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Friday, January 19, 2018
In our May issue, we teamed up with AustrianStartups to ask twelve Austrian founders to pick their local hero from the startup ecosystem.Today we feature Shpock co-founder Katharina Klausberger and her hero, Andreas Tschas of Pioneers.  Katharina Klausberger / Shpock  Role: Co-Founder What they do: Shpock is a flea market app for mobile devices. Interesting fact: Before Shpock, Armin Strbac and Katharina founded...
Picture: ©Christopher KlettermayerPart IIt started with a post on Facebook, Martina Barwitzki told me. It was her friend Julian: Some refugees were coming to the Hauptbahnhof (Main Station) and there was no one around. “I'm here with some friends,” he told her. “I think they could need some help.”The Viennese had long since become adept at using social media to...
hermann fankhauser
One half of the design team behind Wendy&Jim and Professor at the Academy of Applied Arts, Hermann Fankhauser stole some time on his flight from Paris to answer 10 questions1. Who taught you the skills you have today? My biggest teacher and counterpoint is certainly Helga Ruthner, my partner of our label Wendy & Jim. But there have been many...
European union
The centennial of the Great War is the clearest argument for why the European Union mattersIn May 1917 – 100 years ago this month – the first U.S. troops arrived in Europe to support the Allied forces in the Great War. Decisive to victory, their entry also sealed the fate of Austria-Hungary. American divisions tipped the balance on the...
gay in Austria
The LGBT scene has experienced a surge of acceptance in Austria, but it took a while to get here and equality is not yet a reality.Tall and tan and young and handsome, the boys crowding the two floors of the Why Not club disco, hidden away in Vienna’s Tiefer Graben, eagerly await the Eurovision fanfare. The atmosphere is joyous and...
medical toursim
People spend over $100 billion on medical procedures in foreign countries. In CEE, the trend has become a goldmine Plastic surgeon Greg Pataki is a bit of a missionary. Founder of Premium Plastic Surgery in Budapest, he talks about “perfect proportions” and spends his days correcting features that “disturb mental and physical harmony.” It’s about beauty, of course, and about...
Thomas Brezina
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