Kitzbühel (Austria) | 1 July – 6 July 2024

A DECADE OF TRANSFORMATION

WORLD VENTURE FORUM 2024

The WVF 2024 starts in

Monday 01.07.2024

Stay tuned for more information! We are already working on the schedule!

Morning | 09:00 - 12:00

Individual arrival & registration

We look forward to welcoming you all in the lobby of the Hotel Rasmushof in Kitzbühel for the individual registration. 

Here you will get your badge and the latest information about the event. 

You are also sure to meet some familiar faces.

 

Location: Hotel Rasmushof Lobby

Afternoon | 13:00 - 17:00

Crypto Alm

To kick off an exciting week of exploration and innovation, we will commence with our traditional Crypto Alm, setting the stage for an unforgettable journey at the World Venture Forum.

 

Panel 1: „How Crypto ETFs support mass adoption of blockchain industry“

 

Panel 2: „Is regulation a driver or a blocker for crypto adoption?“

 

 

Prepare to be captivated by enlightening keynote speeches that delve into the realms of crypto, blockchain, and web 3. Immerse yourself in a world of cutting-edge technology and visionary ideas that are shaping the future. Following these thought-provoking presentations, seize the opportunity to connect with fellow enthusiasts, fostering new connections and engaging in stimulating conversations.

Location: Tomschy

Evening

CV VC Crypto Cocktail

Come together at the beautiful sun terrace of Hotel Rasmushof and savor some refreshingly delightful cocktails, indulge in inspiring conversations with like-minded individuals, and kick off an excellent evening at the World Venture Forum 2024.

Location: Sunterrace @ Hotel Rasmushof

For VIP Ticket Holder only!

 

Tuesday 02.07.2024

Stay tuned for more information! We are already working on the schedule!

Morning | 09:00 - 12:00

Registration and Networking Sessions

Get your badge at the Welcome Desk @ Hotel Kitzhof and jump directly into your first networking sessions. 

Network and connect with industry peers during Tuesday morning. Rekindle old friendships and make new ones while building valuable relationships.

Kitzbühel’s hotels and culinary establishments offer countless options for informal or private meetings

Location: Hotel Kitzhof Lobby

Afternoon | 13:00 - 17:00

Family Offices Alm
Panel: „Evolving Role of Family Offices: From Asset Management to Trusted Advisor.“

 

Welcome back to the exclusive Family Offices Alm!  Prepare to be immersed in an enriching experience filled with industry highlights, insightful discussions, and ample opportunities for personal exchanges of invaluable experiences. As we collectively explore the future of family offices, this secluded sanctuary amidst the forum promises to be the ideal setting to foster lasting connections and gain unique insights into the ever-evolving landscape of wealth management. 

Location: Seidl Alm

Corporate Innovation Alm
Hosts & Sponsors TBN
Panel 1: „How to balance Strategy and Investment performance in corporate venture capital?“
Panel 2: „Managing offshore developing teams and legal implications“

Join major corporates, including life insurances and pension funds, to discuss industry trends. Having venture arms is essential for corporates, as they foster innovation and growth by exploring new markets and technologies. At the Corporate Alm, we provide an intimate setting for executives to exchange insights, forge partnerships, and embrace the future of corporate ventures. Join us to stay ahead of the curve and drive your industry forward.

Location: Branderhofstube

Evening 17:30

LLB's Family Fizzes

Our valued sponsor Liechtensteinische Landesbank (LLB) hosts this exquisite evening reception with bubbly cocktails, inspiring talks and interesting encounters with brilliant minds from all over the world.

For VIP Ticket Holder only!

Location: Hotel Kitzhof Terasse/Lobby

Wednesday 03.07.2024

The tension is rising. Wednesday is traditionally all about the European Super Angels Club. The absolute highlight will then take place in the evening: the big WVF Award Gala Banquet.

Morning | 09:00 - 13:00

Golf Tournament

hosted by Liechtensteinische Landesbank Österreich (LLB)

Join us for the traditionall and among WVF insiders highly prestigious ESAC golf tournament on Hotel Rasmushof’s golf court. Enjoy some time outside in nature, exchange ideas with like-minded people and review the impressions of the first two days.

For VIP Ticket Holder only!

