Thu. Jul 18th, 2019

Skinnovation 1st Startup Conference on Ski 2019 in Austria

Call Deadline: Ongoing
Skinnovation takes place in Innsbruck, Austria

Program Overview 

Skinnovation is the first startup conference on skis. More than 300 startups, investors, innovative corporates and entrepreneurship enthusiasts meet up to ski together, attend talks in the ski hut and network together. Pitching happens in the ski lift. Taking place in the capital of the Alps, Innsbruck, and surrounding ski resorts, Skinnovation is literally the coolest startup event in Europe.



  • Skinnovation provides startups with an informal setting to mingle and exchange with other startups, expose their product/service to the crowd and get in touch with investors.
  • Whether you put the focus on skiing or serious business during this conference on skis is up to you, but we cater for both.
  • We call it the “network pitch”. Get 1 minute to pitch your startup or idea on stage during the first evening of the conference.



  • Have you ever had a startup pitching to you while riding in a ski lift up the mountain?
  • If this sound appealing to you, Skinnovation is the conference to be this winter.
  • More than 300 entrepreneurs take part in the conference and 50 startups from different industries take part in the lift pitch.



  • Combine work with some fun and enjoy 2.5 days fully loaded with innovation and skiing.
  • We have learned from past events, that startups are not only looking for investors but also very much enjoy to get in contact with more established companies and leverage on each other’s resources.


Entrepreneurship Enthusiasts

  • This event is the perfect match for all people who are just as passionate about entrepreneurship as much as they love skiing. Mingle with entrepreneurs and other innovative thinkers while hitting the slopes together.

Volunteer Opportunity

  • As a Volunteer, you receive a skiing pass, food, drinks and you are invited to celebrate a big closing party on Saturday with the whole team.
  • You will get a Skinnovation t-shirt and a goodie bag.
  • You have the chance to network with other volunteers, or get in touch with start-ups, speakers and investors.
  • You will get backstage insights, useful practical experience and a letter of recommendation.

Volunteer Responsibility 

  • Last preparations (helping the team with easy last-minute tasks)
  • Check-in (welcome our participants & operate the check-in process)
  • Matching and photo wall (activate participants for networking and photos)
  • Shuttle Driver (feel comfortable driving a minibus, in Innsbruck, From/To Munich)
  • Ski hut (welcome and take care of our speakers)
  • Pitch-Competition & ski race (matching start-ups and investors)
  • Transporter (feel comfortable driving a minibus & hands-on mentality)
  • Bar & Evening Events (bar service, entrance control)

The conference will be held in English, but German is necessary too, to communicate with the staff at the ski huts.

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