On being a Pioneer in Vienna

“You can start a business anywhere you want in the world, as long as you’re driven”. This is what a speaker mentioned on day one of the Pioneers Festival, held this year between the 29th-31th of October at the Hofburg in Vienna. What do you think about this statement?

To summarize what I am about to say in the following article, you need to go to the Pioneers Festival in 2013 if you:

-are looking for change in your life and career

-strive to make some international connections on the spot

-want to see speakers debating current issues from an insider perspective.

It’s intriguing to see just how much events such as this and TEDxVienna (which I will be attending later on today) have changed the spirit of the city. Not long ago, things moved a little bit slower. People seemed to be looking at the future doubtfully, with a self-restraint towards ambitious ideas like: Chile? Lisbon for incubation? The Far East? Why not? Everything is worth a try, no matter how distant it might look and how expensive the ticket towards it may be. Or maybe it’s just me.

Pioneers is yet another great opportunity to make international connections and discover some projects that are worth communicating about – > check out the catch box. And the speakers….oh, the speakers! The themes debated by them were exactly ones that grab you from your seat and bring you to the point where you HAVE to make a change about the way you perceive business. I mostly attended the Startup Academy classes and got exactly what I was hoping for: authentic insights.

Thank you Pioneers for giving me the possibilty to experience this event on a full scale “Blogger/Press Pass” and therefore offering me the opportunity to get to organize our first ever “spontaneous #wienblogger meet up“, which on day two was a complete success! Also thank you to the people who participated at it and I’m looking forward to seeing you in December, this time at a surprise Christmas edition of our blogmeet.

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