Podim DX Satellite #3: Encouraging an entrepreneurial mindset in our region

Thursday, 25th of March 2021 at 18.50

Event partner: Vienna Business Agency

Media partner: Der Brutkasten

It makes a huge difference if you’re a startup founder in a supportive environment or in a region where startups are almost unheard of. 

Where does our Central Eastern European region currently stand and what does it offer to its startups? That’s what our guests are going to discuss at our 3rd Satellite event! 

You’re going to hear:

  • What’s the current state of the startup ecosystem in the CEE region.
  • How can we empower entrepreneurs in the Alps-Adriatic and Western Balkan regions.
  • How to encourage an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • How to support and improve startup infrastructure and programs.
  • How to incorporate diversity into the startup ecosystem in order to enrich it.

Join Gabriele Tatzeberger from Vienna Business Agency, Tanja Sternbauer from The Female Factor and Matija Nakić from Farseer and hear them discuss their first-hand experience, challenges and emerging opportunities.

The discussion will be moderated by Dejan Jovičević from Der Brutkasten.

The event is going to be streamed on Podim’s Facebook page and on Der Brutkasten’s Facebook page.





If you want to participate in the discussion and ask questions, you can join our special Zoom call! There are only 50 Zoom spots and they’re gone, they’re gone. 

So don’t hesitate and grab yours!




Who are our guests?

Gabriele Tatzberger studied spatial planning and regional politics at the Vienna University of Technology and received her doctorate at the Technical University of Delft / NL in 2008.

In 2008, Gabriele joined the Vienna Business Agency, where she is leading the Start-Up Services department, to support start-ups and to further develop the start-up location in Vienna. In addition, she has been Managing Director of Vienna Region Wirtschaft.Raum.Entwicklung GmbH and Vienna Region Marketing GmbH since 2010.

As a part of her job, she is working closely with company founders and start-ups from a wide range of industries and is actively participating in many juries and demo day events.

Tanja Sternbauer is the co-founder & head of community at The Female Factor. She is a serial entrepreneur, awarded as “Female Rolemodel in Europe”, named one of the 100 most influential businesswomen in Austria, and she won the Startup Hero award.

Before co-founding the female factor, Tanja has been Managing Partner of Startup Live, the leading European acceleration program and founder and president of the non-profit organization “Female Founders”. Tanja holds a bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship and started her own startup HeyBeauty, a scheduling tool for beauty appointments at the age of 25.

She is an active mentor for entrepreneurs and an international speaker for entrepreneurship and diversity topics. As a co-host of in.sync, the podcast connecting business and spirituality, she is openly talking about her holistic approach towards leadership.

Matija Nakić is the CEO and co-founder of Farseer, cloud software that aims to replace Excel in financial planning. Matija and Farseer were the winners of Podim’s 2020 pitching competition.

Matija has been building software products for enterprise since she began her professional career. She has participated in or managed 4 major projects in telecom, implementation of SAP, Dynamics CRM, and of the Data Warehouse.

She was also a Dynamics consultant and team lead. During the last years before Farseer she was the VP of products at Five, one of the top three NY development and design agencies. She worked with clients such as Crestron, Marriott International, Rosetta Stone, Penguin Random House etc.

Dejan Jovičević is a visionary digital entrepreneur, start-up enthusiast and media manager. He is the co-founder and CEO of “brutkasten”, Austria’s multimedia platform for startups, the digital economy and innovation. He began his career as a lawyer in a global law firm. His path led him further into the media industry, from weekly newspapers, online media to daily newspapers, where he worked in various management positions, most recently as head of HR & Law at “Presse” / WirtschaftsBlatt Media Group (Styria Media Group). Dejan Jovicevic also teaches Media Innovation at the FHWien and is Vice Chairman of the 3rd Senate of the Austrian Press Council.



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