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Lecturers

Our lecturers

Cronin Daniel

Cronin Daniel

Daniel Cronin

Entrepreneur | Lecturer | TV-Presenter | Public Speaker | "The Pitch Professor" Daniel is an entrepreneur, lecturer, presenter and keynote speaker. He wrote his thesis on Mobile Marketing, became a founding member of the full-service app-agency allaboutapps (a joint venture of i5invest and runtastic) and advises several startups. Daniel is Co-Founder...read more

Daniel Cronin

Entrepreneur | Lecturer | TV-Presenter | Public Speaker | "The Pitch Professor" Daniel is an entrepreneur, lecturer, presenter and keynote speaker. He wrote his thesis on Mobile Marketing, became a founding member of the full-service app-agency allaboutapps (a joint venture of i5invest and runtastic) and advises several startups. Daniel is Co-Founder and Member of the Board of AustrianStartups (a non-profit to strengthen the entrepreneurial eco-system), Co-Founder of crowdinvesting-platform primeCROWD and lectures at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, the Vienna University of Technology and the Vienna University of Economics and Business. In January 2016 he became founding member of startup300 – an early-stage accelerator and in August 2016 founding partner of the Vienna Mentoring Group (viemeg.com), a mentoring program for early stage startups. In June 2019 he took on an additional role, joining FoundersLane, the leading independent corporate venture builder as a Venture Partner. He has hosted more than 250 events on startups and was the presenter of the Austrian version of Shark Tank, "2Minuten, 2Millionen” on national TV. In October 2016 he co-hosted “The Spark – Der Deutsche Digitalpreis” (The German Digital Awards), in June 2017 the “Tag der Deutschen Industrie” (Day of German Industry) followed by the Startup-Academy at Bits & Pretzels 2017 and in February 2018 he gave his US-debut hosting “Moving Forward” (a conference with an innovation focus) in New York. He is nicknamed “The Pitch Professor” and is considered as one of the leading experts and trainers on pitching in Europe with more than 250 trainings held both for startups and large corporations. Daniel has spoken to innovators, top executives and startups at Audi, Deutsche Bank, Lufthansa Technik, PWC, TEDx, Siemens, Peek & Cloppenburg, T-Mobile, Kapsch, Red Bull, Adidas, Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) and several others and at global conferences about startups, culture, transformation, pitching, innovation and corporate - startup collaboration.
DI Alexandra Negoescu

DI Alexandra Negoescu

DI Alexandra Negoescu

Scientific Program Manager

DI Alexandra Negoescu

Scientific Program Manager

Ditzel Max

Ditzel Max

Max Ditzel

Partner Germany at WhatAVenture

Max Ditzel joined WhatAVenture after multiple stops in the startup scene, as one of the first employees and since then helped growing the team to more than 30 people in 4 countries before becoming the Lead Partner in Germany. Over the past years he has developed...read more

Max Ditzel

Partner Germany at WhatAVenture

Max Ditzel joined WhatAVenture after multiple stops in the startup scene, as one of the first employees and since then helped growing the team to more than 30 people in 4 countries before becoming the Lead Partner in Germany. Over the past years he has developed and implemented innovation strategies - for niche champions up to multinational corporates alike - across sectors like energy, logistics, automotive and finance. References include A1 Telekom Austria Group, Audi AG, Adidas AG, Deutsche Bank AG, Kapsch AG and Wien Energie GmbH. His key areas of expertise are innovation management, intrapreneurship, synergies between corporates and startups as well as open innovation around technologies. He regularly mentors and speaks for innovation and startup initiatives such as Founder Institute, Entrepreneurship Avenue, Innov8r, Elevate, Nexuslab, Skinnovation, Startup Live and Pioneers Festival. Additionally he is sharing his experience as a Lecturer at the Technical University of Vienna and trainer for the diploma innovationmanagement at BFI.
Dr. Birgit Hofreiter

Dr. Birgit Hofreiter

Dr. Birgit Hofreiter

Director of Innovation Incubation Center

Dr. Birgit Hofreiter

Director of Innovation Incubation Center

Franz Alexander

Franz Alexander

Alexander Franz

Product Portfolio Management and Agile Transformation Lead at RadarServices Smart IT-Security

Alexander Franz currently leads the Agile Transformation at RadarServices. RadarServices was recognized as one of FT 1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies 2018 and as one of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2017. Before joining RadarServices, Alexander was XO to...read more

Alexander Franz

Product Portfolio Management and Agile Transformation Lead at RadarServices Smart IT-Security

