Vienna Techstars Startup Weekend Women

    Friday, September 20 - 22, 2019


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  5. Coaches and Mentors
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Vienna Techstars Startup Weekend Women

Friday, September 20 - 22, 2019



Friday, September 20 - 22, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Talent Garden
Liechtensteinstraße 111-115
Vienna, Austria 1090

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Your idea in 54 hours

Techstars Startup Weekend Women is finally coming to Vienna! We are excited to bring this amazing format for the first time to Austria! We are collaborating with the local startup community and young entrepreneurs to offer you the best experience.

Have you been thinking how to solve a specific problem but you don't know how to start?
Techstars Startup Weekend Women is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.   

What do you need to bring?  
Energy and motivation! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team. Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.  

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience.
Your ticket includes:
   
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.
Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!  
Still have questions, feel free to reach us at viennawomen@startupweekend.org   

Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!  
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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday September 20th


6:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


7:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders. welcoming Keynote speech!


7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


8:30 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Have dinner, share ideas, get to know fellow participants


9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas. Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend.


10:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day.

Saturday September 21st


8:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


8:30 am
Meditation
Arrive and focus on this day


9:00 am
Workshop 1
Business Model Canvas with Asetila Köstinger - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ideas are great fun to dream and to talk about. Nevertheless from idea to a viable business idea is a long journey. Great ideas should also have great revenue models behind that makes them sustainable businesses. The business model canvas is one simple tool that explains a business in nine blocks. It also brings clarity to the question, “How will we make money?”. Join this workshop to learn about the canvas and immediately apply it to your idea


9:00 am
Workshop 2
Personal Branding & Confidence with Nadia Boersch


9:00 am
Workshop 3
Busy vs. Productive with Sinem Günel - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Oftentimes we waste our time being busy working on the wrong this instead of being highly productive. Productivity is not only about efficiency but also about working on the things that really matter (being effective). The workshop ,,Busy vs. Productive’’ will give an overview of how to identify and eliminate time-wasters and focus on the really important things. You’ll learn about strategies that you can implement into your everyday life to increase your productivity and work on the really important to-do’s. We’ll even take time to analyze your current to-do list and figure out what to eliminate so that you can immediately start being productive instead of busy.


9:30 am
Workshop 4
Personal Branding with Nadia Boersch


9:30 am
Workshop 5
Business Model Canvas with Asetila Köstinger - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ideas are great fun to dream and to talk about. Nevertheless from idea to a viable business idea is a long journey. Great ideas should also have great revenue models behind that makes them sustainable businesses. The business model canvas is one simple tool that explains a business in nine blocks. It also brings clarity to the question, “How will we make money?”. Join this workshop to learn about the canvas and immediately apply it to your idea


10:00 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


12:30 pm
Lunch


1:30 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


2:00 pm
Mentor Meetings
Mentor help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


6:00 pm
Workshop 6
Pitch preparation with Alex de Jong


6:00 pm
Workshop 7
Move and dance to energize


6:30 pm
Dinner


7:30 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


9:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day.

