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MELITA'S ART EXHIBITION 24/02/2017
14.02.2017
WHEN -- 24/02/2017 from 19:00 WHERE -- Ground floor at Das Packhaus WHO -- Melita Gjergjek  WHAT -- "We are creators of our fairy tales and each fairy tale has its own rules. One of my rules, in my...

WHEN -- 24/02/2017 from 19:00

WHERE -- Ground floor at Das Packhaus

WHO -- Melita Gjergjek 

WHAT -- "We are creators of our fairy tales and each fairy tale has its own rules. One of my rules, in my own fairytale, is to slow down and see under the skin of animals, humans and nature. See what we really are and how connected everything is. Drawing to my sketchbook is my time, the place where I slow down and where I can be with myself. When I start drawing, I have only a vague idea about the whole picture, but eventually all the pieces start coming together, with each dot my subjects are getting more personality to the point where I can relate to them as a projection of my feelings. With my work I am trying to communicate the appreciation and awareness of everything and everyone around us and to see beyond the distraction of superficiality."

HOW -- Enjoy a lovely night with good food, some wine, nice music and some Art of her. 

 

Crowdfunding Do’s & Don’ts / Infoveranstaltung mit Startnext
09.02.2017
Wo: Das Packhaus - Marxergasse 24/2 1030 Wien  Wen: 23 Februar 2017 von 17:00 bis 19:00 Uhr   Ihr plant ein Crowdfunding-Projekt und braucht noch Tipps und Tricks? Ihr fragt euch, ob Crowdfunding das...

Wo: Das Packhaus - Marxergasse 24/2 1030 Wien 

Wen: 23 Februar 2017 von 17:00 bis 19:00 Uhr

 

Ihr plant ein Crowdfunding-Projekt und braucht noch Tipps und Tricks? Ihr fragt euch, ob Crowdfunding das richtige Instrument zur Finanzierung eurer Idee ist? Ihr möchtet euch mit anderen Gleichgesinnten austauschen? Dann seid ihr hier genau richtig!

An diesem Abend erfahrt ihr von Cloed Baumgartner (Österreich-Botschafterin bei Startnext) alles über Crowdfunding auf startnext

// Das erwartet euch
- Do's und Don'ts für eine erfolgreiche Kampagne
- Tipps zu den Themen Projektbeschreibung, Dankeschöns, Pitch-Video, Fundingziel und Kommunikation
- Vorstellung von Startnext-Erfolgsgeschichten aus Österreich
- Beantwortung eurer konkreten Fragen

// Die Speakerin
Cloed Baumgartner ist Innovationsmanagerin und Serial Entrepreneur. Sie hat bereits selbst mehrere Crowdfunding-Kampagnen betreut, u.a. für Magdas HOTEL in Wien. Cloed berät in ihrer wöchentlichen Sprechstunde Projektstarter und veranstaltet Crowdfunding-Workshops.

+++ Der Eintritt ist frei, eine Anmeldung über Eventbrite ist aber erforderlich. +++

Folgt diesem Link um euch anzumelden 

Wir freuen uns auf euch und eure Ideen!

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OPEN CALL FOR PROJECTS!
08.02.2017
Bist du Student oder Alumni?  Hast du oder schreibst du gerade an einer Arbeit zum Thema Zwischennutzung von leerstehenden urbanen Ressourcen? Melde dich bei uns und sei am 30.03.2017 Teil einer  ...

Bist du Student oder Alumni? 
Hast du oder schreibst du gerade an einer Arbeit zum Thema Zwischennutzung von leerstehenden urbanen Ressourcen?

Melde dich bei uns und sei am 30.03.2017 Teil einer
 Ausstellung und Posterpräsentation im Das Packhaus.

Kontaktiere info@paradocks.at für mehr Informationen.

Deadline: 13.02.17

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Das Packhaus handbook
24.01.2017
"Das Packhaus / Stadt-up a handbook for temporary use of a vacant urban resource" ist ein Leitfaden für die Umsetzung einer gelebten Zwischennutzung. Knowhow und kreative Lösungsansätze, Ideen und Standpunkte von...

