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Friday, January 18, 2019
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...
Who says what is full time or not? Generational trends are restructuring the workplace with some unexpected results Sophie Martinetz was in her early 30s, when she decided she needed a change. A lawyer and head of business services at BAWAG PSK bank, she and her husband had come back to Vienna after several years in Berlin and London with...
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...
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 mentoring Photos: 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...
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 trains and buses are almost always on time, and Vienna’s public transport system is the envy of cities the world over. Vienna’s cabbies drive spotless Mercedes-Benz taxis.Citybikes are convenient and free for the first hour. When it comes to transportation, commuters want predictability and convenience....
jobs 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 years in the UN system, half of it in human resources, “but… it’s complicated.” There are two basic strata of jobs: There is GS (General Service) and P (Professional). Each UN organization has...
From the Wachau’s Grüner Veltliner to Vienna’s Gemischter Satz, Austrian wines have reinvented themselves onto the global stage. In the theater of wine, Austria is a character actor. It’s not France, not Italy or Spain – the top three – who together produce almost half of all the world’s wine. But a player it is all the same, offering a dramatis personae of variety and interest,...
career transition
Is a midcareer transition madness? It might change your life for the good. Abandoning a 10-year career as an opera singer in Australia to reinvent himself as a personal development trainer posed an immense challenge to David Corcoran’s sense of self. “I have been singing since the age of 23 ... as a tenor, but I often felt frustrated with singing...
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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