Sunday September 22nd


8:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


8:30 am
Meditation
Arrive and focus for this day


9:00 am
Workshop 8
Money maters


9:00 am
Workshop 9
Pitch preparation with Alex de Jong


9:30 am
Check-In


11:00 am
Mentors Arrive
Great opportunity to ask questions


1:00 pm
Lunch


2:00 pm
After lunch Check-In


3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place


5:00 pm
Final Presentations
Demo day like - bring your friends and family


6:30 pm
Judging & Awards


7:00 pm
Dinner and networking


8:00 pm
Wrap-Up



Speakers


Irene Fialka
CEO at INiTS

Dr. Irene Fialka is CEO of INiTS, Vienna’s University Business Incubator (UBI) supporting entrepreneurs with R&D-based business ideas serving all academic institutions in Vienna. Dr. Fialka graduated in genetics at the University of Vienna and worked as postdoctoral fellow at the University of Geneva as well as at the I.M.P., Boehringer Ingelheim’s basic research institute in Vienna. She joined INiTS (founded in 2002) in its early days in 2004. Since then, she has helped to develop services for hi-tech-startups in divers industries and worked with founders of innovative startups, in particular life sciences startups, e.g. the founders of Lexogen, Marinomed, Miracor, mySugr, Origimm, S-target. Dr. Fialka became CEO of INiTS in 2012. Under her leadership INiTS was awarded three times by UBI Global (ubi-global.com) as one of the TOP ranked UBIs in the world. The track record of successful startups that went through INiTS’ intense incubation program in their early days also contributed to the great development of the startup ecosystem in Vienna, one of the rising stars amongst the startup hubs in Europe. INiTS’ startups have proven to be extremely successful in raising funds (12 x the average UBI-supported startup according to UBI Global) and finding strategic partners, e.g. for licensing deals or exits. To further support the collaboration between corporates and startups Dr. Fialka and her team launched the HealthHubVienna (healthhubvienna.com) in 2018, an acceleration program for international health startups. This open innovation initiative is performed in collaboration with academic institutions as well as companies such as Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer and Uniqa. As an open innovation practitioner Dr. Fialka also lectures startup and innovation related topics at universities.

Event Judges


Irene Fialka
CEO at INiTS

Dr. Irene Fialka is CEO of INiTS, Vienna’s University Business Incubator (UBI) supporting entrepreneurs with R&D-based business ideas serving all academic institutions in Vienna. Dr. Fialka graduated in genetics at the University of Vienna and worked as postdoctoral fellow at the University of Geneva as well as at the I.M.P., Boehringer Ingelheim’s basic research institute in Vienna. She joined INiTS (founded in 2002) in its early days in 2004. Since then, she has helped to develop services for hi-tech-startups in divers industries and worked with founders of innovative startups, in particular life sciences startups, e.g. the founders of Lexogen, Marinomed, Miracor, mySugr, Origimm, S-target. Dr. Fialka became CEO of INiTS in 2012. Under her leadership INiTS was awarded three times by UBI Global (ubi-global.com) as one of the TOP ranked UBIs in the world. The track record of successful startups that went through INiTS’ intense incubation program in their early days also contributed to the great development of the startup ecosystem in Vienna, one of the rising stars amongst the startup hubs in Europe. INiTS’ startups have proven to be extremely successful in raising funds (12 x the average UBI-supported startup according to UBI Global) and finding strategic partners, e.g. for licensing deals or exits. To further support the collaboration between corporates and startups Dr. Fialka and her team launched the HealthHubVienna (healthhubvienna.com) in 2018, an acceleration program for international health startups. This open innovation initiative is performed in collaboration with academic institutions as well as companies such as Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer and Uniqa. As an open innovation practitioner Dr. Fialka also lectures startup and innovation related topics at universities.


Stefan Bauer
Director at Talent Garden Innovation School Vienna

Stefan is an innovation enthusiast, education designer, and a passionate researcher. He is a university lecturer at several universities amongst others University of Applied Sciences Vienna & University Reykjavik. In 2016, he received a doctoral degree in Information Systems with a focus on organizational culture by applying psychological theories. Prior to joining Talent Garden as Innovation School Director, Stefan was driving the digital transformation of traditional banking business by developing a digital banking platform at BAWAG P.S.K. Moreover, he was awarded the ERSTE Bank Prize for Research in CEE 2012. His scientific work has been published in top academic journals, including Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, and Computers & Security.  


Dudu Gencel
Startup Consultant, Vienna Business Agency.

Dudu is very passionate about empowering founders throughout the Viennese Startup Ecosystem. At Vienna Business Agency she works with international and national startup founders who want to establish their business in Vienna. She loves to match like-minded people and brainstorm about new business ideas! 


Amarilla Nirmala
Co-Founder | Chief Marketing

Co-Founder, planner and a creative flair specialist of KulturenReich. With a rich experience in executing and developing marketing strategies, Amy’s expertise spans from Corporate Communications, Digital Marketing; and Sales. She is our go-to person for marketing and external outreach. She previously worked in Oxford – United Kingdom, Dubai – UAE, and of course Vienna.


