World Cup


the largest startup pitch competition in the world

About the
Startup World Cup

The Startup World Cup, hosted by Pegasus Tech Ventures, is the largest startup competition worldwide, with more than 50 countries taking part every year.

In May 2021 Austrian Angel Investors Association and AustrianStartups will bring the Startup World Cup to Austria and host it as part of the ViennaUp'21.


For Austria there will be three digital pre-selection-events for three different teams:

Team East, Team South and Team West. The teams consist of three Austrian federal states. In each of them one startup of the different categories will be selected by a jury to pitch at the finals in May at ViennaUp.



Lower Austria









Upper Austria

Tyrol, Vorarlberg, Upper Austria

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 - 6pm

Salzburg, Styria, Carinthia

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 - 6pm

Vienna, Lower Austria, Burgenland

Thursday, April 8th, 2021 - 6pm

Team West

Team South

Team East

Image by César Couto

The Austrian Finals

The finals of the Startup World Cup Austria will take place on May 5th, 2021 at ViennaUp. The finalists get the chance to win:

1 pitch

in front of VCs & investors at world finals

1 trip

to Silicon Valley

for world finals

1 pitch

in front of VCs & investors at pan-European finals

$ 500K

investment from UP21 & Air Ventures

at pan-European finals

$ 1M

investment from Pegasus Ventures

at world finals

You want to know more about the pan-European and world finals?

Check the website of Startup World Cup!

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Meet the



Meet the


Startup World Cup by Pegasus Tech Ventures is a global conference and competition that brings together the top startups, VCs, entrepreneurs and world-class tech CEOs. It already hosted 50+ regional startup competitions.


The Austrian Angel Investors Association is Austria's leading network for angel investors. Founded in 2012 as a non-profit association, the organization is one of the leading angel networks in Europe nowadays.


AustrianStartups is a neutral, independent and non-profit platform for innovative entrepreneurship in Austria. It is an open place for startups, change-makers and interested persons. They support the aaia as a startup partner.

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