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We asked board member Thomas Schaufler about designing Erste Bank’s online banking platform GeorgeIn Austria, banking has not always moved with the times. From the persistence of the transfer slip (Erlagschein) to the popularity of the savings account, progress has been conservative in terms of innovation. So who better to design a burgeoning new way to do banking than...
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...
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 before founding Whatchado, a platform that helps people find their calling. Here’s how he found his.Back in 2009, 27-year-old Ali Mahlodji could be seen on any given workday in a...
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...
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Steel, glass, concrete and marble.The design of most modern office buildings – while elegant and sophisticated – can feel cold and impersonal. Receptionists hide behind large desks and people don’t talk to each otherToday's Work Environment Needs to be Different A study by futurologist Winston Brill shows that 98% of innovations happen through social interaction, outside of meetings. Distance is...
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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...
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