Are you the best catch?

Are you looking for an investor for your startup? Apply now for the I.E.C.T. Challenge and take your chance of winning a direct investment. The winners will get the chance to pitch and present their business model to the investor and business angel Hermann Hauser on October 2nd in Innsbruck and to win a direct investment of the I.E.C.T. Capital Partners.


 You have a strongly scalable business model with a good market potential?

 You are a strong team

 Ideally, you work in the fields of IT, new innovative technology, or services

 You can already account for tractions with regard to customers and some market experience

If you can answer these questions with “YES”, apply now – the deadline for applications is September 6th, 2015.

Among all participants, 10 startups will get the chance to present their business models to a jury via Skype. The top 5 startups will pitch in front of a jury of experts and investors led by Hermann Hauser. The top startup then receives the chance at a direct investment. At the get-together following the pitches, the top 5 candidates will get the chance to expand their network and to make valuable contacts with the I.E.C.T. team, CONDA, regional partners and investors.

Apart from a potential investment, the top 5 startups also get the chance to participate in the Incubator Program at Cambridge or the I.E.C.T. Accelerator Program in Tyrol.


September 6th: Application deadline

September 15th: Announcement of the top 10 startups on

September 21st/22nd: Live-Pitches via Skype in front of the jury

September 23rd: Announcement of the top 5 startups on

October 2nd: Top 5 Pitch in front of Hermann Hauser, further investors and a jury of experts