Here are the 5 hottest startups in Austria

The Next Web

By Marta Dawydzik and Andrea Hak Ahhh Austria. But besides the snow and the food, Austria is also home to a young but vibrant startup scene. Although it’s relatively new on the startup map, Austria has already produced a number of success stories, like Runtastic which was acquired in 2015 by Adidas for $240 million. The birthplace of Mozart, ski resorts, schnitzel, and Schwarzenegger.

How to Build a Global Center of Innovation Excellence in Salzburg, Austria

Pascal's View

I recently joined the Advisory Board to Gerhard Blechinger , the Rector of the FachHochschule Salzburg, (the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences) and became a guest lecturer on Entrepreneurship at the University. My inaugural keynote lecture focused on the challenges and opportunities for Salzburg to become a global center of innovation excellence. To succeed in this ambitious initiative, the academic, business, and entrepreneur communities will need to collaborate closely.

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Creativity is Not a Muse, it’s a Choice

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Creative Problem Solving (CPS) Creativity and Self-Expression Inspirational Jack's Notebook Public Speaking Alf Red Austria Creativity Follow the Weasel Germany Innovation“Creativity is Not a Muse, it’s a Choice.” ” Gregg Fraley Yes, that’s my quote, and what this post is all about today. I’m writing this piece to co-publish on a cool new blog called Follow the Weasel.

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Stinglight Photography

crowdSPRING Blog

If you live near Villach, Austria, we’re happy to introduce this week’s Small Business Spotlight, Stinglight Photography , to you. Awesomeness business community Interviews Small biz spotlight Small business Uncategorized Austria creative photography small biz small biz spotlight weddingsThere comes a time in everyone’s life where it seems like everyone they know gets married. That time in my life is now.

Austrian Entrepreneurs Visit Austin

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News A group of technology entrepreneurs from Austria visited Austin this week as part of a U.S. State Department International Visitors Leadership program. They had meetings with entrepreneurs, government officials and others at Capital Factory, City Hall, TechRanch and other locations around town. Alexa Wesner, the U.S. Ambassador […] The post Austrian Entrepreneurs Visit Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

6 Ways To Develop Your Individuality In Business & Give Yourself An Edge In Your Market

YoungUpstarts

At 10:30am I received a phone call from the law firm representing the airport and major airlines in Austria. by Dr. David Kubes. When I started my career as a lawyer, individuality was nothing you would aim for: the definition of what a good lawyer has to be and do were solid and in place for a very long time. The way was clearly marked and there was no doubt of what has to be done. Without practice you will not get a job later on.

The State Department Meets the Lean Startup – Hacking For Diplomacy

Steve Blank

Army veterans and mid-career MBAs hailing not just from the United States but from countries including Saudi Arabia, India, France, Israel and Austria. You have to be comfortable with the amount of uncertainty at the start of class,” said Leonard Bronner, a master’s student in statistics from Austria who is on the team working on the question of missing refugees. The academic year is in full swing at Stanford and already we’re deep into our new Hacking for Diplomacy course.

Lean 248

Why English Isn't Enough

Babbling VC

My experience with over 20 years in Germany now is that no matter how well someone speaks English, when it comes to the hard things, they prefer German when in the DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) region. As I've had to answer this question so many times at this point, I thought I'd just save myself the time in the future and make a blogpost out of it. If you are going to apply to work for us at Liquid Labs, you have to speak German.

Why English Isn't Enough

Babbling VC

My experience with over 20 years in Germany now is that no matter how well someone speaks English, when it comes to the hard things, they prefer German when in the DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) region. As I've had to answer this question so many times at this point, I thought I'd just save myself the time in the future and make a blogpost out of it. If you are going to apply to work for us at Liquid Labs, you have to speak German.

Product Knowledge And Savvy Salesmanship Not Enough When Selling Internationally; Overcoming Cultural Differences Is Essential

YoungUpstarts

In countries such as Germany, Austria and Switzerland, being on time shows you are serious, committed and that the relationship with your buyer is important. By Martin Limbeck, “ NO is Short for Next Opportunity: How Top Sales Professionals Think “. Perhaps you’re the number one ranked sales professional in your company for selling domestically. Congratulations!

