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software architects busy saving time for others

This autumn is getting hot for Rainer Stropek and his team at software architects. On 30 September, Google stops the support of the development tool Silverlight in the Chrome browser which opens new possibilities for their product time cockpit. “Currently, we are putting the finishing touches to the time cockpit HTML 5 client to provide a seamless migration from Silverlight to HTML 5 for our users,” said CEO Rainer Stropek.

The Upper Austrian startup’s software time cockpit provides a...

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Between balance sheets and toilet paper

Markus Kainer calls himself a “classical marketing guy.” With thick black hair and darting blue eyes, sporting a white button-down, he is quick to laugh, has a friendly demeanor and, in keeping with his marketing persona, knows how to tell a story or two.

His personal journey begins in Graz, where he went to university and got to know Stephan Laske doing sports. Fifteen years later, he would found a small company in Leoben, Styria, together with his friend. It would be a small...

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rudy games meets Electronic Arts

Manfred Lamplmair, CEO and founder of Austrian startup rudy games, has met with experts from American computer games giant Electronic Arts at the Mobile Game Developer Meetup in Redwood City, California, this April. Rudy games specialises in combining classic board-games with computer and mobile gaming. Their “combined games” caught the interest of EA who are keen competitors for the Number 1-spot in world-wide mobile gaming.

“Listening to EA’s various strategies towards aquisition, engagement...

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The Bionic Surface Shark Skin Effect

What might be the title of the latest dystopian blockbuster film, The Bionic Surface Shark Skin Effect is actually a combination of a Styrian engineering company's name and a technological phenomenon used to  “improve three-dimensional body flow applications,” according to founders Andreas Flanschger (Managing Director) and Peter Leitl (Technical Director).

Huh?

Put in layman’s terms, uses so-called “riblets” – sharkskin-like surfaces that have micro and nano-structured “tiny...

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Mettop: The mettle for metal

Dr. Iris and Dr. Andreas Filzwieser met while studying non-ferrous metallurgy at the Montan University in Leoben, a city in Styria, Austria. Out of necessity, they learned quickly how to work hard without much sleep and how to communicate with each other openly and efficiently. These lessons proved to be essential for their future success.

 

Soon after Iris received her PhD, she realised it would be nearly impossible to find a job giving her enough flexibility to manage her home...

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Inits provides Open Source services for startups

The Vienna-based incubator INiTS has been announced as official Hub of the European FIWARE Network. The Fiware platfrom was realised in the context of the of the European Commission and recently launched its free-of-charge services. There are many ways to make use of Fiware, for example, saving data in a cloud, using real data for first tests, or to realise ideas in the IoT area.

As of now, INiTS startups have access to several Open Source Services that can help young startups to develop their...

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Rapid test for clean water by Viennese startup

The Austrian startup-company Vienna Water Monitoring GmbH has developped a stunningly quick method to check water for e.coli bacteria. What took up to 48 hours, can now be done in just 15 minutes. Thanks to the ColiMinder, developped by VWM, the water does no longer need to be tested in a lab. The ColiMinder is a device only some 30 cm tall and weighs a mere 14 kilos; it comes in various models that can be used in laboratories, as mobile or stationary devices. Currently, two ColiMinders...

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Investor Dellbruck supports customer loyalty-app qonnect

Lower Austrian venture has announced that they found a new investor for their app qonnect (read our profile ). Vienna-based private equity company Dellbruck has paid a six-figure amount for four percent of the venture, according to Ikangai-boss Martin Treiber. qonnect is an app that connects businesses with their customers, keeping them up-to-date about current events, promotions or vouchers. In addition, it features customer-card management and deeper interaction between customer and seller. ...

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Call for entries: INiTS Startup Camp

Early-stage startups are now invited to apply for this year’s startup camp, Austria’s first startup accelerator that promises young entrepreneurs with an idea to get them business-ready within just 100 days. You can apply till 19 June !

INiTS incubator offers early-stage startups a very intensive training and mentorship programme following the lean-startup-approach. This method focuses on getting a business-idea ready for markets’ and customers’ needs double-quick. Startup camp features a...

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Bitmovin at Streaming Media East

Austrian startup will be presenting their products and services at this year’s Streaming Media East Conference and Expo in New York City. CEO Stefan Lederer will take the speaker’s stand on two occasions. Bitmovin is based in Klagenfurt, Carinthia, and provides high-quality online video-streaming solutions. The company will present high quality MPEG-DASH player bitdash? and their fast cloud-transcoding and streaming service bitcodin?. Streaming Media East took place from May 11 - 13 in the...

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