Alexander Franz currently leads the Agile Transformation at RadarServices. RadarServices was recognized as one of FT 1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies 2018 and as one of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2017. Before joining RadarServices, Alexander was XO to the CPO and founder at software company CELUM, a digital asset management provider recognized by Forrester Research. In total, Alexander has supported around 100 start-ups as self-employed innovation coach. Originally from Germany, Alexander came to Austria in 2002 to help build up the then new mobile operator DREI (“3”). Since then, he has shared his experience at universities by teaching case-based seminars on strategy and innovation in Germany and Austria. Alexander holds a business degree from Vienna’s WU and spent his exchange semester at Babson College near Boston, MA, one of the most highly ranked schools for entrepreneurship in the world.
Glatt-Wodzynski Florian

Glatt-Wodzynski Florian

Mag. Florian Glatt-Wodzynski

Marketing Consultant

Mag. Florian Glatt-Wodzynski is marketing consultant with a double focus on management accounting and innovation. He has a proven track record of over 15 years across the whole value chain. His last responsibility was as country Marketing Manager for the Austrian subsidiary of an international healthcare company....read more

Mag. Florian Glatt-Wodzynski

Marketing Consultant

Mag. Florian Glatt-Wodzynski is marketing consultant with a double focus on management accounting and innovation. He has a proven track record of over 15 years across the whole value chain. His last responsibility was as country Marketing Manager for the Austrian subsidiary of an international healthcare company. Previously, he performed in marketing and management accounting for IT companies (Oracle and IBM), as well as in Life Sciences (Boehringer Ingelheim, JnJ). Florian’s area of expertise spans from quantitative strategy including developing the business model, targeting and pricing to execution by developing targets, KPIs, initiatives and automation. Clients value his holistic approach to measure rigorously marketing efforts for effectiveness and efficiency – following the rationale that you can only manage what you can measure. Florian graduated with a double degree CEMS Master from HEC Paris and the Vienna University for Economics and Business. He lives in Vienna and is fluent in French, English and German.
Graf Wolfgang

Graf Wolfgang

Dr. Wolfgang Graf

Attorney-at-law in the Viennese law firm Graf Patsch Taucher & vice-president of the “Institute for Forensic Analysis”

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...read more

Dr. Wolfgang Graf

Attorney-at-law in the Viennese law firm Graf Patsch Taucher & vice-president of the “Institute for Forensic Analysis”

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.
Haddad Fadi

Haddad Fadi

Fadi Haddad

Managing Director at DADD.at

Fadi Haddad is a sales and business development expert. He has been essential to the growth of various businesses and sales teams at multinational companies as well as startups in Dubai, Singapore, Mexico City and Vienna. In his last role as the Managing Director of Pioneers...read more

Fadi Haddad

Managing Director at DADD.at

Fadi Haddad is a sales and business development expert. He has been essential to the growth of various businesses and sales teams at multinational companies as well as startups in Dubai, Singapore, Mexico City and Vienna. In his last role as the Managing Director of Pioneers Festival in Vienna, Fadi was responsible for managing the events team that organised Pioneers Festival in Vienna as well as Pioneers chapter events in Munich and Berlin and was involved directly for all event sponsorship and partnerships development, acquisition, and management. During his time at Pioneers, Fadi’s side projects included helping entrepreneurs and startups set up sales and business development and generate revenue which turned into a Training & Consulting business which he now focuses on full time.
Hämmerle Florian

Hämmerle Florian

Mag. (FH) Florian Hämmerle

Founder and CEO of Hämmerle & Luger OG

Florian Hämmerle studied Intermedia Design in Vorarlberg, worked as a marketer, illustrator and brand designer for various agencies in Vorarlberg, Tirol and Vienna. Tired of constraining job definitions he turned his versatility into business and founded Hämmerle & Luger together...read more

Mag. (FH) Florian Hämmerle

Founder and CEO of Hämmerle & Luger OG

Florian Hämmerle studied Intermedia Design in Vorarlberg, worked as a marketer, illustrator and brand designer for various agencies in Vorarlberg, Tirol and Vienna. Tired of constraining job definitions he turned his versatility into business and founded Hämmerle & Luger together with the graphic designer Vinzenz Luger. The branding studio works with agile teams, its size adapts to the challenge given and is driven by a simple cause: to make branding accessible to everyone.
Heiss Michael

