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WSA European Young Innovators Festival Graz

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Take a look around, get familiar with Hopin and hang out in the "coffee break" Session.
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Festival Opening
Peter A. Bruck
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Social Innovation across Europe
Interactive discussion with people who already won the EYI - where are they now, what happened after the award, what would they do differently?
Peter A. Bruck Tijana Lezaic Connor Sattely Christian Erfurt Mathias Haas
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Boosting your imagination and creativity
Think outside the box! Start from scratch! Come up with something creative! Wise recommendations - here you learn how to do it!
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Hack the Crisis! Entrepreneurial stories and learnings from the global pandemic
This session brings to you learnings from entrepreneurs who turned the Covid-19 challenge into an opportunity.
Mathis Palm George Ulmann Saba Khalid Dorothy Gordon Laura Egg Amr Sobhy
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Gaming for Good
With the right content, games can offer amazing content, educate and create real social value. Hear from Gaming masterminds how to turn Gaming to Good.
Daniela Hauswirth Adrian Wegener Leena Kejriwal Damien Marchi Johanna Pirker
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Ask me Anything Session with Ralph Simon „Father of the Ringtone“
This is a session to ask successful entrepreneurs everything you always wanted to know. Active participant seats are limited, so be there in time.
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Ask me Anything Session with Marta Tomovska
This is a session to ask successful entrepreneurs everything you always wanted to know. Active participant seats are limited, so be there in time.
Marta A. Tomovska
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Innovation Pitches by the European Young Innovators
Be inspired! Meet the freshly awarded European Young Innovators - pitching their outstanding digital solutions to an international jury.
Franco Lanfur Tomás Pessoa e Costa Aleksandra Perepelytsia Geena Whiteman
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The founders mindset: How successful entrepreneurs think
This workshop is for all entrepreneurs and founders! Join and learn about the mind of successful entrepreneurs.
Victoria Masso
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Funding opportunities for purpose driven tech entrepreneurs
Struggling with your revenue streams? Looking for an investor? Applying for a grant or thinking of Crowdfunding? This is a how-to guide for fundraising!
Nelly Cornejo
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Take a look around, get familiar with Hopin and hang out in the "coffee break" Session.
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Recap of Day 1 and Welcome Words
Welcome Words from Leonore Gewessler, the Federal Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology in Austria
Peter A. Bruck Leonore  Gewessler
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The Green New Deal - Circular Economy & Green Tech
How can entrepreneurs work on climate friendly solutions and company set-ups? See concrete solutions to reduce our carbon footprint!
Katharina Rogenhofer Hannah Krominga Bernhard Puttinger Peter Sänger Craig Matthews Brieuc Saffre
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Ask me Anything Session with Julia Dujmovits
This is a session to ask successful entrepreneurs everything you always wanted to know. Active participant seats are limited, so be there in time.
Julia Dujmovits
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Urban Mobility - what can we expect?
More people live in big cities. With the challenge of climate change, eco- and citizen friendly urban mobility is key. What can we expect in the upcoming years?
Jakob Reichsöllner Hans-Georg Kinsky Marko Javornik Matteo Consonni Andreas Perotti Helena Guggenbichler Ehsan Zadmard
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Youth and Leadership in today´s world
AIESEC is one of the biggest and most successful youth leadership networks. Learn how they define leadership and how to foster it in young people.
Moara Fonseca Stella Langthaler
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Innovation Pitches by the European Young Innovators
Be inspired! Meet the freshly awarded European Young Innovators - pitching their outstanding digital solutions to an international jury.
Dr. Christoph  Lennartz Gorjan Jovanovski Augustas  Alešiūnas Anna Stankevich Abdul Rahman  AlAshraf
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Get2Gether between WSA European Young Innovators & Youth for Innovation Students
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Jury Meeting & Selection of European Young Innovator 2020
Moderated by Peter A. Bruck, WSA Chairman
Peter A. Bruck
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Take a look around, get familiar with Hopin and hang out in the "coffee break" Session.
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How to create a culture of innovation
Once more rocking your way of thinking! Make sure to have your notebook ready for some quotes.
Paul Hughes
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Impact Investment - how to get funding for your social innovation
Work with experienced experts on your Impact Investor approach, and learn how to pitch and clarify your needs.
Cloed Priscilla Baumgartner Sanny Gaddafi Uli Grabenwarter Rüdiger Wetzl-Piewald Selma Prodanovic
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Market Opportunities for Entrepreneurs around the Globe
In this session you ́ll hear why Nigeria, India, Israel, Lithuania, Austria and Chile could be interesting markets for your business.
Omri Boral Caro Rossi Nkemdilim  Uwaje Begho Roberta Rudokiene Anshul Tewari Susanne Urschler
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Doing Good versus Doing Well
You're in the dilemma of Impact vs Profit? This workshop offers strategies on how to approach this and keep doing good, while doing well.
Linda Kleemann
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How to measure your impact
How do you actually measure your impact as social business? The right numbers are the key to sustainability.
Anna Riedl
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Pitches by Youth for Innovation participants
WSA collaborates with students all across Europe. Be impressed or hire them right away. An international jury will select the best teamworks!
Jon Mark Walls Birgit Kolb
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Open Mic Session
This is your session to make a point! Share your vision with the audience! An invitation for collaboration? A new idea? A song? A joke?
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Award Ceremony & Winners Announcements
Award Ceremony, Announcement of the European Young Innovator & Youth for Innovation Winners 2020
Mariya Gabriel


