Just imagine being the founder of an organisation that supports and connects thousands of entrepreneurs for many years. Or imagine deciding to go away from your country of origin to open a business in Austria, in just a few years become the most important online retailer in your field?
Our speakers for this special F&F event concentrate tons of experience, something that some of us will get in years to come. Would you like to know what do they have to say about entrepreneurship, fear, failure?
As you know, the format of this event is as follows:
Each speaker presents in 15 minutes
After each speech you’ll have 10 minutes to ask questions or share your thoughts.
After the three speeches there is time for networking and for the ones interested in continuing the talk, there is a great pub a few meters from the Hub!
Alexis Eremia [Linkedin]
Alexis is an energetic, enthusiastic and wise entrepreneur. She contributes with entrepreneurs and organizations to create the right conditions for businesses to flourish and generate positive impact. Her work impacts directly the community of entrepreneurs in Vienna and Bucharest. As one of the founders at the Impact Hub Vienna, she has a strong and close connection with a diverse community of individuals.
Damian Izdebski [LinkedIn]
Damian was born in Poland, grew watching his parents working as entrepreneurs. His family decided to move to Austria where Damian found business by selling newspapers to the Polish community in Vienna. He studied and worked with technology and later founded DiTech, a small business that became one of the most important online retailers for the IT industry for German speaking countries. After 15 years of growth and success the company recently collapsed. Damian will share with you his experiences after the failure, and some of his new discoveries.
Mike Heininger [LinkedIn]
Mike founded Traffic.at before Google Maps got a chance to get into real time traffic data. His company succeeded on implementing the technology but failed after a while. The lessons from Mike are evidence that failure can happen even in unlikely cases.