Heiss Michael

Prof. Dr. Michael Heiss

Principal Consultant for Digital Enterprise at Siemens

Prof. Dr. Michael Heiss is Principal Consultant for Digital Enterprise at Siemens. He studied Electrical Engineering at TU Wien, made a post-doc at MIT in Boston, started his industry career at Bosch. Since 1996 he is with Siemens in various leading...read more

Prof. Dr. Michael Heiss

Principal Consultant for Digital Enterprise at Siemens

Prof. Dr. Michael Heiss is Principal Consultant for Digital Enterprise at Siemens. He studied Electrical Engineering at TU Wien, made a post-doc at MIT in Boston, started his industry career at Bosch. Since 1996 he is with Siemens in various leading positions for Knowledge, Innovation and Technology Management always with a focus on Open Innovation and Knowledge Networking. He is Vice Chair of IEEE Austria and Chair of the IEEE Technology Management Council, Chapter Central Europe.  
Holzer Bernhard

Holzer Bernhard

Bernhard Holzer

CEO of woods StartupPR & Storytelling, Head of Communications Austrian Startups

Bernhard Holzer is a PR professional and one of the most well-known communications experts in the Austrian and German Startup scene. He worked in a leading communications position at Germanys biggest Startup-factory Rocket Internet in Berlin. Before that he...read more

Bernhard Holzer

CEO of woods StartupPR & Storytelling, Head of Communications Austrian Startups

Bernhard Holzer is a PR professional and one of the most well-known communications experts in the Austrian and German Startup scene. He worked in a leading communications position at Germanys biggest Startup-factory Rocket Internet in Berlin. Before that he founded zoomsquare, Austria’s Startup of the Year 2013. He also set up the StartupPR and Storytelling company woodspr, focusing on Austria, Germany and Switzerland (DACH-region) as well as international tech media.
Ionita-Ganea Michael

Ionita-Ganea Michael

Michael Ionita-Ganea

CTO, Board Member, Meetup Organizer, Co-Organizer #EUvsVirus, Team Builder

Michael is an entrepreneur with a tech/developer background. He founded his own company back in 2011 and he co-organized the biggest Hackathon in the world #EUvsVirus with the European Commission in 2020. Currently,...read more

Michael Ionita-Ganea

CTO, Board Member, Meetup Organizer, Co-Organizer #EUvsVirus, Team Builder

Michael is an entrepreneur with a tech/developer background. He founded his own company back in 2011 and he co-organized the biggest Hackathon in the world #EUvsVirus with the European Commission in 2020. Currently, he is passionate about giving people superpowers by showing how to create apps without coding skills on his No-Code YouTube channel, at Meetups and via Clubhouse, which ultimately helps people build their digital businesses. He is known as the Chief Problem Solver for R&D where he helps building and cultivating tech teams. Michael is also passionate about prototyping, golfing and Cuban salsa dancing.
Kramer Margherita

Kramer Margherita

Margherita Kramer

Business Developer | Mentor | Bestselling Author

Margherita Kramer, Business Developer at AIT, is responsible for industrial collaborations and strategic development of market relevant processes and services within the Centre for Technology Experience. Coming from a multi-disciplinary, international background (engineering, business administrations, arts), she has a high level of understanding...read more

Margherita Kramer

Business Developer | Mentor | Bestselling Author

Margherita Kramer, Business Developer at AIT, is responsible for industrial collaborations and strategic development of market relevant processes and services within the Centre for Technology Experience. Coming from a multi-disciplinary, international background (engineering, business administrations, arts), she has a high level of understanding for different industries and markets as well as for individual, company-specific challenges. Margherita has several years of experience in multi-stakeholder project management, strategies, innovations and communications, as well as in the fast paced, market driven startup world, where she continues to mentor young ventures in the process of building business models and market diversification.
Kreppel Stefan

Kreppel Stefan

Stefan Kreppel

Head of Open Innovation Palfinger 21st bei PALFINGER Group

Stefan Kreppel is one of the leading Austrian experts in the fields of innovation and digital transformation. Through his long experience he has a strong network with in the start-up ecosystem the venture capital and investment community and the digital Transformation...read more

Stefan Kreppel

Head of Open Innovation Palfinger 21st bei PALFINGER Group

Stefan Kreppel is one of the leading Austrian experts in the fields of innovation and digital transformation. Through his long experience he has a strong network with in the start-up ecosystem the venture capital and investment community and the digital Transformation ecosystem. Beside his job as Head of Open Innovation at Palfinger he acts as a start-up Mentor and Coach, Speaker at several events like the Pioneers Festival and is lecturer at the technical and economical university for the topics innovation and digital transformation, design thinking and business planning and finance. Based on his expertise in the varies fields of innovation he also deployed successfully with in his own inventions and ventures. Due to his expertise 2014 he was nominated as a Young Global Leader of the world economic forum. He holds an MBA in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship and a Dipl.-Ing. in Civil Engineering.
Peruzzi Thomas

