Our Board

The ones to blame when things go south.

Markus Raunig

Managing Director

Markus Raunig

Managing Director

Daniel Cronin

Member of the Board

Daniel Cronin

Member of the Board

Michael Ionita

Member of the Board

Michael Ionita

Member of the Board

Katharina Unger

Member of the Board

Katharina Unger

Member of the Board

Maggie Childs

Member of the Board

Maggie Childs

Member of the Board

Adrian Zettl-Singh

Member of the Board

Adrian Zettl-Singh

Member of the Board

Leadership Team

Taking the charge at the front of the pack.

Markus Raunig

Managing Director

Markus Raunig

Managing Director

Hannah Wundsam

CXO

Hannah Wundsam

CXO

Johanna Einsiedler

Head of Research & Operations

Johanna Einsiedler

Head of Research & Operations

Stefan Lixl

Head of Events & Circle 17

Stefan Lixl

Head of Events & Circle 17

Taso Panteliadis

Communications Lead

Taso Panteliadis

Communications Lead

Representatives

Resistance is futile. We’re everywhere.

Florian Heiss

Tyrol

Florian Heiss

Tyrol

Sophie Bolzer

Salzburg

Sophie Bolzer

Salzburg

Manuel Gahn

Vienna

Manuel Gahn

Vienna

Hannes Baumgartner

Lower Austria

Hannes Baumgartner

Lower Austria

M. Meusburger & T. Metzler

Vorarlberg

M. Meusburger & T. Metzler

Vorarlberg

Anita Raffetseder

Upper Austria

Anita Raffetseder

Upper Austria

Werner Sammer

Styria

Werner Sammer

Styria

Michael Sedlak

Burgenland

Michael Sedlak

Burgenland

Alexander Mann

Carinthia

Alexander Mann

Carinthia

Active Members

An exquisite selection of people who were already crazy enough to become members!

