• 03 — 05 — 2021
  • Vienna / Hybrid Event, Austria
Connect Day 2021 by Global Incubator Network Austria (GIN) & aws Connect

General Information

aws Connect (Austria Wirtschaftsservice, aws) is organising the Connect Day 21 (continuation of the Corporate Day) and joining forces with its partners Global Incubator Network Austria(GIN, managed by aws and FFG), the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), European Enterprise Network (EEN), Vienna Business AgencyINiTSAdvantage Austria(AUSSENWIRTSCHAFT AUSTRIA) and Austrian Business Agency (ABA). 

Despite Covid-19 regulations and a digital organisation, last year's Corporate Day was a huge success with more than 300 online direct speed-dating meetings, and in 2021 we are aiming for more. With new partners from aws i2 Business Angels the Connect Day team is expanding its target group with investors. 

Benefit from an exclusive program with reverse pitch events and connect with corporates, startups, and investors at virtual 1:1 meetings. 

aws Connect Matchmaking Sessions powered by EEN: 

Connect with high-potential national and international startups. Expand your network, explore new opportunities and meet potential cooperation partners.

Connect Day Pitch Events:  

  • Reverse Corporate Pitch: A unique chance for Austrian corporates to present their offers to startups and how a potential cooperation-partnership could look like within a 3-minute pitch. If you are an Austrian Corporate/SME, the call for applications is open until March 23rd, 2021. 
  • Startup Elevator Pitch: Meet top-notch international startups that aim to enter the European market from the GIN GO AUSTRIA Spring 2021 and the Vienna Startup Package programs. 

Connect Day Marketplace: 

Present your product and services on our marketplace by filling out your profile after registering on the b2match event platform.

More about the program, and pitch application online: connectday.at


Stage Program

  • Lightning Talk
  • Elevator Pitches by International Start-ups
  • Reverse Pitches by Corporates (a classic!)


  • Start-ups meet Corporates & Investors (NEW!)
  • Up to 350 on-site (+ unlimited online) 1:1 Meeting Slots


  • Drinks and Flying Dinner


  • SME's, Corporates and Investors
  • International participants (Europe & Asia) from the startup programs GIN GO AUSTRIA and Vienna Start-up Package
  • National and international start-ups
  • National start-up ecosystem stakeholders
  • National corporate networks

The event is open for further partners supporting the idea of innovative collaborations. You are more than welcome to contact us for further details.


Participation at the event is free-of-charge. However, please note that there is a fairness no-show fee of 100 EUR (excl. VAT) to all registered participants who do not attend the event without notifying us.

We look forward to welcoming you to the CONNECT DAY 2021! 


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