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1MillionStartups Global Conference 2018





12 Sept: Pre-Conference (invitation only)

Hosted by UNIQA

17:00                       1MillionStartups Advisory Board Meeting

19:00                       1MillionStartups VIP Investors’ Cocktail  


13 Sept: Conference Day: Envision. Inspire. Act.

Hosted by weXelerate

Location: weXelerate, Praterstrasse 1, 1020 Vienna


Moderated by Helena Rosandic & Tanja Skoric, 1MillionStartups Co-founders


8:00-8:50              Press Breakfast (invitation only)


8:00-8:50              Registration – Welcome to #1MSconference


8:55   Global Entrepreneurship Declaration signing by the Austrian Federal Minister for Digital & Economic Affairs, Margarete Schramböck


9:00                          Official opening

Margarete Schramböck – Austrian Federal Minister for Digital & Economic Affairs

Monica Carco - Senior Industrial Development Officer UNIDO                     

Candace Johnson – President Emeritus European Business Angel Network

              Eveline Steinberger-Kern – Chairwoman weXelerate Advisory Board


9:40                          #togetherWE can create the world we want

               Selma Prodanovic - Founder 1MillionStartups


10:00                       1 million startups changing the world. One startup at a time.

               1MillionStartups from around the globe focus 2018: Mexico & Kenya

               Margaret Mutheu – 1MillionStartups East Africa, Kenya

               Saitoti Kaloi – Maasaiduka, Kenya

               Stefan Ebner – Braintribe, Austria

               Dina Shoman – InherQuests, USA & Nahji, Jordan

               Christina Teo –, Singapore

               Roberto Arrucha – 1MillionStartups Global Curator, Mexico

               Mexican Delegation led by Martin Helian, Humanist World Foundation


11:00                       Coffee Break


11:30                       Investing in the future: How to make sustainability exponential?

               Alexander Bockelmann – Management Board Member, UNIQA Group

               Charles Courtier – Angel investor, former Global CEO MEC

               Kari Aina Eik– Secretary General, OiER

               Hansi Hansmann – Best European Early Stage Investor 2015 & President AAIA

               Candace Johnson – Angel investor, President Emeritus EBAN

               Vesela Tanaskovic – CEO Afforest4Future

               Lisa Fassl – Managing Director Austrian Angel Investors Association (moderator)


12:40                       Humankind: How human-centric design drives technology?

               Cameron Sinclair – Head of Social Innovation Airbnb


13:00                       Lunch break


14:30                       Entrepreneurial impact towards the SDGs. Workshop by UNIDO

               Matteo Landi – Industrial Development & Youth Employment Expert UNIDO

               Evelina Lundqvist -The Good Tribe, Impact Lead 1MillionStartups


15:30                       Your Dream Matters.

               Harald Katzenschläger & Hermann Gams – Founders Dream Academia


16:15                       Coffee Break


16:40                       The role of media in building the global entrepreneurial society.

                                    Maggie Childs – Metropole

                Georg Kindel - OOOM

                Elisabeth Oberndorfer – business & tech reporter

                Dominik Perlaki – Der Brustkasten

                Jakob Steinschaden – Trending Topics

                Julian Wiehl – Vangardist

                Helena Rosandic – Co-founder&CEO, Startaparat (moderator)


17:30                       Closing: Actions in 2019 towards 2030

                Nikolaus Hutter – New Paradigm Ventures, 1MillionStartups Investment Lead

                Selma Prodanovic – Founder 1MillionStartups                                     


18:00                     Networking & drinks


18:30                       1MillionStartups Global Awards

  Awards in 5 categories, recognition of the outstanding work and engagement of 1MillionStartups’
  community members


19:30                       After-work at the Strandbar Herrmann (Herrmannpark, 1030 Wien)

  After an intensive day, it’s time to move outside and join us for relaxed networking at the Vienna’s



14. September: Startup Action Day

Hosted by weXelerate

Location: weXelerate, Praterstrasse 1, 1020 Vienna



09:00-10:00                          Informal gathering at the coffee shop in weXelerate


10:00-14:00                          Pitch the Tribe: No slides. Pure passion.

A transformational experience: members of 1MillionStartups pitching in front of the diversely experienced peers and mentors. The goal of this session is to learn and support each other, provide constructive feedback, tips and connections. One or two spontaneous pitches possible. Make sure you’re ready to share your dreams with your peers!


Opening: Selma Prodanovic

Keynote: Kristina Tsvetanova, Founder Blitab

List of startups and mentors will be announced at conference

Official Closing of the Startup Day – See you in September 2019!


14:00 – 17:00                      Informal meetings: registration on September 13th at the conference

The opportunity to share experience and start cross-border businesses.

                                                     Latin America Meeting

Sustainable Development Goals Meeting

1MillionStartups work meeting


Meetings with different organizations supporting entrepreneurs
Global Incubator Network
Vienna Business Agency
Austrian Business Agency

The 1MillionStartups Global Conference 2018

Organized by:

1MillionStartups’ founders: Brainswork and Startaparat


Sponsored by:



Global Incubator Network

International Workplace Group (IWG)

Humanist World


Cerovski Boutique

Vienna Business Agency

Austrian Business Agency

The Global School for Social Leaders


Supported by:

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Dream Academia

Austrian Angel Investors Association (AAIA)

European Business Angel Network (EBAN)

Institute for Teaching Entrepreneurship (IFTE)


Media Partner:

Der Brutkasten – Main Partner





Thank you!








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