"Das Packhaus / Stadt-up a handbook for temporary use of a vacant urban resource" ist ein Leitfaden für die Umsetzung einer gelebten Zwischennutzung. Knowhow und kreative Lösungsansätze, Ideen und Standpunkte von nationalen und internationalen PartnerInnen, Erfolgsgeschichten von UnternehmerInnen und Schaffenden im Haus und vieles mehr.

Wir sagen ein großes Dankeschön an die MA7, für die Ermöglichung dieser Publikation und natürlich an alle Beiträger des Handbuchs!

Schau mal hier :)

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exhibition space

DAS PACKHAUS goes Art: Wir hosten Kunstprojekte. 
In unserem Erdgeschossbereich stehen dir 70m2 zur Verfügung die durch große Schaufensterauslagen auch als Kontaktpunkt nach außen genutzt werden können.
Ob Vernissage, Ausstellung oder Performance, die Räume sind wandelbar, großzügig und zentral 2 Gehminuten von der U3 Landstrasse gelegen!

Was du noch bei uns findest: Leinwand, Beamer, Soundsystem, TV, Aufhängevorrichtungen für Bilder, Tische und Sitzmöglichkeiten, Küche und Barbereich!
Anfrage an Raum@paradocks.at

 

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work-out space

Du suchst einen Raum für Bewegungsangebote und Workshops, dann miete den DAS PACKHAUS Bewegungsraum!

  • Größe: 65,38m²
  • Ausstattung: Parkettboden, Musikanlage
  • 2 Garderoben, Yogamatten, Toiletten, gemeinsamer Aufenthaltsraum

LAGE: 2 Gehminuten von der U3 Landstrasse, Fenster in den Garten
Anfrage an Raum@paradocks.at

 

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pop-up space

Atelier/ Showroom: Du möchtest deine Produkte präsentieren,  du suchst einen öffentlich einsehbaren Raum/ eine temporäre Auslagefläche für Kunst, Kultur, Mode und Design? 
Im DAS PACKHAUS, 2 Gehminuten von  der U3 Landstrasse, findest du wandelbare Räumlichkeiten die du nach deinen Bedürfnissen gestalten kannst.

Anfrage an Raum@paradocks.at

 

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office space

DU bist auf der Suche nach einem Arbeitsraum? DU suchst einen wandelbaren Raum und bist gerne im Austausch mit anderen Kreativen? Dann bist du im DAS PACKHAUS genau richtig!

Ob geschlossener Arbeitsbereich, co-working, Atelier- und Studioraum, die individuellen Nutzungs- und Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten lassen dir freie Hand dein Unternehmen/ deine Idee nach deinen Bedürfnissen umzusetzen. WIR unterstützen dich dabei und schaffen räumliche Kontaktpunkte durch die Vernetzung von Interessensbereichen. 

Bisherige Unternehmen kommen aus den Bereichen: Forschung, Technologie, Fotografie, Crafts, Design und Fashion, Kunst, Medien, Universitäten und Bildungseinrichtungen, …
Nimm dir einen Raum in einer hybriden und kreativen Arbeitsatmosphäre und tritt in Austausch mit 78 Start Up Projekten!

Helle Räume von 15-60m2, inkl. fastspeed Internet, Gemeinschaftsküche und WCs
Kostenlose Nutzung der SHARED SPACES Meeting- und Thinktankräume - Leinwand und Beamer, Whiteboard, großer Besprechungstisch
250m2 für Thinktank oder Veranstaltungen - lunch und café, Garten, Bewegungsraum, regelmäßige Veranstaltungen (inkl. Leinwand, Beamer, Soundsystem, TV, Tische und Sitzmöglichkeiten, Küche und Barbereich!)

LAGE: 2 Gehminuten von der U3 Landstrasse, gegenüber der Sofiensäle
in der Nähe: die Landstrasse mit Nahversorgung, Rochusmarkt, die Mall, RepaCopy, John Harris, Stadtpark

Anfrage an Raum@paradocks.at

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flex-desks

DU bist auf der Suche nach einem Arbeitsraum? DU suchst einen wandelbaren Raum und bist gerne im Austausch mit anderen Kreativen? Dann bist du im DAS PACKHAUS genau richtig!
Bei uns findest du: einen Arbeitsplatz, die notwendige Infrastruktur, Netzwerke und Platz für deine Ideen!
Nimm dir einen Raum in einer hybriden und kreativen Arbeitsatmosphäre und tritt in Austausch mit 78 Start Up Projekten!