Coaches and Mentors


Hemma Bieser
Founder and Owner of Avantsmart

Hemma Bieser, MSc is the founder and owner of avantsmart, a consulting and innovation company. She is passionate about designing new business models and bringing strategies into action. Her industry background lies in the field of renewable energy, smart city, smart energy systems and digitalization in the energy sector. She works as a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien and the University of Applied Arts Die Angewandte in Vienna.Hemma holds a diploma in Physics (University of Technology, Vienna), a master degree in Environment & Management and certificates in Business Model Innovation, Design Thinking and Agile Leadership. For more information see www.avantsmart.at


Brigitte Pfisterer
Serial Entrepreneur

Co-Founder of one of the first e-commerce startup worldwide - sharing a lot of experience with the startup ecosystem to help to grow internationally 🌎 


Sasa Radic
CEO at CONDA

Sasa Radic is the CEO of CONDA Crowdinvesting Austria GmbH, one of the leading crowdinvesting platforms in the German speaking area. Holding a degree in physics, he has several years of experience as a management consultant in the field of financial services. Prior to a sabbatical which he used for his own projects and travelling, he was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers in Zurich. During his career, he has been involved in several risk, strategy and regulatory projects for banks in the German-speaking countries, CEE and NY / USA.


Sinem Günel
Entrepreneur

Sinem Günel is a 22 year old entrepreneur and self-development trainer. She studied business administration but at the age of 18 she realized that many critical skills were missing in the formal education system. Thus it became her mission to build a digital platform and provide trainings to provide young people with the best and most efficient way of self-development.


Nermina Mumic
CEO & Founder of Legitary GmbH

Nermina Mumic is CEO & founder of Legitary GmbH, a tech-startup based in Vienna and winner of the Midemlab 2019 in the category 'Marketing & Data/Analyitics'. Legitary provides an algorithm to detect anomalies and in particular fraud in streaming revenues and enables music labels and artist managements to audit royalties arising from music streaming.
Nermina has a background as data scientist, she graduated with honors from Vienna University of Technology with a master's degree in Mathematical Methods in Economics and Statistics. After her master studies she worked as data scientist in a leading IT consulting company, developing forecasting and text mining tools for various industry applications.  Within the scope of her PhD in Technical Mathematics she developed a new statistical method for fraud detection in streaming data. Based on her research results, she founded Legitary GmbH as spin-off from Vienna University of Technology. 



Christoph Jeschke
Expert Startup Collaboration

Over the last 14 years Christoph gained experience in the fields of startup collaboration, online marketing, wealth management and arts management. He started at Viennese & Liechtenstein private wealth management firms and set up a Viennese auction house on the side. Later he specialized in online marketing with a focus on Social Media and worked for a Viennese marketing agency. In 2013 Christoph co-founded and managed AustrianStartups, an NGO to promote and support startups in Austria. In 2017 he joined the finance startup FINABRO where he developed a B2B pension scheme product and set up the B2B multichannel sales. Now Christoph is in charge of startup collaboration at OMV, an integrated oil & gas company.


Lorena Skiljan
CEO Hackabu

 Lorena Skiljan holds a law degree from the University of Vienna as well as an MBA Energy Management degree of Vienna University of Economics. She is an energy expert with over eight years of experience in different management positions in the energy sector. In her present role, Lorena is CEO of Hackabu, a digital marketing company, is acting as an Advisory Board of the European Utility Week, and as a council at the Vienna University of applied science.Lorena is founder of Blockchain Austria, Blockchain Enthusiast and regular speaker at the international technology conferences. Lorena is a hands-on person and has already rolled out numerous of projects in different industries based on the blockchain technology.


Natalie Korotaeva
UX/UI Designer

Natalie is a UX/UI designer at George Labs, online banking app from Erste Bank.  Previously she was building product and developer relations at WeAreDevelopers , designing for ÖBB, Porsche Informatik, Hilfswerk at awards winning AI software company craftworks and a fintech startup DealmatrixShe is also leading the Developer Circle from Facebook community in Vienna and organise hackathons and workshops about an array of topics, including UX, diversity and digital design. When she is not working, she can be found drawing, reading cyberpunk novels, or on a plane, travelling the world.


