Jan
15
Wed
2020
Obtaining aws PreSeed-funding: dos and don’ts @ TU Wien Innovation Incubation Center
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Obtaining aws PreSeed-funding: dos and don'ts @ TU Wien Innovation Incubation Center

About the workshop

This workshop will offer you a holistic understanding of the whole process: from the application stage to successfully finishing a PreSeed-Project. You will learn what aws considers ‘innovative’ and ‘high-tech’, what should be included in your application (structural information, team, terms, timetables, business model, etc.) and what are the follow-up steps providing you have a successful application.For the unanswered questions, we reserved time for a Q&A session at the end of the workshop.

 

About the lecturer:

Karl Biedermann

Investment Manager, Austrian Wirtschaftsservice

In the last 10 years Mr. Karl Biedermann has worked at voestalpine (Austrian Steel corporation) and CSC (US Computer Sciences Corporation) with a focus on Industrial IT-Products/Services and B2B-Sales.

As an investment manager at aws he advises, supports and funds High-tech Startups with his expertise for 8 years already. Besides that, he is also a member in several funding decision boards in the Austrian funding system. He holds master’s degrees in telecommunication, business and corporate communications.

 

Apr
1
Wed
2020
Technology Competence Leveraging @ Online Webinar
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Technology Competence Leveraging @ Online Webinar

Evgeniia Filippova

Scientist at AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Centre for Innovation Systems and Policy

As a scientist at the AIT Centre for Innovation Systems and Policy, Evgeniia Filippova investigates new patterns in socio-technological developments and helps formulate policy strategies for public authorities and firms.

Prior to that, Evgeniia has been a senior scientist at the WU Vienna, where she coordinated interdisciplinary research activities on Blockchain-based business models, delivered various lectures and workshops on Cryptoeconomics, FinTechs and Blockchains (within the WU Research Institute for Cryptoeconomics), taught a broad range of courses in entrepreneurship, business modelling and innovation management (within the WU Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation). Evgeniia Filippova has extensive experience in supporting scientists to transfer their research results into successful business models gained, among others, at CERN where she has been responsible for analysing smart sensor technologies with regards to their potential commercial applications and for providing entrepreneurial training for scientists with a technical background.

Workshop “Technology Competence Leveraging: How to Commercialize Your Technology” // “Technology Competence Leveraging: Finding Commercially Attractive Applications for Your Technology”

Finding the commercial potential of your research results is often a challenging task. This workshop will provide you a concrete step-by-step methodology how to:

  • Analyse your research results from a customer’s prospective;
  • Search for market(s) with the highest commercial attractiveness;
  • Decide which market to go for;
  • Design a successful business model.

The workshop may be of interest for early-stage entrepreneurs with a technical background and for all those who consider applying for a research grant and need support with the exploitation of the research results.

May
11
Mon
2020
Info Event TUW i²c Extended Studies on Innovation @ online webinar (link will be sent upon registration)
May 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Info Event TUW i²c Extended Studies on Innovation @ online webinar (link will be sent upon registration)

You are interested in the TUW i²c Extended Studies on Innovation Curriculum 2020? Then get more information at the Online Info Event!

 

About this Event

The Extended Studies on Innovation is an international curriculum providing a premium, hands-on education on intra- und entrepreneurship for bachelor/master/PhD students of the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). It´s not only fostering innovative thinking but offering a solid education for entrepreneurial spirits, business developers and/or innovation managers. This additional education will not only enhance your job prospect in research and industry but also prepare you for an entrepreneurial life. Students will graduate with a Diploma Supplement on Innovation.

What you can expect

– learn more about the education program

– get further information and ask your questions

– mingle with future TUW colleagues

Where

Due to COVID-19 the info event will be taken place online in order to ensure that everyone stays safe and healthy.

Who

The only requirement is to be enrolled at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien).

Register

Just register via Eventbrite with your TU Wien email address!

Don’t forget to press attend to get reminded and mark your calendars! This event is free!

Jun
25
Thu
2020
JointForces @ Online
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm
JointForces @ Online

JointForces – With Joint Forces to Success

Get support for your project from a community of innovators and entrepreneurs of TU and WU. Present either your start-up or your first idea in a relaxed setting and without pressure. At JointForces you have the opportunity to attract the attention of interested co-founders, employees and mentors. The feedback from the community can provide the decisive impulse for the next step.

