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Meet the Mieters: HYVE Innovation Austria

Have you ever wondered what live in a beehive is like? Pretty busy I would like to think. If you happen to be in the hub, go see HYVE Innovation Austria, “Europe’s first one-stop-shop for innovation” as managing director Michael Maier puts it. The Austrian affiliate…

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How startup-affine is the machine engineering and plant manufacturing industry?

An interesting question for any industry, I would say. In order to find possible answers to the question, weXelerate managing director Awi Lifshitz and team were proud to welcome the German Engineering Association (VDMA) on June 5th to the biggest hub in CEE. VDMA in a nutshell Together with weXelerate…

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Seven-digit investment for startup txture

The basis of a startup company are usually new and innovative ideas.  In order to bring such ideas to live, investment is needed. The startup Txture specialises in a game-changing software platform for the analyses and cloud transformation of global IT landscapes. Today the startup announced…

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Another eXcellent office for innovation!

We are happy to announce that we are getting bigger! The innovation and startup hub “weXelerate am Lindengrund” will open its doors in autumn 2019, exactly 2 years after the opening of the hub in Vienna. Why the west? This location in the west will open…

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A masterclass about making change happen.

Life is full of changes. However, it is quite difficult to bring forward changes, especially when it comes to changes in the workplace. Learn to make changes Once a year the Innovation Day sponsored by Österreichische Lotterien takes place. This year part…

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Five things that are crucial for a successful weXelerate application

Over the course of the last two years almost 180 startups and scaleups participated in one of the four weXelerate batches. They all have one thing in common: a tempting offer for the weXelerate ecosystem – most notably our corporate partners – that makes them stand out from the masses…

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How fit are you in internet usage?

Most people would answer this question with a yes. And to tell the truth, I myself would probably say yes, I feel fit and confident in the usage of the internet. But how fit are we really with websites, social media and search engines? Since autumn 2018 our hub has…

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Being happy as a business model

What really struck me when I started working at weXelerate a few months ago was the job title of one of my colleagues: Chief Happiness Officer, short CHO. What does it mean for a company and its workforce to have a CHO in the team? Can one person make a…

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Meet the Mieters: IBM

You can meet robots in our hub! An innovation hub is per definition a modern, innovative place. Is there a way to make it even more fashionable and part of the new world of work? There is. Since September 2018 IBM Austria has two seats in…

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Let’s shape the future together

The weXelerate hub is constantly changing. Tenants come and go. In some cases, tenants love the atmosphere, the networking as well as the whole character of the office building so much that they decide to bring in even more colleagues and therefore need to expand their work space. A similar…

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A festival of game-changing ideas

There are many innovative and new ideas around. In times of the internet and social media they spread really fast. But what happens if you summon all the people who have such ideas? A great festival, full of inspiring ideas and stimulating talks. For three days – April 9-11 –…

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Meet the Meeters: Hackabu

The wish of every company whether it is big or small is to constantly grow and be successful. But how to make your business larger is not always easy. That’s where growth hacking companies become part of the pictures. Such companies are per definition companies that help other companies to…

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Getting to know the hub

The new batch 4 startups are getting to know their way around the Accelerator hub. Located in their own space during the monthly block weeks, there have been a number of events in their first week at weXelerate. On the third day of their first week the startups presented themselves…

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A new batch of innovation

Welcome to the weXelerate Accelerator Hub! We are very happy to say “hallo” to 25 new batch 4 startups. In the next four months these ladies and gentlemen will engage in our accelerator program. In this batch the startups again come from all over the world: They are from Austria,…

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Meet the Mieters: der brutkasten

Working in an innovation hub has…

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What do orders and maths have in common?

Not very much. At least not at first sight. But if you are digging deeper you will see that both fields are relying heavily on numbers and data. Taking this into account it is not surprising that the two startups DAGOPT and…

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Making yourself heard

What does being a woman mean nowadays? Even as a woman it is not easy to answer this question. In celebration of womanhood and the international women’s day the organisation female founders organised a huge event in less than 6 weeks. The motto of the event…

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Take a piece of weXelerate home with you!

Since today each one of you can take home a piece of weXelerate! Our new quarterly magazine Xray was launched this morning. What can you read in Xray? You will find interviews, background stories and news on the startup hub, its ecosystem as well as its tenants and startups. A…

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How refurbished hardware helps growing trees

Modern times have turned homo sapiens into “homo computicus”. All of us work every day with computers, laptops and other hardware devices. Of course, we want to be fashionable in this area as well. Humankind is striving for faster, better and more modern devices. New hardware is put on the…

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If you need help, just holler!

All of us interact online on a daily basis. Whether it is for work or private use, there are many online touchpoints with or as a customer. Almost everyone buys books, clothing, toys and many other products or services online. Unfortunately, customers are not always happy when they open the…

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Coding for a good cause

Last weekend the weXelerate hub was buzzing again. The reason was the second …

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When Text meets Knowledge Management

The weXerlate hub offers startups and our corporate partners room for getting together and networking. The idea is that together they come up with a joined project. But sometimes two startups find ways of cooperating on cool projects. That was the case for…

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When machines talk like humans.

Before the weXelerate Accelerator Program ended last week for batch 3,  we were happy to welcome Wolfgang Dreyer from Oracle as well as Andreas Rath from the startup Ondewo for a Tech Breakfast on January 16…

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All’s well that ends well

And the winner is … After 4 interesting months batch 3 of the weXelerate Accelerator Program ended today. In these past few months the startups have made quite a journey. On today’s Investor’s Day and Pitch Night 36 startups have impressed the investors and the public alike with their innovative…

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GOOGLE looks for information outside your company… ZAPIENS looks for internal knowledge.

All of us are spending more time than ever in school, at university or in other educational programs. Thus acquiring a massive amount of information and knowledge, which is later used for work within companies. But how do you manage this knowledge and…

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Work Serverless!

When Thomas Watson announced that “… there is a world market for maybe five computers.” he had clearly underestimated the power of computers as well as the technology that came with it. This was many years ago and we have come a long way since then. Formerly computers were huge…

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„Chatbots are finally fashionable! “

When Gregor Jarisch, one of the founders of Labs.ai came up with his chatbot idea E.D.D.I. more than 10 years ago, no one seemed to be interested in this topic within Austria. But as so much energy, passion and money had been put into realizing this idea,…

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We need more innovation in our shops!

Innovation and startups are buzzwords nowadays. Many companies use them, but only a few live them. Spar, a big Austrian supermarket chain, and their affiliate Hervis, the biggest sportswear and sports equipment retailer in Austria, are setting an example of how cooperation between…

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The bright and the bold succeed — Why becoming a startup has become such an attractive business model

Who does not sometimes dream of being their own boss or of running their own business? The business world has changed over the past years as every year more companies are entering the market. Their ideas are big, their companies usually small and quite agile with flat hierarchies and the…

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