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BETAPITCH | Vienna 2015 – here’s what happened at sektor5

On June 5th, betapitch | Vienna took place at sektor5. 6 aspiring startups and entrepreneurs on the mission of getting something big out there pitched in front of 6 awesome jury members such as Bernd Gruber (, Gregor-Robert Posch(Wirtschaftsagentur Wien), Georg Kaindl (pagestrip), Ondrej Gandel (inventures), Zoltan Radnai ( and Andie Katschthaler (Creative Mornings).

The event went smooth in a very relaxed atmosphere thanks to the awesome moderation of Kathrin Folkendt – an old friend of the sektor5 family. Kathrin was moderating the event, making sure both the startups pitching and the jury members kept up with the strict time schedule.

We had a couple of great startups and companies sponsoring BETAPITCH | Vienna. Thank you again and again!

So who were the awesome startups pitching?

Setting solves the need of startups and independent professionals finding a suitable office space. Providing a plug-and-play solution for both space tenants and owners, setting makes it easy to rent and rent out office space.

24now is an experimental project where everything posted on soc. media is erased after 24 hours. Their promise: no advertising on users content. At the current stage the co-founders consider themselves more of a ‘research project’ than a startup – a daring pitch.

Vienna Skill Smiths aims to open up learning and teaching and connect members of the local community through affordable, accessible and fun classes on… everything!

appwoodoo is an open source push notification & remote control service from app developers for app developers. Their promise: integrates in 5 minutes and configures iOS apps remotely without resubmitting to the Apple Store.

Gatherer claims to be ‘the easiest way to arrange appointments with friends and colleagues’. Available for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and in your favorite browser, Gatherer’s core features are inviting friends and colleagues super fast using the address book and getting notified instantly if someone responds.

Last one pitching was ChillBill which can scan through your physical invoices and import the information such as addresses into your bookkeeping system. Send all your incoming bills to your ChillBill email address. ChillBill will pick them up and extract data, like the total amount and the due date. After a manual quality check this data gets entered into your bookkeeping system.

And here are the winners!

Gatherer won the 6 month of (team) desk space at sektor5, appwoodoo a feature on and a trip to Prezi’s Budapest office, all expenses covered. (Vienna) Skill Smiths took home the awesome 3D-printed robot trophy and will represent Vienna in Berlin at BETAPITCH | global  on August 29th. Each finalist is also getting $500 credit from AWS.

Kudos to all our local & global supporters who made this possible!

Congrats to the (Vienna) Skill Smiths and see you all at betahaus | Berlin for the big finale BETAPITCH | global & Investors Day on August 29th!

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