Startup Competition

The Eliette & Herbert von Karajan Institute and Silicon Castles announce the Karajan Music Tech Startup Competition. The prize will be awarded during the annual Karajan Music Tech Conference in Salzburg on March 23, 2018.

Music and Media Tech Startups are invited to participate in the Karajan Music Tech Startup Competition. All startups that participate in the Innovation Lab of the conference are eligible to join the competition.


First Prize: Ticket to Silicon Castles Startup Executive Academy in June 29 – July 4 with faculty from Stanford University Business School, Kauffman Fellows and international top managers. (Value: 5,000 EUR)

Second Prize: Participation at Sonophilia Retreat 2018; the private meeting point of leaders from arts, sciences, business and tech. (Value: 690 EUR)

Third Prize: Space in the Innovation Lab for next year’s Karajan Music Tech Conference. (Value: 500 EUR)



Eva Wimmers (President Huawei/HONOR Europe)

Andreas Spechtler (Founder Silicon Castles, formerly President Dolby International)

Seda Röder (Founder of Sonophilia)

Matthias Röder (Eliette & Herbert von Karajan Institute)


Apply now



Startups need to submit the following documentation until March 16th online:

  • Pitch Deck
  • Founders’ Bios
  • Stage of Funding
  • Further supporting documentation and links to videos as necessary

See you soon!