Eva Arh
Principal Capital 300

Eva is a Principal at capital300, a leading European venture capital fund that invests together with international top VCs. Previously she was with Austria’s biggest high-tech incubator, leading activities related to fundraising & internationalisation. She has also served as a CFO and Investor Relations manager in tech startups. She holds a Master Degree in International Management / CEMS from Vienna University of Economics and Business.


Christoph Richter
Innovator

Christoph is an entrepreneur at heart with an ardent passion for innovation and education. Since the end of the 90s´, his curiosity drove him across a spectrum of industries, from the media to real-estate and the health and food sector. Having founded 5 companies and mentored more than 400 start-ups internationally, Christoph has built expertise in pitching, as well as developing business models and customer development strategies. He currently leads Indica Skincare, the first legally approved CBD cosmetic company in Europe, and continues to advise start-ups with his team at Rainmakers Ventures. In his free time, he fundraises for Chay Ya to build schools in Nepal; and competes nationally in Rock & Roll Acrobatics.


Jasmina Henniova
Connecting Tech Innovators

Jasmina is acting as the Head of Startups & Community Partnerships at Pioneers. She has been an active member of the international startup scene for the last 4 years, working on improving the quality of the ecosystem. She has been identifying and supporting the top deep tech startups across industries, curating the startup selection and programs at various events. She is working closely with the ecosystem’s key stakeholders, mainly investors and accelerators, on supporting their portfolio companies. Thanks to her knowledge of the ecosystem, she is often invited to speak at events or to take part as a jury member at startup competitions. She has a great passion for deep tech, mainly for the healthcare, energy and agriculture fields.  


Robert Philipp
CEO at Greenwell Energy and at TERRA Umwelttechnik

DI Robert Philipp is an environmental engineer with a green heart and an award-winning serial entrepreneur and business angel.

DI Philipp is general manager and main shareholder of TERRA Umwelttechnik GmbH, a company specialized in the decontamination -in situ and ex situ- of hydrocarbon related sites, company that owns different patented technologies like TERRABreathe, TERRALift and TERRAWell. 
He is also cofounder of the climatech startup Greenwell Energy. Greenwell Energy recycles old oil and gas wells to provide green energy for environmentally-friendly agropreneurs.

He is a startup founder and bootstrapping genius of the old days when startups were not yet famous.
 
Since his graduation in Environmental Engineering at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna (“BOKU”) Robert has been always in charge of environmental related projects and undertakings.

Beside his work in the environmental business since more than two decades Robert is a board member many European and international professional associations in the arena of environmental technology, ground water, hydrocarbons and geothermal energy. A part of his daily work also covers research activities in private and public funded projects in his technical sector, which is why he is frequently invited as a speaker on national and international conferences on ground water and remediation.

Robert is very passionate and great supporter about youth and women entrepreneurship.


Melanie Ruff
HUB Agent Factory Hub Vienna at TELE Haase Steuergeraete Ges.m.b.H

Melanie Ruff has been HUB Agent for Factory HUB Vienna, a Co-working space for hardware Startups, since October 2018 and is responsible for the "Innovation" committee at Tele Haase. Previously, she worked as Innovation and Entrepreneurship Expert at the University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten from 2017 to 2018. In 2018 she was the startup coordinator of St. Pölten. From 2013 to 2016 she gained practical experience in the area of start-up and founding as CEO and Co-Founder of RUFFBOARDS Sportartikel GmbH.


Petar Iliev
CEO & Co-Founder at getsby

Food lover with a technical background. Studied process engineering & physics at the TU Vienna & University of Vienna. Optimum driven and always looking for the most balanced solution.


