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.***

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.***

                  

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