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Some of the most innovative, creative and entrepreneurial minds of our time will gather to Co-Create IncrediblEurope at the IE Summit 2012 on June 14-15, 2012 in Vienna!
This year 20 IncrediblE Connectors will each chair an interdisciplinary group of futuremakers: IE young ambassadors (teenagers / students), startups younger than one year, companies older than 100 years, creatives, innovators, artists, investors, activists, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, scientists, hackers,…
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While studying philosophy and communication science Niko Alm already worked on his career as entrepreneur. In 2001 he founded Super-Fi, the first of seven companies in a group sporting the same name. These days his professional interest focuses on social media resulting in bookings as a speaker on various occasions.|
In 2007 he imported the international media brand VICE to Austria and has been publisher for VICE Alps since. 2009 he expanded VICE and Super-Fi to Poland.more details ...
Niko Alm is also known as a political activist for laïcité. He founded the Initiative for LaÏcité (Laizismus-Initiative) and works with various other NGOs in pursuit of his goal: a clean separation of church and state in Austria.
Shams Asadi is the Vice-Independent Officer for Occupational Safety and Health of the Public Administration in Vienna and in charge of the Viennese Antidiscrimination Office.|
Shams is the co-founder and vice president of the association “MiM – MiA in Motion”– a network of international women and MiA-Award holders in Austria.
She is also the board member of the cultural association “SOHO” in Vienna.
Shams holds a B.Sc. in City & Regional Planning from Middle East Technical University (Turkey). After a scholarship in MSU (USA) she graduated from the University of Technology in Vienna (M.Sc. in Urban Planning)more details ...
She was the head of international affairs in the Urban Planning Department of the City of Vienna. Shams has many years of practical and academic experiences in Urban Regeneration and Urban development.
Shams was born in Iran and grew up within three cultures and languages of Azerbaijani, Farsi and French. Living in Turkey and in the United States enriched her diversity awareness. Now she lives and works in her “chosen homeland” Vienna for about two decades.
Brigitte Baumann is President of the Board of EBAN, the European trade association for Business Angels , Seed Funds and other Early Stage market players.|
Brigitte is also the Founder and CEO of Go Beyond Ltd., the European Early Stage Investing specialists, offering cross border investment opportunities, syndication/pooling, due diligence, investment monitoring services and training/coaching.
Brigitte is a Business Angel and serves on a number of selection and investment committees. She is on the Certification Board of CTI Start-Up, the Swiss agency promoting technology and innovation.more details ...
Brigitte holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University, Boston and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She has been the subject of a Harvard Business School case study. Born and raised in France, Brigitte and her family now live in Zurich.
THOMAS ANDREAS BECK
Tom focuses on holistic leadership, innovation, management and prevention of crises and conflicts as well as the common realization of visionary projects.|
Father of two sons, trained as a mechanical engineer, manager and coach.
Since 1999 independent crisis and restructuring manager, coach and consultant for holistic management.
Founder of the company Tombeck GmbH, Rubble Master of Marketing & Sales GmbH and Co-operative "Utopian realization," and the initiative "economy of joy".more details ...
He worked as technician, construction equipment salesman, marketing and sales manager.
Since 2011 also active on stage as songwriter and singer "Tombeck".
Wolfgang is connecting the European with the Indian Union - as an entrepreneur, independent consultant and business developer. He is working with tech start-ups from either continents, exploring synergies for both. Wolfgang was an integral member of www.YourStory.in, the leading platform for Indian entrepreneurs. |
He has an excellent understanding of the Indian start-up eco-system. During his two years in India he has identified a lot of Indian innovations that will increasingly disrupt markets in Europe. He believes that Europe has to learn a lot from India, which is often described with "unity in diversity" and that India right now is the best place to learn, work and grow.more details ...
Wolfgang blogs daily on http://www.indische-wirtschaft.de/
Florian Brody is an internationally acclaimed digital media specialist and marketing expert. Currently he heads marketing at Envizio, the start-up he co-founded and supports the exchange between Austria and the Silicon Valley.|
He grew up in Vienna where he studied computer linguistics, worked at the Austrian National Library and built the multimedia market for Apple. In Paris he worked at the Cinematheque Francaise, at Voyager in Santa Monica he co-invented the first electronic books.more details ...
He integrates business, art and science in his work and teaches in Europe an the US. He lives, works, sails and photographs with his daughter in San Francisco, Vienna and the World.