Flex-desk: Ein Tisch im EG wo immer du willst.

Für jeden Arbeitsbereich gilt: Inklusive fast speed internet, kostenlose Nutzung der SHARED SPACES Meeting-und Veranstaltungsräume und Lunch, Yoga, Bewegungsangebote, Veranstaltungen und Events.

Öffnungszeiten Flex-Space MO-SO 08:00-23:00

Anfrage an raum@paradocks.at

 

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meeting / workshop / presentation space

Das kannst du im DAS PACKHAUS noch tun:
Dein Unternehmen aufbauen/ Produkte und Konzepte präsentieren/ Events und Veranstaltungen planen/ dich mit anderen vernetzen/ Teammeetings halten/ Kooperationen starten/ dein Netzwerk vergrößern/ unterschiedliche Workshops anbieten/

Raumgrößen: 15- 80m2, inkl. fastspeed Internet, Leinwand und Beamer, Whiteboard, großer Besprechungstisch, Tische und Stühle
LAGE: 2 Gehminuten von der U3 Landstrasse, gegenüber der Sofiensäle

Nimm dir einen unserer Meeting-und Veranstaltungsräume und plane deinen Vortrag/ Workshop/ Event!

Kurzfristig oder regelmäßig verfügbar, ANFRAGE an raum@paradocks.at

 

We organize

MAKERS MARKET #2
30.12.2015
MAKERS MARKET #2 Du bist HandwerkerIn, BastlerIn, DesignerIn oder SammlerIn von schönen Dingen und möchtest diese zur Weihnachtszeit anbieten und gemütlich mit anderen zusammen sitzen? Dann mach mit beim MAKERS...

MAKERS MARKET #2 Du bist HandwerkerIn, BastlerIn, DesignerIn oder SammlerIn von schönen Dingen und möchtest diese zur Weihnachtszeit anbieten und gemütlich mit anderen zusammen sitzen? Dann mach mit beim MAKERS Market #2! Im PACKHAUS präsentieren von 30-31.12.2015 sich kleine Unternehmen und KunsthandwerkerInnen aus Mode, Design und andere kreativen Bereichen.

TeilnehmerInnen / Vendors:
Christian Stahl - Fotografien (http://www.christian-stahl.net/)
Alice Design Shop (https://www.facebook.com/alicedesignshopcom)
White Chair Shop (https://www.facebook.com/pages/White-Chair-Shop/780223015377953)
TIMSN ARTS (https://www.facebook.com/pages/TIMSN-ARTS/415611495263318)
LeniDa, Tritonia (http://www.latritonia.com/)
Akitonixin (http://www.akitonixin.com/)
buero.rihl / Editio Artis et Theoriae (www.rihl.at)
Lena Goroshina TOYS and Lena Goroshina BOWS (www.facebook.com/lena.goroshina)
be-little-arts (www.be-little-arts.at)
Freilos (www.facebook.com/FrauFreilos)
in vivo (www.invivo.sk)
ANA chron. (www.ana-chron.at)
Bohothantic (http://bohothantic.com/)
RAIZ (https://www.facebook.com/raizaustria)
Daisy Love ((www.daisylove.at)
Verena Hochleitner http://friederikegruenstich.blogspot.co.at/
Collective Kaffee (https://www.facebook.com/collectivekaffee) with home made bakery, sourdough bread, vegan muffins, truffles...

Komm Runter! Stadtarbeit VIENNA DESIGN WEEK
27.09.2014
Im Rahmen der VIENNA DESIGN WEEK lädt Paradocks mit Stadtarbeit 'Komm runter!' zum Entspannungs-Parcours in DAS PACKHAUS ein! Die Festivalgäste sind in (ent)spannenden Raumszenarien zum aktiven oder inaktiven Ruhen...