Location: Zielhaus Redbull

Trekking Tour

hosted by Binder Grösswang Attorneys at Law

Embark on an invigorating hike to the Streif, following the legendary path where top skiers conquer the Hahnenkamm Race each year. Immerse yourself in the refreshing mountain air and experience the thrill of this renowned route. The only way is up, so lace up your hiking boots and join us for an unforgettable adventure.

For VIP Ticket Holder only!

Location: Streif

Afternoon | 14:00 - 17:00

Business Angels Networking

hosted by European Super Angels Club

Welcome to the Business Angel Networking in the Afternoon, hosted by the European Super Angels Club (ESAC) in collaboration with our nourish & network partner coinIX.

Join global Business Angels for a casual exchange, expert keynotes by industry specialists, and insights from ESAC President Berthold Baurek-Karlic. As always, the event takes place on the sun terrace of Hotel Rasmushof, providing a picturesque setting for valuable connections and fruitful discussions.

Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your network and stay at the forefront of the angel investing landscape. Reserve your spot now and be part of this exclusive gathering of international investors.

For VIP Ticket Holder only!

Location: Hotel Rasmushof Sun Terrace

Evening

WVF Award Gala Banquet

Join us for the grand celebration of the year at the Gala Dinner, the crowning glory of the World Venture Forum in Kitzbühel. This year marks our 10th-anniversary edition, and we’re pulling out all the stops to make it even bigger, greater, and better than ever before!

At this prestigious event held at K3 KitzKongress, we will honor inspiring success stories from around the globe, awarding them the Unicorn Award of Excellence and the Rising Star Award, powered by Swarovski New Ventures.

Don’t miss this extraordinary evening of recognition, inspiration, and jubilation. Secure your place now for the Gala Dinner and be part of this momentous occasion at the World Venture Forum. See you there!

For VIP Ticket Holder or Gala Banquet Ticket Holder only!

Location: KitzKongress

Thursday 04.07.2024

Stay tuned for more information! We are already working on the schedule!

Morning | 10:00 - 11:00

Fitness Session

powered by PwC Legal

Join us when our valued and long time partner PwC Legal hosts a refreshing and energizing Fitness Session. Our coach is not only a highly skilled lawyer but also a pro when it comes to HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training). Be part of some dynamic circuit training with moderate weights surrounded by fresh air and accompanied by mountain view.

For VIP Ticket Holder only!

Location: Hotel Kitzhof Garden / Fitness Area

Afternoon | 13:00 - 17:00

Deep Tech Alm

Welcome to the Deep Tech Alm, where groundbreaking innovations and cutting-edge technologies converge.

Panel: Everybody loves Deep Tech – but nobody wants to fund it!

Delve into the realm of Deep Tech, exploring AI, blockchain, quantum computing, and more. Join visionary experts and pioneers shaping the future across diverse industries. Discover the untapped potential of Deep Tech and its transformative impact on our world. 

Location: Ochsalm

Evening

#KitzbühelNights

Tonight’s agenda: Free to explore! We invite you to experience the vibrant local scene of Kitzbühel, indulging in traditional meals and embracing the rich culture of this charming town. It’s more than just a night out—it’s a chance to forge new connections and expand your network in a relaxed and authentic setting.

Friday 05.07.2024

Stay tuned for more information! We are already working on the schedule!

Morning | 09:00

Guided City Tour

sponsored by Venionaire Capital

Join us for a guided city tour through Kitzbühel and discover the history and beauty of the picturesque village. 

For VIP Ticket Holder only!

Location: Kitzbühel Innenstadt

Outdoor Yoga Session

sponsored by Venionaire Capital

We cordially invite you to a refreshing and energizing yoga session in the beautiful garden of Hotel Rasmushof. Our certified yoga instructor will guide us through a simple practice, tailored to be suitable for beginners as well.

For VIP Ticket Holder only!

Location: Garden Hotel Rasmushof

Afternoon | 13:00 – 17:00

Impact Alm

Welcome to the Impact Alm, where we gather to explore and discuss all topics related to
(natural) sciences.

Panel: From Rhetoric to Reality – Pioneering Pathways to Adress Global Challenges
Chalet Chat with Marjorie Margolies
„Shattering Glass Ceilings: Pioneering Female Leadership“

 

At the Impact Alm, we bring together leading experts, innovators, and visionaries to shape a brighter future. Our discussions delve into solutions that positively impact our society and nature, addressing the
most pressing challenges of our time.