Peruzzi Thomas

Thomas Peruzzi

International Interims CxO, Angel Investor, Lecturer

Thomas Peruzzi acts as an advisor and board member to different tech companies all over the world and he invests in companies like shareIQ, adespresso, waytation and more. Tom often takes over CxO duties for digital native companies, supports large corporates in becoming digital...read more

Thomas Peruzzi

International Interims CxO, Angel Investor, Lecturer

Thomas Peruzzi acts as an advisor and board member to different tech companies all over the world and he invests in companies like shareIQ, adespresso, waytation and more. Tom often takes over CxO duties for digital native companies, supports large corporates in becoming digital and acts as an external lecturer on technical universities and he has run his own company -aicooma- for roughly 10 years.
Pinter Alex

Pinter Alex

Alex Pinter

Co-Founder & CEO Trayn

Alex Pinter is co-founder of Trayn, a platform for strength and conditioning coaches to create fully individualized training programs for athletes faster and easier. It was officially launched in 2014 with selected professional sports teams in the US and Canada. Prior to that, he was a...read more

Alex Pinter

Co-Founder & CEO Trayn

Alex Pinter is co-founder of Trayn, a platform for strength and conditioning coaches to create fully individualized training programs for athletes faster and easier. It was officially launched in 2014 with selected professional sports teams in the US and Canada. Prior to that, he was a strategy consultant at Accenture for many years and worked with numerous international clients across Europe (main industry focus: consumer goods, retail, high-tech, and chemicals).
Prem Erich

Prem Erich

Dr. Erich Prem

CEO of eutema Technology Management GmbH

Dr. Erich Prem, the CEO of eutema Technology Management GmbH, has a degree in informatics and a doctorate in technical sciences from Vienna University of Technology. He was a scientist at the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI) and at the AI...read more

Dr. Erich Prem

CEO of eutema Technology Management GmbH

Dr. Erich Prem, the CEO of eutema Technology Management GmbH, has a degree in informatics and a doctorate in technical sciences from Vienna University of Technology. He was a scientist at the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI) and at the AI Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT (USA). He is the author of more than 40 scientific publications. Dr. Prem has worked in many national and international research projects as a scientist or project leader. He also was the Austrian expert in the Information Society Technologies Committee of the EU and the programme manager for the Austrian ICT research program FIT-IT.
Rappold Dieter

Rappold Dieter

Rappold Dieter

Founder and CEO at Speedinvest Pirates

Dieter Rappold is the founder and CEO of Speedinvest Pirates, the growth marketing unit of Speedinvest and partner for more than 80 European Startups. He founded one of the most successful Digital Agencies in Austria with knallgrau (later Virtual Identity) in 2001 and scaled...read more

Rappold Dieter

Founder and CEO at Speedinvest Pirates

Dieter Rappold is the founder and CEO of Speedinvest Pirates, the growth marketing unit of Speedinvest and partner for more than 80 European Startups. He founded one of the most successful Digital Agencies in Austria with knallgrau (later Virtual Identity) in 2001 and scaled it to 50 employees as part of an independent agency with more than 180 employees and 21 million euro in annual revenue. Thus he has over 17 years of experience working with large Brands like Coca-Cola, Heineken, BMW, Opel, Telefonica, HVB and others on international Web Projects and digital strategies. He is an accomplished speaker with more than 100 keynotes, lectures and interviews on digital marketing, making him an expert on the field.
Rippitsch Lukas

Rippitsch Lukas

Rippitsch Lukas

MSc, SCPM, Managing Partner

Lukas Rippitsch as a managing director, aims to help his team to constantly outperform stakeholder expectation with a clear focus on making processes more efficient and to guarantee client satisfaction. Having started his career in the investment banking sector, Lukas discovered his passion for combining big...read more

Rippitsch Lukas

MSc, SCPM, Managing Partner

Lukas Rippitsch as a managing director, aims to help his team to constantly outperform stakeholder expectation with a clear focus on making processes more efficient and to guarantee client satisfaction. Having started his career in the investment banking sector, Lukas discovered his passion for combining big chunks of data, econometrics and his social skills to solve complex solutions. A set of forensic skills, translation skills (software engineering team vs. normal people) and a good sense of diplomacy are the pillars of this professional career.
Siebert Walter

Siebert Walter

Walter Siebert

Lecturer at the Universität Wien and Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien for Cooperation and Experiential Learning.