Marija is the IE Young Ambassador of Montenegro and she has obtained a Bachelor degree in the field of International economy, finance and business at the University of Donja Gorica in, Montenegro. She is currently looking for job/internship opportunities abroad. |
Various activities she is actively involved in such as: internship, part time jobs, NGOs, courses, seminars, tribunes and trainings help her broaden her knowledge thorough grounding in both theoretical and applied business and economics.
Gaining new experiences and facing new challenges in a different culture and environment and meeting new diverse people while working abroad is a challenge she is definitely eager to take on. As a very keen sportsman she takes parts in sports that require discipline and team work - two skills that she takes with her on and off the field into her academic and professional life. She is committed to all that she is doing and she considers herself as multi-tasking person who meets deadlines. Some of her passions are travelling and meeting new diverse people.more details ...
Opportunity to participate in IE Summit presents a splendid way for her to share knowledge, experience and views and to also learn and contribute.
Stephanie Cox is one of the IE Young Ambassadors, a network for young change makers all over Europe. Besides her Social- and Culture Anthropology study at the University of Vienna, she has been organizing events to support and produce startups across Europe. After working with STARTeurope for the past two years, she is now concentrating on her passion: training teenagers and adults. |
At the age of 17 she received her first training certificate, followed by many more. During the last 6 years, Stephanie has been training seminars in fields like cross- cultural communication, creativity, teambuilding, motivation...more details ...
She has also been moderating several events in the startup scene and beyond.
Stephanie was born on 31 January 1989, in Sydney. Growing up in an intercultural family nearby Vienna made her wanting to travel the world even more.
At the IncrediblEurope Summit she will guide us through the program with her enthusiasm and charm.
Tim is a Senior Partner with OPERA consulting group a Management
Consulting company since 1991 active in both Eastern and Western
Europe providing interim management, executive coaching, management
consulting and intercultural consulting services.In this role he has
spearheaded a number of start-ups for leading multinationals incl.
Pepsi Cola Inc.
Tim also co-founded the Saints-Club Executive Investment group in 2001
based in Vienna focused on seed and first round investments.
Tim is comfortable working at all levels within organisations, whethermore details ...
training, facilitating, coaching or consulting on a one to one basis or
withlarge groups. He is known for his dynamic, interactive and creative
approach and for his ability to identify and work through the deeper
intercultural issues which individuals, teams and organisations face
including corporate culture. His focus on large groups and the ability
to facilitate in German as well as his native tongue English put him in
a good position to “hit the nail on the head”.
Tim holds a masters Engineering degree from the NSW Institute of
Technology in Sydney Australia. His base is near Vienna Austria where
he lives in an old farmhouse with his wife and three of his five children.
Alex obtained a performance master at the university of music in Graz (Austria) in 1985 and a scholarship at the Berklee college of music in Boston (USA). He started touring with famous jazz band and recorded with famous trumpet players Woody Shaw and Freddy Hubbard. During his 8 years he lived in Boston and NYC he started his successful career as producer. |
Back in Europe he was musical director, mastermind of the unique workshop and festival called “JUNK”. For 5 years aleX ran the independent music label MOUTH TO MOUTH, being both creative director and main producer, working in the field of artist and label development. Currently alex mostly works with the Austrian rising star ANNA F. (www.annaf.com ) as artist developer, producer, musical & business advisor as well as musical director and drummer of her band and helping her run her label "MOERDERMUSIC" & her company „ANNA F. ENTERTAINMENT GmbH“. He is also involved in a large and growing number of international music ventures and projects including www.berlinmeetswien.commore details ...
Carina Felzmann launched her Marketing and PR Agency Cox Orange 14 years ago. Since then she completed numerous communication projects with her team, especially in the field of education. Parallel to her agency management she made a side trip into politics, engaged herself as vice president of the Viennese Economic Chamber and was a member of Parliament at the Austrian National Council. At the same time she also developed the issue creative Economy “Kreativwirtschaft” in Austria und became first president of the Arge Creativ Wirtschaft Austria in the Austrian Economic Chamber.|
The keywords education, occupational orientation and creativity are brought to life in her agency. For many years Cox Orange is supporting the Vienna University of Technology/Faculty of Electrical Engineering and IT with the goal to interest teenagers for a technological study. One of the new projects is the “future camp”, an institution for teenagers aged 14 to 18, where they can launch themselves in the quest for their own talents and skills. Coachings and creativity workshops lead the way to the occupational orientation.more details ...
