6 November 2024 | Apothekertrakt Schönbrunn, Vienna

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invest.austria conference

invest.austria conference is the leading event to connect Angel Investors, Venture Capital and Private Equity, covering the entire funding lifecycle of innovative companies.

On 6 November 2024 invest.austria conference will take place for the fourth time. The day will be packed with insightful panel discussions, inspiring keynotes & exciting fireside chats.

Program of 2023

Agenda 2023

invest.austria conference 2023 took place at the gorgeous Apothekertrakt Schönbrunn in Vienna.

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Speakers 2023

Alexander Schwartz

Partner at xista science ventures

Alois Flatz

Managing Partner at Flatz Hoffmann

Andreas Lederer


Antonella Mei-Pochtler

Group Executive Board member & Managing Director of Pochtler Industrieholding GmbH

Arnaud Béasse

Co-Managing Director at invest.austria

Barbara Stöttinger

Dean of WU Executive Academy

Bernadette Ules

Managing Director of GBG Private Markets at Schelhammer Capital Bank

Bernhard Klemen

General Partner at Sarmayacar

Christiane Holzinger
Christiane Holzinger

General Manager at 360°Business Planner GmbH

Christian-Frederic Plump

CEO of ATG Ventures

Christoph Haimberger

Managing Director at aws Fondsmanagement GmbH | Gründungsfonds II

Coumar Ananda

Managing Partner at India Advisory Paris

Daniela Haunstein

Co-Managing Director at invest.austria

Dennis Gehlen

CEO of TaKeTV & Founder of AngryTitans

Dominik Pezzei

Co-founder and CEO at OPTIMUSE

Doris Hofmeister

Partner & Director International Business at Mercuri Urval GmbH

Dusan Todorovic

Lead Program Manager aws i2 Business Angels at Austria Wirtschaftsservice

Elvira Lutter

Senior Manager Strategy at Climate and Energy Fund

Erik Johansson

Investment Director at Volvo Group Venture Capital

Eva Landrichtinger

Secretary-General at Federal Ministry of Labour and Economy

Fabian Laugwitz

Lawyer | Partner at act legal, Germany

Farsin Yadegardjam

Partner at COI Partners Capital Management AG

Felix Ohswald

CEO of GoStudent

Franz Zöchbauer

Managing Director at VERBUND Ventures

Gabriele Tatzberger

Director Startup Services at Vienna Business Agency

Guntard Gutmann

Chairman of GVB Family Office

Hannes Ambacher

Managing Director at Eight Capital GmbH

Helmut Wöginger

VP GBD at Andritz AG

Henriette Lininger

Director Issuers at Wiener Börse AG

Horst Steinmüller

Chairman & CEO at WIVA P&G

Ingo Bleier

Chief Corporates and Markets Officer at Erste Group Bank AG

Ion Hauer

Principal at APEX Ventures

Isabella Meran-Waldstein

Director for Research, Technology and Innovation at Federation of Austrian Industries

Jakob Buchmayer

VC Investor at HV Capital

Jasmina Popovska

Head of Investments at EIT Manufacturing

Jeannette Gorzala

Vice President at European AI Forum

Jens-David Lehnen

Head of Institutional Business Austria at Raiffeisen Capital Management

Johannes Braith

CEO & Co-Founder of Storebox

Johannes Brandstetter

Assistant Professor at JKU Linz & Visiting Research at Microsoft

Julia Reilinger

CEO at B&C Innovation Investments GmbH

Jürgen Kaiser

Managing Partner at dieSaremas GmbH

Karl Lankmayr

Managing Director at AG Capital

Kevin Lenehan

Director of Business Creation at EIT Manufacturing

Lucanus Polagnoli

Founder & General Partner at Calm/Storm

Ludmila (Lucy) Georgieva

​Head of Government Affairs & Public Policy, Austria at Google

Margit Kreuzhuber

Head of WORK in AUSTRIA at Austrian Business Agency

Markus Lang

Partner at Speedinvest

Martin Dürnberger

Co-CEO / CFO of CCE Holding

Maximilian Schausberger

Managing Director at Elevator Ventures

Mika-Petteri Kuro

CEO at Helmee Imaging

Monika Köppl-Turyna

Director at EcoAustria

Niki Futter

Chairman of the Board at invest.austria

Niklas Pichler

Managing Partner at BlackPeak Capital

Niklas Timmermann

CEO at Skillshot Consulting

Nina Wöss

Managing Partner at Fund F

Olivier de Panafieu


Otmar Michaeler

CEO and Co-Founder of Falkensteiner Michaeler Tourism Group (FMTG)

Paul Voithofer

CEO at Voithofer + Partner Unternehmensberatung

Philipp Kapl

Partner at Binder Grösswang Rechtsanwälte

Rana Karadsheh

Director, Europe of International Finance Corporation

Sebastian Erich

CEO at Intermarket Bank AG

Tanja Spennlingwimmer

Head of Business Unit Entrepreneurship at Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH

Tarik Amhamdi

CEO at Shikenso GmbH

Taryn Andersen

CEO & Co-Founder of Impulse4Women

Thierry Baujard

Co-Founder of SpielFabrique UG

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Thomas Bobek

Head of Private Equity Management at Erste Asset Management GmbH

Thomas Plesser

Vice President at TPG Rise Climate

Timur Topalgoekceli

Co-founder of Abundance Gate

Tommaso Maschera

Ventures Director, Italy at Plug and Play Tech Center

Valentin Berger

Director Strategy & Transactions at EY

Yves Pircher

Investment Manager at Smartworks Innovation

Margherita Matzer

Projectcoordination at WIVA P&G

The place to be

Apothekertrakt Schönbrunn, Vienna

invest.austria conference 2024 will take place at Apothekertrakt Schönbrunn in Vienna’s 13th district (post code: 1130). It is easily accessible by public transport (underground line U4 to Schönbrunn exit Grünbergstraße, tram line: 10 & 60, bus line: 10A). There is also a fee-paying car park opposite the venue in Schönbrunner Schlossstraße.

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