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!

Join us in person to watch the Pitch Track Competition

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

Meet our jury

Isabelle Siegrist, CEO & Founder at Sandborn

Louise Harvey

Venture Associate at 
Hearst Lab

Nina Wöss, Fund F

Eleonora Mantovani

Principal PROfounders Capital

Dr. Cihat Cengiz, Principal at Dieter von Holtzbrinck Ventures

Eva Arh

Partner at 3VC

Nina Wöss, Fund F

Nina Wöss

Managing Partner at Fund F & Co-Founder at Female Founders

Nina Wöss, Fund F

Costanza Carissimo

Investment Director at Cathay Innovation

Elisabeth Tuttass

Unshackled Ventures

Barbra Gago - CEO & Founder at Pando

Luke Charbonnier-Bevan

Zinc VC

Nina Wöss, Fund F

Laura Raggl

Managing Director

Nina Wöss, Fund F

Helena Torras

Venture Partner & Investment Manager
Hans(wo)men Group

Bettine Schmitz - Partner and Founder at  Auxxo Female Catalyst Fund

Clare Zhang

Investment Analyst
Playfair Capital

Ziaf Rehman

Venture Capital Associate
Delin Ventures

Nina Wöss, Fund F

Charlotte Küppers

Investment Analyst
Dieter von Holtzbrinck Ventures

Nina Wöss, Fund F

Jakob Buchmayer

VC Investor at
HV Capital

Bettine Schmitz - Partner and Founder at  Auxxo Female Catalyst Fund

Vincent Tan


Peter Windischhofer, Founder of refurbed | Forbes 30u30<br />


VC Associate

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!

Applications are now closed. Do you have questions?

Contact us directly.

Download the

LTST24 Rising Startups report

Meet the 30 Rising Startups that are redefining the status quo in European tech

30 incredible startups were hand-picked from over 250 applications to the LTST24 Startup Pitch Track by renowned ecosystem players. They were rated on their innovation, scalability, and positive impact.

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