Her credo: Let us use our creativity and our spirit, to create something new, something good…
Born in 1965, lives in Vienna, Austria. Market researcher and management consultant. Studies in commerce and economics at the Vienna University of Economics, Resonance Coach. As a member of Burgenland Croates, an autochthonous minority in Austria, and upon her international NGO experience with JCI Junior Chamber International, Petra developed a distinct passion for cultural diversity and European affairs. |
Furthermore her research focus is determined by future trends in diversity management, entrepreneurship, labour market, education, creativity and innovation as well as regional development. Clients are multinationals, NGOs, communities and small and medium sized enterprises. Petra voluntarily presides the platform Women in Business with more than 30.000 members within the Vienna Chamber of Commerce.more details ...
Manuel Gruber is the Founder and CEO of DREAMA.TV. He studied media informatics, media technology and journalism and started his first company at the age of 20. |
He is a co-founder of DreamAcademia, organized TEDxPannonia and wrote several scientific thesis about the future of TV.
Manuel was a soccer goalkeeper for 18 years and watched 3 Seasons of Breaking Bad in less than 48 hours.more details ...
Georg Kapsch is the President of the Vienna Regional Group of the Federation of Austrian Industries since 2008. |
Georg Kapsch was elected as the CEO of Kapsch Group in 2001 and one year later also as the CEO of Kapsch TrafficCom AG, a business unit of Kapsch Group and international supplier of innovative traffic telematic solutions.
Furthermore, from 2002 on he is Chairman of the University of Applied Sciences “Technikum Wien” and Chairman of the “Austrian Association of the Electronics Industries”.more details ...
His successful management style is concentrated on giving his employees visions, they are able to follow. Furthermore he is convinced of the importance of intercultural training to make an accurate intercultural cooperation within the company possible. Georg Kapsch studied Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and graduated in 1981. He is married and has two sons.
Harald Katzenschlaeger is an expert in coaching and business development. He brings together significant experience in international business with practical experience in building and managing cross-cultural teams. He has coached at different organizational levels of blue-chip companies and SMEs, and worked with talents from various backgrounds to realize their dreams. He also worked with a number of non-profit and activist organizations.|
Digital Valley (DV) is an entrepreneur and innovation village - created by a community of interest focused on start-up success - anchored in the heart of Centrope, at the border of Austria and Hungary. DV stands for the successful promotion of talents, where top-talent attracts top-talent, including a new approach to a culture of failure and learning. It builds upon partnerships with co-working spaces, the idea incubators of the future and the place where generation Y meets.more details ...
Dream Academia, the organization in charge of implementing the DV vision, organizes an annual digital entrepreneur party - a developer’s weekend with participants from each of the 27 EU-member countries, and representatives from worldwide innovation centres - focused on networking, collaboration / cooperation and exchange. A digital university opens up possibilities to make knowledge available for all parts of the world.
After 15 years in investment banking and venture capital, Werner Krendl currently focuses on financing innovations with a positive impact. He is Managing Partner of ELEVEN Biotech Acceleration and together with partners he is initiating Austria’s first impact investing network.|
Until 2010, Werner was Managing Director at Ithuba Capital, a Vienna based Asset Management, Portfolio Advisory and Corporate Finance boutique, where he was responsible for a corporate credit portfolio of more than one billion Euro. Prior to his management role at Ithuba Capital, Werner was involved in a number of private and public equity transactions at Global Equity Partners in Vienna and Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt.more details ...
Werner holds a degree in economics from Vienna University of Economics and Business. During his educational years he took the opportunity to spend one year at the University of Sussex, Brighton. He has published a number of scientific papers in the field of asset price bubbles and financial crises.
Born on 11.12.1965 in Magdeburg since 1970 in Vienna, studies of the Catholic. theology and philosophy at the University of Vienna.|
Since 1990, working at ORF (Austrian broadcasting corporation) in various fields: religion, science, education and information.
Since 1993, concept and design of the Ö1 radio series "Logos-theology and life," moderator of the monthly series Ö1 "What do you believe?"more details ...
Moderator of the ORF's monthly Radiokulturhaus-discussion series "In time and space”. Trainer for interview, presentation and creative program design.
Presentations and discussion chair at symposia and conferences, author of "What do you believe? - Conversations with meaning seekers "
"What do you believe?", "Ways towards a fairer world", "Give us no fish ..." and "One Minute to Twelve"
1991 - 2004 in Zurich and Vienna-trained psychotherapist (www.daseinsanalyse.at). Board Member of the Institute for Österr.Daseinsanalytischen Psychotherapy and basic research ÖDAI
André Lauer is student at the University of Vienna and a very active and social person. After having worked in the startup environment he started studying and decided to follow my passions. He joined AIESEC, the world´s largest student organization, which he has a long experience working in and also leading teams and projects. What he loves most is the international environment, the chance to learn things and to make mistakes and learn out of them the next time.|
Furthermore he has been active in the Erasmus Student Network, being responsible for the exchange students at the University of Vienna. It was a great pleasure to facilitate life for these people who are making impactful experiences in a country abroad.more details ...
