May 2016

How to…Fund Your Startup

Navigating your startup safely through Austria’s bureaucracy is tricky. Fortunately, a multitude of subsidies can give you a strong tailwind Bure...

On the Vine: Viva VieVinum – Wine Festival

Austria’s international wine festival uncorked Imagine throngs of winemakers cramped shoulder to shoulder, vying for the attention of thirsty dri...

On Music: Winner Takes All

Austrian band contests and the next generation in pursuit of the big stage by Benjamin Kubaczek & Cynthia Peck   “Competitions are...

Hofburg | Downtown Empire

The Viennese can be a tad formal at times: strings of titles, hand kissing, fancy dress.  But when you’ve had the Hofburg down the street for some 750...

Cover Story: A Culture of Innovation

Austria often looks to America’s can-do approach to business, but can it foster its own forward-­leaning ­climate while still preserving its heritage?...

Profiles: The Unicorn Makers

Startups can’t do it on their own. We met some of the people who give Austrian entrepreneurs the support they need, through technical know-how, state ...

Editorial: Suckers of Silicon Valley

We need to stop lionizing  start-up businesses simply because we like rooting for the underdog; the Davids over the Goliaths.  Being an entrepreneu...

The Last Word: The Honorable Alexa Wesner

The U.S. Ambassador to Austria, Alexa Wesner has been supporting the Austrian startup community since she took office in 2013. Her commitment stems fr...

On Display: Talks – Tracking the Fakes

Expert Jane Kallir puts Egon Schiele’s works under the microscope There’s nothing like a good art forgery scandal to get the blood flowing: beaut...

Op-Ed: The SPÖ’s Family Feud

Austria’s refugee crisis has not only polarized the political landscape,  it has split the country’s ruling party right down the middle As every seas...

Letters to the Editor – May

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On Music: Eurovision 2016

This year’s Europop fiesta has the The Good, The Bad, The Bizarre… and The Australians Best known as the launch pad of ABBA, the European Broadca...

Science & Technology: Einstein, Lasers And Supermirrors

In the Austrian success story of gravitational waves, detecting something tiny can be a huge leap forward On February 11, 2016, the last of Alber...

Editorial: Can’t Take a Joke

With each attempt to strong-arm the media, Turkish President Erdogan only confirms his vulnerability Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is ha...

Editor’s Letter – May

We were fighting an uphill battle. No one was being paid and there was a constant state of upbeat panic. When we founded Metropole, it seemed like the...

Be My Guest: Lisa Rauchbüchl – Hidden Kitchen

The communications graduate ensures that Hidden Kitchen is far from a secret In the highly competitive world of Viennese lunch cantines, Hidden K...

Rollercoaster – Running Sushi Goes Theme Park

The wacky restaurant Rollercoaster throws your food for a loop There’s a sudden silence hanging above the train for a few brief moments as passenger...
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