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4 June 2024
Vienna, Austria
Connect Day 2024

General Information on Admission

Admission for participation is open for everybody interested in start-up-corporate collaborations meeting the below criteria. After registration, all profiles will be evaluated on the basis of the below criteria and may or may not be activated. 

ONLY activated registrations will be able to attend Connect Day 24!

Admission Criteria

For Start-ups

  • not older than 6 years* with less than 250 employees
  • at least one self-developed product or service
  • competitive advantage through a technological leap (high grade of innovation)
  • at least a prototype or minimal viable product (MVP) in place
  • scaleable / highly scaleable

Start-ups that apply for matchmaking with investors will be screened by a jury. Start-ups selected by the jury will be allowed to request meetings with investors. Investors are allowed to request meetings with both selected and non-selected start-ups.

* This is no hard criteria. For example: in case of a long R&D-process companies older than 6 up to 10 years may be activated as start-ups. In case of doubt, contact your respective support office in the Contacts subsection.

For Corporates / SMEs and Research Agencies 

  • Corporates/SME seeking innovative products and services
  • Corporates/SME willing to engage in cooperations with start-ups like...
    • pilot-projects / use-case projects,
    • joint research and development,
    • distribution partnerships,
    • strategic partnerships and investments,
    • and cooperations, where start-ups act as suppliers.

Non-target Group Criteria (no entrance to the event)

For Start-ups

  • Companies with no self-developed technology
  • Companies distributing or implementing primarily third party products and services
  • Companies who are primarily consulting and/or developing solutions for others on order

For Corporates/SME

  • Corporates/SME who primarily want to sell their products and/or services...
    • to start-ups
    • to other corporates
  • Corporates/SME who are primarily engaging as consulters for start-ups and/or corporates (e.g., tax consulters, management consulters, growth consulters, coaches, etc.). 

Meeting and Booking rules

The matchmaking sessions are restricted to specific participant groups:

  • Start-ups are able to book meetings with all participants except for investors. Only selected start-ups are able to book meetings with investors. The investor's jury will inform selected start-ups individually
  • Corporates/SMEs are able to book meetings with all participants except for other corporates/SMEs
  • Investors are able to book meetings with all participants.
  • Partner are able to book meetings with all participant types
  • Others are able to book ONLY others (but they can be booked from all other participant types)
Closed since 28 May 2024
Wiedner Hauptstrasse 63
1040 Vienna, Austria
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