The event in 3 acts

3 START-UPS – Already founded start-ups, which have provided their proof-of-concept, are pitching and looking for employees, valuable contacts or investors.

3 PROJECTS – Without guidelines or specifications, future founders are presenting their project ideas to get some feedback and perhaps even get to know future co-founders.

3 SHOUT-OUTS – Everyone has the chance to make a brief request, an event announcement or whatever. No feedback, no questions – who wants to know more, has to ask for details during the networking afterwards.

Hard facts

  • Dates:
    25.06.2020 @ BOKU -> online

  • Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

  • Venue:
    i²c TU Wien, 1040 Vienna, Floragasse 7, ground floor    or
    WU Gründungszentrum, 1020 Vienna, Welthandelsplatz 1

  • 3 start-ups | 3 projects | 3 shout-outs

  • Registration for start-ups, project ideas, Shout-outs and other participants please register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/jointforces-22-tickets-94606547731

Call for start-ups

Start-up founded and looking for motivated employees, interested mentors or the first investment? JointForces offers you the stage. Pitch the vision of your start-up and add new drive to your team.

Call for ideas

You have an idea, but your friends are not a big help because no one has any idea of founding a company? Then muster all your courage and walk up on our stage. Present your idea at JointForces and get support and feedback.

Call for projects

You want to kick-start your project soon, but would like to get some more feedback? For your planned start-up foundation, you are still looking for a motivated co-founder? Then a pitch at JointForces is the right thing to do!

Call for participants

You are a start-up enthusiast and want to learn about new ideas? You know why most start-ups fail and what could be improved? You are looking for an evening event that has not existed yet? Then come to JointForces and support young start-ups and project ideas. Without registration, without costs, but with drinks and pizza!

JointForces is a monthly event hosted by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) TU Wien and the WU Gründungszentrum.
Please note: During today’s event photos and/or videos will be taken which may be published in various media for reports on the event or general PR.

Oct
21
Wed
2020
Panel Discussion – Spinning-off @ TU Wien @ Online event
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Panel Discussion - Spinning-off @ TU Wien @ Online event

“Great CEOs face the pain. They deal with the sleepless nights, the cold sweats, and what my friend the great Alfred Chuang (legendary co-founder and CEO of BEA Systems) calls “the torture.” Whenever I meet a successful CEO, I ask them how they did it. Mediocre CEOs point to their brilliant strategic moves or their intuitive business sense or a variety of other self-congratulatory explanations. Great CEOs tend to be remarkably consistent in their answers. They all say, “I didn’t quit.” ‘’ – Ben Horowitz, author The Hard Thing About Hard Things

Being a first-time founder has its blessings and its courses. During this session, we want to talk about the realistic goals of embarking on the exciting and challenging journey of starting your first business. Especially if you have been working in the academia for the past years and you want right now to make the leap and start your own company based on your research results, you will have a better experience starting a spinout if you are armed with some expectations about your likely journey. Spinning-out requires a clear time and usually also money commitment, and its success highly depends on the founder team’s passion, irrational optimism and deep faith the technology they’ve developed. From writing their first business plan to their first investment and scaling up, 3 founders from 3 different TU Wien- affiliated companies in different stages share their experience with transforming their research into successful products or services.

At the end of the workshop you will:

  • have a good overview of what obstacles to avoid when founding a university spin-out
  • have gained some insights on how to structure your next steps

Guests:

Nermina Mumic – CEO & founder Legitary

Nermina graduated with honours from Vienna University of Technology with a master’s degree in Technical Mathematics. After her studies she gained profound experience as a data scientist in a leading global IT consulting company, developing AI solutions for various industry applications. Within the scope of her PhD in Technical Mathematics she developed a new machine learning method for fraud detection in streaming data. Based on her research results, she founded Legitary GmbH as a spin-off from Vienna University of Technology. Legitary is the winner of the world’s leading music startup competition Midemlab.

Benjamin Mörzinger – Founder Campfire Solutions

I would like to be able to look my future children in the eyes and say that I have done everything to leave them the world as a better place. That’s why I am committed to ensuring that we, at Campfire Solutions, have the right long-term goals and that the team has the perfect environment to be effective.

