Business Angel Summit Kitzbühel 05 July 2019

Western Austria is now drawing the attention of national and international investors. Kitzbühel – the worldwide known sport town at the foot of Hahnenkamm becomes the place to be for innovative start-ups on 05 July 2019. In Kitzbühel, Austria’s best start-up teams get the unique chance to meet leading entrepreneurs from Tirol, international key players and potential investors, and to convince them of their start-up idea.


The Business Angel Summit brings together private investors and
outstanding innovative start-ups from Austria, and creates the best
possible conditions for a perfect match.

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 start-ups 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 start-ups apply with their pitch deck for one of the Business Angel Summit’s starting places. From all submissions, an expert jury selects the twelve most promising projects: Six of them will present themselves exclusively in front of the audience, six further projects receive a wildcard entrance to the Business Angel Summit. Consequently, they have the possibility to get in touch with investors, business angels and potential partners individually. The final selection of the six start-ups, which present themselves at stage on 05 July will be selected by investors at the pre-pitching on 04 July in Kitzbühel.

Kitzbühel offers a first-class scope for the encounter of top start-up teams and successful business angels.

What are the benefits for
investors and start-ups?

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

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


Thursday, 4 July 2019

15:00 - 17:00


12 start-ups pitch in front of investors to get one of the 6 slots on main stage on 05 July 2019.

20:00 - 23:00

Welcome Reception

Come and get to know one another in a relaxed atmosphere and be there for the pre-opening of the Business Angel Summit 2019 in the Hotel Rasmushof.


Sponsored by European Super Angels Club  and Brandl & Talos Rechtsanwälte.

Friday, 5 July 2019

09:00 - 09:30


Check-in Hotel Rasmushof, Kitzbühel

09:30 - 10:15

Welcome & Opening

Marcus Hofer, Managing Director of Standortagentur Tirol GmbH

Bernhard Sagmeister, Managing Director of Austria Wirtschaftsservice



Franz Fuchsberger, Founder Tricentis

Tricentis - A global leader form Austria

10:15 - 10:30

Start-up Session Opening

Patrizia Zoller-Frischauf, State Councillor for the Economy

10:30 - 11:30

Start-up Pitches

Start-ups present their business ideas


Business Angel Summit 2018 The Results



Günter Höfert, Founder & CEO Von Erl

The e-cigarette-exit from Tirol

11:30 - 11:45


Take a break for some meet and greet

11:45 - 12:45

Start-up Pitches

Start-ups present their business idea



Constantin Wintoniak, Founder & CEO Prescreen

From Angel to Exit: What matters is


Investment Insights

Florian Kandler, Austrian Startup Report

The Key Findings 2018

13:15 - 14:00

Lunch Break

With Tyrolean delicacies

14:00 - 17:00

Individual Talks

Possibility for start-ups and business angels for further and deeper conversations.

18:00 - 22:00


Be prepared for the Summit-Closing-Dinner at Rosi's Sonnberg Stuben!



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 (




Supporting Partner


Person of Contact:

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

Lisa Spöck
+43 512 576 262 - 218

Austria Wirtschaftsservice Ltd.
Walcherstraße 11A
1020 Wien

Viktor Pasquali
t +43 (1) 501 75 - 474

Rasmushof Hotel Kitzbühel
Hermann Reisch Weg 15
A-6370 Kitzbühel     
t +43.5356 652 52