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Sunday, October 21, 2018
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...
cooperative city
Smart cities need smart citizens. A growing movement of initiatives and startups, harnessing social media and using top-notch technology, aims to give city residents a voice at City Hall Technology entrepreneurs don’t normally have much patience for government bureaucracy. Nor do the venture capitalists who fund them. The layers of decision-makers, politically driven procurement and unpredictable budgets have all been...
Music Traveler
A new startup called Music Traveler – like an Airbnb for musicians – helps music professionals find space to practice while they’re on the road. It all began when everything went wrong: Vienna-based violinist Aleksey Igudesman was planning a badly needed holiday. But there was a complication. His then-partner, a professional pianist, would need somewhere to practice, and not just...
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...
online banking erste bank
We asked board member Thomas Schaufler about designing Erste Bank’s online banking platform George In 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’s not easy to buy woodlands in Austria. You need passion, roots in the local area and many millions Cord Prinzhorn, the chief executive officer of an Austrian packaging company, is European new money. But his latest investment is classic Old World, Old Money: a forest owned for more than a century by the Rothschild family, roughly the size of Manhattan. Forests...
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...
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 Gottlieb In 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...
robot worker
We all fear that our jobs will eventually be automated. But cheer up! Where one job dies, another rises from the ashes Imagine 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...
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