AUSTRIAN CIRCLE

Vienna Team

About Vienna

Vienna is the federal capital of Austria and 7th-largest city by population in the European Union. Along with nearby Bratislava, Vienna forms a metropolitan region with 3 million inhabitants.

The city´s roots lie in early Celtic and Roman settlements that transformed into a Medieval and Baroque city, and then capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Vienna is host to many major international organizations including the United Nations and OPEC.

Apart from being regarded as the City of Music because of its musical legacy, Vienna is known for its high quality of life. From 2009 to 2016 the human-resource-consulting firm Mercer ranked Vienna first in its annual Quality of Living survey of hundreds of cities around the world. Vienna is one of the world´s number-one destinations for international congresses and conventions.

The Viennese information and communication technologies sector is comparable in size with the sector in Helsinki, Milan or Munich and, insofar, among Europe´s largest IT locations.

In 2014, the Vienna City Council adopted the Smart City Wien Framework Strategy 2050. It´s a long-term umbrella strategy in order to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and have 50% of Vienna´s gross energy consumption originate from renewable sources.

Moreover, Vienna aims to be one of the 5 biggest European research and innovation hubs in 2050.
For more information please contact: vienna[at]vcombinator.network.

Thomas B. Fiedler
Thomas B. FiedlerHead of the operational team
More than 20 years experience in business development, restructuring and consulting in Philips consumer electronics (production and software development), and information & communications technologies. Former member of the board of ec3 - Electronic Commerce Competence Center (research institute) and CEO of a Philips venture developing and commercializing telecommunication solutions for international providers.

Linz Team

About Linz

Linz is the third-largest city of Austria and capital of the state of Upper Austria. The population of the ciry is about 200,000, and that of the Greater Linz conurbation is about 800,000.

In 2009 Linz, together with the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, was chosen as the European Capital of Culture. Since 1 December 2014 Linz is member of the UNESCO Creative Cities (UCCN) network as a City of Media Arts. Linz is well known for the Linzer torte which is said to be the oldest cake in the world, with its first recipe dating from 1653.

Linz is one of the main economic centers of Austria. Voestalpine is a large technology and capital goods group which is known for the production of steel. The former Chemie Linz chemical group has been split up into several companies. These companies have made Linz one of Austria´s most important economic centers. Furthermore, due to the fact that one of the four Donau-Harbors in Austria is located in Linz, it constitutes an attractive location in regards to logistic and trading enterprises. The economic importance of Linz was founded over centuries in trade.

The Meeting Industry Report Austria ranks Linz as the third most important destination for congresses in Austria. Linz has more than 60 congress and event venues.

The Johannes Kepler University is situated in the north-east of Linz, and hosts law, business, social sciences, engineering and science faculties. A spin-off of the university as well as a University of Applied Sciences for various computer-related studies is located 30 km north of Linz in the small town of Hagenberg.
For more information please contact: linz[at]vcombinator.network.

Thomas B. Fiedler
Jürgen WeissHead of the operational team
With more than 20 years experience in IT services, technology scouting, business modeling, Big Data, and IoT, Jürgen is founder and CEO of Digitized Rebels Consulting GmbH, Linz, as well as founding director of SNTRI Smart Technologies. Before he was Senior Account Executive at SAP, Brand Sales Specialist at IBM Austria and Key Account Manager at S&T Austria.

Partner Innovation Hubs in Austria

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Tele Factory Hub

TELE is a respected monitoring technology specialist and a crazy innovation leader with a lot of technical know-how and 90 people who enjoy their work. We link technologies and are your partner if you are seeking someone who understands your vision and can help you make it a reality. Do you have an idea, but don't know where to start? Be part of our Factory Hub Vienna for startups in the 23rd district of Vienna, Austria!
Rafael GattringerCorporate Startup Ambassador
The business informatics alumnus of the TU Wien co-founded an IT start-up. By contrast he relocated to an international semiconductor corporation in the area of innovation Management. Rafael got to now TELE Haase via the initiative Industry meets Makers. Since 2017 he supports TELE strategically to establish the "Factory Hub Vienna".
Rafael Gattringer

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