5-6 June 2024, Vienna

Redefining the Status Quo in European Tech


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Lead Today. Shape Tomorrow. is the event where startups, investors & innovation opinion leaders get together to create an inclusive future of entrepreneurship.

The 6th edition of LTST is coming in June 2024!

Have your say about making the European tech and innovation ecosystem more inclusive and open to everyone, who wants to make a positive change in the world.

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Who is it for?


Early stage startups in Pre-seed, Seed & Series A

Meet investors and learn hands-on from industry leading companies!


Business Angels, VCs, LPs, Family Offices

Meet potential co-investors and network with top tech startups from all over Europe!

Corporates & Institutions

Innovative Tech Companies and Institutions

Attract talent, develop employees, and take a stand for inclusion & diversity

General Attendees

Scaleups, Academia, and Service Providers, etc.

Get inspired and meet changemakers and potential employers from the European tech ecosystem!

Are you a female-led or gender-diverse startup trying to solve the world’s most pressing challenges? Then we want you!

We are looking for 14 European startups (7 pre-seed and 7 seed) to join us in Vienna at the LEAD TODAY. SHAPE TOMORROW. conference and pitch their ideas to thousands of live and virtual attendees!


Startup Report

The 5th edition of LEAD TODAY. SHAPE TOMORROW. by Female Founders was hosted under the slogan “Redefining the Status Quo in European Tech”. This is why this year’s LTST Startup Pitch Competition called for gender-diverse founders to demonstrate the strength of ideas developed with different perspectives at the table and the innovative lens that inclusion brings to the tech and innovation ecosystem.

Meet the TOP 30 STARTUPS that are redefining the status quo in European tech


30 incredible startups were hand-picked from almost 200 applications to the LTST23 Startup Pitch Track by renowned ecosystem players. They were rated on their growth potential and their contribution to building a more inclusive future.

The report has been prepared in partnership with


LTST focus topics

Change the game.
Not the players.

Beyond Business

The Fundraising Playbook

Tech Trends

Running and scaling a business


Dear #LTST23 Team, thank you for great partnership! I enjoyed all the booths around the location, where new ideas were presented. The pitches from the start-ups were impressive! So much creativity and energy! A good vibe during the whole event, happy faces and interesting discussions in the WSs which are showing us how different we think, how different we approach topics. There is so much we can learn from each other, it is just about giving space and respecting each others opinion. Lets make it a a wonderful get-together in June again!

– Petronela Altrichter (Microsoft)


LTST was a real highlight for me in 2023. Great people and interesting discussions – it was exactly what you hope to experience in a conference!

– Konstantin Zedelius


I was particularly impressed by the diversity of speakers and attendees, which created this welcoming atmosphere. It was clear that everyone was there to learn and grow from each other.

– Christina Mauer (einwert)

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LTST Partners

We are partnering with companies & organizations that are confidently striving towards a more diverse European tech & innovation startup ecosystem!

Elevator Lab
Dieter von Holtzbrinck Ventures GmbH