He considers himself to be a true European citizen, after having lived in Brussels, Frankfurt, Vienna and right now spending a semester in Bucharest.
He is constantly trying to bring people together who can co-create change. In future, he would like to use his coaching skills to help young people explore their possibilities and opportunities and make them feel confident about their future chances and help them realize their visions.
Clarissa is studying European Economics and Business Administration at the University of Applied Sciences bfi Vienna. She spent the spring semester in Dijon, France, where she followed her studies and was able to improve her French. |
After doing her A-levels Clarissa spent a year abroad in Australia and Italy as her passion is to experience new cultures and languages by living in the accordant country.
Through participating at off study-courses, such as an International Marketing Week taking place in Vienna and internships she is gaining the practical experience in addition to the theoretical knowledge she obtains at the University.more details ...
Clarissa’s dream is to help Europe and European businesses professionally, notice that its diversity is so unique and powerful that it has to be used efficiently. The IncrediblEurope Summit gives her the opportunity to share her visions, be inspired by changemakers from different origins and widen her network. She is also supporting the IncrediblEurope Team by doing an internship at Brainswork.
Sophie Martinetz – after an international career in law and corporate banking, Sophie returned from London to set up her own company in Vienna. She works to initiate a change in the work place and in society through her enterprise which will start in September 2012.|
Her company is in the business of law and will provide services to legal client while also enabling lawyers to lead a balanced worklife.more details ...
Norbert Pauser is CEO of “Pauser Consulting”. He is working in the field of “Diversity & Inclusion” for almost 10 years. Already in 2005 he was awarded as “Social Responsible Manager of the Year” for establishing a “Diversity Scorecard”. Last year he published the first German “Handbook of Diversity Management Practice”. |
He has also published several articles for recognized newspapers and publications. In consulting and training he is highly committed to individual and organizational changes which lead to more inclusive environments. He was born and lives in Vienna.more details ...
Octavio Pitaluga is the CNO of TEN (Top Executives Network) and the most connected South American professional in the main online social and business networks. Business networks manager, certified international business coach, public speaker and trainer. He defined the CNO - Chief Networking Officer responsibilities on Wikipedia. Initial Author of Selma Prodanovics "Brainsbook on Networking". In the corporate world, worked for Tele2 Europe as Marketing and Sales Director responsible for operations in up to 17 countries and four business units in Western Europe. |
He also worked for Seara Alimentos (Cargill Group now) and Kanematsu do Brasil Ltda. Octavio possess an MBA degree from RSM Erasmus University, The Netherlands and post-graduation studies in International Business for UFRJ/ECEX. His academic background and professional experience relates to sciences, international business and marketing of technology with relevant international business exposure in more than 25 countries. Honours: General Plinio Pitaluga Medalmore details ...
There are two things – successful people do differently. They choose the right things, and then they do it right. Sounds easy, doesn’t it. But how to get there? How to be sure to become a creator of the right things? There are so many topics, ideas, visions. Which of them are the right ones?|
Being a management consultant since 1991 Karin Platzer is devoted to business development, start-ups, positioning and marketing of new ideas, products and enterprises. She loves to get the right things done - and she loves to bring the right people together, that things can be done right.
As an expert in Innovation Management, New Learning Media and Communication and Leadership for Change, she works as a trainer and lecturer for institutes for post graduate management education, universities of applied sciences, as well as companies and corporate clients.more details ...
Being a founding member of the Peter Drucker Society of Austria she is engaged in the organization of the global Peter Drucker Forum – one of the most outstanding European management conferences.
Since 16 years, Margit is giving advice to people as a financial expert and planner, how to invest their money and finance their projects successfully. She loves bringing humans and ideas together.|
Margit’s firm conviction is, that if we want to save the European economy or influence it, we need to invest in the economy.
So she sees her responsibility as a partner of Brainswork to raise interest of private individuals to become business angels, in order to support entrepreneurs and start up-entrepreneurs with knowhow, money and network in a professional way.more details ...