Im Rahmen der VIENNA DESIGN WEEK lädt Paradocks mit Stadtarbeit 'Komm runter!' zum Entspannungs-Parcours in DAS PACKHAUS ein! Die Festivalgäste sind in (ent)spannenden Raumszenarien zum aktiven oder inaktiven Ruhen eingeladen und können an 3 Festivaltagen ein altersübergreifendes Workshop-Programm besuchen, das anregt, vom Tempo anderer Altersgruppen zu lernen. Außerdem gibt es Talks, die Wissenswertes über Ernährung und Bewegung im Alltag vermitteln. Erreichbar ist das Packhaus auch per „Kommod-mobil“: Das Gefährt wird zu den Öffnungszeiten im Grätzel herumfahren, um erschöpftes Festivalpublikum einzusammeln.

Stadtarbeit Paradocks
Komm Runter! Fr 26.09.–So 5.10.2014

Eröffnungscocktail 27.09.2014 19 Uhr
Finissage 03.10.2014 19:30 Uhr

Talk über Paleo-Food und Ernährungsmärchen
Talk über Trainingsroutinen
(Ap)peeling Kaffeesatz Wash – ein Seifenworkshop
Workshop sinnvolles Gärtnern

Workshop geistige und körperliche Fitness
Grinberg und Massage
Autogenes Training im Napping- und Meditationsraum
- Progressive Muskelentspannung
Meditation​

Stadt-up: Who does the city belong to? by M. K. Hagg
30.05.2014
Stadt-up is a part of Paradocks’ think-tank and shines light on different persons, initiatives, groups or projects by giving them the floor. The very first lecture will be this friday by Katharina Hagg from TU Berlin,...

Stadt-up is a part of Paradocks’ think-tank and shines light on different persons, initiatives, groups or projects by giving them the floor. The very first lecture will be this friday by Katharina Hagg from TU Berlin, Chair for Urban Design and Urbanisation CUD. Her lecture will be about the necessity and difficulties of participation in urban planning on the basis of three projects from the TU: Next Bangalore, IBA Academy Heidelberg and Akademie diner Neuen Gropiusstadt. link

OPEN HOUSE WIEN
13.09.2014
Das PACKHAUS ist dieses Jahr Teil von OPEN HOUSE WIEN und öffnet somit am 13. und 14. September für ganz Wien die Türen. Am Samstag und Sonntag finden von 12:00 bis 17:00 stündlich Touren durchs Haus statt....

Das PACKHAUS ist dieses Jahr Teil von OPEN HOUSE WIEN und öffnet somit am 13. und 14. September für ganz Wien die Türen. Am Samstag und Sonntag finden von 12:00 bis 17:00 stündlich Touren durchs Haus statt.

Öffnungszeiten:
Sa 10 - 17 Uhr
So 10 - 17 Uhr
 

Events

2017

  • MELITA'S ART EXHIBITION 24/02/2017
    14.02.2017
    WHEN -- 24/02/2017 from 19:00 WHERE -- Ground floor at Das Packhaus WHO -- Melita...

    WHEN -- 24/02/2017 from 19:00

    WHERE -- Ground floor at Das Packhaus

    WHO -- Melita Gjergjek 

    WHAT -- "We are creators of our fairy tales and each fairy tale has its own rules. One of my rules, in my own fairytale, is to slow down and see under the skin of animals, humans and nature. See what we really are and how connected everything is. Drawing to my sketchbook is my time, the place where I slow down and where I can be with myself. When I start drawing, I have only a vague idea about the whole picture, but eventually all the pieces start coming together, with each dot my subjects are getting more personality to the point where I can relate to them as a projection of my feelings. With my work I am trying to communicate the appreciation and awareness of everything and everyone around us and to see beyond the distraction of superficiality."

    HOW -- Enjoy a lovely night with good food, some wine, nice music and some Art of her. 

     

  • Crowdfunding Do’s & Don’ts / Infoveranstaltung mit Startnext
    09.02.2017
    Wo: Das Packhaus - Marxergasse 24/2 1030 Wien  Wen: 23 Februar 2017 von 17:00 bis 19:00 Uhr...

    Wo: Das Packhaus - Marxergasse 24/2 1030 Wien 

    Wen: 23 Februar 2017 von 17:00 bis 19:00 Uhr

     

    Ihr plant ein Crowdfunding-Projekt und braucht noch Tipps und Tricks? Ihr fragt euch, ob Crowdfunding das richtige Instrument zur Finanzierung eurer Idee ist? Ihr möchtet euch mit anderen Gleichgesinnten austauschen? Dann seid ihr hier genau richtig!

