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From Timber to Timbre

In a fast-paced, digital world, Vienna’s master instrument makers seem to live a time apart.
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Austria’s Hidden Champions

Between 175 and 200 Austrian companies are considered to be hidden champions. That’s the highest density per capita in the world. These companies are ...

Banking for the People

In the first installment of our new series of how expats built their careers in Vienna, we talked to Maurizio Poletto, the designer behind E...

The Past as Future for Music in Vienna

In Japan, Vienna is the Ongaku no Miyako, “the capital of music,” and that’s where Mayu Kotari wanted to be. A pianist from Tokyo, Kotari has been liv...

Buy me a Forest

It’s not easy to buy woodlands in Austria. You need passion, roots in the local area and many millions. Cord Prinzhorn, the chief executive officer o...

Reinventing Veltliner | Are Austrian Wines Ready for the Global Stage?

From the Wachau’s Grüner Veltliner to Vienna’s Gemischter Satz, Austrian wines have reinvented themselves onto the global stage.In the theater o...

What You Need to Know to Get a Job at the United Nations

It often seems impossible for an outsider to get a job at the UN. But is it really?“No,” said Linda Starodub, who recently retired from 30 plus ye...

Commuting 2.0 | Comparing Solutions That Work for You

New modes of transport are trying to change the way we travel. But are they really a match for Austria’s time-tested infrastructure?Austria’s trai...

Advertorial | Democratizing the Financial Markets

Everyone’s talking about blockchain – that mysterious new technology inherently linked to cryptocurrencies. The more it seeps into the public debate, ...

Big Pharma and the Austrian Economy

Pharma's Market: The pharmaceutical industry has played an important role in Austria’s economic growth. But the challenge remains to find a balance be...

Vienna’s Coworking Spaces

The number of coworking spaces in Vienna is growing. Is sharing an office with strangers the new normal? In 2017 more than a million people will choo...

The Undeclared Economy

How does Austria deal with Europe’s estimated €1 trillion shadow economy of black-market crime, petty tax evasion and corporate profit shifting?...

Whose Luxury is it Anyway?

Two Viennese entrepreneurs with very different paths to success embody the city’s attitude towards luxuryIf someone pointed a gun at my head and...

I, Robot Worker

We all fear that our jobs will eventually be automated. But cheer up! Where one job dies, another rises from the ashesImagine a world where writ...

Leading the Crazy Ones

The creative industries need to be ever-fresh. Michael Conrad of the Berlin School of Creative Leadership talks about what it takes to create like a b...

The Cooperative City

Smart cities need smart citizens. A growing movement of initiatives and startups, harnessing social media and using top-notch technology, aims to give...

Business & Career: We Are What We Eat

As industrial farming comes under attack, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) hopes to change the gameRevolution is the new black. Every pilla...

Pioneers Festival 2016 Live

This year's 5th Anniversary Edition of the Pioneers Festival is taking place at the Hofburg on the 24 & 25 of May.Featuring 5 stages with over...

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 ...

Business & Career: Robotics for Children – Easy as ABC

Viennese startup Robo Technologies turns children, or anyone, into robotics engineersImagine your child playing with blocks, snapping them tog...

Business & Career: Behind the Gallery Walls

In staging their signature shows, Vienna’s art exhibitors navigate an opaque world filled with secretive collectors, oligarchs and layers of fancy law...

In Pursuit of Purpose: Ali Mahlodji

Arriving in Austria as a refugee, Ali Mahlodji lived in 13 apartments before he was 10 years old, dropped out of school at 18 and worked over 40 jobs ...

Startups: Do You Have it in You?

AustrianStartups' Daniel Cronin on what it takes to be an entrepreneur.Recently, I’ve noticed that lots of young founders confuse entrepreneuria...
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