Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum

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Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum

Wien, October 16, 2014


The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum is intended as a platform that helps startup companies to benefit from the experience of significant international startup founders and venture capitalists. Top speakers present international trends and give valuable insights and recommendations while the Austrian startup scene will have the opportunity to ask their most pressing questions. Additionally, US Commercial Service, IT-Cluster Vienna and IDC Austria present their services with which they support the Austrian startups.

Dedicated networking time will give startups as well as other interested companies the opportunity to socialize and exchange views.


No entrance fees are applicable for this event.


Location: MEDIA TOWER, 15th floor, Taborstrasse 1-3, 1020 Vienna


Time Event Speakers

Registration & Welcome Coffee


Welcome & Introduction

Bernhard Schmid

Opening Remarks

Alexa Wesner
US Botschafterin für die Republik Österreich

What do Startups need to gain a foothold in the IT Sector

Tom Schwieters
Vice President, Sales, Marketing, and Events, IDC CEMA

How-To Guide “Made in Austria – Successful in the US”

Markus Wagner
CEO i5invest seed capital

The United States is the biggest market for most of the IT companies, startups – the high-tech industry in general. It is an incredible sales/revenue, business development, fundraising and M&A opportunity. But there is a lot of competition as well – so how can you be successful in the US? Is it the right opportunity for you and if yes, how should you address it?


Panel Discussion

Moderated by Tom Schwieters, Vice President, Sales, Marketing, and Events, IDC CEMA


Buffet & Networking



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