Elevator pitches and business workshops on ski slopes in Austria


Say goodbye to boring conference rooms and hit the slope. SKINNOVATION, Europe’s first startup event on skis is back.

During the three-day entrepreneurship event (March 4-6) over 200 startup-minded participants will visit different ski areas near Innsbruck, Austria. They will ski to huts to attend speeches and workshops about entrepreneurship-related topics such as crowdfunding, marketing and pitching. Moreover, they will get coached by experienced mentors. Prices start from € 89 and you can apply till January, 31.

“Innsbruck isn’t Vienna or Berlin, but we have the mountains and this valuable asset should be employed effectively,” says Kathrin Treutinger, initiator of Skinnovation.

Among others, Jochen Engert, founder and CEO of Meinfernbus Flixbus will hold a keynote. His company is currently widely expanding in the field of ski tourism.


Who will participate? Entrepreneurially-minded people with and without ideas as well as startups looking for investors, mentors and journalists.

“Skiing, Creativity, People, Startups. Not just a great experience, but a lasting network and loads of great ideas to start off,” – said Mario, a participant of last year’s Skinnovation#1.

Rene, another participant, said: “Skinnovation was a fantastic experience for me. The combination of skiing and entrepreneurship truly offers the chance to run into a lot of interesting discussions and to develop a couple of new ideas in only a few hours.”

Skinovation might be inspiration for European startup communities that want to organize more of such unique event formats. If you’re into skiing and entrepreneurship, don’t hesitate and apply now!