The Innovation Club is your fast track to thought-leadership and success in innovative regions like Silicon Valley. Founded by and for leaders of the Austrian economy, it ignites innovation by inspiring deep international cooperation, and encourages personal growth through exclusive partnerships and immersion programmes.


Meet key leaders, attend insightful keynotes, and network with trusted fellow innovators in a confidential, business-friendly atmosphere. No public conference could ever go this deep! This is your chance to discover market trends, breakthrough technologies, and rising stars before the market does.

inspiration tours

These yearly deep-dives in the secret chambers of Silicon Valley will give you an unfair advantage. Unlock closed doors at the most successful companies, pick the brains of world- famous leaders, and drink in the unique Valley vibe. For the deepest impact, these information-packed journeys are tailored to the needs of no more than 15 members at a time.


Regular training, networking and mentoring sessions, as well as direct on-location support from the Austrian Innovation Centre in Palo Alto, empower high-potential members to spread their wings. The club’s unrivalled network will nurture your growth and pave your way to success, both in the US and in Austria.

Apply for membership

Applications may close soon due to limited capacity.

Due to the personal nature of the club, applications are first processed face-to-face. Please contact to set up a meeting at your convenience with existing members and mentors. It will be our pleasure to show you how our programme could benefit you and your business, at no cost or obligation whatsoever. It will also be your opportunity to see whether the club is right for you, and to ask any questions that spring to mind.

Enjoy the thrill of inspiration and the comfort of support. Unlock the doors of the most forward-thinking companies and the secrets of their disruptive strategies. Let our trustworthy cross-cultural network accelerate your personal growth, and the expansion of your business, on both sides of the Atlantic.

Part social platform, business school, and mentoring programme for driven leaders, the Innovation Club empowers you to master tomorrow’s business methods well before they reach European shores. We are uniquely focused, and receive discreet support from established institutions.

Meet the team

Eveline Steinberger-Kern


Nikolaus Pelinka


Markus Wagner


Wolfgang Sachsenhofer