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Navigate the World of Self-Employment in Austria With This New Series

For those who seek professional independence and creative freedom, self-employment might be the right career path. To help you navigate this complex field, Metropole has partnered with Self-employed in Austria to bring you this helpful new series on all things self-employment.

Meet Lisa Biasillo, the New Director of the Vienna International School

How the new director of the Vienna International School left her small town for distant places and turned her passion for learning into a mission to educate for change.

How Viennese Hotels Hold On During the Pandemic

After years of seemingly endless growth, the pandemic plunged the tourism sector into deep crisis. Vacillating between hope and despair, Vienna’s hoteliers summon resilience and creativity

How to Shape Your CV to Land Your Next Dream Job in Vienna

Although the current situation is everything but easy on the labor market, things will certainly change again. Prepare now with the tips of our expert in recruiting.

Austria’s Hidden Champions

Between 175 and 200 Austrian companies are considered to be hidden champions. That’s the highest density per capita in the world. These companies are ...

Banking for the People

In the first installment of our new series of how expats built their careers in Vienna, we talked to Maurizio Poletto, the designer behind E...

The Past as Future for Music in Vienna

In Japan, Vienna is the Ongaku no Miyako, “the capital of music,” and that’s where Mayu Kotari wanted to be. A pianist from Tokyo, Kotari has been liv...

Buy me a Forest

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 o...

Career | Jobseeker – In Austria, There’s a Visa for That

If you are committed to moving to Austria but don’t have an employment contract yet, one may be eligible to apply for a six-month, “job-seeker” visa ...

The Boards that Mean Vienna’s World

Pursuing a career in acting, like most fields, requires perseverance and a strong belief in yourself Have you ever wondered what it takes to beco...

How to… Land Your Dream Job in Vienna

An employment consultant with 20 years’ experience has some advice for landing your dream job in Vienna. Want to work in Vienna? Finding a job as...

The Flow of Commerce | How the Danube Energizes Austria’s Economy

The Danube powers many an industry on its way to the Black Sea, from hydropower to high-volume logistics Flowing through 10 countries – from the ...

What You Need to Know to Get a Job at the 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 ye...

Advertorial | Democratizing the Financial Markets

Everyone’s talking about blockchain – that mysterious new technology inherently linked to cryptocurrencies. The more it seeps into the public debate, ...

Launching pad: Vienna’s Rise as a hub for Founding Startups

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 th...

Get Ready for the Freestyle Explosion That is Masters of Dirt

So what's wrong with dirty money? Founder Georg Fechter has perfected the art of banking on fuel, fire and adrenaline. Motors roar, flames blaz...

Big Pharma and the Austrian Economy

Pharma's Market: The pharmaceutical industry has played an important role in Austria’s economic growth. But the challenge remains to find a balance be...

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 choo...

The Undeclared Economy

How does Austria deal with Europe’s estimated €1 trillion shadow economy of black-market crime, petty tax evasion and corporate profit shifting? ...

Whose Luxury is it Anyway?

Two Viennese entrepreneurs with very different paths to success embody the city’s attitude towards luxury If someone pointed a gun at my head and...

I, 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 writ...

Leading the Crazy Ones

The creative industries need to be ever-fresh. Michael Conrad of the Berlin School of Creative Leadership talks about what it takes to create like a b...

The 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...

Business & Career: Beyond the White Cube

How young, savvy art producers bring new talent directly to the public by exploiting new spaces, technology and social media, thereby sidestepping the...

Business & Career: We Are What We Eat

As industrial farming comes under attack, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) hopes to change the game Revolution is the new black. Every pilla...

Pioneers Festival 2016 Live

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...

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 ...

Business & Career: Robotics for Children – Easy as ABC

Viennese startup Robo Technologies turns children, or anyone, into robotics engineers Imagine your child playing with blocks, snapping them tog...

Business & Career: The Oil of the 21st Century

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 stake...

Business & Career: Behind the Gallery Walls

In staging their signature shows, Vienna’s art exhibitors navigate an opaque world filled with secretive collectors, oligarchs and layers of fancy law...

How to Buy Property in Vienna as a Foreigner

Real estate can be tricky, but with patience, perseverance and a little luck, you'll own your own place in Vienna In many countries, buying your fir...

In Pursuit of Purpose: Ali Mahlodji

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 ...

Startups: Do You Have it in You?

AustrianStartups' Daniel Cronin on what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Recently, I’ve noticed that lots of young founders confuse entrepreneuria...
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