Vienna at the centre of the attention in the startup community

ViennaUP21, the startup event which puts the Austrian capital at the centre of attention of the global startup community, starts tomorrow. It will be held completely online. 40 program partners will be hosting 100 events for interested people, institutions and organization from more than 45 countries. The registration is free and the event lasts until May 12. Besides talents, the event attracts international investors. This is just one of the signals that Vienna is a true startup and business location in Europe.

Mayor of Vienna Michael Ludwig said: “Vienna is showing the world: even in times of pandemic, we are a stable and secure economic location that is overcoming the crisis together with its companies. Cohesion and cooperation are the Viennese breeding ground to let innovative ideas like ViennaUP’21 grow and thus set new impulses for Vienna and beyond the city limits.”

Peter Hanke, City Councilor for Finance, Economics, Digitalization and International Affairs stated: “Worldwide, more than three million people have been reached so far with the digital communication measures. The number of international investors who will participate in ViennaUP’21 is also impressive”.

ViennaUP’21 will address current topics in the areas of innovation, creativity and technology and offer its own networking platform via b2Match to connect globally, reports Vindobona.

Thanks to the fast-growing, vibrant community, high innovative power, the international orientation and the high degree of professionalization of the local ecosystem, Vienna is indeed a rising star in the European startup landscape. Photo © Magistrat der Stadt Wien / Christian Jobst / PID