    An diesem Abend erfahrt ihr von Cloed Baumgartner (Österreich-Botschafterin bei Startnext) alles über Crowdfunding auf startnext

    // Das erwartet euch
    - Do's und Don'ts für eine erfolgreiche Kampagne
    - Tipps zu den Themen Projektbeschreibung, Dankeschöns, Pitch-Video, Fundingziel und Kommunikation
    - Vorstellung von Startnext-Erfolgsgeschichten aus Österreich
    - Beantwortung eurer konkreten Fragen

    // Die Speakerin
    Cloed Baumgartner ist Innovationsmanagerin und Serial Entrepreneur. Sie hat bereits selbst mehrere Crowdfunding-Kampagnen betreut, u.a. für Magdas HOTEL in Wien. Cloed berät in ihrer wöchentlichen Sprechstunde Projektstarter und veranstaltet Crowdfunding-Workshops.

    +++ Der Eintritt ist frei, eine Anmeldung über Eventbrite ist aber erforderlich. +++

    Folgt diesem Link um euch anzumelden 

    Wir freuen uns auf euch und eure Ideen!

2016

  • Belated Birthday #2
    13.10.2016
    2 + 2 = 4! DAS PACKHAUS, Wiens derzeit größtes Zwischennutzungsprojekt ist 2 und geht in die...

    2 + 2 = 4!

    DAS PACKHAUS, Wiens derzeit größtes Zwischennutzungsprojekt ist 2 und geht in die nächste Runde! Seit Sommer ist es sicher, es gibt eine 2-Jahresverlängerung bis Mitte 2018! Auf 4000m2 Arbeitsraum kreieren 250 Kreative, 80 innovative Startups, JungunternehmerInnen und NGOs mit und in DAS PACKHAUS ein hybrides Arbeitsumfeld!

    Wir docken Arbeitsbedürfnis an ungenutztes Potential, denken die Stadt neu und schaffen Veränderung! 

    Wenn du neugierig bist wie man im PACKHAUS arbeitet, dann komm vorbei!

    Wir sind in Feierlaune und öffnen unsere Türen!

    Facebook Event >>

  • BusinessTinder °2 x Gründen in Wien
    07.10.2016
    BusinessTinder°2 ist eine Reihe von Informationsveranstaltungen, die Junggründer und Startups...

    BusinessTinder°2 ist eine Reihe von Informationsveranstaltungen, die Junggründer und Startups unterstützen soll, ein Unternehmen aufzubauen! Paradocks und die Vienna Business Agency in Wien laden aufstrebende Junggründer ein, und bieten Informationsaustausch und massenhaft Inputs.

    Es gibt 2 Sessions zu je 45 Minuten, an denen die Junggründer Fragen an ein ExpertInnenteam stellen können. Wichtig: Wir möchten Austausch und Gespräche ermöglichen und bieten daher eine informelle und entspannte Atmosphäre.

    Wer: Paradocks in Zusammenarbeit mit Vienna Business Agency
    Wann: FR 07.10.2016 | 15:00- 17:00 mit einer Pause von 15 Minuten
    Wo: Das Packhaus, Marxergasse 24/2, 1030 Wien

    * Freier Eintritt *

    Mehr Informationen >>

    Facebook Event >>

Story

Blog

Cloed and her love to flowers :)
Innovative manager in the house!

It was a January day, one of those days which turn into grey afternoon or early night very quickly. Weather changes people, people's habits, feelings. So the ground floor of Das Packhaus was...

It was a January day, one of those days which turn into grey afternoon or early night very quickly. Weather changes people, people's habits, feelings. So the ground floor of Das Packhaus was already empty. It was just me, Cloed, some radio sound and a cup of tea.  At first I called her a sustainable designer, employee of the fashion industry, but quickly I got the very clear picture that her job is "not about fashion", it is much more.

Cloed Priscilla Baumgartner is our new user of Das Packhaus and she is also our first interviewed innovative manager in the industry of entrepreneurship and design. She is a mother, a partner, by education a teacher of German and French language plus she also has a Master of Science. She is  entrepreneur, Crowdfunding representative, sustainable fashion designer and a truly motivated person with a huge amount of creativity. As I told her, I truly wish she would take over the guest speaker position at our university and motivate us students, with her wisdom and inspiring perspective of the business world.