Alex de Jong
Founder and CEO Skyrocket – Brand Storytelling Agency 

Alex (www.alex-dejong.com) is a trainer and coach for startups, incubators, corporates and fashion brands with +10 years’ experience in saving the world from boring PowerPoint pitches. As the youngest ever UK Public Speaking champion and European finalist, he’s coached 500+ professionals in 13 countries on how to bring out their authentic story when the pitch their brand. How? By bringing out the authentic, engaging speaker inside you who will WOW investors and win customers.  When he’s not travelling the world delivering training, he lives in Vienna and runs Skyrocket to help people pitch it perfect.


Maggie Childs
CEO – Home Town Media

Maggie Childs has worked as a journalist, editor and producer for TV, print and online media. Her employers have included Condé Nast Traveller and the Associated Press. Until 2015, she wrote about business and startup-related topics for the Austrian daily Die Presse. In the fall of 2015, she founded the media startup Home Town Media and launched its central product, Austria's leading English-language magazine METROPOLE. Home Town Media creates solutions for global citizens to settle in quickly and easily in their new home. Since 2017, she has been on the board of the non-profit organization and think tank, AustrianStartups


Nadia Boersch
Owner of Brandalytical Consulting, Leadership Expert, Director of Global Woman Club Vienna

Nadia Boersch is a brand & marketing consultant and female leadership expert. Brandalytical is consulting and training product and platform businesses globally to manage their brand and marketing strategically, putting the customer in the centre of the business model, and to treat their brand like the hottest love affair they ever had. Throughout her corporate and entrepreneurial path, Nadia has always been passionate about leadership and in particular empowering female leaders. Nadia created a methodology called Leadership by Presence using horses as co-trainers that mirror leadership skills such as presence, natural authority, charisma and confidence and trains Entrepreneurs, Manager and Top-Executives to increase these skills. Nadia held marketing positions in some of the most successful global brand companies: Uber, Philip Morris and Nestlé. Besides her consulting and training activities she is also part of the faculty at the Academy of Leadership Sciences in Switzerland, runs the Global Woman Club in Vienna and speaks on the stages globally on Leadership by Presence and Branding & Marketing. 


Alexandra Nitzlader
Funding expert

Alexandra Nitzlader has over 20 years expertise in the finance industry and is a funding expert for early and later stage instruments. She is a limited partner in Rising Tide Europe, a European program to increase women`s participation in angel investing. Being a social entrepreneurship enthusiast, it is her passion to build bridges between social entrepreneurs and the corporate world.


Adrian S. Frey
Future mobility & energy enthusiast // Lecturer // Father of 2

Adrian is a passionate advocate for sustainable mobility & energy solutions and engages in active knowledge transfer on future trends. Adrian has led many colourful roles, originating with an academic background in the field of renewable energy, environmental management and diplomacy. Thereafter he gathered many years of extensive international experience in Safety & Environmental Leadership within the global energy industry, onshore and offshore, including postings in New Zealand, Yemen, United Arab Emirates, and Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
Few years ago Adrian returned to Austria as Sr. Expert for Future Mobility with OMV, fostering initiatives about electric vehicles, hydrogen economy and greening-the-gas. Currently he is taking a prolonged parental leave, introducing the world to his daughters, and his daughters to the world.
Adrian is also engaged as university lecturer for Innovation Leader- and Entrepreneurship at the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, and active as presenter, speaker, and Climate Reality Leader, all encouraged by his guiding principle that "Leadership is action, not position". 


Katja Tschoepe
President of the BPW Club Vienna Cosmopolitan

Katja is a communication expert. As a consultant her focus is on communication controlling, i.e. goal setting, analyzing communication processes and optimizing communication channels. In 2016 she founded the social impact startup "Goldtalente"– a platform for retired people. Katja is very engaged in business networks and was president of the BPW Club Vienna Cosmopolitan. She supports entrepreneurs as a mentor and is currently developing a new format for reaching goals - the 60min Sprint.


Cyndi Moyo
Founder of HeadLo

Cyndi Moyo is the founder of HeadLo and loves helping users to rock their hair through technology.She strongly believes that everyone can have the hair of their dreams, beauty tech just needs to catchup.Her work in the Energy sector, where she developed cutting edge and life-saving software solutions, has shown her that so much is possible with technology.Cyndi is also passionate about empowering women to reach their ambitions through her work as Regional Leader for Lean In Vienna. Through Headlo she is on a journey to revolutionise hair tech to empower both women and men. 


