Markus Raunig

Managing Director of AustrianStartups, Startup Founder

Markus Raunig is the managing director of AustrianStartups – a non-profit think tank that promotes innovative entrepreneurship in Austria. He co-authored Austria’s largest startup study and currently manages a distributed team of more than 50 startup enthusiasts all over the country. Before taking over at AustrianStartups in January 2017, Markus founded his own startup sponsor.bar, organized Europe’s largest student startup conference Entrepreneurship Avenue and worked closely with several successful international startups while managing the Pioneers Challenge. He holds a master degree in Strategy, Innovation & Management Control, focussing his research on the user acceptance of artificial intelligence.