Julie Rosser – CEO Pregenerate

As an equine surgeon, I grew frustrated at the lack of effective treatments for arthritis in horses. When I began researching arthritis, I learned first hand the true cost of animal testing in medicine and vowed to establish an alternative. Pregenerate’s Arthritis on a chip is that alternative, enabling pharmaceutical research for arthritis in both the human and veterinary medicine sectors – with a market size greater than $570 billion 


Important Information:

This workshop is organized by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) at TU Wien.  There is no fee, but registration is required. Only TU Wien scientists can participate in this event.

During the event, photographic and video material will be taken. Please inform the TUW Innovation Incubation team at the registration in case you do not agree with appearing in this material. The photographic and video material taken at the event will be used by i²c for printed and electronic media, including the Internet, for publication, education, lectures, radio, public performances, exhibitions or other promotional purposes.***

 

Nov
11
Wed
2020
Innovation and the power of the entrepreneurial mindset @ Online event
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The purpose of this practical workshop is to introduce the benefits of the entrepreneurial mindset to scientists at TUW.  The workshop will be led by Paul Coyle, the Director of the Entrepreneurial Mindset Network, an international organisation with members in 74 countries. Through short presentations and exercises, Paul will help participants at the workshop to explore:

• the practical application of the entrepreneurial mindset in Higher Education 

• the benefits of thinking and acting like an entrepreneur

• the role of the mindset in increasing innovation and productivity

• the lessons that each participant can apply within their current role and responsibilities


Lecturer: Paul CoyleFounder and Director, Entrepreneurial Mindset Network

Paul Coyle

Paul Coyle is the founder and director of the Entrepreneurial Mindset Network, a global network supporting individuals, team leaders and organisations to benefit from the entrepreneurial mindset. Paul is passionate about the power of the entrepreneurial mindset to deliver personal and organisational transformation. Since starting his consultancy business in 2013, Paul has worked with representatives of over 600 organisations from 59 countries. Prior to this, he enjoyed a highly successful career in higher education, which included a decade at the executive level. He has held the titles of pro-vice-chancellor, executive dean, and professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership, and worked in many disciplines including business, design, health and IT. With a career that continues to span the business and academic worlds, Paul remains fully committed to supporting learning and innovation.


Important Information:

This workshop is organized by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) at TU Wien.  There is no fee, but registration is required. Only TU Wien scientists can participate in this event.

During the event, photographic and video material will be taken. Please inform the TUW Innovation Incubation team at the registration in case you do not agree with appearing in this material. The photographic and video material taken at the event will be used by i²c for printed and electronic media, including the Internet, for publication, education, lectures, radio, public performances, exhibitions or other promotional purposes.***

Nov
18
Wed
2020
Beyond Pivoting: The Degrees of Freedom available to MedTech Entrepreneurs
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Beyond Pivoting:  The Degrees of Freedom available to MedTech Entrepreneurs

Achieving success in the MedTech world has been said to depend on the four factors of Unmet Need, Intellectual Property, People and Money.  There are various schools of thought on which of these should come first.  Stanford’s Biodesign program teaches the needs-led approach based on early stakeholder engagement.  The age-old “Technology Push” approach starts with IP, and often has to search for or establish an unmet need.  Starting with people or money is less common.  A deeper dive into case studies of successful MedTech societal impact teaches us that we should consider all of these factors as substitutable.  You are almost certainly familiar with examples of pivoting a technology to another unmet need, but how do you build a stronger business case by swapping Intellectual Property, People and Money?

 

About the lecturer:

Professor James E. Moore Jr., Ph.D.

The Bagrit Chair in Medical Device Design

Department of Bioengineering

Imperial College London

 

Prof. Moore received his PhD in 1991 from the Georgia Institute of Technology, followed by postdoctoral training at the Swiss Institute of Technology at Lausanne, where he also helped set up a new biomedical engineering lab. In January 2013, he joined Imperial College as the Bagrit Chair in Medical Device Design, and started a new masters program in medical device entrepreneurship.  To date, eight spinouts have resulted from this program that have attracted more than £4 million in grant and professional investor funding. Prof. Moore is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.

Prof. Moore’s research interests include Cardiovascular Biomechanics, Stents, Implantable Devices, Atherosclerosis, and the Lymphatic System. His research focuses on the role of biomechanics in the formation and treatment of diseases such as atherosclerosis and cancer. His cardiovascular biomechanics research includes the first studies of the effects of stents on both blood flow patterns and artery wall stress. This work resulted in the development of two novel stent designs aimed at optimizing post-implant biomechanics for the prevention of restenosis. He is currently developing two technologies for preventing and resolving secondary lymphedema, which forms subsequent to cancer surgery. Along with his funding from government, charity, and industry sources, Prof. Moore has received multiple patents for medical devices and testing equipment.  Prof. Moore has also co-founded two startup companies, with another two about to emerge.

