UP 2024

Joint Forces #48 - hosted by TU Wien i²c



Register to pitch your project & get feedback or simply join to find out about some of the best start-up ideas and initiatives of the moment in one unique event. Present either your startup or your first idea in an informal, relaxed setting and without pressure or find a project you want to join. At Joint Forces you have the opportunity to attract the attention of interested co-founders, future team members and mentors to complement your project’s needs. The feedback from the community can push your idea to the next level and in the meantime, you meet motivated innovators with multi-disciplinary backgrounds in economics, tech and life sciences.

Whether you are interested in innovation, want to meet like-minded people, or pitch your side hustle, Joint Forces is the place to be!

Pitching at Joint Forces

If you are interested in pitching your startup or project/idea, keep an eye on the next events. Pitchers are usually selected one week prior to the event and informed accordingly. Detailed information on pitches and projects is communicated to the people who registered, once the application is closed.

What to pay attention to if you register to pitch:

  • the application form: you might want to be especially careful when filling out the description of your project/start-up and what you are looking for at Joint Forces. This information is essential for us when selecting the 6 pitchers, so do tell us how interesting your project is, but please keep everything to the point.
  • your pitch: you will have exactly 3 minutes to pitch and 5 minutes for Q&A from the audience. To ensure fairness for all pitchers, you will be stopped after the time is over. It is important to relax, talk loud and clear and most importantly, be open to the questions received from the public. They are meant to help you unlock new perspectives and bring up unthought-of matters, so don’t be upset if you cannot answer all of them on spot.
  • your slides: after being confirmed as a pitcher, you should provide them in PDF format at least two days before the event. As a hint, you might want to include a call to action or share contact details through your slides so that interested people can easily reach out to you after the event.
  • the target audience: the audience usually consists of open-minded students and entrepreneurship enthusiasts, therefore you should tailor your pitch accordingly. We do not officially invite public grant givers or investors to our event, but that does not mean they are not welcome to drop by.
  • idea publication: if you are planning to apply for a patent for your technology or product, please keep in mind that presenting at Joint Forces can be a disclosure of your idea. This could prevent you from future patent applications. Therefore, you might have to pay attention to the degree of detail in your presentation. If you have any doubts regarding this issue, please contact your university’s technology transfer office or the Austrian patent office

What to expect at Joint Forces?

  • Welcome Note: Introduction to entrepreneurial activities of Entrepreneurship Center Uni Wien, BOKU:BASE, TUW i²c and WU Gründungszentrum
  • Presentation of a team of student entrepreneurs: a guest team of entrepreneurs holds an inspiring presentation about the motivation that keeps them united in pursuing their idea
  • Pitches from projects & startups: 3 Minutes for a Pitch + 5 Minutes Q&A
  • Shoutouts: Everyone spontaneously has the chance to make an announcement, ask a brief question or introduce themself and what they are looking for during this event. Both students and organizations are invited to share their projects and ideas!
  • Networking with pizza & drinks

Join our community

Join our Joint Forces Groups on Facebook and LinkedIn and become a part of our entrepreneurial community.


More information

Please note: During this event, photos and/or videos will be taken, which may be published in various media for reports on the event or general PR.

The event is accessible for wheelchairs. If you would like to attend and need assistance, please let us know one day before via email:

06.06.2024 18:00 - 20:00
TU WIEN, EI 9 Hlawka HS, Gußhausstraße 27-29 Erdgeschoss, 1040, Wien


The General Ticket grants access to the event. Keep in mind to select the option "pitch my idea / project / startup" if you would like to get the opportunity to share your project with us (keep in mind we only have a limited amount of pitching spots, therefore a selection process is needed).

To book a ticket please kindly register or log in here.

Please note that photos and video may be taken during the event for documentation or promotion purposes.