WineDown: The Future of Cities & Re:Wien Closing Ceremony
Join our next community gathering on October 5th, and learn about The Future of Cities from startups who are innovating in the space. In addition to our WineDown networking event, attendees are also invited to come and watch the pitches of graduates of our Re:Wien accelerator program.
The schedule of events is as follows:
16:30 – 18:30 Re:Wien Closing Ceremony
18:30 – WineDown: The Future of Cities
20:00 – An exclusive speech by Thomas Hruschka
20.20 – Ticket raffle for UrbanFuture, don’t forget to participate in the special prize draw at the start, it’s worth it!
21.45 – Closing
This month’s WineDown will feature a special guest: Pepper, the most advanced humanoid robot – powered by Impact Hub members Humanizing Technologies!
Get your tickets here.
Re:Wien was launched by Impact Hub Vienna in partnership with OekoBusiness Wien in an effort to develop smart, sustainable businesses that improve the city of Vienna. Ventures who applied for the program focused on a variety of topics including food waste and food production, local value chain, intergenerational exchange, and more. From over 32 applications, ten businesses were selected to take part in a comprehensive accelerator program where these entrepreneurs then developed their ideas.
During the closing ceremony, the program participants will share their progress by giving two-minute pitches of their business followed by two minutes of Q&A. Come support these innovative entrepreneurs working to improve our community. After the closing ceremony, we’ll have our monthly community networking event centered around The Future of Cities. The presenters at this year’s Re: Wien are below.
Endlos Fesch is the first fashion library in Vienna renting out unique and high-quality clothing from young local designers. For a low membership fee, their members take advantage of an endless wardrobe full of sustainably sourced fashionable items, thereby pursuing an eco-friendly lifestyle. They aim to create an innovative social business that extends the product lifecycle of clothes, reduces the amount of textile waste and CO2 emissions, raises awareness of slow fashion and encourages members to change unsustainable consumption patterns.
The Fairmittlerei organizes and supplies usable consumer goods (non-food), which are or can not be sold anymore, from producers and traders to nonprofit organizations (NPOs).
NGOs can obtain goods needed which are clearly below the normal market price.Producers and traders reduce costs for storage and also decrease the destruction of goods This contributes to environmental sustainability, as the senseless destruction of useable products is reduced
KOCH DOCH! provides fresh, tasty and nourishing vegan Hot Pots for businesses and co-working spaces. Teams profit from healthy meals in the office and get together during the lunch break. KOCH DOCH! offers a cooking lesson by preparing the dish together or delivers the ready-made pot. Stories about the ingredients, their impact, and recipes accompany the meals. This initiative fosters sustainable conscious consumerism and supports local farmers by using their organic and seasonal vegetables, cereals and legumes.
Lobu is a local online marketplace that delivers books by bike from the nearest bookstore. Lobu centralizes local bookstores online to help them to be competitive with the big online retailers. The books are delivered on the same day by a network of bike couriers between 7 pm and 9 pm. The idea is not to ship products from far away but to see the city as a warehouse and create an eco-friendly and fast alternative to the established online retailers.
Nut & Feder
Nut & Feder combines craftsmanship and design with heart. As a social business, it offers asylum seekers a meaningful activity and a chance for social participation. Asylum seekers are waiting for years until the decision whether they can stay or not will be made. This time is characterized by inactivity and boredom. Nut & Feder is a way out of this dreary everyday life.
Raumpioniere is a Crowdfunding, Crowdsourcing and Crowdengaging platform for urban & civic projects. Raumpioniere´s aim is it to conjoin participative urban planning and crowd funding in order to support urban placemakers. Furthermore, Raumpioniere is experimenting with new digital participation technologies to add a new approach to the fields of civic participation and urban development.
Unverschwendet offers a culinary and creative solution to utilize the great potential of unutilized surplus crops and enables people to an enjoyable access to food waste prevention and a sustainable lifestyle. As a first step, we preserve surplus fruits through traditional crafts. In the long-term we want to offer various solutions to utilize as much surplus as possible.
WGE!-Gemeinsam Wohnen establishes the model of mixed generation housing in Vienna: We arrange and supervise shared flats between elderly and young residents: The roommates thus live together, enjoy activities together and help each other out. Most important for WGE! is to foster solidarity among different generations. At the same time WGE! is counteracting the precarious housing situation for young people and acts sustainable, as we are using existing, but unused living space.
WisR is a networking platform that matches job-seeking, talented elderly people to young entrepreneurs and innovative employers, in order to re-integrate them into society, share experience and close the generation gap. We are aiming to create a future-oriented and sustainable business concept where age is a competitive advantage. Imagine a world where we would not grow older, but grow wiser.