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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...
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...
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...
luxury
Two Viennese entrepreneurs with very different paths to success embody the city’s attitude towards luxuryIf someone pointed a gun at my head and ordered me to name five luxury brands from Vienna, I’d be in quite a jam. Yet since moving to Vienna from America in 2001, I have found myself working with two of them. Soon after my arrival...
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...
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...
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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...
Who says what is full time or not? Generational trends are restructuring the workplace with some unexpected resultsSophie 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...
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