4GAMECHANGERS Studio Talk | 21.09.2022

Austrian Success Cases - about entrepreneurship on the upswing

With Bitpanda and GoStudent, Austria got two new Unicorns last year. How do you become a Unicorn and what are Soonicorns?

In February of this year, Austria already had the fourth most Unicorns in Europe, and the potential seems far from exhausted. Which possibilities of the Ö. Startup ecosystem have made Austria a breeding ground for Unicorns/ what are the advantages of founding in Austria and what will be offered to Unicorns and Soonicorns in the future? What needs to be worked on so that Austria's unicorn diversity is not reduced: for example, simplified access to the labor market and against brain drain? How can this also be counteracted? Are Unicorns important drivers/powers for politics and business and what do they improve? These and many other exciting questions are the basis for discussion at this panel.

Discussion by


  • Cornelia Daniel, Founder Dachgold & Tausendundein Dach
  • Janice Goodenough, CEO Hydrogrid
  • Hansi Hansmann, Investor Hansmen Group
  • Marcus Ihlenfeld, Founder woom
  • Maximilian Schausberger, CEO Elevator Ventures
  • Maximilian Tayenthal, Founder N26
  • Manuel Zeller, Founder NEOH
  • Host: Dejan Jovicevic - Der Brutkasten