One of the world’s largest innovation hubs was recently born at the prestigious Design Tower designed by Jean Nouvel, an iconic Viennese landmark.
On 4 floors and 9.000sqm several hundreds of Europe’s top startups will soon work closely together with big corporations, incubators, venture partners, investors, service and distribution partners as well as international mentors from Uber, Google, Siemens, Cisco, N26 and much more.
Founder of weXelerate Hassen Kirmaci (CEO) finds support in a highly experienced advisory board consisting of Eveline Steinberger-Kern (Blue Minds Company), Dominik Greiner (Camouflage Ventures) and Markus Wagner (i5invest) to focus on driving innovation in the industries of banking, insurance, energy & infrastructure, industry 4.0 and media, as well as the technologies of AI&bots, mobility solutions, blockchain, cyber security and internet of things.
Several dozens of curated partners have already joined the ecosystem in the past few months. Speedinvest, i5invest, Blue Minds Factory, and 3TS, as well as the communications agency Reiter PR, are among the first to relocate their head offices and teams to the weXelerate spaces. Over 100 other signed partners include Andritz, Wüstenrot, Uniqua, ORF, Kurier, Acredia, OekB, and the Austrian Sports Betting Company as well as Accilium, Hyve, Hackabu, WhatAVenture, Blockchain Institute Vienna, Global Incubator Network, the advertising agency 3rd district Wirz and many more.
Innovation Landmark for the entire CEE Region
Hassen Kirmaci, CEO weXelerate: “The prestigious Vienna Design Tower will become a new innovation landmark for the entire CEE region. We are already receiving hundreds of applications from all over the world from startups who are looking for a unique chance to stimulate ultimate growth. As our world is moving faster and faster, our objective is to accelerate innovation cycles and to unleash major value creation potential in Central and Eastern Europe.”
The 1st accelerator batch will take off September 18th 2017.
Startups can still apply up until July 10th 2017 on www.wexelerate.com/application
Open 365 days per year, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the 9000sqm will host a multi-corporate accelerator, co-working spaces, entrepreneurs in residence, venture capitalists and many other partners contributing to an ultimate ecosystem for innovation including a complete innovation toolbox for established corporates in the heart of Europe.
At the top levels of the tower, high above the city lights, a panoramic view can be enjoyed while networking with the who is who in Europe’s startup landscape.
The concept is complemented by offering a unique stage for inspiring events, the latest trends, and panel discussions with international experts and leaders, in a place that is a gateway to both Eastern and Western Europe.