Hannah Wundsam

CXO

Hannah Wundsam

CXO

Johanna Einsiedler

Head of Research & Operations

Johanna Einsiedler

Head of Research & Operations

Stefan Lixl

Head of Events & Circle 17

Stefan Lixl

Head of Events & Circle 17

Taso Panteliadis

Communications Lead

Taso Panteliadis

Communications Lead

Manuel Widmann

Research & Policy

Manuel Widmann

Research & Policy

Manuel Gahn

Operations Manager

Manuel Gahn

Operations Manager

Victor Tibo

Project Lead

    Victor Tibo

    Project Lead

    Priya Divy

    Newsletter Lead

      Priya Divy

      Newsletter Lead

      Elke Mattheiss

      Research & Policy Team

      Elke Mattheiss

      Research & Policy Team

      Bernhard Brejla

      Partnerships Lead

        Bernhard Brejla

        Partnerships Lead

        Esther Hummel

        Project Manager

          Esther Hummel

          Project Manager

          Haimo Lorenz

          Communication Manager

          Haimo Lorenz

          Communication Manager

          Sandra Weber

          Project Lead Community

            Sandra Weber

            Project Lead Community

            Alexander Brix

            Partnerships Manager

            Alexander Brix

            Partnerships Manager

            Anja Schneckenreither

            Partnerships Manager

              Anja Schneckenreither

              Partnerships Manager

              Denis Morozov

              Project Manager

                Denis Morozov

                Project Manager

                Florian Schöffmann

                Lead Growth Stage Breakfast & Partner Events

                  Florian Schöffmann

                  Lead Growth Stage Breakfast & Partner Events

                  Stephanie Rappl

                  Designer

                    Stephanie Rappl

                    Designer

                    Roberta Kostadinova

                    Happiness Manager

                      Roberta Kostadinova

                      Happiness Manager

                      Lara Agneter

                      Partnerships

                        Lara Agneter

                        Partnerships

                        Josine Bakkes

                        Program Manager Circle17

                          Josine Bakkes

                          Program Manager Circle17

                          Oksana Kuzmenko

                          Videographer

                            Oksana Kuzmenko

                            Videographer

                            Alexander Cortolezis

                            Project Manager Communication

                              Alexander Cortolezis

                              Project Manager Communication

                              Amelie Schneider

                              Stammtisch Coordinator

                                Amelie Schneider

                                Stammtisch Coordinator

                                Peter Helmer

                                Legal

                                  Peter Helmer

                                  Legal

                                  Michaela Maria Hintermayr

                                  Project Manager Community

                                    Michaela Maria Hintermayr

                                    Project Manager Community

                                    Klaudie Mrkusova

                                    Partnerships

                                      Klaudie Mrkusova

                                      Partnerships

                                      Iliyana Meshava

                                      Research & Policy

                                        Iliyana Meshava

                                        Research & Policy

                                        Daniel Drabek

                                        Research & Policy

                                          Daniel Drabek

                                          Research & Policy

                                          Benedikt Spanocchi

                                          Stammtisch Coordinator

                                            Benedikt Spanocchi

                                            Stammtisch Coordinator

                                            Baris Ertugrul

                                            Partnerships Manager

                                              Baris Ertugrul

                                              Partnerships Manager

                                              Anna Elizarova

                                              Social Media Manager

                                                Anna Elizarova

                                                Social Media Manager

                                                Cornelia Sochor

                                                Partnerships Manager

                                                  Cornelia Sochor

                                                  Partnerships Manager

                                                  Alissa Kovarik

                                                  Community Manager

                                                    Alissa Kovarik

                                                    Community Manager

                                                    Denise Kovarik

                                                    Community Manager

                                                      Denise Kovarik

                                                      Community Manager

                                                      Chris Tockner

                                                      Project Manager

                                                      Chris Tockner

                                                      Project Manager

                                                      Tanja Dobovicnik

                                                      Event Manager

                                                      Tanja Dobovicnik

                                                      Event Manager

                                                      Katharina Binder

                                                      Stammtisch Coordinator

                                                      Katharina Binder

                                                      Stammtisch Coordinator

                                                      Maria E. Martinez del Cerro

                                                      Office Hours Event Coordinator / Communications

                                                      Maria E. Martinez del Cerro

                                                      Office Hours Event Coordinator / Communications

                                                      Philipp Schardax

                                                      Marketing

                                                      Philipp Schardax

                                                      Marketing

                                                      Alexander Hummer

                                                      Head of Finance

                                                      Alexander Hummer

                                                      Head of Finance

                                                      Alexandra Mitu

                                                      Event Management

                                                      Alexandra Mitu

                                                      Event Management

                                                      Thomas Sumersberger

                                                      Project Manager

                                                      Thomas Sumersberger

                                                      Project Manager

                                                      Bernhard Holzer

                                                      PR

                                                      Bernhard Holzer

                                                      PR

                                                      Esther Fellinger

                                                      Local Rep Assistant - Carinthia

                                                      Esther Fellinger

                                                      Local Rep Assistant - Carinthia

                                                      Michael Schramm

                                                      Partnerships Manager

                                                      Michael Schramm

                                                      Partnerships Manager

                                                      Friends of AustrianStartups

                                                      Larissa Barabasch

                                                      Larissa Barabasch

                                                      Frederik Ledermueller

                                                      Event Calender

                                                      Frederik Ledermueller

                                                      Event Calender

                                                      Samuel Hargreaves

                                                      Research Associate

                                                      Samuel Hargreaves

                                                      Research Associate

                                                      Katrin Franye

                                                      Partnerships Manager

                                                      Katrin Franye

                                                      Partnerships Manager

                                                      Katja Septimus

                                                      Research Associate

                                                      Katja Septimus

                                                      Research Associate

                                                      Christine Zivojinovic

                                                      Newsletter

                                                      Christine Zivojinovic

                                                      Newsletter

                                                      Ainur Kalitova

                                                      Research & Policy Associate

                                                      Ainur Kalitova

                                                      Research & Policy Associate

                                                      Simon Liebentritt

                                                      Event Manager

                                                      Simon Liebentritt

                                                      Event Manager

                                                      Sanja Mirkic

                                                      Event Calender

                                                      Sanja Mirkic

                                                      Event Calender

                                                      Anna Koshkina

                                                      Marketing

                                                      Anna Koshkina

                                                      Marketing

                                                      Martina Pardy

                                                      Research & Policy Associate

                                                      Martina Pardy

                                                      Research & Policy Associate

                                                      Seif Bairakdar

                                                      Project Manager

                                                      Seif Bairakdar

                                                      Project Manager

                                                      Zeno Kujawa

                                                      Project Manager