Join us on this journey of discovery and transformation, as we pave the way for sustainable advancements and a better
tomorrow. 

Location: Maierl Alm

Evening

#KitzbühelNights 

Tonight, the choice is yours: seize the opportunity to embark on your journey home or savor one more evening amidst the enchanting allure of Kitzbühel. Delight in the local bars and restaurants, savoring traditional meals while forging new connections. It’s a farewell to remember or an encore to cherish—the perfect way to conclude your World Venture Forum experience.

Saturday 06.07.2024

A wonderful week full of networking, inspiring talks and interaction with brilliant minds comes to an end. 

Morning | 09:00 - 14:00

Individual Departure

Enjoy a relaxed morning with your new and old friends in the Glockenspiel, look back on the days and look forward to next year.

Entrepreneural spirit

Be part of something extraordinary

Facts & Figures from WVF 2023

5

Focus Topics on 5 unique mountain chalets

40

internationally renowned speakers

500+

participants from all
over the world

Countless

networking opportunities

Speakers & Experts

Who's Speaking

Stefan Ebner

Stefan Ebner

Partner

base4asset-advisory

Moritz Weinhofer

Moritz Weinhofer

Project Manager

Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH

Ukyo Ogasawara

Ukyo Ogasawara

Representative Director, CEO

Sales Marker Co., Ltd.

Zaid Al-Qaimi

Zaid Al-Qaimi

Managing Partner

Patrimium

Stefan Bollhalder

Stefan Bollhalder

Founder & CEO

St. Gotthard Wealth / Aury Crypto

Alex v. Frankenberg

Alex v. Frankenberg

Managing Director

High-Tech Gründerfonds

Dusica Lukac

Dusica Lukac

Partner, Managing Director

DL Capital Partners

Carolin Wais

Carolin Wais

Partner

Plug and Play

Martin Linke

Martin Linke

Finalist

Alone - Überlebe die Wildnis RTL+

Takahisa Ohira

Takahisa Ohira

Head of Asia Region

Deloitte Tohmatsu Venture Support

Yvonne Winter

Yvonne Winter

COO & Co-Founder

FlyNow Aviation

Berthold Baurek-Karlic

Berthold Baurek-Karlic

CEO

Venionaire Capital

Nikita Yuriev

Nikita Yuriev

Investment Director

ULTRA.VC

Dennis Lotter

Dennis Lotter

Academic Director

Hochschule Fresenius

Marjorie Margolies

Marjorie Margolies

President

Women’s Campaign International

Jourdan Younis

Jourdan Younis

General Partner

Presidio

Gerald Diglas

Gerald Diglas

Director Institutional Banking

Liechtensteinische Landesbank (Österreich)

Sebastian Fradinger

Sebastian Fradinger

Leitung SevenVentures Austria

ProSiebenSat.1 PULS 4 GmbH

Martin Beranek

Martin Beranek

Commercial Director

Bitpanda

Alexander Rapatz

Alexander Rapatz

Managing Partner

Black Manta Capital Partners

Per Stahl

Per Stahl

Chief Investment Officer

Jäderberg & Cie

Günther Dobrauz-Saldapenna

Günther Dobrauz-Saldapenna

Partner

exelixis capital

Olaf Hannemann

Olaf Hannemann

Co-Founder

CV VC

Johannes Edlbacher

Johannes Edlbacher

Partner Financial Services Tax

PwC Österreich

Dusan Todorovic

Dusan Todorovic

Head of Program

aws i2 Business Angels

Benjamin Jentzsch

Benjamin Jentzsch

Owner and Managing Director

Linde Verlag

Frank Floessel

Frank Floessel

Head of ETH Entrepreneurship

ETH Zürich

Martin Mössler

Martin Mössler

Managing Director

Science Park Graz

Ben Ruschin

Ben Ruschin

Managing Partner

Big Cheese Ventures

Mimi Ishio

Mimi Ishio

Board of Directors

WorldBeing

Florian Wimmer

Florian Wimmer

Co-Founder & CEO

Blockpit

Ryusei Abe

Ryusei Abe

Group Manager

Canon Marketing Japan Inc

Beata Mangelberger

Beata Mangelberger

Founder

Lexetdata

Chiara Witzemann

Chiara Witzemann

Program Manager

Global Incubator Network Austria (GIN) / Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH

Ed Prinz

Ed Prinz

Co-Founder

DLT Germany

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STAY TUNED!

