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View from Axamer Lizum down to Innsbruck with Leitner Gondola as a main motive

SKI LIFT PITCH

INTRODUCING THE SKI LIFT PITCH

Uniting Startups and Investors in an Extraordinary Alpine Pitch Experience 2000 meters above sea level!

Imagine pitching your startup not in a mundane conference room but from within a pitch gondola, ascending a majestic mountain. This exceptional experience takes place on Thursday, March 14th. Each pitch lasts about nine minutes, allowing three to four minutes for your presentation and additional time for questions and networking. The most promising startups will earn a spot in the finals on Saturday night, captivating a live audience. It's the most unique, fun and personal pitch experience you won't want to miss.

TIMELINE

Application deadline for startups

February 29th, 202

Pitch decks sent to investors

March 1st, 2024

Investor interest confirmation

March 7th, 2024

Publication of time slots and pitch schedules

March 10th, 2024

FREE pitch training and organizational Q&A session (mandatory)

March 13th, 2024, from 15:00 to 17:00

Lift Pitch

March 14th, 2024, from 13:30 to 15:30

March 15th, 2024, from 20:00 to 21:00

Final Pitch on the stage (top 7 startups)

  • Where should I stay during the event?
    We provide details on hotels and accommodation in our "Plan your trip" section on the website. We recommend you to stay in a hotel in the city due to the evening events on Wednesday and Friday. However, it is also possible to book a hotel directly in the ski resort Axamer Lizum or the village Axams. However, please note that there is no public transport in the evening to the ski resort.
  • Can I bring my kids?
    Yes it's possible to bring your kids. We are happy to support parents during the event kids and event attendance work together. Please conatct us for an individual solution. Kids below the age of 16 attending together with their parents do not need an own event ticket.
  • Can I change my ticket to a different name?
    Yes this is possible. Please contact us via info@skinnovation.io for a transfer.
  • Can I cancel my ticket?
    Yes, cancellation is possible, following rules appy: In case of cancellation up to 1 month before the start of the event, 75% of the ticket price will be refunded. In case of cancellation up to 2 weeks before the start of the event, 50% of the ticket price will be refunded. In case of cancellation within 2 weeks before the start of the event, 25% of the ticket price will be refunded. Once the event has started, the purchase price of the respective ticket cannot be refunded. Full details concerning cancelation can be found at the terms and conditions.
  • How are my skis transported to the ski resort?
    Bring your skis to us before your first shift. They will be brought to Axamer Lizum in our transporters. March 11-12 to the Inncubator (Wifi-Innsbruck) Egger-Lienz-Straße 116, 6020 Innsbruck March 13th Wirtschaftskammer Tirol Wilhelm-Greil-Straße 7, 6020 Innsbruck
  • Where can I apply as a volunteer?
    You can find teh volunter application here.
  • When will the preparation tasks take place?
    They will take place in the week before the event (7. & 8. March) and in the days just before the event (11. & 12. March). The dismantling will be the 16. March.
  • What volunteer tasks are there at Skinnovation?
    Last Preparations Event week Checkin Setup/Dismantling Bar Ski hut & hosted lunch tables Ski Lift Pitch Jumper Ski Race Sports & Alpine Tech Day Booth Support Network Gondola Shuttle driver Social Media Photographer
  • I don't live in Innsbruck. Can I still volunteer?
    Yes you can, but we would recommend you to find accommodation during the event in Innsbruck. We will also try to find sleeping arrangements with other volunteers in Innsbruck, but own arranged accommodation is prefered.
  • Will we get ski equipment?
    No. You will get a volunteer tshirt, goodies, food and drinks. But all other equipment you will need on the mountain (skis/snowboardsm ski clothes, helmet, etc.) you will have to bring yourself.
  • Is there catering for volunteers?
    Yes, we offer lunch and dinner to all volunteers. Please also bring your own water bottle so that you have enough to drink during the day.
  • Rough overview of the volunteer shifts
    Preparations: They will take place in the week before the event (7. & 8. March) and in the days just before the event (11. & 12. March). Event: 13.-15. March Dismantling: 16. March
  • I don't know my timetable for the new semester yet...
    We will only ask for your exact availability from 23.02.2024 and even after that you can contact us at any time if your availability changes. We will then assign you a new shift.
  • Until when can I apply?
    The application phase runs until 02.02.2024
  • What skills should I bring with me?
    You should definitely be able to ski or snowboard For some volunteer positions it is very helpful if you speak fluent German & English. Although Skinnovation is an all-English conference, the staff at the ski huts and lift stations speak almost exclusively German. If you only speak English, we will also find a cool volunteer position or assign you to a team where at least one person speaks German.
  • Can I also just help with preparations/dismantling and still be part of the event?
    Yes, this might be possible that you merely work shifts before the event or after. However, usually you will also have at least one shift during the event.
  • What if I cannot attend the volunteer briefing in person?
    We prefer it if you attend the volunteer briefing in person. Additionally we create an online meeting and record it if you can’t make it in person. The volunteer briefing takes place on 5th March 2024, 7 - 9 pm at Inncubator (Wifi-Innsbruck) Egger-Lienz-Straße 116, 6020 Innsbruck.
  • How well do I have to ski/snowboard?
    The event will take place directly in the ski area Axamer Lizum, so for a lot of tasks it is important that you can safely get down a blue and red slope. There are a few tasks where you don't have to ski/snowboard but generally it is prefered if you can ski/snowboard.
  • How do I get to the ski area?
    With our shuttle or with our ski bus organized for the participants. The meeting point is always the Triumphpforte. Leopoldstraße 2, 6020 Innsbruck
  • Do I have time as a volunteer to take part in talks and the networking activities?
    Yes you will! We aim that one your shifts is before or after the event and only two shifts during the event, so that you also have enough time to enjoy the event.
  • Can I work in different positions during the event?
    Yes, you can try different positions during the event. Note that we try to meet everyones wishes, but that this can't always be possible. We will try our best though!
  • How do I apply as a volunteer at Skinnovation?
    Fill out this online form (Insert Link) We will then send you suggested dates for an online meeting (interviews 02.02.-23.02.2024) We confirm your participation as a volunteer Query exact availability (23.02.2024) we will assign you to your shift (first draft 27.02.2024) If your availability changes, just let us know and we can assign you a new shift or task
  • Will travel expenses be refunded?
    No, unfortunately we cannot refund any travel expenses.
  • How do I get my skis back?
    If you forgot to take your skis out of our transporter on Friday evening, you can pick them up on Saturday, March 16th at Leopold Straße 2
  • Do I have to speak German?
    It's prefered if you have at least some skills. The event will be held in English, but organizational communication will be mostly in German.
  • Do I have to be available for all 3 days of the event?
    No you don't, but it will definitely enhance the experience if you do. Individual days are possible though.
  • Do I need a ticket to pitch Skinnovation?
    Yes you need a startup ticket to join the ski lift pitch and pitch in front of investors in the ski lift.
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