Dec
16
Wed
2020
#E4s – Corporate Branding @ Online Event
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
#E4s - Corporate Branding @ Online Event

Corporate Branding is said to be expensive and time-consuming, its impact on a companies success simply not quantifiable. Furthermore, brand strategies require fundamental know-how on marketing – a vital obstacle for startups, small or medium enterprises. But without an authentic and convincing communication even good ideas remain unseen, their sales under their potential.

The Viennese branding experts Hämmerle & Luger want to clear up misunderstandings. By focussing on tools that are intuitively applicable they help create and maintain strong brands that do not require any marketing expertise. The workshop „Let me tell you a story … a shortcut to powerful branding“ delivers insights into their core method „Archetypal Branding”. It shows an easy way to focus a brands communication by finding an emotional and meaningful key message.

 


Important Information:

This workshop is organized by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) at TU Wien.  There is no fee, but registration is required. Only TU Wien scientists can participate in this event.

During the event, photographic and video material will be taken. Please inform the TUW Innovation Incubation team at the registration in case you do not agree with appearing in this material. The photographic and video material taken at the event will be used by i²c for printed and electronic media, including the Internet, for publication, education, lectures, radio, public performances, exhibitions or other promotional purposes.***

Jan
13
Wed
2021
#E4s – How to promote your technology & yourself at trade shows like a pro! @ Online Event
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
#E4s - How to promote your technology & yourself at trade shows like a pro! @ Online Event

Conferences, trade shows and other business gatherings can be used to super-charge your business success… if you know how. Too many founders are too shy or too uneducated about how to do it, especially now when everything happens online.

The right preparation, the right behavior at the event, and the right follow-up strategy are the deciding success factors.

Guest lecturers

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Florian Kandler  Fundraising Expert and Startup Mentor

Florian Kandler, startup coach and 3-time founder will share his popular 3-point strategy that he has developed over 15 years as a sales and business development professional in corporations and his own startups. He’ll also answer any and all of your questions in a Q&A. So come prepared and learn some crucial entrepreneurial competencies.

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Peter Heimerl – Marketing Research Manager, TU Wien

Peter Heimerl has been active as organiser, trainer and internal consultant to researchers in the field of innovation and co-operation with industry. Within the workshop, he will share from his experience with the TUW Service Unit of Research Marketing, the best way to put the spotlight on your research project and will introduce you to the support TU Wien offers for attending trade shows. These events are an excellent means of communication with innovative companies as well as media from all around the world about know-how and new technologies created by researchers at TU Wien. His expertise includes marketing and research-to-business matchmaking as well as IP-issues, entrepreneurial and contractual issues.


Important Information:

This workshop is organized by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) at TU Wien.  There is no fee, but registration is required. Only TU Wien scientists can participate in this event.

During the event, photographic and video material will be taken. Please inform the TUW Innovation Incubation team at the registration in case you do not agree with appearing in this material. The photographic and video material taken at the event will be used by i²c for printed and electronic media, including the Internet, for publication, education, lectures, radio, public performances, exhibitions or other promotional purposes.***

Jan
20
Wed
2021
#E4s – Healthy High Performance @ Online Event
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
#E4s - Healthy High Performance @ Online Event

Description of the workshop

You are expected to perform despite high stress levels. You are expected to shine despite strong competition. You are expected to move fast despite scientifically challenging experiments. You are expected to succeed despite failing every once in a while.

What if we could not only accept failure but re-learn the wrong relationship we have with things that go wrong. What if we could start seeing the positive side of failing? What if we learned to see the enormous benefit of failure and could eventually enjoy what’s happening? What if there are tools and techniques that make a scientist’s life including failure still joyful and exciting instead of stressful and desperate?

It’s time to see failure as a chance to use as acquired learning and as a way to refine your strategies to come out better, stronger and more resilient. Together with Michaela Lindinger we will take a look behind the scenes and discover why failure gives us such a hard time. We will actively work on the factors and feelings that play a role in success as well as failure and define your personal way how to handle perfectionism, fierce academic competition and your fear of failure best possibly.