More speakers will be announced shortly!

Naoki Kamimaeda

Naoki Kamimaeda

Partner & Europe Division Head

Global Brain Corporation

Peter Augustin

Peter Augustin

Chief Executive Officer

Tigris Beratungs- und Beteiligungs GmbH

Maha Al-Saadi

Maha Al-Saadi

Head of Recycling & Services

tradias / Bankhaus Scheich

Johann Steszgal

Johann Steszgal

entrepreneur | business angel | AI-expert

Steszgal IT GmbH

Arnold Scherabon

Arnold Scherabon

Managing Partner (CEO)

IURIO - Legal Tech Services GmbH

Josef Lenhart

Josef Lenhart

Founder & Director

sporteo Int. Sportmanagement AG

Max Bernt

Max Bernt

Chief Legal Officer

Blockpit

Stefan Bollhalder

Stefan Bollhalder

Chairman & CEO

St. Gotthard Wealth

Gerald Diglas

Gerald Diglas

Director

Liechtensteinische Landesbank (Österreich)

Nena Dokuzov

Nena Dokuzov

Head of Project Group

Ministry of Economic Development and technology Slovenia

Guenther	Dobrauz-Saldapenna

Guenther Dobrauz-Saldapenna

Partner & Founder

PwC & exelixis capital

Mag. Berthold Baurek-Karlic

Mag. Berthold Baurek-Karlic

Managing Partner (CEO)

Venionaire Capital Ges.m.b.H

Lisa Egerer

Lisa Egerer

Chief Operating Officer

ViraTherapeutics GmbH

Kilian Graulich

Kilian Graulich

Partner

infinitas Capital

Cyril	Klepek

Cyril Klepek

Founder & Chairman of the Board

Cyrkl

Kambis Kohansal Vajargah

Kambis Kohansal Vajargah

Head of Startup-Services

Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

Rudolf Krickl

Rudolf Krickl

Chairman of the Management Board

PwC Austria

Peter Llewellyn-Davies

Peter Llewellyn-Davies

CEO

APEIRON Biologics

Karin Meier-Martetschläger

Karin Meier-Martetschläger

CEO

Erika Martetschläger GesmbH

Christian	Oehner

Christian Oehner

Managing Partner

PwC Legal

Felix Oldenburg

Felix Oldenburg

Co-Founder

project bcause & gut.org invest

Alejandro	Plater

Alejandro Plater

COO

Telekom Austria AG

Svetlana Sailer

Svetlana Sailer

Institutional Relations and Solution Manager - EMEA

Kraken

Eva	Schlintl

Eva Schlintl

Investment Manager

Austria Wirtschaftsservice

Keita Shimomura

Keita Shimomura

Founder

F.MED Co.,Ltd.

Erwin Smole

Erwin Smole

Board Member

Energie Klagenfurt GmbH

Oliver Szolar

Oliver Szolar

CEO

a:head bio AG

Timur Topalgoekceli

Timur Topalgoekceli

Co-Founder

Abundance Gate

Ekke van Vliet

Ekke van Vliet

Investment Coordinator

European Commission - EIC - EIC Fund

Klaus Weinberger

Klaus Weinberger

CEO

Health Hub Tirol

Corinna Wilken

Corinna Wilken

Program Leader

Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

Beate Wolf

Beate Wolf

Member of the Board

APK Pensionskasse AG

Astrid Woollard

Astrid Woollard

Associate Partner

Venionaire Capital (Life Sciences)

Markus Zeilinger

Markus Zeilinger

CEO

Sinnova Group

Hotels

Our Partner Hotels

Of course, we have arranged special rates with select hotels in Kitzbühel for our participants during the World Venture Forum. We invite you to contact our team to receive all the additional information and secure your accommodations at these exclusive rates. Enjoy a comfortable and seamless stay as you join us for this remarkable event.

