Austrian startup Marschpat on TV – A1 becomes a partner

The music tech startup Marschpat is digitizing march music. Now the founding team Patrick Rupprecht, Carina Eigner and Markus Wenzl was able to complete one of the rather rare appearances of local founders in the largest startup TV show in German-speaking countries. There was no investment – but with A1 Telekom Austria a strong partner could be brought on board.

Markus Wenzl, Patrick Rupprecht and Carina Eigner from Austria present the digital marching band book “Marschpat”. They are hoping for an investment of 300,000 euros for 20 percent of the shares in their company.

Marschpat offers march musicians the opportunity to digitally display and manage sheet music from well-known publishers and composers. In addition, bands and march bands can organize their members, performances and trainings with Marschpat. In Germany there are over a million march musicians organized in music associations, with Europe and America the community consists of several million musicians.

Deal despite “No Deal”: A1 Telekom Austria becomes partner of MARSCHPAT “
“The innovation department at A1 liked the story of revolutionizing traditional march music. Above all, they saw the potential to expand our solution to other areas of music, such as music schools, ”says Patrick Rupprecht, Kapellmeister and founder of Marschpat. “With A1 by our side, we will now be able to adapt our product and also serve the music school sector with digital music management. We are very happy to take the next steps together with A1 “
If an investment by the investors failed at the time of recording due to a lack of range of music tracks and a lack of publishers, this situation changed significantly after the shooting date. “We managed to be the first digital company to enter into a cooperation with the largest and oldest march music publisher in Austria, Johann Kliment Verlag. There are also other publishers and composers from Austria and Germany, such as Musikverlag Tatzer, Musikverlag Johann Gross (HeBu music publisher) and composers such as Daniel Muck and Günther Fiala. In Austria and Germany we now cover a wide range of sheet music, especially in marching music, which is constantly being expanded ”, says Patrick Rupprecht.

No frustration at all.
The appearance was the starting signal for the further development of Marschpat. As a result of the “Overall Winner” at the Startup Live competition in Wiener Neustadt, the business angels Michael Altrichter and Markus Tröscher, as well as Pioneers Ventures II, came on board.

Cooperation with Lower Austria March Music Association:
The close cooperation with the local march band associations is an important aspect in order to advance modern solutions and to support the music associations. “It is a very promising innovation in the field of digitization, we are pleased about this great progress in march music,” said Elisabeth Haberhauer, managing director of the Lower Austrian march music association.

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