September 4, 2012

Pioneers Festival puts spotlight on startups

Ayelet NoffAs October nears so does an exciting event in a start-up enthusiast’s calendar, the Pioneers Festival in Vienna, Austria.

Formerly known as Start-up Week, Pioneers Festival is a gathering that celebrates entrepreneurship and start-ups. It’s a huge event with many different parts and segments, so everyone has something to take in: talks and panels, a start-up competition and a founders challenge, all set in the majestic setting of Vienna’s Hofburg Palace.

Sneak peek of world-class speakers

When: Oct. 29-31, 2012

Where: Vienna

Who: At Pioneer Festival, 60 world-class international speakers will participate. Here’s a never before seen list of all the speakers who’ve confirmed:

• Adam Cheyer, father of Siri
• Matt Mullenweg, WordPress
• Esther Dyson, edventure.com
• Om Malik, GigaOM
• Mike Butcher, TechCrunch Europe
• Peter Vesterbacka, who made Angry Birds into a worldwide phenomenon
• Ayelet Noff, Blonde 2.0 and Socialmedia.biz (that would be me)
• Jason Goldberg, Fab.com
• Ben Parr, The Peep Project
• Cec Plascott, 14-year-old girl working on a second startup
• Edial Dekker, Gidsy
• Justin Kan, exec, socialcam, justin.tv
• Kyle Bragger, forrst, tinyproj, fancyhands
• Tomaz Stolfa, vox.io Continue reading