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P: Since you are one of the first sustainable designers in Vienna, my first question would be; where did the idea of sustainable fashion come from? And what sparked your interest in designing?

C: First, I wouldn't call myself a designer, I prefer the word innovation manager as I notice an opportunity and I take it, use it, make something from it. So that was the same with sustainable fashion. I moved to Vienna in 1999 and at that time people, fashion lovers, eco-friendly citizens started to show interest in this field of design. So basically, the trend was just "born", and I somehow grabbed an opportunity. At first I didn't have that "red line" what I should  be focused on. I went with the flow, with a very open mind of what I can do and how I can handle any given situation. It didn't take much time until the opening of my first mobile boutique. I was also really lucky to be one of the very first innovators in this field, so there wasn't a lot of competition around. Consequently, we organized fairs, where a lot of diverse designers and artists gathered and worked  and so more knowledge was successfully shared.

Your biggest obligation, when you move to another city or state, is to hang out, to mingle and to socialize. And that's how we create this network where local fashion grows. I always try to think and organise my life to the point where I am satisfied and I basically have a cool life. I prefer to have life life balance, than work life balance. I generally consider myself to be a creative person with a desire to build different business projects.

 

P: On your website, I read that you learned to sew by yourself. When did the passion for sewing and designing started? Any story behind that?

C: I was and still am interested in different things and they really vary. My mother had a sewing machine at home, so I thought it would be a cool idea to sew something from what there was: bed sheets. After a while, when I got bored of white and grey colour I started with dying fabric, any kind of colour! It's just the way you look at things, you should always look at things from different perspectives. So did I, and I saw buttons on a bed sheet and a big piece of fabric and in the end I created a shirt from that bed sheet. I know how to sew, but I'm not a professional, so if there is something, some part that I don't know how to sew, I ask for help. This is how entrepreneurs work; they ask for help and they offer help. Sharing knowledge is extremely important for a successful business.

 

P: Do you also use eco-friendly products that are needed for completing some dress, for example glue? Perhaps iron zip instead of plastic zip?

C: I try to make a pattern without glue, plastic bottoms or zipper. Eco-friendly materials can be really expensive, so I try to avoid the extra costs. Fashion has its own impact on people, so all we can do is  make the best out of it.

 

P: I visited your website, where you're presenting and selling your work, products. To design, you also have to have a good knowledge of entrepreneurship. And since you're also selling your truly beautiful work online, what do you think about online sales? Or is the face to face selling still better?

C: Nowadays it is extremely important to be "online", this is a big chance to communicate with people, your consumers, business partners, competitors etc. Even if you just sit at home, you can be informed about what is going on and you can build your network even if it's just online. The good side of being online is that you can also be "offline".

 

P: What sort of advice could you have used as a young woman to help you along your path?

C: Always look what's good and convenient for you. Change the world around you in little steps. Perhaps it's not a very profitable advice, but still. I am rich in time, unfortunately not in money, but I'm satisfied with what I do, who I am. There are so many people in the world who are just like me with the same needs. If something is good and convenient for me, it is surely for others around me too, so we start to create a network and share ideas and goods.

 

P: Do you think that entrepreneurship is something that is in your blood? Or is it something that can be learned?

C: It can be learned, it has to be learned. As a person it is very important that you can take care of yourself, be responsible for yourself and think of the consequences of every action you take. As a kid, you have to learn how to be responsible and what responsibilities means.

 

P: If you could give a young start-up entrepreneur a good advice for their future business, what would it be?

C: Quick prototyping. Make a platform for something that you think is a good idea and get feedback for it as soon as possible. Then you can adapt to the environment.  

 

P: Tell me about a project you've completed that has made you the proudest?

C: Hmm, there's actually a few projects that I'm super proud of Milch, which present me the most, it is me. It started small, now it's quite professional. We've done some changes since the beginning, but we have what we desired. We successfully carried out only because we were focused on all elements of a good business; from PR, marketing, to good finance. It's a company that does not focus on fashion; it's not about fashion at all. It about creating something new, networking and participating in the local community...

 

P: If I compare your job as a designer or shall I say now innovation manager with a job of an insurance agent, it's probably (not necessarily) a bit harder to find your clients. Everyone needs an insurance, but not everyone needs designer clothes. How do you find your customers? Or do most of the time customers contact you directly?

