LTST24 Startup Pitch Track

5-6 June – Vienna, Austria

Innovative Gender-Diverse Ventures. Changing the Game.

Become one of 12 European startups to join us in Vienna at the LEAD TODAY. SHAPE TOMORROW. conference to pitch your idea to investors!

What you bring to the table

Innovation & Scalability

For startups with innovative products or services with scalable business models. You have a big vision and are ready to take on Venture Capital investors in order to grow.


Diversity in the startup ecosystem exists – and we are prioritizing it! This is why in 2024, we are looking for gender-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. 

What we promise

Attractive Prizes

The winners of the Startup Pitch Track will be awarded great prizes from LTST and ecosystem partners. Plus, the best 30 applicants receive a free ticket to LTST!


Female Founders will feature the 30 most promising startups received in the applications across its channels, which are currently followed by over 75k entrepreneurial minds! Check our last year’s report here! 

Spotlight on YOU

The startups participating in the LTST Pitch Track have the opportunity to present themselves in front of a selected VC jury and other investors in order to attract investment.

Our #LTST23 Winners

Startup Pitch Track Timeline


26 February

Applications Open



12 April

Applications Close



3 May

Top 30 Startups Announced


5-6 June

Top 12 Startups Pitch Live
in Vienna at LTST


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 12 European startups (6 pre-seed and 6 seed) to join us in Vienna at the LEAD TODAY. SHAPE TOMORROW. conference and pitch their ideas to investors live in Vienna!

Ready? Apply now!

Applications close on the 12th of April