The Venturepreneurs had their 8th summit in Vienna from the 2nd to the 4th of October. This time around the summit took place in conjunction with the Vienna Startup Week 2011. Not only did two of our Venturepreneurs – Oliver Holle and Markus Wagner – inspire and push forward the conference; Jose Marin, Jan Andresen and Christian Mandl also participated as speakers and lecturers for the entrepreneurs.
The Summit saw more than one novelty, from format to location to members. For the first time the summit was held outside of the Barcelona area. In the future this will become a tradition. One out of the two yearly summits will take place in a European entrepreneurial capital. The purpose is to meet new entrepreneurs and get to know the trends and markets all over Europe.
We are also very happy to announce the addition of a new Venturepreneur, Dirk Freise, founder of blau.de. He is a very successful entrepreneur and investor in the telecommunications/mobile space. Dirk is from Hamburg and manages blau.de which got sold to KPN, one of the biggest phone operators in Europe.
The structure of the summits has also slightly changed to reflect the feedback and the evolution of the organisation. For the first time the Venturepreneurs will create their own investment fund: the Venturepreneurs’ Fund will be a pan-European investment fund. For more information about this stay tuned, you don’t want to miss out on the opportunity of being selected to receive this important investment.
We are very happy that the Venturepreneurs are making giant leaps into transforming the summits into a regular and valuable experience. The organisation is growing at a sustainable and controlled level from a quantity point of view and exponentially from a qualitative perspective. We thank each and everyone for attending and participating and look forward to seeing you back in Barcelona in May 2012 for the 9th Summit!