C: At some point it's the same. You always have to talk about your ideas and project, you need to communicate and be determined that your idea is the best. People talk, people network and this is the key of how to sell your product.

 

P: From your website I noticed that you're also offering some crowdfunding service and assistance. Could you explain something more about what crowdfunding is and how it works?

Crowdfunding is a very simple way to get a valid reaction of your friends, customers and audience, if you want to start a project. Your crowd will help you to finance your ideas. This is also a smart proof of concept. I'm happy to work for the best reward-based platform Startnext a few hours a week. Every Monday from 4-6 pm I provide all interested starters a 30 minute feedback on their ideas and how to crowdfund them. The mentoring takes place in DAS PACKHAUS! Everybody can book a free 30 minutes guidance on this link.

 

P: What is the biggest lesson that you learned since you started your company?

C: My best friend once gave me a truly good advice. I used to tell her all my ideas about the projects that I would do and changes that I would make. She told me: "Relax. You can do one project after the other. Focus on one, finish that and then start with another one.."

 

Just ask your neighbour - FragNebenan

 “Where's a good doctor in my district? Can anyone water my flower, while I am on vacation? Does anyone have any ladder to borrow? I run out of sugar for cookies, does anyone have some?" All these questions can...

 “Where's a good doctor in my district? Can anyone water my flower, while I am on vacation? Does anyone have any ladder to borrow? I run out of sugar for cookies, does anyone have some?" All these questions can be answered by your neighbours who are already using website of FragNebenan.

FragNebenan is a start-up company with fantastic idea, how we can help each other and make our busy life a bit more easier, helpful. This idea is one of my favourite star-up ideas, just because of the how big impact on community, the company does. I wouldn't call this meeting " and interview", but very pleasant coffee break with CEO of the company, Stefan who introduced me to the company business idea and their positive team.

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P:How long have you been here, at Das Packhaus?

S:For a bit more than two years. At first we had an office at shared space, later at second floor and now we are at the ground floor. And we love it! It's really cool that we can see people on the street (outsite), people who're walking by. Also our neighbours :)

 

P: From where does the idea come from? Did you had that "lightbulb moment" or was it long term planning, developing the idea?

S: I wouldn't call it lightbulb moment, but also not long term planning. It was something between. I grow up at small village, where we all knew each other and we were all neighbours basically, so we were all helping each other. So when I moved to capital, I sort of missed that, those small talks I had with neighbours. About this situation I spoke with my family and friend and later I got idea about this platform. Of course, my friends helped me with developing the idea. I met different people, groups, with different opinions and ideas, so in the end I had invented this platform.

 

P: I registered at your website, some time ago and I was really positively surprised when I got postcard from you, FragNebenan. That means you really care for your new and old users, right?

S: Absolutely, customer care is extremely important for us.  It is super important for us to connect with people, who really connect with our platform. And besides, postcard are warm surprise for users. And with this move, we insure us that the address given by new user is true.

 

P: How many users do you have? If that's no secret :)

S: Now, about fifty thousand (proud face).

 

P: How did you pick your team? or were you a team, friends already before?

S: Well, at beginning I was the only founder and later 3 more founders joined me. I met Valentin when we shared a flat. And like I mentioned before, I spoke to a lot of people who knew other people with skills that I was looking for. So we somehow got to know each other and that's how we become a team. At the moment we're a team of 8 employees and we're looking for intern (for 6 month).

 

P: If you could give an advice to your start ups, what it would be?

S: Try to get customer feedback as soon as possible. Customers feedbacks are extremely important. Be focus on MVP - minimum viable product, because it's less expensive than developing a product with more features. Between developing platform we realised that our website had a lot of un-useful features that weren't necessary.

 

P: You, your team looks like a really happy, satisfied team. What is the secret "power" of this? Perhaps quality spent time during lunch time? I notice that you are cooking way more than other users of Das Packhaus. Thumps up for that!

S: I think that we fit together quit well. We appreciate and respect each other and I think this is one of the keys of success. We don't go out together that often, but still we're very good colleges.

 

P: Do you think that entrepreneurism is something that is in your blood? Or is it something that can be learned?

