Daniel Horak holds a Master Degree in Business Information Systems, from the Fachhochschule Technikum, as well as a master’s in Business Management from the FH Wien. Before he co-founded CONDA in 2012, he gained experience as an entrepreneur and founder of his first startup, Spoken Language System in 2007. Currently, Daniel is the managing director for marketing & sales at CONDA, the Austrian crowdinvesting platform, and is well connected in the Austrian startup community.
Klaus Matzka is technology entrepreneur and Venture Capital investor. He founded and grew one of the first internet service providers in Austria and sold the company in market leading position to the Norwegian Telekom before he started an ICT incubator. Klaus raised and managed three venture capital funds for early stage technology investing in german speaking and CEE countries. He is Investment Board member at Venture Capital firm Speedinvest and partner at your beloved Pioneers. Klaus has been educated at Vienna University of Technology and earned his MSc at Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.
Michael Altrichter is Business Angel of the Year 2014 and Impact Investor in Austria. Michael has a fascinating story to tell: Before becoming an investor Michael started Paysafecard and Payolution in the down‐fall of the Dot‐Com bubble. After selling his companies to the british company Skrill, he is now involved in 10 internet Start‐Ups , for example rublys, wikifolio or Diagnosia. Those of you who followed i²c’s Public Lecture Serie in 2014 know Michael already as an inspiring person who has lots of insights to share and plenty of tips on how to get investors money. He is also well known for his deals on the start‐up show "2 Millionen in 2 Minuten" on Puls 4 as well as for discussions as panelist on the startup scene in Austria. Michael holds a degree in technical physics, is married and father of two. He is passionate about music and mountaineering.
is project manager for start-up programs at the Vienna Business Agency and has more than 10 years experience as a business consultant in various industries and has supported several start-ups in the Creative Industries. The Vienna Business Agency offers financial support, real estate and urban development incentives as well as free service and advice for Viennese companies and founders. The objective is to strengthen Viennese entrepreneurs, companies and their innovative force. As a result, developing and sustaining the business location and strengthening the position in international competition.
Stefan Kreppelis the start-up representative of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) and responsible for the start-up related funding and financing schemes with in this organisation. Moreover he is an economical expert and strategically advisor for the entrepreneurial topic. Stefan has a Diploma in environmental engineering and a Master of Business Administration.
Thomas R. Werner is an entrepreneurial leader who drives short and long term plans to deliver results in growing the business.
Mag. Dr. Birgit Hofreiter is responsible for the business development and activities undertaken by the i²c. What started with the program design and management of a supplementary curriculum on innovation for master students at the Faculty of Informatics at TU Wien, grew within 3 years into a cross-faculty Innovation Center offering different services: amongst other things a StartAcademy for Scientists - a unique concept for R&D transfer at Universities. In this StartAcademy scientists investigate the business potential of conducted R&D projects/PhD topics. Additionally, she fathered the i²c Award - a realisation grant for conducted PhD research with high business potential. Birgit is advisory board member of Austrian Startups and co-initiator & steering committee member of the IEEE International Conference on Business Informatics - An academic conference and outlet for applied informatics. Repeatedly, she acts as innovation scout and jury member.