You want to know what’s happening on the Austrian startup scene this month? Then make sure you check out our events selection for October. Keep us posted on anything we may have missed!
The Herbstmesse Innsbruck gives creative and innovative Tyroleans the chance to showcase their products and ideas. There will be more than 400 exhibition booths and the organisers hope to top last year’s visitor record of 50.000. More information can be found here (in German).
When: 2-6 October, daily from 09:00-18:00
Where: Messe Innsbruck
Learn more about the newest trends and developments in Human Machine Interface (HMI) and find out about the potential of usability, user experience and user interface design. Register here.
When: 2 October, 11:00
You are a coder and up for a challenge? Join the Scala Coding Dojo meeting and improve (or show off) your skills. Please RSVP.
When: 2 October, 18:00
Where: openForce Information Technology
Hub:raum Krakow meets sektor5. “Gaining access to millions of customers” is the theme of the startup meeting powered by hub:raum. Try to be there by 18:30 to save a seat.
When: 2 October, 19:00
build! and aws are inviting business angels to the Investors Lounge. The call goes out to angels interested in investing in startups as well as building up their network and sharing their experience. More information here.
When: 3 October, 16:00
Where: build! Gründerzentrum Kärnten
You have an idea but don’t know about the next steps? INiTS offers a free workshop to tell you about the right way to go.
When: 3 October, 16:30-18:00
The Laravel Frameworkers Vienna promise to be a group taking part in a PHP revolution. Join this month’s meetup and take your web projects to the next level. Please RSVP.
When: 3 October, 19:00
CC-barCamp is an annual event hosted by ClubComputer.at. The theme is “digital future” and will focus on areas such as the digitalisation of life, data protection and recent trends. Register here.
When: 5 October, 9:00 – 20:00
Where: HTL Wien 3, Am Rennweg 89b, 1030 Wien
The Vienna Science and Technology Fund and JIC Brno are hosting the ICT networking event Security & Visualization. Aim is to connect partners from academia and industry. The participants will be from Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany and Slovakia.
When: 7 October, 10:00 – 17:00
Where: Tech Gate Vienna
The IKT Trends conference organised by ftw Creating Communication Technologies provides a platform to discuss societal, economic and political challenges from economic and scientific standpoints.
When: 8 October, 09:30 – 17:30
Where: Haus der Industrie
The Vienna-based group of interaction designers and usability engineers has their monthly meeting at MetaLab. Everyone is welcome to join the Stammtisch.
When: 8 October, 19:00
Since more and more people use social media for commercial purposes, it has become increasingly difficult to define cases within the statutory basis. E-Center is hosting “Social Media Law” to point out such legal uncertainties and shows how to avoid them.
When: 9 October, 16:30-20:00
Where: Novomatic Forum
The Shareconomy conference will provide you with an overview of the cultural phenomenon, where companies and individuals borrow from and share with each other. More information here.
When: 10 October, 09:00-17:00
Where: LOFFICE Wien
Join the Vienna PHPUser Group for their monthly meet-up and exchange ideas regarding PHP, web- and software development. Please RSVP.
When: 10 October, 19:00
If coding is your passion, you should consider joining Austria’s largest programming contest, the Catalysts Coding Contest, and showcase your skills. Plus, you can win some money. Register here.
When: 11 October
Where: Rathaus Wien
IT-Cluster invites to a Sales Experts Meeting. Keynote speaker Roman Anlager will discuss the idea of “Trojan marketing”. Register here.
When: 14 October, 16:00-18:00
Where: BRC, Meldemannstraße 18, 1200 Wien
Austrian newspaper Die Presse invites to a discussion round with experts, talking about crowdfunding in Austria. Open to the general public and free of charge. Register per email.
When: 14 October, 18:00
Where: Dachgeschoß Juridicum
Legal expert Dr. Stefan Warbek talks creativity and law, followed by a dialoguewith a young Tyrolean founder to discuss the do’s and don’ts.
When: 15 October, 18:00-20:00
Where: CAST Gründungszentrum, Tirol
You are starting up and need legal advice? Dr. Stefan Warbek offers free 30-minute individual counseling sessions. First come, first served.
When: 16 October, 09:00-14:00
Where: CAST Gründungszentrum, Tyrol
This year’s Austrian Innovation Forum is all about business design thinking. Get inspired by seven international keynote speakers and network with other creative minds in the areas economy, science, and research. Some 200 attendees are expected. Be one of them – register here.
When: 17 October, 8:00 – 18:30
Where: Tech Gate Vienna
User experience and service design are two important aspects that make for good customer experience. You can learn how to optimise this at the World Usability Congress in Graz. Register here.
When: 17-18 October
Where: Audimax FH Joanneum, 8020 Graz
You don’t want anybody to spy on your private data? Join the first Salzburger Cryptoparty and learn how to encrypt your emails, web browser, and more. The “digital defense” is open to everyone. Bring your laptop. Register here.
When: 18 October, 19:00
Where: Subnet, Salzburg
Ready to learn how to combine electronics and programming? Laber’s LAB will show you in the Arduino-Bootcamp and turn you into a nerd in a few hours. More information here.
When: 19 October, 09:00-19:00
You have this brilliant business idea but don’t know how to take it further, because you don’t have a complete team? Founders Battle is about to kick off in Innsbruck, Linz, Graz, Salzburg and Vienna to help you turn your idea into a business concept. Please find the exact dates and venues here.
When: 21 – 25 October
The Scala User Group is gathering for their monthly meet-up. Discover and learn more about the Scala programming language. It’s open to the general public, but please RSVP.
When: 22 October, 18:00
Austrianstartups.com is inviting to its fifth Stammtisch. This time, lawyer Dr. Philipp Kinsky is going to talk about GmbH light and its implications. Open to the general public.
When: 23 October, 18:30
Whether you use WordPress or not (yet), the discussions of this month’s WordPress meetup are open – anything from publishing and marketing to programming and development. RSVP.
When: 24 October, 18:00
You have an idea but now what? The Business Creation Center Salzburg is organising a business workshop to provide you with an overview. It’s free of charge, but you should register here.
When: 25 October, 09:30-11:30
Where: Techno_Z Salzburg
The Vienna Startup Mixer brings together startups, investors and entrepreneurs in an informal setting, so expect some drinks and plenty of gossip. Mingle and catch up with other startups in the scene.
When: 28 October, 19:00 – 22:00
The third eCampaigning Forum Europe offers a variety of open sessions, presentations and keynote speakers, who will share their knowledge and experiences on the subject of online campaigning. Register here.
When: 28-31 October
Where: Payerbacher Hof, Hauptstraße 2, 2650 Payerbach
IT conference Oracle Day 2013 will give you an overview of the newest trends in cloud and mobile computing, social media, big data and more. Register here, it’s free of charge.
When: 29 October, 8:00 – 18:00
Where: Austria Trend Hotel Royal Palace
TechMeetups is a global network of tech communities, aiming to connect communities and help others launch products in technology clutters. This time they host a drinks & demo night to get to know each other. Join and RSVP here.
When: 30 October, 18:00
The Pioneers Festival is one of the hottest events of the startup scene. 50 tech startups showcase their products and participate in the pitch challenge. Speakers include Charles Adler, co-founder of Kickstarter, and Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote. And let’s not forget about the Halloween afterparty. Tickets are still available.
When: 30-31 October
Where: Hofburg Wien