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Dr. Bernhard Astner

Managing partner at hba

Carina Margeiter, MSc.

Moderator, Head of Entrepreneurship and Creative Industries Department at Austria Wirtschaftsservice

Prof. Dr. Carolin Häusler, MBR

University of Passau

Chiara Greganti, PhD

Co-Founder & Managing Director of VitreaLab

Dr. Christian Timmerer

Co-Founder of Bitmovin

Prof. Dr. Christoph Huber

Co-Founder of BioNTech SE

Clemens Müller

RnD Lead, Corporate Banking & Markets (Erste Bank & Sparkasse)

MMag. Daniela Pak-Graf

Managing Director of Merkur Innovation Lab GmbH

Mag. Dejan Jovicevic

Moderator, Co-Founder & CEO of brutkasten

Mag. Elmar Pichl

Ministry of Education, Science and Research

Erich Tauber

Founder & CEO of Themis Bioscience

Mag. Georg Kopetz

Co-Founder & Member of the Executive Board (CEO) of TTTech Auto AG

DI Georg List, MBA

Vice President Corporate Strategy at AVL

Dr. Harald Mahrer

President of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

Dr. Heinz Faßmann

Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research

DI Herbert Gartner

Co-Founder & CEO of eQventure

Ilona Gulchak, MA, MBA

Chairperson of the Board at Commercialization Reactor

Prof. Irit Sagi

Vice President for Technology Transfer at The Weizmann Institute of Science

Dr. med. univ. Jama Nateqi

Founder & CEO of Symptoma

John Cumbers, Ph.D.

Founder and CEO of SynBioBeta

Dr. Jörg Schönbacher

Partner/Managing Director – BDO Consulting GmbH

Karl Handelsman, MBA, MS

Founder & General Partner of Codon Capital

Lucian Wagner, BSc, MBA

General Partner at Privilege Ventures AG

DI Dr. Ludovit Garzik

Managing Director at Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development

Mag. Markus Wanko, MBA, MSc.

Managing Partner at IST cube

Dr. Özlem Türeci

Co-Founder & CMO of BioNTech SE

Dipl-Ing. Dr. Sabine Herlitschka, MBA

Infineon Technologies Austria

Dr. Sara Matt, RTTP

University of Innsbruck

Thomas Fürstner

Founder & CTO of RIDDLE&CODE

Wolfgang Platz, MA

Founder & CEO of TRICENTIS

Mag. Jasmin Güngör

Moderator, Investment Manager of Hermann Hauser Investment GmbH

Klara Brandstätter, MSc

Managing Director at I.E.C.T. – Hermann Hauser

Dr. Margarete Schramböck

Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs

Dr. Hermann Hauser

Co-Founder of Amadeus Capital Partners

Leonore Gewessler, BA

Federal Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology

Nina Wöss

Moderator, Female Founders Global

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Spin-off Austria Initiative

Hermann Hauser and Herbert Gartner have organised the Spin-off Austria Conference 2021 with the help of their respective companies – I.E.C.T. Hermann Hauser Management GmbH, Hermann Hauser Investment GmbH and eQventure GmbH – and the support of the conference committee as well as all sponsors and cooperation partners.

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