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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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...
Lobmeyr
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Pioneers Festival
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 100 hours of hand-crafted content, 500 startups, and 2500 pioneers, founders, executives, investors and international media, it's bound to be an inspiring two days.Watch all of the coverage live from the Hofburg right...
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 writers have vanished. Editorial departments, the places where the magic of newspaper and magazine writing used to happen, are run by computers relying on the eternal knowledge of the web. With access to big...
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...
AustrianStartups' Daniel Cronin on what it takes to be an entrepreneur.Recently, I’ve noticed that lots of young founders confuse entrepreneurial life with the startup “lifestyle”, as in networking, pitching, parties and the like. Since we want people to keep living the dream and live it well, I’ve put together a primer on what it takes to be an entrepreneur.Typically, entrepreneurs...
In staging their signature shows, Vienna’s art exhibitors navigate an opaque world filled with secretive collectors, oligarchs and layers of fancy lawyersVienna is a city of exhibitions. Big exhibitions. Expensive exhibitions – with dozens of masterpieces worth €10,000,000-plus each, and insurance bills that can soar to over half a million euros. The journey of a masterpiece from the auction...
Community Supported Agriculture
As industrial farming comes under attack, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) hopes to change the gameRevolution is the new black. Every pillar of our existence is under attack, from democracy to what we eat. For Ronald Jacobs and his wife Shelly, founders of Kurt Pure Frozen Yogurt, it’s become a call to action. With five like-minded families, he has taken...
bildungskarenz paid sick leave
Austrians enjoy generous worker benefits – hard to imagine for Americans, who remain ambitious and optimistic, a spirit that is harder to find in ViennaBy Bettina Figl & Dardis McNameeA paid sabbatical? You can do this every three years?!” When I told my American friends that I was on a year-long Bildungskarenz, the educational leave approved and even encouraged...
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