Walter Siebert has been a trainer and consultant for 25 years with core competence in cooperation, leadership and change management. He is specialized in experience based training and development and has been working for major companies in...read more

Walter Siebert

Lecturer at the Universität Wien and Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien for Cooperation and Experiential Learning.

Walter Siebert has been a trainer and consultant for 25 years with core competence in cooperation, leadership and change management. He is specialized in experience based training and development and has been working for major companies in 28 countries. He is lecturer at the Universität Wien and Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien for cooperation and experiential learning.
Voith Bernhard

Voith Bernhard

Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Voith

European patent and trademark attorney at Weiser & Voith Patentanwälte

Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Voith is a European patent and trademark attorney at Weiser & Voith Patentanwälte in Vienna. He holds a degree in electrical engineering from TU Wien. After a 10-year professional experience in engineering, sales and marketing in industrial...read more

Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Voith

European patent and trademark attorney at Weiser & Voith Patentanwälte

Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Voith is a European patent and trademark attorney at Weiser & Voith Patentanwälte in Vienna. He holds a degree in electrical engineering from TU Wien. After a 10-year professional experience in engineering, sales and marketing in industrial automation and telecommunications industry in Austria, Switzerland, France, US and UK, he started working as a patent and license manager in the Austrian promotional environment. Bernhard Voith also studied European management at the Ashridge Business School as well as patent and license management at the Management Center Innsbruck. He lectured on “intellectual property rights” at the Medical University of Vienna, the University of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Vienna.

Our (former) guest lectures

Burgstaller Peter

Burgstaller Peter

FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Burgstaller, LLM

Attorney and Partner at Prof. Hintermayr & Partner Rechtsanwälte, Professor for IT and IP law

FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Burgstaller, LLM is a graduate of the JKU Linz and London University (London School of Economics). In 2007, he received a Visiting Scholarship on patent law and...read more

FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Burgstaller, LLM

Attorney and Partner at Prof. Hintermayr & Partner Rechtsanwälte, Professor for IT and IP law

FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Burgstaller, LLM is a graduate of the JKU Linz and London University (London School of Economics). In 2007, he received a Visiting Scholarship on patent law and technology transfer research at Harvard University/Cambridge. Peter Burgstaller has been a lawyer in Linz since 2000 (www.lawfirm.eu). Since 2010, Peter Burgstaller has a professorship for IT and IP law at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Campus Hagenberg; he is also a lecturer at the Kunstuniversität Linz in the department of copyright. Peter Burgstaller has extensive publications and lecture activities on IT and IP law as well as IT compliance/governance in Germany and abroad. The London “Intellectual Asset Management Magazine” ranked Peter Burgstaller as one of the "250 World's Leading Patent & Technology Licensing Lawyers" in 2010 and 2011/2012.
Cusumano Michael A.

Cusumano Michael A.

Prof. Dr. Michael A. Cusumano

Professor at M.I.T.

Prof. Dr. Michael A. Cusumano received a B.A. degree from Princeton in 1976 and a Ph.D. from Harvard in 1984. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Production and Operations Management at the Harvard Business School during 1984 - 86. Professor Cusumano received two Fulbright...read more

Prof. Dr. Michael A. Cusumano

Professor at M.I.T.

Prof. Dr. Michael A. Cusumano received a B.A. degree from Princeton in 1976 and a Ph.D. from Harvard in 1984. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Production and Operations Management at the Harvard Business School during 1984 - 86. Professor Cusumano received two Fulbright Fellowships and is Professor at the famous MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management). He spezializes in strategy, product development and entrepreneurship in IT. His book "Stayin Power: Six Enduring Priniciples for Managing Strategy & Innovation in an Uncertain World" was named as one of ten top business books of 2011
Hauser Hermann

Hauser Hermann

Dr. Hermann Hauser

Engineer, Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist

Dr. Hermann Hauser is an Austrian engineer, computer and venture capital entrepreneur living in Great Britain. He played a central role in the foundation of various enterprises in the British Silicon Valley (Silicon Fen) near Cambridge. As a student, Hauser attended a language school...read more

