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Thursday, July 19, 2018
blockchain
Everyone’s talking about blockchain – that mysterious new technology inherently linked to cryptocurrencies. The more it seeps into the public debate, the more we focus on its implications for society in general.We’ve seen that digitalization empowers the crowd, the power of the crowd lies in participation and participation is a fundamental pillar of democracy. But to participate, we need transparency, otherwise how would we know...
entrepreneur business capital Vienna
Vienna has long been a link between East and West. As more CEE entrepreneurs seek access to Western markets and capital, can Vienna offer them what they need?By Michael Bernstein & Susanne GottliebIn a city of neuroses, what do people need? Perhaps some advice on how to live happier lives. So the place to be for Jan Hrubý, who...
Masters of Dirt
So what's wrong with dirty money? Founder Georg Fechter has perfected the art of banking on fuel, fire and adrenaline.Motors roar, flames blaze, music blasts, whipping up the crowd – and then they come: Shooting out of their stalls like a swarm of wasps, they jump over one another, taking the “Ooos” and “Ahhs” of the audience as encouragement...
pharmaceutical industry
Pharma's Market: The pharmaceutical industry has played an important role in Austria’s economic growth. But the challenge remains to find a balance between regulation and competitive pricing.Sluggish economic growth in Europe has governments on edge. In Austria, after four years below 1% and a modest rebound of 1.6% in 2016, one of the best prospects for continued recovery is...
hospitality
Planning a new career? The tourism and hospitality sector is booming and offers a wide variety of options.Trying to push past hordes of tourists in the narrow streets of Vienna’s city center can be a physical challenge, but consider this: catering to these millions of visitors could be your new career path.Tourism and leisure account for about 16% of...
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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 choose a shared working space over home-office isolation. Is sharing your desk, WiFi, kitchen – and also your ideas  – with kindred spirits becoming the new normal?“Anybody in for Sexy Salad?” A curly-haired gentleman in a Kidrobot T-shirt...
Music Traveler
A new startup called Music Traveler – like an Airbnb for musicians – helps music professionals find space to practice while they’re on the road.It all began when everything went wrong: Vienna-based violinist Aleksey Igudesman was planning a badly needed holiday. But there was a complication. His then-partner, a professional pianist, would need somewhere to practice, and not just...
How young, savvy art producers bring new talent directly to the public by exploiting new spaces, technology and social media, thereby sidestepping the art world’s gatekeepersSuddenly, a phalanx of silent, stony-faced soldiers in helmets and heavy boots, appears through an archway of the old Imperial Stables, a disturbing sight in the midst of a peaceful European city square. Lined...
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