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October 6, 2016
Vienna, Wien

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Modul University Vienna
Am Kahlenberg 1
Vienna, Wien, 1190
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Arno Scharl

Arno Scharl is a Professor of New Media Technology at MODUL University Vienna, and the Managing Director of webLyzard technology. In this TEDx talk, he presents automated methods to analyze digital communication - trends in news media coverage, for example, or the discussions on social media platforms. He introduces two applications that visualize how societal issues of global relevance are being perceived by various stakeholders. The UNEP Live Web Intelligence system tracks sustainability communication on behalf of the United Nations Environment Programme. The US Election 2016 Web Monitor is a public platform to better understand political communication and track the presidential race in the United States. Both applications use technologies developed in European research projects such as ASAP, DecarboNet, InVID and Pheme, and can be accessed online: UNEP Live Web Intelligence | US Election Monitor |

Dominik Beron

My name is Dominik Beron and I studied law from 2011­ to 2014 in Vienna and Amsterdam, received different recognitions from university and am halfway through my doctoral studies in law. I worked for several international law firms in the area of corporate law, M&A, capital markets and I ́m participating in mentoring programs of two globally leading consulting firms. In March 2015 I have started my first social enterprise “Alltagshelden” (a matching platform for skill based volunteering), in December 2015 I started my second social enterprise “” (a job platform for refugees), which I am now focusing on. Apart from that I am co­founder and shareholder of an HR consulting firm that aims to help companies combining personnel development with the implementation of high impact projects for non­profits and social enterprises.

Elena Rodriguez Blanco

I am a social entrepreneur­ and currently CEO and co­founder of Authenticitys (, co­founder of Bloom Microventures in Vietnam (www.bloom­ well as former participant in several startup and business development teams for educational projects in Spain. All of these organisations address some of the challenges that our society is facing today, and find creative and social oriented ways to solve them. My experience is quite diverse. I grew up in Central America and have worked on three different continents including over a decade of experience in projects for public and private institutions. More recently, I have honed my expertise in social innovation as a researcher studying aspects of women social entrepreneurship and personal development through entrepreneurship, having served as a mentor and coach for more than 300 organisations and +5000 entrepreneurs.

Felix Häusler

I am co­-founder and CEO of the enterprise chat „Grape“ and studied business law at the Wirtschaftsuniversität in Vienna (WU Wien), after which I got hands­ on experience in web development and online marketing as freelancer in web­ interaction design and search engine optimization (SEO). Im a serial entrepreneur and have more than 10 years of product development experience. As a thought leader I manage the largest Austrian Startup Group on Facebook, get regularly invited as public speaker (CIO congresses, Startup Events, etc.) and conduct innovation workshops with large companies (Swisscom, Raiffeisen, Wiener Stadtwerke Holding, etc.).

Isabella Mader

I am CEO of the Excellence Institute and university lecturer at several universities mainly in the fields of Knowledge Management, Information Science, IT Strategy and Collaboration. In 2013 I was awarded with the certificate of the „Top CIO of the Year“. Before my current position I used to work as the CEO of a software company and in the Methodology Development at the United Nations. My current work and research focus lies in the fields of Network Society, Sharing Economy and Collaborative Economy.

Laura Karasinski

I am Laura Karasinski, Art Directrice, Designer & the Owner of Atelier Karasinski, a design agency based in Vienna, Austria. Atelier Karasinski creates visual identities, photos & films, printed matter, commercials, websites and interior design for clients worldwide. Our diverse roster of clients includes Yves Saint Laurent, Campari, Absolut Vodka, Sony & Warner Music Entertainment, Ströck Brot, André Heller, Red Bull, various shops, restaurants like Motto and clubs around Vienna, Left Boy & Shopikon. After 5 years actively in the business, our work got nominated for several awards and won a handful of competitions through clients. Besides Dr. Auma Obama, Katherine Schwarzenegger & many more outstandning individuals, I got awarded with the Viennese ,Woman Of The Year Award‘ for my ‚outstanding life­ and work ­achievements as a woman’ last year and belong to the FORBES 30 under 30 awardees of Austria, as one of the 30 most influential business leaders under the age of 30.

Linda Villarreal-Paierl

I am an International Networker and Market Entry Expert. I am an optimistic and positive person who, while learning German, co-founded the International Women’s Association of Graz. IWA was established to support and help international women to develop business networks and friendships when new to Graz. I also began supporting film producers in joint-production deals and later developed a program called “Going International” when working at the Austrian Chamber of Commerce in Styria. In 2002 I set up my own business and have continued to invest and own additional businesses. I work with investors, developers and creatives on a daily basis and utilize my international network to develop business opportunities. In 2009 I became the CEO of PCB Paierl Consulting Beteiligungs GmbH. Besides that I am the Vice-President of the American Chamber of Commerce Austria, Co-founder and Vice-President of International Women’s Forum Austria as well as Chairwoman of the Mentoring Program.

Nuriel Molcho

Eating is always done at a large table with the whole family and many friends. And it is exactly on this principle that we have built NENI. All family members contribute their talents to the company and are in continuous communication with one another. NENI is our passion paired with openness and love for food. Architecture, Art and Fashion have always interested me; I guess in this way I am similar to my father who is also a natural aesthete. What I love about NENI and my role within it is that I can realize this passion – whether it be through photography for our Instagram page, through our product packaging or through our events. Today a large part of my work involves travelling and testing out new concepts. NENI has become a lifestyle brand, which knows no boundaries. “Life is Beautiful” – that is what we want to convey to you on a daily basis.

Simon Horowitz

I’m a 29 year-­old from Manchester, England, who has been living and working in Vienna since 2010. Although I studied International Business, the Teach For Austria program has allowed me to work for the last three years as a full-time English and Sport teacher at a Neue ­Mittelschule in the city. At the age of 19, I broke my back in a snowboarding accident. This near­-death experience made me realise that I was lucky to still be alive and led me to run my first ever marathon just 12 months later. Over the past ten years I’ve run marathons in cities all over Europe and in 2014 and this inspired me to create my own running event,­ the U­-Run. The annual event where teachers show their pupils firsthand that anything is possible by running non-­stop the incredible 86km distance of the Vienna Underground network and in turn hundreds of schoolchildren show the world that they are capable of anything by running the final 5km.

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Vienna, Austria