Guest Lecturer
Michaela Lindinger is founder & CEO of braininspa, an executive sparring and employee experience company, nudging visionary leaders to maximize their healthy high performance, enjoying clarity, productivity and passion.
Michaela worked with Fortune 500 organizations around the world on digital strategies and large scale transformation projects, value creation and innovation assignments in multi-million-dollar projects. She has also worked with several startups and corporate talents to prepare their mindset for the digital transformation and adjusting their business models to become agile and purpose-driven.
Michaela is a millennial serial founder (3x CEO / Co-Founder) and experienced corporate executive, but also enjoys her role as mom and family-manager. She is author and university lecturing professor for innovation and business models since the age of 29, a member of the international Forbes Council and the International Society for Coaching Psychology. She holds an international Business Masters Degree from Austria and a Masters Degree in Coaching Psychology from the UK / London

Important Information:

This workshop is organized by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) at TU Wien.  There is no fee, but registration is required. Only TU Wien scientists can participate in this event.

During the event, photographic and video material will be taken. Please inform the TUW Innovation Incubation team at the registration in case you do not agree with appearing in this material. The photographic and video material taken at the event will be used by i²c for printed and electronic media, including the Internet, for publication, education, lectures, radio, public performances, exhibitions or other promotional purposes.***

Mar
10
Wed
2021
i²c F&I Talk # 62: Craig Soules (Director Product Management @freshworks) @ Online Event
Mar 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
i²c F&I Talk # 62: Craig Soules (Director Product Management @freshworks) @ Online Event

The Founder & Investor Talks organized by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) at TU Wien enable the audience to learn first-hand from experienced founders, investors, and innovators. They share their international experiences, dos and don’ts and lessons learned during inspiring talks and answer questions in interactive Q&A sessions.

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More about Craig Soules Ph.D.

Craig is a researcher and entrepreneur with a deep interest in data and systems. After receiving his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon, he joined HP Labs leading research and development on a new kind of SQL database that traded data freshness for performance and scalability, without giving up transactional semantics like noSQL systems. Frustrated with corporate productization, Craig co-founded Natero with the aim to help businesses leverage data to improve their operations; and, in early 2016, Natero launched its customer success product to help businesses take a data-driven approach to customer management. In 2019, Natero was acquired by Freshworks to complete it’s Customer-for-life vision, allowing businesses to manage customers from lead to advocate and everything in-between.

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The Talk will focus on …

One researcher’s journey into business: What went right and what went wrong

In this presentation, I will talk about my personal journey from research to startup to acquisition by a Silicon Valley unicorn. I will try to outline places where my technical academic background helped in entrepreneurship and places where it led me astray. Hopefully, my story of near-failure can help provide others with an easier path to success!

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*** During the event, photographic and video material will be taken. Please inform the i²c team at the venue in case you do not agree with appearing in this material. The photographic and video material taken at the event will be used by i²c in printed and electronic media for promotional purposes. **

Mar
16
Tue
2021
#E4s – What to consider when splitting the founding equity @ Online Event
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
#E4s - What to consider when splitting the founding equity @ Online Event

Description of the workshop

The most successful ventures are founded by entrepreneurial teams rather than individual entrepreneurs, but a large founder team can be problematic as well. In the special case of establishing a university spin-out, the number of founders is likely to be higher, the team members fulfill various roles and have a different level of commitment to the day-to-day running of the company. As a provider of resources and permissions, you can expect the university to become a significant shareholder as well. Splitting the equity equally among university and/or founder researchers might be detrimental to the spin-out in the long-run. So how to make sure everyone gets his / her fair share of equity?

This workshop covers important topics like the size of the shareholding, how to split founder equity dos and don’ts and possible consequences, how to tackle founders who don’t commit 100% or want to continue their academic path as well as provide you with some tools to ease the process of splitting the founder’s pie.

