This week, Berthold Baurek-Karlic and Fabian Greiler attended for Venionaire the European Forum Alpbach. It is a great opportunity to meet top managers and politicians as well as founders and entrepreneurs in the Tyrolean Alps.
Among others Daniel Horak (CONDA), Markus Raunig and Daniel Cronin (AustrianStartups), Maggie Childs (Metropole), Lisa-Marie Fassl (AAIA), Christoph Richter (Intellyo), Mic Hirschbrich (Updatemi), Bernhard Hauser (oratio), Thomas Primus (foodnotify), Andreas Tschas, Markus Lang and Anton Schilling (Pioneers), startup journalists and media managers Dejan Jovicevic (DerBrutkasten.com) and Jakob Steinschaden (TrendingTopics.at), as well as investors Nikolaus Futter, Andreas Tomek (European Super Angels Club) and Michael Krammer attended the event.
In discussion with corporate managers, we see a lot of interest in the topic of corporate startup engagement. With the ever growing speed of innovation cycles, even the biggest corporations are facing competition from young companies that traditionally would never have been in the position to compete. One strategy for corporates is to work closely with startups and therefore enable access to innovation.
In addition to the official program, the European Forum Alpbach offers a whole range of exciting side events. Verbund Dialog is one example of such a side-event and this year Wolfgang Anzengruber (CEO Verbund), Rainer Seele (CEO OMV) and Franz Kainersdorfer (Member of the Management Board Voestalpine) discussed the future of the energy sector.
It is almost impossible to participate in all events. Alpbach relishes from informal conversations, intensive networking and the overcoming of temporal limitations of everyday life.
Our CEO Berthold Baurek-Karlic collected quotes of people about Alpbach on his private blog in German. Check out what our foreign minister Sebastian Kurz, KPMG Partner Andreas Tomek, NEOS founder and leader Matthias Strolz or ÖBB manager Yvonne Pirkner have to say about the Forum: “Stimmen vom Europäischen Forum Alpbach 2017”.