Dr. Hermann Hauser

Engineer, Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist

Dr. Hermann Hauser is an Austrian engineer, computer and venture capital entrepreneur living in Great Britain. He played a central role in the foundation of various enterprises in the British Silicon Valley (Silicon Fen) near Cambridge. As a student, Hauser attended a language school in Cambridge. He studied Physics at the University of Vienna (diploma degree) and in Cambridge, where he earned his PhD at the Cavendish Laboratory. He is probably most well-known for his contribution to the formation of Acorn with Chris Curry in 1978. The company developed personal computers in Great Britain, among others the BBC Micro, which was more successful than Apple in England in the 80’s and brought him the nickname "British Steve Jobs". Founded with only 100 pounds, the company’s stock market value was 200 million within five years. He co-founded the chip designer ARM, whose technology is in almost all smartphones and tablets and was the biggest competitor of Apple back then. Recently, the company was sold for 28 billion euros. He founded his companies in Cambridge and thus laid the cornerstone for the popularity of technology in this area and the foundation of the British Silicon Valley. Today, the Silicon Fen in Cambridge is a flourishing start-up cluster with 1,500 high-tech companies in the fields of software, electronics and biotechnology. Hermann Hauser also played a dominant role as a venture capitalist in space Cambridge. For this purpose, he founded in 1997 Amadeus Capital Partners to invest in technology companies at all stages. He is the engine of the I.E.C.T. Institute for Entrepreneurship Cambridge – Tirol and has become a figurehead of successful entrepreneurship.
Holle Oliver

Holle Oliver

Oliver Holle

CEO at SpeedInvest Gmbh & Co KG

Oliver Holle, CEO at SpeedInvest Gmbh & Co KG, founded one of the first European internet start-ups in 1997, long before the terms "mobile", "start-up" or "entrepreneur" were used in the German language. Two successful mergers followed the sale of the newly formed...read more

Oliver Holle

CEO at SpeedInvest Gmbh & Co KG

Oliver Holle, CEO at SpeedInvest Gmbh & Co KG, founded one of the first European internet start-ups in 1997, long before the terms "mobile", "start-up" or "entrepreneur" were used in the German language. Two successful mergers followed the sale of the newly formed 3united AG for 55 million euros to the US internet giant VeriSign. After several years as principal responsible for the mobile business unit at Verisign, Oliver finally returned to Austria as a serial founder, where he founded a platform for business angels. With the help of 10 million euros from private investors, he launched the first Speedinvest fund in 2011. With a volume of 120 million euros and portfolio companies such as bitmovin, wefox and Fraugster, Speedinvest is today one of the leading venture capital funds. Speedinvest has offices in Vienna, Munich and Silicon Valley and invests in deep tech, financial technology, media & e-commerce.
Houghtaling Chris

Houghtaling Chris

Chris Houghtaling

Interim CMO, consultant, coach, mentor and lecturer

Chris Houghtaling is a marketing, sales and performance management expert with 25 plus years of empowering teams and individuals to reach results beyond their own expectations. His experiences range from high-tech, pharmaceutical to service sectors. He holds a dual MBA degree in International...read more

Chris Houghtaling

Interim CMO, consultant, coach, mentor and lecturer

Chris Houghtaling is a marketing, sales and performance management expert with 25 plus years of empowering teams and individuals to reach results beyond their own expectations. His experiences range from high-tech, pharmaceutical to service sectors. He holds a dual MBA degree in International Business from the University of South Carolina, USA and the Business and Economics University of Vienna, Austria where he is a member of the International Alumni Board. Chris has been involved in finding new organizations and has also turned around several teams, raising them to high growth and profitability. In every position, Chris has focused on developing the people he worked with through an emphasis on coaching and consulting. He is passionate about letting his success be the success he brings to others. This passion has lead him to being a lecturer at three University of Applied Sciences and working with Start-ups since 2014 holding workshops, speaking and mentoring, including six category winners between Pioneers of the Balkans and the Pioneers Festival 2016.
Karlusch Albrecht

Karlusch Albrecht

Mag. Albrecht Karlusch MBA

Corporate Entrepreneur at PALFINGER

Albrecht Karlusch works as a Corporate Entrepreneur for PALFINGER. In this role he searchs for disruptive technologies and business models to create valuable spin-offs or joint ventures. After the successfull accquisition of the required technologies he acts as the CEO with the responsibility to...read more