At the end of the workshop you will:

  • know what to consider when splitting the founder’s pie
  • have a good overview on what obstacles to avoid when founding a university spin-out
  • know what to expect when negotiating with your university
  • have gained some insights on how to structure your next steps

Guest Lecturer

Lucanus is Founder and Managing Partner of Calm / Storm Ventures, a founder network and boutique venture capital firm based in Vienna, Austria. Prior to founding his own fund, he was a General Partner at Speedinvest where he personally led investments focused on digital health companies including Playbrush, Ourpath, or Diagnosia. Prior to Speedinvest, Lucanus was managing director of whatchado.com a portfolio company of Hansi Hansmann’s “hansmengroup”. Lucanus holds Master degrees in Entrepreneurship (WU Vienna) and International Management (CEMS). Lucanus is passionate about supporting founders with purpose. He helps entrepreneurs solving problems that really matter by leveraging his nearly 20 years of experience in business & corporate development. As a passionate sailor and father of 3, you ‘

Mar
24
Wed
2021
i²c F&I Talk #63: Dr. Florian Neukart (Director Volkswagen Data Lab Munich) @ Online Event
Mar 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
i²c F&I Talk #63: Dr. Florian Neukart (Director Volkswagen Data Lab Munich) @ Online Event

Topic: Corporate Innovation Hubs, and Quantum Computing as an example for making a bet 

 

About this Event

The Founder & Investor Talks organized by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) at TU Wien enable the audience to learn first-hand from experienced founders, investors, and innovators. They share their international experiences, dos and don’ts and lessons learned during inspiring talks and answer questions in interactive Q&A-sessions.

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More about Dr. Florian Neukart

Florian Neukart is the director of Volkswagen Group Data Lab and an assistant professor for quantum computing at Leiden University. Before his current post, he was the director of Advanced Technologies at Volkswagen Group of America, and the CTO of Volkswagen Group’s Data Lab in Munich. He made contributions to the fields of mathematics and computer science, specifically in optimization, quantum computing, and bio-inspired algorithms. Florian holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Brasov, as well as degrees in information technology and computer science, and authored various publications, including books on artificial intelligence and energy.

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The Talk will focus on…

Corporate Innovation Hubs, and Quantum Computing as an example for making a bet

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*** During the event, photographic and video material will be taken. Please inform the i²c team at the venue in case you do not agree with appearing in this material. The photographic and video material taken at the event will be used by i²c in printed and electronic media for promotional purposes.***

Apr
14
Wed
2021
i²c F&I Talk #64: Andreas Wendel (VP of Engineering at Kodiak Robotics) @ Online Event
Apr 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
i²c F&I Talk #64: Andreas Wendel (VP of Engineering at Kodiak Robotics) @ Online Event

Topic: Merging big rigs & AI: Building an autonomous trucking startup from scratch

About this Event

The Founder & Investor Talks organized by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) at TU Wien enable the audience to learn first-hand from experienced founders, investors, and innovators. They share their international experiences, dos and don’ts and lessons learned during inspiring talks and answer questions in interactive Q&A-sessions.

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More about Andreas Wendel

Andreas Wendel is the VP of Engineering at Kodiak Robotics, a Silicon Valley based startup focused on making autonomous long-haul trucking a reality. As one of Kodiak’s founding engineers, he has built the company’s engineering team from the ground up. Prior to joining Kodiak, Andreas was the Perception Tech Lead at Waymo, where he was part of the small team that launched the first driverless car on public roads. Andreas earned a PhD in Computer Science from Graz University of Technology, with highest distinction (sub auspiciis Praesidentis). He led the Aerial Vision Group working on autonomous visual navigation for quadcopters, he lectured at the Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision, and he was a visiting researcher at Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute. Andreas has received multiple national and international recognition for his work, including being named Austria’s Innovator of the Year.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreas-wendel-083aa353/

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The Talk will focus on: Merging big rigs & AI: Building an autonomous trucking startup from scratch

Imagine seeing a large semi-truck on a highway, without a driver on board. As you pass it, you’ll think of it as being well tested, with every hardware and software component working perfectly. Then your car’s Bluetooth connection stops working again, for the third time this week. How can engineers build safe and reliable vehicles but not get your phone to work in the car? In this talk, Andreas Wendel will give insights into how to build an autonomous trucking startup from scratch, why it is all about systems engineering as opposed to individual hardware or software components, and how focusing on a narrow use case is essential to compete.

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*** During the event, photographic and video material will be taken. Please inform the i²c team at the venue in case you do not agree with appearing in this material. The photographic and video material taken at the event will be used by i²c in printed and electronic media for promotional purposes.***

Apr
21
Wed
2021
#E4s – Your checklist for company foundation @ Online Event
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
#E4s - Your checklist for company foundation @ Online Event

Description of the Workshop

This workshop will focus on the overall process of setting up a business in Vienna. What are the forms of business entities, their advantages and disadvantages, and what are the steps and documents needed to register your company? Learn what is a shareholder agreement, when should you sign it and discover the rules and regulations you should follow when founding a company.

