Critical Success Factors (CSF) for Accelerators

Setting up a solid model for evaluating accelerator programs is difficult, as there are limited empirical evidence and data history of their performance. However, Michael Fowle from Northumbria University wrote a paper on this issue, which we can highly recommend reading.

The problem is always the same: Startups are fascinating but complex, their ecosystems are complex, and the perfect … Read more

Vote for Top Accelerator Programs in Europe

Corporate Startup Engagement (CSE) activities have emerged over the last decade all over Europe. Besides large franchise type operations such as TechStars or Startupbootcamp, various new corporates and topic-driven accelerators launched. Today, startups, investors and mentors are facing a luxury decision problem: Which accelerator program to support and/or follow?

At Venionaire Capital we are tracking venture capital and accelerator … Read more

The Corporate Startup Engagement of Austrian Companies

Venionaire Capital asked in the Austrian Trade Index (ATX) listed companies about their corporate startup engagement with surprising results: Every second company already works with startups and about two-thirds of the companies regularly participate in innovation and startup challenges in order to find new business ideas. Corporates identified Artificial Intelligence (AI) as particularly important.

 

 

 

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Europe’s journey back to the top

“i-volution” – Europe’s path to become a global innovation leader was the overall topic of the 14. IT- & Beratertag in the Vienna Hofburg. Raiffeisen Digital Banking & Innovation used the opportunity to present innovative startups on stage. Our CEO Berthold Baurek-Karlic provided an intro to the topic, explaining why Corporate Startup Engagement (CSE) is gaining awareness in Austria and … Read more

How technology will substantially change the way we communicate

It is not possible to not communicate – everything we do (or better said everything we are not doing) is a message to another person. Especially in B2B, communication is a vital aspect to a long lasting and successful customer relationship. We are living in an age where communication is instant – let it be via phone or messaging. Additionally, … Read more

Coworking Spaces vs. Startup-Campus

Coworking Spaces in Austria and Europe

Our CEO Berthold Baurek-Karlic analyzed the coworking landscape in Austria and Europe for “Der Brutkasten”, the Austrian Startup and Innovation Platform. Here is compromised what he had to say:

  • The Austrian startup ecosystem is growing fast
  • With the growing ecosystem new industry sectors emerged, such as coworking spaces
  • We already have some established coworking
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What we can learn from the Silicon Valley Mindset

Silicon Valley is undoubtedly the most innovative region on the planet. Many people visit the valley every year to get an understanding of what makes this region so different. Is it the air, the water, the landscape? Or are people genetically different? Not so, because the 3.5 million people include 60.000 Germans, Austrians and Swiss who live and work here.… Read more


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