Moara Fonseca

AT - Head of Marketing and Operations in AIESEC Austria

Lea Plörer

AT - Local Committee President - AIESEC in Graz & Social Media Manager - AIESEC in the Netherlands

Stella Langthaler

AIESEC Austria

Peter A. Bruck

AT - WSA Chairman

Adam Montandon

DK - Associate Professor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Factory of Imagination

Anna Stankevich

RU - EYI Pitcher of the WINNER PROJECT English Gym 2.0

Augustas Alešiūnas

LI - EYI Pitcher of the WINNER PROJECT AgroSmart HSI

Aleksandra Perepelytsia

PL - EYI Pitcher of the WINNER PROJECT Her Impact

Katharina Rogenhofer

AT - Spokeswoman of the Klimavolksbegehren (Austrian agenda setting initiative for climate action)

Julia Dujmovits

AT - Olympic Champion of Snowboard

Cloed Priscilla Baumgartner

AT - Founder & CEO of Agentur für Innovation und Entrepreneurship

Hannah Krominga

DE - Founder of SILFIR GmbH

Anita Höller

AT - Federal Board Member at the Jungen Wirtschaft of Austria

Gorjan Jovanovski

NM - EYI Pitcher of the WINNER PROJECT AirCare

Dr. Christoph Lennartz

DE - EYI Pitcher of the WINNER PROJECT Fit für Immer

Johannes Naimer-Stach

AT - Country Manager Austria at Climate-KIC

Tomás Pessoa e Costa

PO - EYI Pitcher of the WINNER PROJECT Preguntas da Especialidade

Franco Lanfur

AT - EYI Pitcher of the WINNER PROJECT Augmented Reality Tour for Tourism

Ieva Žilionienė

LT - Director of Strategy at the Communications Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Lithuania

Bojana Trajkovska

NM - Accelerator and Communications Coordinator at EIT Health Germany

Selma Prodanovic

AT - Founder & CEO at 1MillionStartups

Sachi Wickramage

AU - COO & CPO at i4Tradies

Tijana Lezaic

RS - Project Coordinator at the University of Belgrade

Lubomila Jordanova

DE - Co-Founder & CEO of PlanA.Earth and Co-Founder of Greentech Alliance

Craig Matthews

AT - Senior Innovation Consultant at the Science Park Graz

Gernot Blümel

AT - Federal Minister of Finance in the Federal Government BRIEF II

Leonore Gewessler

AT - Federal Minister for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology

