Startup Europe and Welcome sent 8 startups to attend Pioneers Festival, Vienna.

Startup Europe and Welcome sent 8 startups from 4 countries to attend Pioneers Festival in Vienna, 24th and 25th May 2016.

Each of the 8 startups travelled to Vienna courtesy of the Welcome Project with tickets to Pioneers festival provided through the Pioneers500 initiative. At the festival startups networked with top investors and accelerators from across Europe, met with corporate representatives, like minded founders and journalists with the aim of boosting their businesses.

Speakers at Pioneers includedManoj Bhargavaentrepreneur, philanthropist, and founder and CEO of Living Essentials,Tim Draper, co-founder of VC firm DFJ and Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia founder. Topics discussed at Pioneers include Business & Productivity, Energy & Utilities, Financial Services, Life Sciences & Agriculture, Lifestyle & Entertainment, Materials & Manufacturing and Mobility & Transportation.

The eight startups are from across the five Welcome ecosystems of Berlin, Dublin, Milan, Madrid and Salamanca.

From Berlin were, LUUV Forward, a hardware startup enabling everyone to take professional, shake-free videos and Vrealtechnologies, a SaaS platform allowing non-expert users to create stunning virtual reality experiences.

The Dublin startups wereTrustHub, a SaaS startup dedicated to making classified and peer-to-peer marketplaces safer and more inclusive for everyone and Parkyourcar, a platform where owners can rent out their parking space and where car drivers  can prepay for a parking space.

Travelling from Milan were Sushijet who have innovated and optimized the delivery to be the fastest food delivery service in Italy and Mangatar, Mangatar, a groundbreaking Italian game company and publisher that leverages the potential of smart publishing.

From Madrid/Salamanca were Artelnics, developing disruptive deep learning software for predictive analytics and Nebusens who have developed n-Core, a powerful hardware and software platform to develop, integrate and deploy easily and quickly, a wide variety of applications over Wireless Sensor Networks.



WELCOME is a project under the Startup Europe initiative that aims to build a pan-European tech startup ecosystem. To that end, Welcome links startups from five vibrant EU ecosystems — Berlin, Dublin, Madrid, Milan and Salamanca, to customers, VCs, business angels, corporates, mentors and other startups. The project targets aspiring entrepreneurs as well as early and late stage startups with activities enabling them to grow across borders and access the right combination of finance while helping corporates identify the best talents.


This competition is part of Welcome’s Europass Programme


About Pioneers

Pioneers is a global relationship builder in tech that provides infrastructures and services to facilitate meaningful business relationships within its juried community. These services inspire, empower and connect the most promising early-stage technology companies with corporations, investors, industry experts, and international media with the goal to increase their rate of economical success and positive impact on society.