HBS Entrepreneurs Founded the Most Startup Unicorns of Any MBA Program

View from Seed

Five international MBA programs also boast Unicorn founders, namely INSEAD (France / Singapore / UAE), IIM Calcutta (India), Vienna University (Austria), Tel Aviv University (Israel), and University of Otago (New Zealand) (Please note that I only included MBA programs, and excluded Masters in Science degrees).

Racism in Tech

Feld Thoughts

My grandparents immigrated from Russia, Germany, and Austria – there were people in those countries trying really hard to kill them before they managed to immigrate to America. There was a huge kerfluffle over the weekend about racism in Silicon Valley which tried to end when Michael Arrington wrote a post titled Oh Shit, I’m A Racist.

The Case For A Five Hour Workday

YoungUpstarts

Germany’s NPR station interviewed me that same week, and dozens of articles flooded Germany, Austria, Switzerland, India, the UK, and Canada within a week. By Stephan Aarstol, “ The Five-Hour Workday: Live Differently, Unlock Productivity, and Find Happiness “ The American workforce has become lazy. I estimate, conservatively, that knowledge workers are four times as efficient as they were 20 years ago.

It May Be An Open Book, But The EU Ain’t On The Best-Seller List

YoungUpstarts

in the European Union, ranging from less than 5% in Slovenia to more than 20% in Estonia, Austria, the Czech Republic and Germany.”. If time is money – and in the world of business, it surely is – then honing the bottom line whilst at the same time hitting the marketing message home hard and accurately is key to survival in an increasingly competitive and straitened internationalised business landscape.

Join a conference simulcast near you

Startup Lessons Learned

One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere. The number of hosts has grown annually, and this year, we have 200+ groups joining us on Monday, December 3. They represent more than 10,000 people total. If you're not attending the conference in person, consider meeting up with one of these groups to watch.

On the road again: This month, TNW Europe is in Istanbul, Dublin, Tel Aviv and Vienna

The Next Web

The week after it’s time for the Pioneers Festival in Vienna (Austria), a young startup and technology event put on by START Europe that looks mighty promising. Just a quick note interrupting our regular programming to let you know October is a busy conference month just like October is a busy conference month pretty much every year, and to let you know where to find us in the next few weeks.

Startup Lessons Learned 2011 streaming live

Startup Lessons Learned

I have been getting emails and tweets all day from people upset that they cannot get into Startup Lessones Learned 2011 - either here in SF, where we're sold out, or in one of the more than 100 simulcast locations around the world, many of which are sold out, too. We struggle with this issue every year, because we strongly encourage everyone who can to participate with their local entrepreneurship community. Strengthening ties between entrepreneurs is one of our most important values.

18 Entrepreneurs Reveal The Word That Could Represent Them and Their Business in 2019

Hearpreneur

On the personal side, I moved to my favorite city, Vienna, Austria, met great new friends and generally had a lot of fun this year. 2019 has been simply an incredible year that has seen new businesses start and some existing businesses shutdown. We asked entrepreneurs and business owners of a word that could represent their business in 2019. Here’s what they had to say: #1- Consistent. Photo Credit: Josh Swisher.

#3010

VC Adventure

We managed to ride into both Austria and Italy on the day’s ride as well, which was pretty neat. A brief foray into Austria. If you’ve been following me on social media I’m sure you noticed a bunch of posts tagged with #3010 at the beginning of September, along with some stunning photos of Slovenia. While it was fun to document the trip this way, it was such an amazing experience, I thought it deserved a full post.

500 Startups unveils its Fall 2012 accelerator lineup: More international and more sh*t founders say

The Next Web

Startups in this class come from far and away, including Argentina, Austria, Australia, Brazil, Croatia, Denmark, India, Japan, Italy, Latvia & Estonia, Spain, and Taiwan. 500 Startups has announced the 33 newest companies joining its accelerator program this Fall. It is a rather interesting and complex set of startups in the group and could be considered the most international, diverse, and exciting group in the history of the accelerator program so far.