Stefan Steinberger
Co-Founder New Austrian Coding School

Stefan has worked in a bank and as a teacher with Teach for Austria for two years before he cofounded a programming school for refugees in 2016. Today the programming school offers a programming course for refugees and unemployed people and supports them finding a job in Austria after successfully completing the course. (www.newaustriancodingschool.at). He studied Economics and Business & Psychology and his strengths are in the area of Business Development, Sales and Storytelling.
Stefan is passionate about Social Entrepreneurship and likes to find win-win-win solutions.
In his free time he likes running, playing soccer or basketball and board games.


Silke Palkovits-Rauter
Professor at University of Applied Sciences Burgenland

Prof. (FH) Mag. Silke Palkovits-Rauter, born in 1976, completes the management team of the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland since 2013 and is director of studies of the master's degree program “Business Process Engineering & Management”.   Silke Palkovits-Rauter studied International Business Economics at the University of Vienna and graduated in 2001. She gained professional experience in IT project management and business process management within different positions. Scientific publications in the field of process management within EU-funded projects were published between 2001 and 2005, amongst others as research officer at the University of Surrey, UK.   Mrs. Palkovits-Rauter started with the PhD study back in 2015 at the István Széchenyi Doctoral School of Business Economics and Management. She teaches on the topics of project and process management and conducts researches in national and international projects. The exchange of knowledge and experience with the students stimulates her to explore new fields of research.  


Okan McAllister
Founder of PRIME MOVERS

Okan McAllister is the founder of the award winning social enterprise PRIME MOVERS as well as kindby, ONE DAY, Mission Liftoff among others. Driven by the inspiration of work that aims to solve complex societal challenges, he specialises in capacity building in various areas for future entrepreneurs and organisations. As a strong believer in the power of the right mindset, he’s also been a mentor in several international organisations in the field of entrepreneurship.


Lara Lammer
Founder at m2a institute & Service robotics product development at TU Wien

Since 2009 Lara Lammer has been working on service robots, especially for young people and seniors. As a long time project and product manager in international companies and research projects, she has a special focus on the product design process setting human needs in the center: that is either the customer or user, or the project team members with their interests, strengths and skills. She recently founded the m2a institute (m2a-institute.eu​) to support her community spread skills for the age of digital automation, like​ technological literacy and scientific thinking.


Barbara Hölzl
Geschäftsführerin und Steuerberaterin bei ECOVIS Austria

Barbara HÖLZL is a graduate of the Vienna University of Economics and Law (WU Wien) and  tax consultant and managing director of ECOVIS Austria. She focuses on founders, young entrepreneurs and start-ups as well as freelancers and EPUs. In addition, she is an audit manager for voluntary and statutory audits of individual and consolidated financial statements in accordance with UGB and IFRS as well as special audits, such as donations to associations. She is also a board member of the women's network "Sorority”.


Gregor-Robert Posch
Project Manager

Gregor-Robert Posch is project manager for start-up programs at the Vienna Business Agency and has 10+ years of experience as a business consultant in various industries like Finance, Banking and in the Creative Industries. He has supported several start-ups in fashion, art and design in their beginnings and in their first steps in growing to a sustainable company.


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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Vienna is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Asetila
    Koestinger
  • Elisabeth
    Siencnik
  • Gabriela
    Petrov
  • Raphael
    Jochmann
  • Maria
    Martinez
  • Liliya
    Buhela
  • Iva
    Tsolova
  • Ivana
    Kisin
  • Denisa
    Murataj

Facilitators


Joy Taylor
Organiser

Coworking Community Manager ⌘ Lean Startup Coach ⌘ Airbnb Advocate ⌘ Startup Weekend Facilitator ⌘ CoderDojo Champion.
This is Joy's 12th Startup Weekend, having been a participant in 2, an organiser of 7 and a facilitator of 2. Joy focuses on keeping everyone on track, aware of what they have access to and making sure no one gets left behind!


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