Rüdiger Wetzl-Piewald

AT - CEO at Compuritas and Director of Social Business Club Styria

Linda Kleemann

DE - Cluster Manager Digital Innovation at GFA Consulting Group GmbH

Moses Acquah

GH - Founder & Brainchild of Afrolynk

Carlos Abler

USA - Global Manager of Online Content Strategy at 3M

Sabrina Petutschnig

AR - Executive Assistant & Event Manager at the Science Park Graz

Ligia Pasqualin

AT -Lecturer at the FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences

Cristina Birsan

RO - International Marketing Communications Manager at UNFCCC

Marta A. Tomovska

NM - Advisor to the Prime Minister at the Office of the Prime Minister

Dudu Gencel

AT - Startup Services at Vienna Business Agency

Ehsan Zadmard

AT - Founder and CEO of ALVERI GmbH

Mathis Palm

DE - Accelerator Project Assistant at EIT Health Germany

Helene Schönewolf

DE - CEO at RAMPmedical

Hans-Georg Kinsky

DE - CEO at CycloTech GmbH

Peter Sänger

DE - CEO at Green City Solutions – Bio

Birgit Kolb


Jon Mark Walls

USA - Consultant, Technology Innovation and Logistics at UNCTAD

Jakob Reichsöllner

AT - Director of the Aviation Institute at FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences in Graz

Barbara Zuber

AT - Project Manager at Green Tech Cluster

Liisi Org

EE - Startup Community Development Manager at Startup

Simrit Sandhu

AT - Corporate Innovation Manager at Kapsch TrafficCom AG

Kambis Kohansal Vajargah

AT - Orchestrator at Community Creates Mobility

Dimitar Jovevski

MK - Associate Professor in the Faculty of Economics of Skopje

Attila Horanyi

HU - President at AICA Hungary

Reinhard Mayr

AT - Quality Manager at NETxAutomation

Philippe Linster

LU - Chief Executive Officer at House of Startups Luxembourg

Adrian Wegener

DE - CEO of Eye Build It and Chairman for the GamesAHEAD

Mike Pichler

AT - Head of Business Excellence at Siemens

Helena Guggenbichler

AT - CEO at the Shared Services Doppler Group

Mariya Gabriel

BG - Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth In the European Comission

Andreas Perotti

AT - Director Marketing & Communication at FACC AG

Uli Grabenwarter

AT - Deputy Director - Equity Investments at European Investment Fund (EIF)

Matteo Consonni

IT - Business Creation Manager at EIT Urban Mobility

Marko Javornik

SL - General manager at Voyego

Barbara Eibinger-Miedl

AT - State Councilor in Styria

Siegfried Nagl

AT - Mayor of the Styrian Capital Graz

Ursula von der Leyen

AT - President of the European Commission

Alexander Van der Bellen

AT - Federal President of the Republic of Austria

Anna Riedl

DE - Cognitive Scientist at the University of Vienna

Abdul Rahman AlAshraf

DE - Consultant in Robotic Process Automation at MHP

Bernhard Puttinger

AT - CEO at Green Tech Cluster

Nelly Cornejo

MX - New Technologies Consultant at Rilato Consulting

Victoria Masso

VE - Director and Behavioral Engineer at Behavior hackers

Geena Whiteman

GB - Research Assistant at Oxford Brookes Business School

Daniela Hauswirth

AT - Producer & UX Designer at Bongfish

Connor Sattely

GB - Co-Founder and CTO at SEMA (East Africa public feedback system)

Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho

NG - CEO at Futuresoft

Laura Egg

AT - Managing Director at Austrian Angel Investors Association

Caro Rossi

CL - CoFounder and Media lead at InnovaRock

Dorothy Gordon

GH - Chair at UNESCO Information for all Programme

Christian Erfurt

DK - CEO at Be My Eyes

Saba Khalid

PK - Founder of Aurat Raaj

Sanny Gaddafi

ID - CEO of 8villages

Mathias Haas

AT - CEO at SuperSocial

Susanne Urschler

AT - Project Manager at SFG

Johanna Pirker

AT - Computer Scientist focusing on Game Development, Research, and Education at Graz University

Anshul Tewari

IN - Founder and Editor-in-Chief at Youth Ki Awaaz

George Ulmann

GB - COO & Partnerships Director at MedShr

Brieuc Saffre

FR - CEO at Circulab

Damien Marchi

FR - Digital Entertainment Executive at Vivendi

Leena Kejriwal

IN - Founder at Missing Link Trust

Paul Hughes

IE - Professional Keynote Speaker on Growth

Omri Boral

IS - Co/Founder & CEO at TechForGood

Amr Sobhy

EG - CEO at PushBots

Roberta Rudokiene

LI - Head of Startup

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