Riesenrad Pitching Battle

The highlights of the event

 WisR is the winner of the primeCROWD Ferris wheel pitching event 2019

More than 150 guests attended the Giant Ferris Wheel pitching event of Austria's leading start-up investor network primeCROWD yesterday evening. The winner of this year's competition is WisR, a Viennese start-up that specialises in the placement of senior talent.

Yesterday evening, 150 guests cheered on primeCROWD's second Giant Ferris Wheel pitching event in glorious sunny weather, while 10 startups, speed-dating style - at a height of 22 metres - presented themselves to 12 investors. The winner of this year's event was WisR, a job platform for senior talent. The winning team will receive, among other things, an Investment Ready Workshop worth 2,000 Euros, tickets for the 4Gamechangers Festival 2020, free co-working at Spaces and consulting vouchers from Ecovis and Höhne, In der Maur & Partner (HIP), worth 500 Euros each.

"We simply wanted to try something different", explains Markus Kainz, founder and CEO of primeCROWD, and adds: "At primeCROWD, Sartups and investors face each other at eye level - so why not all of them together in Ferris wheel gondolas at a height of 22 meters? Our declared goal is to network the key players in the start-up sector with each other - and that's exactly what we successfully achieved again with yesterday's event".

For the first time ever, startups that are not yet part of the network had the opportunity to present themselves in front of renowned investors in the Bohemian Prater, to obtain information from partners such as the Business Agency, the Chamber of Commerce (WKO), Der Brutkasten and Austrian Startups, and to join in the networking with refreshing cocktails.

Thanks also for the support of aws Gründerfonds, 4Gamechangers, HIP, Ecovis, Jungunternehmer des ÖGV (JÖGV), Spaces, Hill Woltron, Peter Kraus and Notary Hingsammer.

Culinary we were spoiled by Tivoli, Moody Monkey, All I Need, Stiegl, Vöslauer and Kissyo.