Friday, May 1, 2015

Pioneers Festival 2015: Where technology startups stand out from tomorrow right – PR Newswire (press release)

Vienna (ots)

 - 1,600 startups struggle to EUR 100,000 in the Pioneers Challenge - Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence program goes into the second round - Konica Minolta continues to invest in start-ups 

Zwtl .: The future is back!

The Pioneers Festival 2015 (, the leading event for Future-Tech Entrepreneurship and place for the fourth time from 28th-29th May in the Hofburg. A limited number of 2,500 participants to experience latest technologies change our world in the nächstne 2-5 years, up close. Eg. intelligent sports underwear of Athos (, the fastest means – the Hyperloop ( or advanced robot arms of the prodigy and Forbes 30 Under 30 Easton LaChapelle (https: // Speaker as the most successful Business Angel of the presence Gil Penchina (, the Sales Guru Steli Efti, the Board of Venture Design by Frog Design Tips and Tricks. Furthermore wait Networking Deluxe and a mood as they can only offer a festival. As part of the Pioneers Festival startups have access to various programs and initiatives of Pioneers and its global partners Cisco and Konica Minolta.

Zwtl .: Kick-Off for Pioneers Ventures and the new “Global Pioneers Challenge”

Pioneers are early stage technology startups that can change our future largely a stage. When Pioneers Challenge pitchen 50 startups from different areas before a jury for the coveted trophy and EUR 100,000 Pioneers. Ready made as a seed investment of Pioneers Ventures, the new early-stage investment fund of Pioneers. Past winners of the Pioneers Challenge are successful startups like or who got together more than 10m Funding. Pioneers Ventures, and the new format of the Pioneers Challenge 2016 will be officially presented at the press conference on May 28, 09:00. This year, incredible 1,600 startups from 95 countries have applied for the Pioneers Challenge. Detailed statistics are annexed.

Zwtl .: Cisco and Konica Minolta, again “Global Partner” of the Pioneers Festival

After the great success of the first European Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) program of Cisco, the world’s leading IT companies, it comes in 2015 in cooperation with Pioneers in the second round. For the current EIR program to more than 750 startups have applied. At the end only 5 at Pioneers Festival for the program will qualify it. With EIR Cisco Startups support in realizing the next big idea for the Internet of Things. Program participants undergo a six-month program in which Cisco with strategic financing, Co-Working Space, Software, Cisco experts and the Cisco network supports. Last year, the EIR program has successfully supported the Austrian IoT / Cloud Startup Flatout that Big Data and Analytics Startup MammothDB or the Smart City Startup Graph Masters.

Konica Minolta, the leading service provider for IT and processing of documents, since 2012 Partner of the Pioneers Festival is to support worldwide startups to its network, resources and know-how in the implementation of innovations. Cooperation with startups erfogt thereby that focus primarily on the fields Digital Workplace, Information Automation and Healthcare in the Business Innovation Centres (BIC). In London is a constantly keep four BICs the new business opportunities and innovations out and thereby strongly integrate startups in the innovation process. Last year, Konica Minolta has announced to invest in the coming years millions in startups. Already 2014 has been successfully investing in the Mobile Augmented Reality Wikitude Startup. The Austrian startup is the leading software manufacturers to create Augmented Reality applications. This year, plans to expand to the Tech Forum at the Pioneers Festival continues its commitment to startups Konica.

Zwtl .: We have still 50 press seats for the Pioneers Festival free. Please RSVP to asap.

For more information:

Pioneers Festival 2014 – Review Trailer:

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