Selma Prodanovic is CEO of the Brainswork Group and initiator of IncrediblEurope. She is known as the “discoverer and connector” of human and business potentials.|
Truly multicultural and multilingual (5 languages), Selma was educated in 4 different educational systems and lived in several countries in Europe and Africa. An entrepreneur and educator at heart, she is an expert in new business development, strategic marketing and networking.
Awarded the Austrian “WOMAN” Award 2006 for her innovative approach to business, the "MiA" Award in 2010 and the "Integrationspreis 2010", Selma initiated the “Brainswork Make a Difference Awards” in 2009. She is married and a proud mother of two.more details ...
Amila Ramović, executive director of the Ars Aevi, has joined its team in the year 2000 as a program assistant hoping to spend several days in a fascinating environment- in the ambiance of one of the most important European collections of contemporary art in Sarajevo and the architectural project of Renzo Piano.|
Amila Ramović was born on 12 November 1977, in Sarajevo. She speaks English, Italian and some French. She is a proud owner of a Masters Degree obtained at the Music Academy in Sarajevo. Currently she is writing a PHD dissertation. The choice of a profession after graduating from Sarajevo's Prva Gimnazija and Music school came as a surprise even to her.more details ...
Marie Ringler was born in Vienna, studied Sociology, Political Science and Women`s Studies at the University of Vienna, and holds an MBA from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. She helped build Public Netbase, an art institution dedicated to exploring the societal implications of the internet and new technologies through the lens of art, and managed its operations and international exhibitions and conferences. |
She was elected into office as a Member of the Regional Parliament and City Council of Vienna in 2001. After two successful terms in office, she decided against a life-long career in politics and became Country Representative of Ashoka Austria and Co-Director of Ashoka Central- and Eastern Europe in 2011.more details ...
Niko Slavnic is a user ambassador. As professor, serial entrepreneur and business angel he is focused on the creation of user experience. Teaching about market & users & entrepreneurship at IEDC - Bled School of Management best executive schoolin SEE, he is popular as a guest speaker and lecturer in schools in 13 countries.|
As a business angel he is among the most active investors in the region and just established a Venture Fund in May 2010. Passion and courage are leading him to share with other people a lof of "iii" effects: ideas, inspiration and innovation to encourage positive changes.more details ...
Andreas Tschas is the Co-Founder and CEO of STARTeurope and the Pioneers Festival. STARTeurope is supporting and producing Startups in Europe. It’s aim is to foster and activate the Entrepreneurial thinking and acting in Europe. Since 2010, 18 successful high tech Startups resulted of its network.|
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He is a serial Entrepreneur and in 2008 he co-founded the student consultancy icons and the international Summer University in Carinthia.
Jason Turner is a leading wine authority on Austrian and international wines. He was born in Torquay in South Devon, Great Britain, and started working with wine in 1997. Following a university degree in Modern History and German, an internship in PR at BMW in Munich and a stint with the international new agency Reuters, Jason moved to Vienna to continue his work with wine in 2002.|
There he joined Wein & Co, Austria's leading fine wine retail chain, and progressed from sales to marketing director within three years. Jason is now self-employed as an Austrian wine expert and writer based in Vienna, and continues to judge wines for international publications and holds wine seminars both for private clients, as well as the Austrian Wine Academy and the Austrian Wine Marketing Board. He also has a specialist interest in wines from Central and South Eastern Europe and consults for Wines of Turkey, as well as renowned wineries both in Austria and abroad, in optimising their marketing, brands and export strategies. Wine is a topic that unites peoples and cultures across the world, and Jason has a goal to democratise wine: he believes that "although not everyone may become a great winemaker, a great winemaker can come from anywhere”.more details ...
Michael Wimmer is a founding member and first general manager of EDUCULT. As music educator and political scientist, he brings many years of professional experience in co-operation of the arts, culture and education. From 1987 until 2003, he was Director of the Austrian Culture-Service. Michael is an expert for the Council of Europe in the field of cultural policy. He published several reports on this subject and also is member of the Council of Europe’s expert group "Culture, Creativity and the Young".|
He is a founding member of the European Network “artsandeducation”, commissioned by the Austrian Ministry of Education and Culture, the Council of Europe and the European Commission. He also supported the development of an Equal-Project of the European Commission “Art Works – New opportunities of professional realisation for female artists in the non-profit-sector”.more details ...
Michael participated in the organisation of a European expert meeting “Curriculum Development of Art Universities” commissioned by the European Commission in co-operation with the Austrian Government, as well as the organisation of European co-operation projects combining arts and education issues.
During all these activities Michael is a lecturer at universities and institutes in Vienna, Salzburg and Krems.