If you find yourself in Vienna looking for a spot with a view, there’s no better place than Kahlenberg – a hill, a forest, lots of fresh air, and a view over town. And it also happens to be the home of MODUL University, which will be hosting the SCHUMBETA Gamechanger Conference on 6-8 September.
Hannes Offenbacher, initiator of SCHUMBETA told inventures.eu that “[the conference’s] mission is to talk about the tools needed to build and scale a successful enterprise [that can] change the world. Sustainability is our core value.“ The main focus of the conference is entrepreneurship, innovation and strategy for business owners and founders of SMEs. “We are not focused on the hyped-up topic of venture capital and exit-driven startups, or people in the idea-finding stage.”
This year marks the sixth edition of the conference and 200 founders, entrepreneurs, managers, business angels and VCs will come together for a weekend of networking, discussions and fun. “Three days of sharing knowledge and connecting with other entrepreneurs of different fields… and a nice atmosphere that feels a little bit like a holiday,” is what Offenbacher said participants should expect.
The conference will open with a keynote speech from Carl von Gablenz, founder of Cargolifter, who will share his entrepreneurial story of how he built the largest freestanding building in the world to use as a garage for a new mega zeppelin. Gablenz will not only discuss his success, but also the failure to secure enough financing, even after raising 150 million euros from private individuals.
Stefan Merath, author and entrepreneur, will also join the conference as a speaker and will talk about the art of loving your customers as well as other tidbits of knowledge that entrepreneurs should know. Many other speakers will also address the audience on Friday and Saturday, talking about loyalty, what the future holds, market growth, strategy and other game-changing topics.
A couple of hours of “speed dating” will give participants the opportunity to introduce themselves in four minutes, while ample coffee breaks, lunches and an evening spent enjoying Viennese wine in a traditional Heurigen will allow for making new contacts and networking. What’s more, Sunday is reserved for a Grill & Chill.
According to Offenbacher, participants can expect to go home with “knowledge, motivation to boost their businesses, insights, fun and new contacts… and having experienced some of the good wine of Vienna.” The Gamechanger conference is limited to 200 participants, so if you’d like to be part of it, hurry up and get your tickets here.