                                                      Zeno Kujawa

                                                      Project Manager

                                                      Taraneh Abdelrahimsai

                                                      Social Media

                                                      Taraneh Abdelrahimsai

                                                      Social Media

                                                      Mahdis Gharaei

                                                      Project Manager

                                                      Mahdis Gharaei

                                                      Project Manager

                                                      Stephan Bartosch

                                                      Project Manager

                                                      Stephan Bartosch

                                                      Project Manager

                                                      Valentina Caradonio

                                                      Project Manager

                                                      Valentina Caradonio

                                                      Project Manager

                                                      Christoph Jeschke

                                                      Co-Founder

                                                      Christoph Jeschke

                                                      Co-Founder

                                                      Pooja Ahluwalia

                                                      Social Media

                                                      Pooja Ahluwalia

                                                      Social Media

                                                      Alyssa-Ninja Weis

                                                      Project Management

                                                      Alyssa-Ninja Weis

                                                      Project Management

                                                      Iva Bosanac Hoblaj

                                                      HR, Event Calendar

                                                      Iva Bosanac Hoblaj

                                                      HR, Event Calendar

                                                      Astrid Koger

                                                      Social Media

                                                      Astrid Koger

                                                      Social Media

                                                      Bernhard Wendt

                                                      Social Media

                                                      Bernhard Wendt

                                                      Social Media

                                                      Pia Mathis

                                                      Social Media

                                                      Pia Mathis

                                                      Social Media

                                                      Moritz Christian

                                                      Project Manager

                                                      Moritz Christian

                                                      Project Manager

                                                      Georg Kuttner

                                                      Local Rep Assistant - Tyrol

                                                      Georg Kuttner

                                                      Local Rep Assistant - Tyrol

                                                      Manfred Machacek

                                                      Event Calendar

                                                      Manfred Machacek

                                                      Event Calendar

                                                      Ali Nuredini

                                                      Graphics

                                                      Ali Nuredini

                                                      Graphics

                                                      Christoph Dvorak

                                                      PR Assistant

                                                      Christoph Dvorak

                                                      PR Assistant

                                                      Natalie Korotaeva

                                                      Graphics

                                                      Natalie Korotaeva

                                                      Graphics

                                                      Tanja Sternbauer

                                                      Tanja Sternbauer

                                                      Tanja Sternbauer

                                                      Alexander Vilsmeier

                                                      Alexander Vilsmeier

                                                      Alexander Vilsmeier

                                                      Maximilian Bauerdorf

                                                      Maximilian Bauerdorf

                                                      Philipp Kazianka

                                                      Philipp Kazianka

                                                      Alexander Uhlir

                                                      Newsletter

                                                      Alexander Uhlir

                                                      Newsletter

                                                      Thomas Pamminger

                                                      Event Newsletter

                                                      Thomas Pamminger

                                                      Event Newsletter

                                                      Daniel Tran

                                                      Sponsoring

                                                      Daniel Tran

                                                      Sponsoring

                                                      Dejan Stojanovic

                                                      Dejan Stojanovic

                                                      Andrea Scheuringer

                                                      Andrea Scheuringer

                                                      Steven McGuiness

                                                      Social Media

                                                      Steven McGuiness

                                                      Social Media

                                                      Florian Lang

                                                      Florian Lang

                                                      Patrick Fuchs

                                                      Patrick Fuchs

                                                      Iryna Bursuk

                                                      Event Management

                                                      Iryna Bursuk

                                                      Event Management

                                                      Hannah Sturm

                                                      Event Management

                                                      Hannah Sturm

                                                      Event Management

                                                      Helga Turcanu

                                                      Helga Turcanu

                                                      Marius Starcke

                                                      Marius Starcke

                                                      Harald Katzenschläger

                                                      Harald Katzenschläger

                                                      Lukas Fittl

                                                      Lukas Fittl

                                                      Leo Fasbender

                                                      Leo Fasbender

                                                      Bernhard Hauser

                                                      Bernhard Hauser

                                                      Fritz Masopust

                                                      Design

                                                      Fritz Masopust

                                                      Design

                                                      Philip Ehrenfellner

                                                      Webdevelopment

                                                      Philip Ehrenfellner

                                                      Webdevelopment

                                                      Christoph Peter

                                                      Webdevelopment

                                                      Christoph Peter

                                                      Webdevelopment

                                                      Miriam Söchstl

                                                      Impact Startups

                                                      Miriam Söchstl

                                                      Impact Startups

                                                      Romy Sigl

                                                      Former Local Representative Salzburg

                                                      Romy Sigl

                                                      Former Local Representative Salzburg

                                                      Bianca Gfrei

                                                      Bianca Gfrei

                                                      Stephan Jung

                                                      Stephan Jung

                                                      Vincent Jong

                                                      International Contacts

                                                      Vincent Jong

                                                      International Contacts

                                                      Patrick Manhardt

                                                      Co-Founder

                                                      Patrick Manhardt

                                                      Co-Founder

                                                      Bernhard Lehner

                                                      PR

                                                      Bernhard Lehner

                                                      PR

                                                      Ulrich Kopetzki

                                                      Legal

                                                      Ulrich Kopetzki

                                                      Legal

                                                      Andreas Klinger

                                                      Andreas Klinger

                                                      Martin Sprengseis

                                                      Martin Sprengseis

                                                      Lisa Fassl

                                                      Lisa Fassl

                                                      Bastian Ernst

                                                      Bastian Ernst

                                                      Adiam Emnay

                                                      Member of the Board

                                                      Adiam Emnay

                                                      Member of the Board

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