#3010

VC Adventure

We managed to ride into both Austria and Italy on the day’s ride as well, which was pretty neat. A brief foray into Austria. If you’ve been following me on social media I’m sure you noticed a bunch of posts tagged with #3010 at the beginning of September, along with some stunning photos of Slovenia. While it was fun to document the trip this way, it was such an amazing experience, I thought it deserved a full post.

Generate and Transformify: Umbrella Solutions to Help Businesses Hire Top Talent Worldwide

Transformify - Recruiting

London, 18.08.2018. Transformify Recruitment CRM and Generate FS have joined forces to help employers hire top talent worldwide. As IT talent becomes scares in many technology hubs like London, New York, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Berlin and many other big cities, the employers are left with no other option than looking for talent elsewhere in the world. However, the ever changing regulatory framework tremendously increases the cost and the administrative burden.

This Weekend

Startup Lessons Learned

The next couple of days are going to be amazing, as the Lean Startup community converges on San Francisco. I want to welcome all of you who are traveling to be here. Welcome to our fair city. There are only a few tickets left to Startup Lessons Learned 2011 on Monday (May 23). If you haven't registered yet, please do. As a reminder, the first 200 people to show up will get one of the very first copies of the Lean Startup Book , a pre-publication printed galley.

Sneak preview, KISSmetrics (and more)

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Saturday, April 17, 2010 Sneak preview, KISSmetrics (and more) Hear the CEO of KISSmetrics give a sneak preview of what hell be presenting at the Startup Lessons Learned conference on April 23 (were less than a week away!): Conference updates continue to pour in: Want to see more preview videos? Take a look at our new sneak-preview site , sponsored by KISSmetrics. Weve updated our list of simulcast locations (see below).

Invest in Israel Newsletter September 2010 Edition

VC Cafe

TaKaDu, founded in 2009, has launched its service with some of the world’s leading water utilities, including Thames Water in the UK, Wiener Wasserwerke in Austria, Sydney Water and Yarra Valley Water in Australia, Evides Waterbedrijf in the Netherlands, Hagihon in Israel and others.

Spam Laws, Email Marketing, and Compliance

Duct Tape Marketing

You can find more information on country-specific guidelines to brush up on documentation: Austria – Telecommunications Act of 2003. Spam Laws, Email Marketing, and Compliance written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit Flickr. Every year, governments increase restrictions on unsolicited email. With new restrictions also comes harsher penalties when laws are broken.

The Power of Defaults in Conversion Optimization

ConversionXL

As Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein have reported in Nudge, “In Germany, which uses an opt-in system, only 12 percent of the citizens gave their consent, whereas in Austria, nearly everyone (99 percent) did.”. Defaults are powerful, often deceivingly so. Even if you don’t put much thought into it, you’re nudging your users to act in a certain way. It’s up to you, then, to make sure that you’re nudging them to the best possible action for your company and themselves. What Is a Default?

12 Questions: Meet Bojan Bundalo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

crowdSPRING Blog

Inspiring nature and its position on the roads between Austria and Italy in north-west, and Greece and Turkey in south-east (German, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman culture), made this area rich in various influences, specially in fields of art and design. In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community. For these interviews, we pick people who add value to our community – in the blog, in the forums, in the projects.

Out of the Crisis #11: Jeremy Howard on the power of masks, health policy, and data science in medicine

Startup Lessons Learned

Jeremy Howard has had tremendous impact on the world of AI entrepreneurship. fast.ai , the company he co-founded with Rachel Thomas and Sylvain Gugger is working to "radically democratize" deep learning by making it accessible to people beyond the tech world through courses, software and other methods. Enlitic builds machine learning-based software for radiologists that produces more accurate and faster assessments. Data science is the foundation of all of these enterprises.