Mag. Albrecht Karlusch MBA

Corporate Entrepreneur at PALFINGER

Albrecht Karlusch works as a Corporate Entrepreneur for PALFINGER. In this role he searchs for disruptive technologies and business models to create valuable spin-offs or joint ventures. After the successfull accquisition of the required technologies he acts as the CEO with the responsibility to set-up a team, realize business strategy, direct product development and enter markets. Previously he was a lecturer and researcher at the Department for Strategy and Innovation at Vienna University of Economics and Business. He taught innovation-related courses for students from different universities, such as from business school, technical university or medical university. Besides his activities at university, Albrecht Karlusch was an consultant for innovation projects and a reviewer in public funding programs. Before that he was the CEO of a tech company for more than six years, wherein he was responsible for the financials, the shareholder management and international relationships. In his time the company raised more than EUR 2,5 millions, built up production capacities in Romania and agreed a license partnership with a company in the United States. Albrecht Karlusch holds a bachelor and master degree in Computer Science from Technical University of Vienna. He completed a professional MBA program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management at Danube University Krems. He also completed additional study programs at Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (Asia Business Program), Technical University Munich, Harvard Business School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Entrepreneurship Programs).
Nikkhoo Ivan

Nikkhoo Ivan

Ivan Nikkhoo MBA, BSc

Founder and Managing Partner at Navigate Ventures

Ivan Nikkhoo is the Founder and Managing Partner at Navigate Ventures, an early growth stage venture fund focused on Software, AI, Data & Analytics and Consumer Internet. Ivan brings significant experience, deep domain expertise, and a broad base of contacts and...read more

Ivan Nikkhoo MBA, BSc

Founder and Managing Partner at Navigate Ventures

Ivan Nikkhoo is the Founder and Managing Partner at Navigate Ventures, an early growth stage venture fund focused on Software, AI, Data & Analytics and Consumer Internet. Ivan brings significant experience, deep domain expertise, and a broad base of contacts and resources to his portfolio companies. Ivan is also an Adjunct Professor at USC Marshall School of Business where he teaches classes on raising capital, venture capital, private equity, entrepreneurship, eCommerce, social media, and founding successful startups. Ivan has deep domain expertise in software and SaaS, eCommerce, marketplaces, platforms, Internet. He has an extensive background in venture capital, private equity, operations & management, sales & marketing, and tech M&A. He has a strong global network with long-standing VC, PEG, and CEO level relationships and regularly hosts a series of Tech CEO Dinners in several cities. He has lectured at several universities around the world. Mr. Nikkhoo received his MBA from USC Marshall School of Business and his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from McGill University. He has completed executive education programs at HBS and Stanford and is a General Securities Principal licensed with FINRA/SIPC.
Nodale Alberto

Nodale Alberto

Alberto Nodale

Sales Coach and Speaker

Alberto Nodale, after founding his first startup at 22 and winning multiple awards in Europe, made his way into working with a rapidly growing Y-Combinator company. At Close.io he now helps sales people all over the world increase their sales as a Sales Executive. By learning...read more

Alberto Nodale

Sales Coach and Speaker

Alberto Nodale, after founding his first startup at 22 and winning multiple awards in Europe, made his way into working with a rapidly growing Y-Combinator company. At Close.io he now helps sales people all over the world increase their sales as a Sales Executive. By learning from the best in Silicon Valley, he has closed deals worth hundreds of thousands of dollars and now also passes on his knowledge as a speaker and coach.
Nouri Michael

Nouri Michael

Michael Nouri, MA

Founder and Managing Partner of cdc | Brandcreation

Michael Nouri, born in 1961 in Vienna, completed his education in Austria and USA. Creative Director in Vienna, New York and Shanghai. He supervised projects, among others for Erste Bank, T-Mobile, Vontobel, Expo Shanghai. He is the Founder and Managing Partner...read more

Michael Nouri, MA

Founder and Managing Partner of cdc | Brandcreation

Michael Nouri, born in 1961 in Vienna, completed his education in Austria and USA. Creative Director in Vienna, New York and Shanghai. He supervised projects, among others for Erste Bank, T-Mobile, Vontobel, Expo Shanghai. He is the Founder and Managing Partner of cdc | Brandcreation. • Activities: Positioning, intercultural communication, brand identity, communication design, • Teaching activity: • Lecturer at the University of Vienna / Journalism (Branding since 2006) • Various lectures (such as Shanghai University, Communication Design Dep.). • Education: Parson School of Design, NYC Communication Design Danube University Krems Dep. Intercultural Studies Master's course
Pigneur Yves

Pigneur Yves

Prof. Dr. Yves Pigneur

Professor of Information Systems at HEC Lausanne, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Yves Pigneur is a Professor of Information Systems at HEC Lausanne, Switzerland. He has a doctoral degree from the University of Namur, Belgium. He has been a Professor of Management Information Systems at the University of Lausanne since...read more

