You want to know what’s happening on the Austrian startup scene this month? Then make sure you check out our selection for May. Keep us posted on anything we may have missed!
NEW! Ten teams will be invited to pitch their startup idea, get feedback, and learn more about the Startupbootcamp accelerator programme in Vienna this month. The deadline for applications is 12 May – make sure you send your submission in on time!
When: 14 May, from 9:00 on
NEW! A chance for the up-and-coming startups among you to find out more about how to turn their idea into an actual project at this month’s IdeenGarten #2. A joint event by IdeenTriebwerk Graz and AIESEC Graz.
When: 8 May, 12:00-20:00
Where: designHalle (Creative Industries Styria)
NEW! In this one-day workshop for beginners, Tim Berglund, official GitHub trainer, will bring you up to speed in using Git in your daily workflow. The event will provide participants with the foundation to continue on to the advanced users’ workshop the following day. For more information on how to register, click here.
When: 21 May, 9:30-16:30 (beginners); 22 May, 9:30-16:30 (advanced)
Where: HTL Spengergasse
NEW! As part of the Zero2Hero Git Workshops (see above), Tim Berglund will also hold an evening seminar on how to use Git. To register, click here.
When: 21 May, 18:30-21:00
Where: Fachhochschule Technikum Wien
NEW! For those of you who happen to be in Graz at the end of the month, don’t miss the Startup Workshop#2. A team of experts will advise participants on how to raise money for their startup. Tickets are free but limited, so make sure you register now.
When: 28 May, 16:00-19:00
Where: M27 Graz
On the DIY and creative blogging front, there will be Upper Austria’s monthly get-together, the DIY Stammtisch, in Linz.
When: 2 May, 19:00
Where: Cafe Meier, Pfarrplatz 7, 4020 Linz
At this month’s ClubComputer Stammtisch, the discussion will revolve around the question of how to best protect our private sphere.
When: 6 May, 18:00
Where: Simmeringer Schmankerlstube, 1110 Wien
An outdoor activity in the south: Join the WOW Coworking team on a tour to Dreamicon Valley, and discover some new project ideas. For more information, follow the link below and get in touch with the organisers.
When: 6 May
Are you still wondering how to spend lunch on 8 May? If so, do consider some getting to know new people at the Networking Lunch at CO-QUARTIER. Make sure you register here.
When: 8 May, 12:00-13:45
It is becoming more and more important for startups to get to know at least some of the secrets of web development. If you happen to be one of them, check out the third vienna.rb meetup to find out more about the tips and tricks around Ruby on Rails.
When: 9 May, 18:00
Are you curious to learn some of the tips and tricks of How to Build your online Start-up? Join this WU-based course, and find out how to create your own website using an open CMS, as well as how to position, finance, and manage your upcoming venture. For more information and to register, write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: 10 May, 09:00-17:00
Where: WU, Room SR 2.26 (C)
HuntWHAT? The hunTU is a kind of a scavenger hunt, organised by a group students at the Technical University (TU) in Vienna. The idea is simple. You form a team and from the moment you (and all the other participating clans) get the item list, you have 3.141 days to collect/make/do as many things as possibly possible. Read our sneak preview here, and don’t forget to register by 5 May here.
When: 9-12 May
Where: TU Wien
Get together for an evening of all things social entrepreneurial: Some talks, some mingling, and some award giving. It’s time for the Social Impact Award 2013! Register here.
When: 13 May, 19:00-22:00
Where: HUB Vienna
Co-organised by the Austrian Angel Investors Association (aaia), this year’s EBAN Congress will bring together 300 of the most influential decision-makers from the European early-stage investment community. As their official media partner, inventures.eu will bring you direct coverage from the event.
When: 13-14 May
Where: Haus der Industrie
Join the impulse infohour to find out more about the aws-initiated programme for innovation-oriented projects.
When: 14 May, 16:00
Where: Wirtschaftskammer Klagenfurt
Are you curious to know more about the most recent developments in interaction design, accessibility, and user interface design? Then you’re welcome to join the interaction design Stammtisch – the monthly get-together of enthusiasts – at metalab every second Tuesday of the month.
When: 14 May, 19:00
The Crowdfunding Convention will bring experts from around Europe and beyond together to talk about running a crowdfunding campaign, the impact of crowdfunding in general, and its ability to foster innovation. Co-organised by the Junge Wirtschaft and the European Crowdfunding Network.
When: 15 May, 10:00
Where: WKO, Julius Raab Saal
Don’t miss the kick-off of the lecture series Vienna Gödel, organised by the Faculty of Informatics at TU. The team behind it hopes to welcome some of the big names of the world IT scene as presenters.
When: 16 May
Where: TU Wien EI 7
What’s your passion? In fact, hold that thought until mid-May, and then get your chance to pitch it at Pitch your passion #4. Whoever wants to present just gets up and starts. Each three-minute presentation (in English!) is followed by two minutes of Q&A from the audience.
When: 17 May, 19:00
Eurovision-ing anybody? Nothing brings together a group of (startup) people as much as the Eurovison Song Contest. Sektor5 will screen the finals in Malmö on a big screen and encourage constructive feedback sessions regarding the performances.
When: 18 May, 20:00
At this year’s 2013 MIT Vienna Conference, leading MIT researchers will present their latest findings on topics like collaborative innovation networks, robotic assistants, and leveraging operational excellence, among others. Register here.
When: 22 May, 8:00 – 23 May, 13:00
Do you happen to be one of those people for whom work and leisure are being separated by an ever-thinner line? Then you might want to join this bike tour to Creative Industries Hot Spots in Klagenfurt, which the organisers have thoughtfully called We Call It Work.
When: 24 May, 13:00
Where: Meeting point: Hafen11
You have an option: Go on your own or in a group, and get to develop your own app over a weekend. It’s time for the Microsoft Hackathon!
When: 24-25 May
Where: Microsoft Österreich, 1120 Vienna
MobileMonday meets University will offer a platform for presentations by students of the FH Wien, who have been developing various projects with Austrian companies. They’ll be followed by a panel assessment, as well as community voting.
When: 27 May, 19:00
Where: FH Wien, 1180 Vienna
The semester series Making it on your own at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt continues! In May, it will be offering lectures on the following topics:
- Marketing: Brands, love marks and storytelling
When: 8 May, 16:30-18:30
Where: Hörsaal C
- Entrepreneurial activity with and without trading licence
When: 15 May, 16:30-18:30
Where: Hörsaal C
- Starting a company and corporate law
When: 22 May, 16:30-18:30
Where: Hörsaal C
- The first tax filing
When: 29 May, 16:30-18:30
Where: Hörsaal C