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31 May 2022
Vienna, Austria
Connect Day 2022
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Open until 31 May 2022

On-Site Tickets SOLD-OUT

All tickets for on-site participation at Connect Day are sold-out. You still can register for remote participation. Remote participants can take part in most sessions remotely and also meet with both remote and on-site participants.

If you have received an on-site ticket code from an event partner: Please register for remote participation and enter your on-site ticket code during the registration process. Your ticket type will be switched after approval.

What to expect? - General information

Connect Day 2022 is the main matchmaking event of ViennaUP’22 for Start-ups, Corporates/SMEs and Investors. Thanks to the great success of last year for the first time the event will be an all-day hybrid event.

Connect Day is not a typical buyer meets seller event - It's all about innovation. It focuses on corporates seeking for innovative start-up products and services (innovation inflow). In addition, the event supports selected start-ups to get in touch with investors focusing on early-stage and VC investment. 

The day kicks off with an Investors Breakfast organized by AVCO. At this on-site networking event, international investors have the chance to connect with Vienna-based VCs, PEs & Business Angels, to team up for international co-investments and to learn more about investment opportunities in Austria.

The event "Connect Day" continues at Palais Berg and offers all day matchmaking opportunities, exciting pitches, master classes and a lot more for start-ups, corporates and investors. 


Connect Day supports Corporates/SMEs aiming for innovation and collaboration with start-ups as well as investors seeking start-up investment opportunities. Please take note of our target-groups and non-target groups before registering for the event.

  • Corporates and SMEs looking for innovation inflow
  • Investors (Business Angels and VCs)
  • Start-ups
  • International start-ups from the GIN goAustria program and Vienna Business Agency
  • National start-up ecosystem stakeholders
  • National corporate networks


      • International and national Start-up Pitches
      • VC networking lounge by GIN & Speedinvest
      • Corporate Reverse Pitches by Corporates/SMEs on cooperation opportunities with Startups powered by aws and EIT Manufacturing
      • Corporate Call for Cooperation by Green Tech Cluster 
      • Start-up Barometer Talk with EY
      • B2B Matchmaking: Startups meet Corporates/SMEs & Investors
      • GIN'n'Tonic Open Networking: Flying Dinner & Drinks

      Side-Events & Masterclasses:

      • Investors Breakfast by AVCO
      • Scale 4 Europe by Pioneers
      • Establishing and Funding Business in Vienna and Austria by ABA
      • What would cause you to fail? Due Diligence 2.0 by Butchershop
      • We produce the future - because we can! by ecoplus 

      Supporting partners


      Location Palais Berg & Online
      Organised by
      Australia 1
      Austria 485
      Bulgaria 6
      Canada 2
      Croatia 4
      Czech Republic 11
      Denmark 2
      Estonia 3
      Germany 31
      Greece 19
      China (Hong Kong) 11
      Hungary 12
      Indonesia 1
      Iran, Islamic Republic Of 1
      Israel 5
      Italy 19
      Japan 5
      Jordan 3
      Kenya 1
      South Korea 5
      Latvia 6
      Lithuania 2
      Luxembourg 1
      North Macedonia 2
      Malta 1
      Netherlands 4
      Norway 1
      Peru 2
      Poland 3
      Portugal 1
      Romania 8
      Serbia 38
      Singapore 7
      Slovakia 5
      Slovenia 18
      Spain 4
      Sweden 4
      Switzerland 8
      Taiwan 2
      Tunisia 2
      Turkey 3
      Ukraine 1
      United Kingdom 6
      United States 2
      Uzbekistan 1
      Zambia 1
      Total 760