Prof. Dr. Yves Pigneur

Professor of Information Systems at HEC Lausanne, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Yves Pigneur is a Professor of Information Systems at HEC Lausanne, Switzerland. He has a doctoral degree from the University of Namur, Belgium. He has been a Professor of Management Information Systems at the University of Lausanne since 1984 and has held visiting professorships at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He is the editor-in-chief of the academic journal "Systèmes d'information & mangement" (SIM). Alex Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur authored the book "Business Model Generation: A handbook for visionaries, game changers and challengers."
Proper Erik

Proper Erik

Prof. Dr. Erik Proper

Professor of Information Systems at the Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands & Senior Research Manager at the Public Research Centre - Henri Tudor, Luxembourg

Prof. Dr. Erik Proper is a Professor of information systems at the Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He...read more

Prof. Dr. Erik Proper

Professor of Information Systems at the Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands & Senior Research Manager at the Public Research Centre - Henri Tudor, Luxembourg

Prof. Dr. Erik Proper is a Professor of information systems at the Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He is also a senior research manager at the Public Research Centre - Henri Tudor in Luxembourg, where he leads the ASINE project on architecture-based service innovation. He has been a Professor at the Radboud University Nijmegen since 2002. Erik is driven by the desire to create theories that work. Therefore, he has always mixed his work in academia with work in industry by working for consultancy firms. He has also co-authored two books on enterprise architecture, and provided substantial contributions to two other books on this topic.

Todd Davey

Todd Davey

Todd Davey, PhD

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Institut Mines-Télécom Business School (Paris)

Todd Davey is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Institut Mines-Télécom Business School in Paris and a visiting researcher at Imperial College (UK), Technical University of Vienna (AUT) and the University of Adelaide (AUST) in the topics...read more

Todd Davey, PhD

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Institut Mines-Télécom Business School (Paris)

Todd Davey is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Institut Mines-Télécom Business School in Paris and a visiting researcher at Imperial College (UK), Technical University of Vienna (AUT) and the University of Adelaide (AUST) in the topics of entrepreneurship and innovation. Formerly a Senior Manager with Deloitte Australia’s Technology Commercialisation Group and responsible part of the executive team for one of Australia’s fastest growing start-ups in the 2000s, Todd has ‘switched sides’ to work within academia, completing his PhD at the VU Amsterdam. He was the Project Director of the largest study yet completed into cooperation between European universities and business, a study completed for the European Commission in 2010 and again in 2017. Todd is the author of the book ‘Entrepreneurship at Universities’, co-editor of the Future Universities Thoughtbook, a Director at the University-Industry Innovation Network (UIIN) as well as at the Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre, Germany and the creator of TechAdvance™, a tool for evaluating technologies.
Völkl-Posch Katharina

Völkl-Posch Katharina

Katharina Völkl-Posch

Partner at Völkl.Rechtsanwälte

Dr. Katharina Völkl-Posch was born in Salzburg, grew up in Upper Austria and lives in Vienna. She studied law and was then a university assistant at the Institute for Labor and Social Law of the University of Vienna. During this time, she also taught medical professional law...read more

Katharina Völkl-Posch

Partner at Völkl.Rechtsanwälte

Dr. Katharina Völkl-Posch was born in Salzburg, grew up in Upper Austria and lives in Vienna. She studied law and was then a university assistant at the Institute for Labor and Social Law of the University of Vienna. During this time, she also taught medical professional law at various education institutes of hospitals, in particular for graduate nurses and surgical assistants. Since 2010 she has been a partner at Völkl.Rechtsanwälte, and has further educated herself in coaching and mediation ever since. In 2013, together with a management consultant, she founded Stadtt, a company for organizational development.
Weigand Peter

Weigand Peter

Peter Weigand

Partner at Speedinvest

Peter Weigand, Partner at Speedinvest, one of the leading venture capital funds, holds a doctorate in physics from the Technische Universität Wien and spent most of his career in international technology companies in the USA, Europe and China. In various roles, whether as CEO, in business development...read more

Peter Weigand

Partner at Speedinvest

Peter Weigand, Partner at Speedinvest, one of the leading venture capital funds, holds a doctorate in physics from the Technische Universität Wien and spent most of his career in international technology companies in the USA, Europe and China. In various roles, whether as CEO, in business development or sales, he gained extensive experience, which he now uses in his work with startups. His last professional career includes companies like Dacuda (sold to Magic Leap) and TTTech.