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Wolves Summit Vienna wrap-up

This edition took place in weXelerate, Vienna and was all about connecting the CEE talent, tech, and innovation ecosystem to the global audience. 

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3932 scheduled 1:1 meetings

Our attendees from all over the word booked 3932 well-fitted meetings at assinged tables in the Matchmaking Plaza and online to make business easy and effective! 

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Epic Networking Party

After Day 1 we gathered together in the legendary Viennese club Babenberger Passage to relax and unwind after a hard day of work and 1:1 networking... Did we relax? Hard!

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Cooperation Partnership with Vienna

We are over the moon that both Vienna Business Agency and the City of Vienna decided to become our Cooperation Partner and co-created the event with us! Let's give them a huge shoutout! Check how they can help you scale!

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Expo & Chill Room

Thank you for joining us in our Expo & Chill area. Hundreds of informal talks and interactions, dozens of exchanged business cards and... table tenis games! 

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Startup Showcase

30 bold and ambitious Startups pitched in front of an audience in weXelerate, Vienna and online and presented their ideas. We chose 5 winners: Circut Mess, Quick Legal, Green-Li Ion, FINQware and Sweet Tech! Congratulations!

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ClimateTech

The CEE edition of PwC’s Net Zero Future50 report produced in partnership with Wolves Summit is now live! Discover the state of climate tech investment in CEE and meet 50 innovative start-ups which can contribute to net zero transition in the region. See the report to learn more!

SEE THE REPORT

Explore this edition's Themes

 

THE RISE OF SUSTAINABLE TECH, CLIMATE-TECH & ESG STRATEGIES

Impact Investing & Technology

RESHAPING THE FUTURE OF FINANCE

Fintech 2.0

CONNECTING EARTH, NATURE & TECHNOLOGY

Smart City & Planet

TECHNOLOGY OF TOMORROW

Deeptech & Cutting Edge

SCALING THE BRIGHTEST IDEAS

The Unicorn Path

SPOTLIGHT ON THE NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN TECH

Emerging Markets & Industries

Meet the Speakers & Mentors

  • Gerhard Hirczi

    General Manager at Vienna Business Agency

  • Karin Zeltner

    Team Lead Regional Management at Vienna Business Agency

  • Eva Czernohorszky

    Director Technology Services at Vienna Business Agency

  • André Felker

    CEO at backbone.one

  • Naomi Hunt

    Communications & Marketing at Vienna Business Agency

  • Viktoria Stanzl

    Head of Content at Female Founders

  • Chris Sheldrick

    Co-founder & CEO at what3words

  • Diana Florescu

    CEO & Founder at mediaforgrowth

  • Lisa JY Tan

    CEO and Founder at Economics Design

  • Andreas Nemeth

    Managing Partner at UNIQA Ventures

  • Antonella Cvrtak

    Startup Accelerator Manager  at  Grow F (Female Founders)

  • Chris Sisserian

    Head of Intelligence at Sifted

  • Karolina Wilk-Tryjanowska

    Fund Principal at Demium

  • Angelo Burgarello

    Partner/Business Director at AI Startup Incubator

  • Jasmina Popovska

    Senior Business Creation Manager at EIT Manufacturing

  • José Miguel Salazar Hernandez

    Manager, Regional ESG Hub at PwC Central and Eastern Europe

  • Zosia Wanat

    Senior Correspondent at Sifted

  • Martin Olczyk

    Managing Director at Techstars

  • Thomas Waldmann

    Start-Up & Venture Manager at Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG

  • Sonja Dr. Sulzmaier

    Managing Partner at Navispace GmbH

  • Lucanus Polagnoli

    Founder at Calm Storm Management GmbH

  • Alicja Hlibowicka

    Relationship Manager at EIF

  • Adam Morawski

    Managing Partner at Morawski & Partners International Lawyers

  • Virginia Vegas

    Managing Director at VC Challenge Startup Norway

  • Niklas Benesch

    Head of Startups & Network at Austrian Angel Investors Association

  • Mike Pagan

    Mental Wealth Coach with Breaking Frontiers Ltd

  • Aditya Damaji Asabe

    Business Development Manager at Edworking

  • Ivan Arozamena

    CEO at Edworking

  • Luiza Nowacka

    Investment Associate CVC at RBL_VC

  • Jay Marathe

    Managing Director at Bryan, Garnier & Co. GmbH

  • Enikő Deák

    Deputy Investment Director Scaleups at Hiventures

  • Catrinel Hagivreta

    Co-Founder & CEO at Medijobs

  • Rainer Filipovic

    Senior Account Manager at EBV Elektronik

  • Alena Hloba

    Head of Partnerships at Wolves Summit

  • Zoltan Vardy

    Startup Mentor, Founder at The Launch Code

  • Anastasia Ruzhyna

    Co-Founder & CEO at Relook

  • Daniel Dumitrescu

    CIO at InnovX-BCR Investors Alliance

  • Elemér Eszter

    Managing Partner at Impact Ventures

  • Sonia-Denisa Fedorovici

    Head of Legal & GP at ROCA X

  • Thomas Kolarik

    Chief Operations Officer at Banca Comerciala Romana

Testimonials

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"Wolves Summit should be a must for all startups due to its high emphasis on networking and the valuable people that attend and that you can meet and get inspired by. There’s also an amazing Pitching Contest and really cool workshops that you should check out."

Mihai Cata

Co-Founder, COO at Synaptiq

"During the two full days of 1:1 meetings, startup showcases, panel discussion, and main stage presentations, we've been awarded 2nd place among the top 30 pitching startups selected to pitch out of the 799 applicants, connected with 4 potential investors, and concluded a new tech partnership! In short, an amazing and fruitful experience!
 

Iulia Caizer

COO at QuickLegal

"Wolves Summit was a great experience filled with lots of excitement and an inspiring atmosphere. The pitching contest was a wonderful way to polish our pitch, get challenging questions from the judges and get exposure."

Umear Naseem

Founder of Omnious

"I am glad the European Innovation Council (EIC) has been part of this great innovation arena. Wolves Summit gives an insight into the CEE ecosystem and offers the EIC the opportunity to present its mission to identify, develop and scale up disruptive innovations."

Kinga Stanisławska

EIC Advisory Board Member and EIC Fund Investment Committee member

"Wolves Summit is one of our most active and successful event partners at Hopin, paving the way to a new world of hybrid events.  I know they’re planning something big in October 2021, and we cannot be more excited to be part of that journey."

Mark Masters

VP of Finance at Hopin

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