A1 IoT Challenge
A1 IoT Challenge

A1 IoT Challenge

Up for a challenge? Pitch, win & boost your business!

Get ready for the A1 IoT pitching event in June! A1 invites early- and later-stage startups to pitch their innovative solutions and win big.

Let’s revolutionize IoT together! Connected technologies are more and more becoming an inherent part of our daily life and of a multitude of industries. This is why all areas of IoT are welcome to apply. The team with the most promising idea is awarded the acceleration prize worth up to € 85,000. This unique package includes cash, access to cutting edge infrastructure, expert services, media coverage and more.

Grab the chance to join A1, a European leader in digital services and communications solutions with approximately 25 million customers. And even if your startup doesn’t take first place, the cooperation possibilities are plentiful.

What are you waiting for?

Application closed

04.06.2019 – Remote pitches of the top 15 startups
25.06.2019 – Pitching event with the top 5 startups

Vienna, Austria

Travel costs will be covered

IoT Startups wanted! Join the A1 IoT Challenge and pitch your solution to a European telecommunications leader. Win the acceleration prize worth up to 85k and boost your business!

Questions? Contact us

Alexander Doms
Alexander Doms+43 664 1762 902

Take up the challenge & revolutionize IoT!

Join A1 in pushing the boundaries of the Internet of Things. Pitch your solution to a top-level jury and win big. Boost your business with the acceleration prize consisting of cash, expert services, media coverage and access to cutting-edge infrastructure & platforms. Explore the potential of cooperating with a European telecommunications leader.

The startups with the most promising solution will be invited to the final pitches in June.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for early- and later-stage startups offering solutions in the field of IoT.

A1 Co-Creation Program

Innovative IoT solutions wanted!

Do you offer a solution in the field of IoT? No topic within IoT is off limits. Submit your idea or solution and convince our top-level jury why you should win the acceleration prize worth up to € 85,000 to boost your business.

Let’s revolutionize IoT together – all areas are welcome!

Win big & boost your business!

The winners of the A1 IoT Challenge are awarded a unique package worth up to € 85,000 to boost their business. And even if your startup doesn’t take first place, the cooperation possibilities are plentiful.

A1 IoT Challenge

1st Place: Acceleration Package worth up to € 85,000!

  • € 10,000 Cash
  • Media Coverage by futurezone
  • Marketing Services
  • Digitalization Expert Consulting
  • Global Connectivity
  • Use the IoT & Machine Learning Platforms
  • Access the IoT Laboratory
  • Infrastructure as a Service/Exoscale
  • … and plentiful cooperation possibilities or a spot at the A1 Start Up Campus

2nd & 3rd Places

  • Discuss a cooperation: Even if your startup doesn’t take the prime spot, there is still a chance to enter a high-scale cooperation with A1 and/or get a spot at the A1 Start Up Campus. Benefit from A1’s expertise and network in order to grow your business. Take a look at the success stories from the previous A1 startup programs and see for yourself.

Timeline

A1 Co-Creation Program

13.05.2019
Extended application deadline

A1 Co-Creation Program

04.06.2019
Remote pitches with the top 15 startups

Pitch Training

11.06.2019
Pitch training with the top 5 startups to prep them for the big final

A1 Co-Creation Program

25.06.2019
Pitching event with the top 5 startups in front of our top-level jury

Success Stories

Follow in the footsteps of the startups who accelerated their business through previous A1 startup programs, such as:

Parkbob
Parkbob

Founded in 2015, Parkbob now consists of 25 experts in 12 countries and has been a member of the A1 Start Up Campus in Vienna since its foundation. During their participation, the team has celebrated many successes, such as the launch of their product in 50 countries or entering cooperations with Amazon Alexa and the European Space Agency.

Schoolfox
SchoolFox

The runner-up of Austria’s Next Top Start Up 2017 convinced the jury just as much as the winner. SchoolFox is now a member of the A1 Start Up Campus and revolutionizes communication in schools from there.

Insider Navigation
Insider Navigation

The winner of Austria’s Next Top Start Up 2017 Insider Navigation became part of the A1 Partnership Program, meaning that Insider Navigation is now included in the A1 sales channels. Ever since, the AR startup has been in the fast lane.

Ready2Order
Ready2Order

The cash register solution Ready2Order was the first member of the A1 Start Up Campus. Since 2015, the company has grown from three to 60 employees and is sold via the A1 distribution channels.

The event

A1 IoT Challenge

June 25, 2019
A1 Headquarters, Vienna

  • Pitch your solution to our top-level jury (jury members will be announced soon)
  • Get the chance to win the acceleration prize worth up to € 85,000!
  • The event will be held in German, but English pitches are welcome
  • Network with industry experts at the evening buffet and party

Scope of the project

Revolutionizing the Internet of Things! A1 is set to shape the future of technology together with international startups offering cutting-edge solutions. A strong track record is a proof for the success and popularity of preceding initiatives, such as Austria’s Next Top Startup, the Vienna-based A1 Startup Campus or A1 Co-Creation Program.

Aiming to push the boundaries of IoT, A1 now invites the top 5 startups to pitch in Vienna. The winner gets the acceleration prize worth up to € 85,000. Are you ready to convince the jury? All topic areas of IoT are welcome!

A1 Co-Creation

About A1

A1 Telekom Austria Group, listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange, is a leading provider of digital services and communications solutions in Central and Eastern Europe. Currently operating in seven countries, the company offers communications, payment and entertainment services as well as integrated business solutions.

Around 19.000 employees and state of the art broadband infrastructure make digital business and lifestyle possible and enable people, companies and things to connect everywhere anytime.

As the European unit of América Móvil, one of the largest wireless services providers in the world, A1 Telekom Austria Group is headquartered in Vienna and gives access to global solutions.

  • Approximately 25 million customers
  • Currently operating in 7 countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia (A1), Belarus (velcom), Republic of Serbia (Vip mobile) and the Republic of Macedonia (one.Vip)
  • Revenues of 4.47 billion Euros by year end 2018
  • Around 19.000 employees
  • State of the art broadband and mobile infrastructure

Mario Mayerthaler

Mario Mayerthaler
Head of Group Innovation A1 Telekom Austria

“A1 has already experience in working with startups in various fields as you can see on our current startup line-up of A1 Partners and A1 Members: www.a1startup.net

Apply, pitch & win the A1 IoT Challenge!

Convince A1, a European leader in telecommunications, and win the main prize worth € 85,000 to give your business a boost.

Submit your solution now. The most promising startups will be invited to the final pitches in front of our top-level jury. Get the chance to win big and even discuss a potential cooperation.

What are you waiting for?

Pitch your solution & win the acceleration prize worth up to € 85,000!
Contact us for more information.

Alexander Doms Alexander Doms +43 664 1762 902

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