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Friday, July 20, 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 Durchblicker founder Reinhold Baudisch and his hero, Armin Strbac of Shpock.  Reinhold Baudisch / Durchblicker  Role: Co-Founder & Managing Director What they do: Help consumers compare options,...
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...
Austria has a new chancellor and with him comes a new minister. Thomas Drozda is in charge of Arts and Culture, and while he is new to the job, we asked him about the international outlook.Where does he see the role of artists and performers in Austrian culture?Dear Readers!Of...
Nychos is a rising star of the Viennese and international graffiti scene. He gave us a look into his life as a street artist from a beach in Maui, because even outlaws need a vacationWho are you? I am Nychos, a graffiti artist and illustrator from Austria.You created a platform...
Gabriele and Sabrina Bacher: Veterinarians through and throughGirls and horses have long had a special connection. What may be less known is that this affinity for animals has drawn more and more young women towards veterinary medicine. Sabrina Bacher, 31, can testify to this: At the University of Vienna,...
Whether they’re uncovering drug cartels, teaching how to protect secrets, improving the image of the police department or fighting corruption, skepticism is their specialityPress Representative, Vienna Police Department In 2007, UN staffer Aeryn Gillern disappeared on foot from an exclusive gay sauna and apparently fell into the Danube Canal. The story...
The importance of art depends on what society makes of it. Four pillars of Vienna’s art scene told us how they – a museum director, a curator, a gallerist and an art collector – want to affect and promote artists and their work.  Hans-Peter Wipplinger Director of the Leopold Museum“A museum...
Whether they’re uncovering drug cartels, teaching how to protect secrets, improving the image of the police department or fighting corruption, skepticism is their specialityDrug Research Expert, UN Office on Drugs and Crime When it comes to fighting the good global fight against drugs, Thomas Pietschmann, 55, is guided by one simple...
Managing directors, Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)Dr. Klaus Pseiner and Dr. Henrietta Egerth are joint heads of the FFG (Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft), where, since its founding in 2004, they have helped public research and development (R&D) funding find its way into the right hands. Careful selection of projects is a...
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