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Reading about weXelerate

We are happy and proud to present to you our next Xray magazine issue! Come in and pick up a copy or read the news comfortably online! What are the topics? As in the previous two issues the magazine focuses on startups, innovation and modern technology.

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Are you planning an event?

Why not host your next event at weXelerate, the Home of Innovation in Vienna’s city center? Apart from being a very central location, the hub offers on its almost 9.000m² rooms as well as open areas for events of all kinds. Depending on your event, you can welcome as few…

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Meet the Mieters: Palfinger

In this month interview of the Meet the Mieters series get to know Palfinger better, a company that specialises in reliable and cost-effective lifting solutions for the use on commercial vehicles. I met with Stefan Kreppel, Head of Open Innovation PALFINGER 21st, to ask him a few questions about life…

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Meet the Mieters: i5invest

For the interview series Meet the Mieters I was warmly welcomed by Herwig, Henry and Patrick in the office of i5invest. Read on to find out what these three gentlemen have revealed about their work at i5invest, innovation and ongoing projects. weX: Nice to meet you…

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A hub open to the world.

Working in our hub means working with national as well as with international startups. One startup came all the way from America. I met with Luke and Andy from our Batch 3 alumni peruse.io/NOAM to find out what made them come all the way to Austria.

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Chosen by investors and the public.

Today weXelerate open its doors to investors and the public. And a great number of people followed our invitation. Investor’s Day For the Investor’s Day we opened our doors in the morning and started the day off with a breakfast for the investors and the startups. The rest of the…

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Get a platform to administrate your tasks!

This is a dream of many people: to have someone else taking care of their tasks . Now this dream has come true! A…

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Do’s and Don’ts for creating the perfect pitch – Part 1

Pitching is probably the most crucial presentation technique an entrepreneur has to master in the startup life. Whether it is in written form of an email or an application to an accelerator or a grant, visual or multi-media in the form of a one-pager or video or orally like an…

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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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Meet the Mieters: Wüstenrot

Welcome to the hub. Our corporate partner Wüstenrot has been part of the ecosystem from the very beginning. Only recently they moved into a space at the hub. “Relocating our office to weXelerate has been a next step to integrate ourselves even more in this thriving…

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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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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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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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Mentors and mentees – The story of a strong relationship.

All of us have experienced a fresh start at a new place of work. Many new faces, a new culture or many new expressions are just a few of the difficulties a newbie at work has to face. In these situations most of us will have hoped for a helping…

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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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Plug & Play the Energy Saving Way.

Like parents are proud of their children, we are always proud and happy to hear about the success of “our” startups. Who are our startups? The startups that have been part of the weXelerate Accelerator Program. The Italian startup Enerbrain was in…

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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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Meet the Mieters: Reiter PR

“Meet the Mieters” is a new recurring series, where the single tenants of the weXelerate hub will be introduced. The first tenant to meet up for an interview was Reiter PR weX: Hi Thomas, hi Alexandra, thanks for meeting with me. Since when has Reiter PR…

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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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Awards for eXcellent startups

Who is the weXelerate startup 2018? In order to answer this question we created the weXelerate Startup Award. More than 150 startups have participated in our three weXelerate Accelerator programs. All of them were evaluated by a top selected jury according to certain criteria. 14 startups were selected that way.

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Data Manufacturers

Working online and in social media – at work as well as in our freetime –  is our daily business. Data is everywhere. Therefore data and the management of it has become a very important business. Linx4, a weXelerate alumni from batch II and finalist in the…

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Great investment for bsurance

As a hub weXelerate has seen many startups grow, expand and realize great projects. However, it is always wonderful news and makes us proud to share success stories. The batch II alumni bsurance, an insurtech startup founded in 2017, has successfully completed its Series A financing round.

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Into the crowd

Behind every business idea, however small a company might be, there needs to be a business as well as a financial plan. This is no different for startups. In the past few years, crowdfunding has been a successful way for smaller companies…

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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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Buzzing like bees

Another year has just started. And it’s going to be a great one. weXelerate starts motivated and energetic into this new year. Our  headquarter is buzzing with events and interesting people this month. Get insights into new technologies, listen to a podcast, take part in a sports challenge or party…

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A glass of “Glühwein”!

Where are you from? Most startups taking part in the weXelerate Accelerator Program are not from Vienna or Austria, but from all over the world. For this program the startups come to the capital of Austria, to work, to learn and to network. In the current batch we welcomed startups…

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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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