Each application is analyzed by the experts of Venionaire Capital and DealMatrix
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A project of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce and Industry in cooperation with Venionaire Capital.
The initiative "Innovation to Company" will bring startups and established businesses together. To facilitate this, the Vienna chamber of commerce and industry, will function as enabler to offer their members an opportunity for structured innovation search and new joint business with Startups.
Our objective as Vienna chamber of commerce and industry is to create as many win-win situations as possible by functioning as an active platform. The reason why the new Innovation to Company initiative is so interesting is because existing and aspiring companies or teams will be generating new business that will bring benefits to everyone. And who knows, maybe we can make our own contributions to spectacular new success stories that go far beyond Vienna.
Berthold is an expert on risk capital, founder of a number of companies and Business Angel. He specialised early as an investment banker in the risk and growth capital section. In 2012 he founded the consulting and investment firm, Venionaire Capital. The firm advises on and structures transactions for mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and venture capital, and, last but not least, supports stock-exchange-listed corporations in the implementation of corporate venture. In addition, Venionaire Capital has investments in several high-tech start-ups. www.venionaire.com
Martin worked for 15 years in the digital industry, amongst other things, as General Manager of Nokia Austria/Adriatics and CEO of Immobilien.NET. He is currently a Digital Operator and works on transformation projects with companies and institutions. He is an author, trainer and lecturer, focusing on “leadership work in the digital age”, co-founder of the DigitalCity.Wien initiative and the Society.Institute, and is engaged in start-ups. Details: www.giesswein.org
Max has a strong background in public affairs and strategic communication advice. He is a partner at vivacom GmbH (consultancy & communications). He is the developer and coordinator of "Innovation to Company", the (currently) biggest corporate innovation challenge in Europe, and works in the field of business developement of Startups.
DealMatrix offers a platform for startup screening with standardized and investor/company-relevant criteria. The dynamic structure of the questionnaire enables a targeted connection with all participants. Companies, investors and event organizers quickly see whether the applicants match their portfolio or are interesting for a cooperation. Startups create their own profile on the platform, with which they can send a “one click application” to investors, companies, and events. The DealMatrix software further supports pitch competitions and startup conferences in real time from application to selection of startups to jury-, one-on-one-, and public scoring as well as data analysis.