Pitch Your Startup

to European investors & business leaders

Applications close on the 3rd of July

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!

Do you have what it takes to win over our jury members? Send us your application now.

LTST Startup Pitch Track

in numbers


We are looking for 7 pre-seed & 7 seed startups from all over Europe.

Jury Members

You will pitch your ideas to a jury of 9 business leaders, VCs, and angel investors.


We will pick the 1st and 2nd winners in the seed and pre-seed categories separately.

What you bring to the table


Diversity in the startup ecosystem exists – and we are prioritising it! This is why in 2023, we are looking for diverse teams with highly innovative and scalable ideas.

Positive Impact

We want to see startups that aim to make a positive impact on society, focus on diversity or sustainability, and operate within the areas of Climate Tech, Health Tech & Fem Tech, Education & HR, Fintech & Insurtech or Circular Economy. 


Application is just the start; your mindset of making the most out of the experience makes the difference! You are eager to raise money and committed to making the most of your pitch – and to rocking that stage at ODEON Theater in October!

What we promise

Attractive Prizes

The 4 winners of the Startup Pitch Track will be awarded great prizes from the LTST and ecosystem partners.

Top-30 Report

Female Founders will feature the 30 most promising startups received in the applications across its channels, which are currently followed by over 68k entrepreneurial minds!

Spotlight on YOU

The startups participating in the LTST Pitch Track will be promoted before, during, and after the conference in event materials, digital channels, community networks, and in the local media.

Ready? Apply now!

Application period: 3.5.2023 -3.7.2023