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On March 23rd, Ute Bock was our guest at the Hub Vienna. She followed the invitation of Hub member Eva Krappinger, who presented the results of the facebook-campaign she ran for Mrs. Bock’s refugees’ project last December and January.

Ute Bock gave a personal impression of her work and daily routine and reported on the extreme mental strain of asylum seekers, arbitrary acts by the authorities but also about unexpected assistance and help. She stressed that her biggest aim is that the kids go to school because to her education is the most important to ameliorate their situation.

In the following lively discussion that lasted nearly two hours people exchanged their opinions and experiences on the topic and were interested in juristic and legal details but also in possibilities to support the refugees’ project. At 10 p.m. Mrs. Bock took a taxi back to her office to sort through the mail and left the attendees impressed and inspired. The campaign is planned to be continued and to gather new funding ideas.

Matthias Reisinger

Matthias Reisinger

Co-founder & Director

Matthias is an Austrian serial entrepreneur and one of the co-founders of the Impact Hub Vienna, of Inventures (an online blog about startup scene in Central and Eastern Europe), and of Three Coins (a financial literacy game).

Besides that he loves music, tech, sushi and 30day challenges.