Pioneers500 applications open until 31 March 2016!

/17.2.2016, Author: Stanislava Vabšek

If you wish to attend the Pioneers Festival for free and pitch in front of more than 300 international investors, register for Pioneers500 by 31 March 2016. 
Pioneers500 is the annual selection of 500 most promising startups in early growth stages which consequently get 2 tickets for the Pioneers festival and at the same time strive to get a place in the Pioneers Challenge.

Among all applications, a special expert committee will choose 10 best startups from seven industries for the Pioneers Challenge: financial services, business and productivity, materials and manufacture, energetics, lifestyle and entertainment, mobility and logistics, and life science and agriculture.
Thus the 70 chosen startups will pitch to more than 300 international investors at the final Challenge Day on 23 May, which is one day before the conference taking place on 24 and 25 May in Vienna’s Hofburg Imperial Palace. The best startup will receive the flattering title “Pioneer of the year”.
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