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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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...
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...
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...
Austrian Startup
We asked twelve Austrian founders to pick their local hero from the startup ecosystemGiven how recent the startup scene is in Austria, there’s a lot going on. The first  STARTvienna event in 2009 with 40 attendees, became Pioneers Festival that now welcomes 2,500 participants every year.Equally important is the nonprofit ­AustrianStartups, supporting the scene since 2013, hosting a monthly...
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 funding, angel investment, or mentoringPhotos: Lennart Horst Birgit Hofreiter Assistant Professor of Informatics & Head of the Informatics Innovation Center (i2c) Start-ups seek a connection to science. Scientists investigate business potential of conducted R&D. Industry seeks connection...
Robotics for Children
Viennese startup Robo Technologies turns children, or anyone, into robotics engineersImagine your child playing with blocks, snapping them together like Legos into different shapes and configurations. Then she grabs an iPad, and after a few simple swipes, bam! Her creation begins moving on its own. She has just programmed a robot.All she needs is Robo Wunderkind – a product...
Zotter Chocolate
The Austrian chocolate maker Zotter puts social responsibility before maximum return and demonstrates that short-term profits and sustainable long-term growth are not mutually exclusiveAnyone who has visited its chocolate factory in Bergl, east of Graz, can attest to Zotter’s eccentricity, social philosophy and humor. There’s the introductory film at the “Choco-Shop Theater,” tastings of raw-cocoa and chocolate confections, the...
It took four years for the EU’s twenty-eight member states to pass the new law on data protection. Now companies are bracing themselves for high stakes and citizens hoping for more control.If you don’t have the data, you don’t have the oil.” The voice-over resounded, in a North Carolina accent, through the speakers of the Filmcasino. It was the Austrian...
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...
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