About the lecturer

Wolfgang Graf –

Partner Graf Patsch Taucher (since 2004) admitted as attorney-at-law both in Austria and New York

Dr. Wolfgang Graf is an attorney-at-law in the Viennese law firm Graf Patsch Taucher. Mr. Graf holds degrees from the University of Vienna law school (Mag. iur. Dr. iur.) and the Pennsylvania State University (LL.M.). He is admitted to practice law both in Austria and N.Y. Mr. Graf specializes mainly in corporate and mergers & acquisitions. He is a lecturer at the University for Applied Sciences Wr. Neustadt and author of a book on data protection law and several articles on corporate law. Mr. Graf is vice-president of the “Institute for Forensic Analysis”, a private institute analyzing capital market-related publications and the prevention of business and capital markets-related white-collar crime.

May
5
Wed
2021
i²c F&I Talk # 66: Dr. Florian Dorfbauer (Senior Director Dynatrace Hub) @ Online Event
May 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
i²c F&I Talk # 66: Dr. Florian Dorfbauer (Senior Director Dynatrace Hub) @ Online Event
Topic: Entrepreneurship straight out of TUW: an adventure in three episodes

About this Event

The Founder & Investor Talks organized by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) at TU Wien enable the audience to learn first-hand from experienced founders, investors, and innovators. They share their international experiences, dos and don’ts and lessons learned during inspiring talks and answer questions in interactive Q&A-sessions.

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More about Dr. Florian Dorfbauer

Florian is a seasoned entrepreneur with a strong background in technology and data science. He is passionate about product development and is particularly interested in innovative cloud-based enterprise software. These days he grows and leads the Development Lab for Dynatrace in Vienna, the global market leader in Software Intelligence.”

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The Talk will focus on Entrepreneurship straight out of TUW: an adventure in three episodes

Episode one will cover the years after TUW

Episode two Usersnap (+USA)

Episode three the current employment which is more entrepreneurial than ever dreamed.

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May
19
Wed
2021
i²c F&I Talk # 67: Stefan Nagel (Partner at Round2 Capital Partners) @ Online Event
May 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
i²c F&I Talk # 67: Stefan Nagel (Partner at Round2 Capital Partners) @ Online Event
Topic: Sustainable Business Building

About this Event

The Founder & Investor Talks organized by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) at TU Wien enable the audience to learn first-hand from experienced founders, investors, and innovators. They share their international experiences, dos and don’ts and lessons learned during inspiring talks and answer questions in interactive Q&A-sessions.

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More about Stefan Nagel

Stefan is a Partner at Round2. He Joined Jan, Christian and Isabella at Round2 after spending more than ten years at McKinsey & Company advising clients in the telecommunications and high-tech sectors on strategy and corporate finance topics including large transactions and transformations, and also in particular how fact-based steering and financial planning drives key decisions and ongoing operational management. During this time, Stefan developed a passion for technology-driven products and their value generation impact on the economy overall and in the shaping of “how life works” in societies across the world. Working with large corporates, he built a perspective on how large cooperations work, how smaller and younger companies can work with these organizations and what structures and processes need to be build when scaling businesses. He brings this experience to bear in the identification and evaluation of potential candidates for Round2 financing and in working with our portfolio companies as they continue on their growth path. Besides Round2, Stefan is engaged as business angel, helping early-stage companies to build their pre-dominantly B2B software businesses. Born in Germany, Stefan lives with his wife and two sons in Vienna. He has a degree in business from WHU – Otto-Beisheim Graduate School, Vallendar and spent parts of his studies in the US and in Russia.

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More about Round2 Capital Partners

Round2 is a financing partner for European scale-ups with digital and sustainable business models. In the scale-up phase, outstanding entrepreneurs manage to transform their business from a successful venture into a real company. Round2 offers the innovative funding instruments and insights needed to master this transformation process. Founded in 2017, Round2 has pioneered revenue-based finance in Europe: a flexible, non-dilutive funding instrument.

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The Talk will focus on…

Sustainable Business Building

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*** During the event, photographic and video material will be taken. Please inform the i²c team at the venue in case you do not agree with appearing in this material. The photographic and video material taken at the event will be used by i²c in printed and electronic media for promotional purposes.***

                  

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