Category Archives: Austria-Startups

Central European Startup Awards – nomination & application process ends soon!

Nominations for the Central European Startup Awards end soon! If you want to apply or recommend someone for the biggest no-pitch, no-conference startup festival in the Central-Eastern European region, then the time to do it is now! The Central European … Continue reading

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Baaam: Adidas acquires Runtastic for more than € 200 million

This kind of news is very rare, and the European startup ecosystem needs more of that sort: A large European company acquires a European startup for more than € 200 million. As the logos on the left indicate, I’m talking … Continue reading

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Hotel Schani: the very first hotel for the geek generation in the CEE region

In the beginning of the year, me and my colleagues were actively working on the mission of finding a venue for the Grand Finale of the upcoming Central European Startup Awards in Vienna. That is how we got introduced to … Continue reading

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The hottest European travel startups in 2015

The number of online travel bookings is growing steadily from year to year pretty much since the invention of the internet. The disruption of the traditional travel industry and the shift from local travel agencies to online bookings is still … Continue reading

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Get 20% discount for the Pioneers Festival in Vienna or win two tickets

As most of you know, Pioneers Festival is a major festival for future technology and entrepreneurship and offers you a great opportunity to learn, network and grow your business. If you haven’t secured you ticket yet for their next edition … Continue reading

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Interview with Marie-Helene Ametsreiter (Speedinvest)

We just had the chance to interview Marie-Helene Ametsreiter, Partner at the Vienna-based venture capital firm Speedinvest. Marie-Helene is not only a successful business women and mother of two little kids – most recently she also became a TV personality … Continue reading

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Teams from Hungary, Estonia and Austria win the CEE Women Startup Competition in Budapest

In the beginning of this week, the beautiful city of Budapest hosted another CEE Women Startup Competition and I was there… Amazing teams, good presentations by ambitious and intelligent young female entrepreneurs, cool venue –  Prezi House of Ideas – full … Continue reading

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In a couple of years, Techstars might have 6-8 locations in Europe

Yesterday, I attended a fireside chat with Jon Bradford in Vienna. Jon is not only a funny guy, but mainly someone who helps European startups as a mentor and/or investor. Jon said he quit his job as Managing Director of Techstars … Continue reading

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Diabetes startup mySugr raises $4.8 Million

Diabetes startup mySugr announced today that it completed a capital increase of $4.8 million with support from new investment partners Roche Ventures and iSeed Ventures. Existing partner XLHealth also participated in the investment round.

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5 Austrian startups to look out for in 2015

Austria is not only home to the awesome tech event Pioneers Festival, but also to a large number of successful startups. In the beginning of this year, we took a look at the Austrian scene and tried to come up … Continue reading

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