Mountain Chalets

Foresight & Expectations for 2024

Ambassadors

John Kojiro Moriwaka

John Kojiro Moriwaka

Mendoza Ventures

CEO/Advisor of startups, accelerators/Motivational Speaker/Visiting Professor/Columnist/Harvard Business School Alumni

Sophia Tran

Sophia Tran

Spotlight!

CEO @ Spotlight! | Entrepreneur | Tech Influencer | DEI / Diversity Catalyst | Investor | Futurist | Speaker & Moderator | Board Member

TESTIMONIALS

Voices of investors

Maha Al-Saadi

Maha Al-Saadi

Director Compliance and Regulatory Affairs @ Bankhaus Schleich

I was thrilled to be part of WVF 23, and now I eagerly anticipate WVF 24! The experience was extraordinary, offering learning opportunities and expanding my horizons to various industries, regions, and use cases. I established valuable contacts and met inspiring individuals from around the world, contributing to both my personal network and the enhancement of our industry and Europe's economy.

Thomas Flum

Thomas Flum

CEO @ FLUM GLOBALE IMMOBILIENINVESTMENTS

World Venture Forum 2023 - What an experience! The World Venture Forum was a true highlight, connecting international participants and inspiring future collaboration. Looking forward to 2024!

Naoki Kamimaeda

Naoki Kamimaeda

Partner and Europe Division Head at Global Brain Corporation

The World Venture Forum is an exceptional event that brings together global investors and showcases the best of the startup ecosystem, with a warm, collaborative atmosphere. Every participant is very open to connect, collaborate, and contribute to the growth of both European and global startups. I'm thrilled to be a part of such a prestigious event.

Guenther Dobrauz-Saldapenna

Guenther Dobrauz-Saldapenna

Co-Founder and Investor exelixis capital AG

What an amazing week! Got to meet many great investors and opportunities! Most importantly and as has been shown: the future will be decentralised and must be circular!

Stefan Bollhalder

Stefan Bollhalder

Chairman & CEO, Partner @ St. Gotthard Wealth Ltd.

A great networking event to meet brilliant and inspiring people from all over the world!

Kilian Graulich

Kilian Graulich

Partner @ infinitas Capital

The WVF provides a great environment to dive deep into the emerging Austrian venture capital landscape, connect with likeminded investors and get access to exciting entrepreneurs. Additionally, the event offers an extremely personal atmosphere, which makes it easy to network and connect.

World Leading Investors

Unicorn Award of Excellence

Unlimited possibilities

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luxurious
mountain
chalets

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unique locations
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Our Story

10 Year Anniversary

Join us as we celebrate a remarkable milestone – the 10-year anniversary of the World Venture Forum! After a decade of fostering innovation, connecting investors, and driving entrepreneurial success, we are thrilled to invite you to our upcoming event. The WVF has evolved to a globally renowned platform, attracting over 500 participants from 25 countries each year. As we embark on this momentous occasion, we aim to foster an even greater international exchange of ideas. With captivating theme-focused sessions, prestigious panels, VIP break-out sessions, and a plethora of networking opportunities, the 10th anniversary of the World Venture Forum promises to be an unforgettable experience. Secure your spot now and be part of shaping the future of innovation and venture capital at our flagship event in Kitzbühel.

EVENT TEAM

Our Team

Our hospitality and marketing team is happy to be at your service for further information and individual sponsoring possibilities.

Julia Gülden-Zeisberger

Chief Marketing Officer

Lisa Wimmer

Senior Event Manager

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Iman Said

Junior Content Creator & PR Manager

Philipp Sakuler

Social Media & Content Specialist

NETWORK

Our Partners for the WVF2024

Main event Sponsor

Gold Partner

SILVER Partner

Silver Partner

Chalet Hosts & Chalet Main Sponsors

Sponsors

Network Partner

Media Partner

Partner

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Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship Benefits

Benefits for Sponsors

Sponsorship Packages & Bundles

Premium Sponsorship Packages

Platinum – SINGLE exclusive lead sponsor

TBN

Gold

TBN

Standard Sponsorship Packages

Chalet Host

TBN

Chalet Main Sponsor

TBN

Sponsorship Bundles

Bundle „Relationship Enhancement“

TBN

Fringe Bundle „Chill or Thrill“

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