Opening of the Business Angel Summit at Hotel Rasmushof. With kind support of our partner European Super Angels Club.

Friday, 8 July 2022

09:00 - 09:30


Check-in Hotel Rasmushof, Kitzbühel

09:30 - 09:45

Welcome & Opening

Marcus Hofer, Managing Director of Standortagentur Tirol GmbH

Bernhard Sagmeister, Managing Director of Austria Wirtschaftsservice


09:45 - 10:15


Cornelai Beier, Venture Partner LSF2030

Life Science startup: from foundation to investment, staying power - great successes

10:15 - 10:30

Startup Session Opening

Anton Mattle, Tyrolean Provincial Councillor for Economy and Digitalisation

10:30 - 11:00

Startup Pitches

3 startups present their business ideas

11:00 - 11:15

Investment Insights

Berthold Baurek-Karlic, Managing Partner Venionaire Capital and President European Super Angels Club

10 years in retrospect, 10 years outlook: Investing Trends


11:15 - 11:30


Break with meet & greet opportunities

11:30 - 12:00


Russell E. Perry, CEO and founder, kompany

With the roller coaster to the exit


12:00 - 12:30

Startup Pitches

3 startups present their business ideas

12:30 - 13:00

Impact Success Story

Peter Windischhofer, Co-Founder refurbed
Impact E-Commerce Scale-up on the on the way to becoming a Unicorn

13:00 - 13:30

Panel Discussion

Impact Investing - do good and earn money?!

  • Tina Dreimann, Founder and MD, better ventures
  • Heinrich Gröller, Partner Speedinvest
  • Werner Krendl, CEO, fair-finance Impact GmbH
  • Carina Margreiter, Manager Entrepreneurship, Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH
  • Silvia Sommer, Impact Business Angel
13:30 - 14:00

Lunch Break

Lunch break with Tyrolean delicacies


14:00 - 16:00

Individual Talks

Possibility for startups and business angels for further and deeper conversations.

18:00 - 22:00

Summit Incentive

Joint Summit closing evening at Rosi's Sonnbergstube. With kind support of our partner Jarlim Partner.



Standortagentur Tirol

The Standortagentur Tirol is an institution of the Land Tirol and assigned by law to sustainably strengthen the business and science location Tirol.

The agency supports start-ups in the fields of research, technology, innovation and cooperation and assists them in finding partners in business and science for the development of successful innovations.

austria wirtschafts service

The Austria Wirtschaftsservice Gesellschaft (aws is the subsidy institution of the Austrian federal government and supports start-ups and innovative entrepreneurs by finding private venture capitalists (i2 Business Angels Austria and by offering a broad range of low interest KMU loans, business founding and technology grants, bank guarantees for business founders and expanders and the aws founding fund (

The aws Business Angel Fund is a co-financing instrument to support experienced Business Angels and thus double the power of the aws and EIF (European Investment Fund) selected Business Angels ( The Corona Start-up-Hilfsfonds is also handled by aws (





Supporting Partner

Netzwerkpartner Partner


Person of Contact:

Standortagentur Tirol GmbH
Ing.-Etzel-Straße 17
6020 Innsbruck

Lisa Spöck
+43 512 576 262 - 218

Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH
Walcherstraße 11A
1020 Wien

Dusan Todorovic
t +43 (1) 501 75 - 332

Respective the developments, the Business Angel Summit will be carried out in Kitzbbühel.