ViennaUP: Connect Day 2023

Connect Day 2023 is the main matchmaking event of ViennaUP’23 for Start-ups, Corporates/SMEs and Investors.

Organised by aws, supported by the Global Incubator Network Austria, FFG, go international, Vienna Business Agency

Thanks to last year's great success we have been able to grow and the event will be held in a larger location as a full day physical 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 the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ) 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


    • Corporate Reverse Pitches by Corporates/SMEs on cooperation opportunities with Startups powered by ABA, Industry Start Up Network and EIT Manufacturing
    • International and national Start-up Pitches
    • B2B Matchmaking: Startups meet Corporates/SMEs & Investors powered by Enterprise Europe Network
    • Green Tech Valley Open Networking: Flying Dinner, Drinks & after party

    Side-Events & Masterclasses:

    • Investors Breakfast by invest austria
    • European Innovation Council Accelerator Masterclass - Scaling up in Europe by EIC
    • AplusB incubees scale up
    • Founding and Funding in Vienna/ Austria by ABA
    • AI Use Cases - From Inspiration to Impact & Launch of aws KI-Marktplatz 2.0!
    Mi, 31.5.2023 | 08:30 - 22:00

    Wiedner Hauptstraße 63
    1040 Vienna

    Event website with information on the program, registration and matchmaking details