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THE STARTUP & INNOVATION
FESTIVAL ON SKIS

SAVE THE DATE

13. – 15. MARCH 2024 | INNSBRUCK

WHAT IS SKINNOVATION?

Skinnovation - where Innovation hits the Slopes!

Join over 1,000 startups, innovators, investors, and corporates for alpine adventures fused with entrepreneurship. From skiing to slope-side talks, workshops and networking in ski huts, it's a business experience like no other. Pitching takes place in a ski lift!

Based in the capital of the Alps, Innsbruck, it's the coolest startup event in Europe!

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

FORMER SKINNOVATORS

Woman with yellow down jacket doing a ski carving turn in Austrial Alps at a startup event.

ENJOY SKIING

Yes, that’s true – Skinnovation is a startup and innovation festival on skis! We will take you to a great ski resort, namely Axamer Lizum. Whether you are a beginner or pro, there are plenty of slopes for all levels or you might also go off-slope or try out the funpark. 

LIFT TICKETS INCLUDED

TABLE DISCUSSIONS

Take the opportunity to discuss interesting startup and innovation topics with experts and your fellow Skinnovators. Get the chance to ask and discuss questions and make valuable contacts, all while enjoying some great Tyrolean food. 

DEEP DIVE WITH EXPERTS ON A PERSONAL LEVEL

CEO & Founders discussing in a ski hut about innovation topics on a sunny day
3 people sitting on SNOOC's on a slope in the sun at Axamer Lizum in Innsbruck

SKI HUT TALKS 

Listen to inspiring startup stories, learn from experienced entrepreneurs or join one of the discussion rounds. While gathering many top-notch speakers, yet our talks take place in the cozy atmosphere of a ski hut. This informal setting fosters true exchange and gives you the opportunity to meet the speakers personally and ask questions. 

LEARN FROM EXPERIENCED ENTREPRENEURS & MEET SPEAKERS PERSONALLY

EVENING ACTIVITIES

A little party never killed anyone. Besides great input during the day we have some pretty awesome networking evening events. On Wednesday and Friday we will meet in town and on Thursday there will be the famous Hoadl Sundowner party at the top of the mountain. 

PARTY AT 2000M ABOVE SEA LEVEL

Man with Ottakringer beer and Mons Royal T-Shirt partying at Sundowner Party of Skinnovation
Ongoing ski lift pitch at Axamer Lizum with Startup and Venture Capital Investor

SKI LIFT PITCH

Maybe you have already been pitching in a lift, but probably not in a ski lift (except if you attended a previous Skinnovation). No fancy Powerpoint presentation, just you and the investors riding up the mountain. The ski lift takes exactly seven minutes and there a always two investors together with one startup. 

PITCH LIKE NEVER BEFORE

NETWORKING

Meet interesting fellow Skinnovators while hitting the slopes. At Skinnovation you are not just exchanging business cards but you create memories together on the slopes. Skinnovators are connected by their passion for startups and innovation AND skiing/snowboarding. 

MAKE FUTURE PARTNERS NOT JUST CONTACTS

"The special thing about Skinnovation for me as a founder is the very special atmosphere that enables an exchange at eye level with investors and founders."
Woman with ski clothes on the slope and in front of Skinnvation beach flag

VICTORIA NOACK

Founder & CEO HealthMe App

FORMER SPEAKERS