S: Everything can be learned, even entrepreneurism. You just have to have a wish of doing something on your own, to be self-employed. For sure it can be learned, but perhaps in this field you have to risk a bit more and be brave a bit more than in others. Also you have to be prepared to expose yourself and to gain new way of confidence.   

P: The website is really well organized and attractive. Was design, the look, your idea or of a web designer? It really is unique and very clear. Also the logo? Was is teams idea...?

S: The website look is work of our website designer Valentin, who really did a great job. The illustration idea was a team idea, we all agreed that with illustrations we would explained the idea of website the most clearly.

 

P: Did you had any rejections at the beginning of developing, creating the concept? Rejections from possible investors and from family, friends?

S: Of course, but this was just part of creating and developing the idea. There were actually a lot of family members and friends who thought that this idea wasn't that good or that people won't liked it, understood it. But there were also some other people, who believed in me and supported me from the very beginning. After team was gathered I knew that the idea isn't that bad, since I already had a team who supported the same idea. We had some bad moments, big challenges, but that didn't stopped us.

 

P: Any wishes, opinions about Das Packhaus?

S: I really miss more people, users of Das Packhaus at the ground floor. We use to have lunch break with more users, but now it's just us and from time to time someone else. Perhaps I miss a bit more of energy. But then again, we are all busy.

 

P: Start-up scene in Vienna is pretty good developed, you get a lot of support from different institutions, but still, it is always hard to start your own company. If you could change something at past, right in the middle of developing the idea/concept, would you change anything or would you do it the same way?

S: I would probably change some functionality elements that were not that useful a bit before. From time to time small details in concept of platform were changed, so perhaps if we would notice this before, we could focus on other things. But then again we learned so much from mistakes and exactly this gave us the knowledge that we have today.

 

P: Do you perhaps have any role models? Or did you have them before, perhaps as a kid? Some superhero? :)

S: Actually yes, character Anton from cartoon and book "Anton und der kleine Vampir".

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Clemens Helm and Georg Schmidinger
Get your finances chilled with ChillBill

Some while ago, I interviewed really inspired and motivated entrepreneur - Clemens Helm, inventor of ChillBill.  ChillBill  is a start-up company, which...

Some while ago, I interviewed really inspired and motivated entrepreneur - Clemens Helm, inventor of ChillBill.  ChillBill  is a start-up company, which invented a software which automates accounting and your company finances. I call it great online accounting secretary. So, if you're a start-up, small or large company and perhaps you're not really an expert of organizing business finances, then for sure you have to check out ChillBill. If this intro text didn't convince you, then just keep reading and I am sure you will be fascinated how things are going at ChillBill.

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P: Driven by the enthusiasm for this field of business,  you and your team already won two awards: Best Pitch at Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien and the Central European Startup Award. ChillBill was one of the contestants in the competition for winning the Forbes Austria Start-up Academy. Your team made it into the top 5, congratulations for that! You were invited to present your start-up company to the judges. How was that?

CH: Well yes, we made it into the top five, so we could pitch our idea to the judges and visitors of the Forbes Start-up Late Night. It was a 5 min presentation in front of about 300 people who attended this presentation. We didn't win after all, but still made it pretty far. The best of all was that in the audience there were a lot interesting people, who were tax advisors, potential investors or potential partners for cooperations. So actually this was also a good promotion of our work. 
The winning start-up company was a company which invented a toothbrush app for kids. The toothbrush is "connected" to a mobile app that lets you, as a kid, play an entertaining game by brushing your teeth. This is a pretty good idea, which makes it even harder to beat. 

 
P: How did you get an idea for ChillBill? And how long did it take you to come from idea to the product? 

CH: I think I got the idea like most start-up founders: The problem effected me personally. I was self-employed  for 10 years and I was looking for a tax advisor. In the end I got help, but it still felt like I had double job to do. Beside doing the job that you love, you still have to do so much boring and stressful stuff, which takes far too much of your time. So I came up with the idea of developing an automated accounting service, which would do most of the accounting work for me. 
I had a chance to do my master theses on invoice recognition and developed an iPad app which could recognize data from photographed invoices. It was similar to ChillBill, just that the program was running on an iPad and ChillBill works in the Cloud.

 
P: Why the name, ChillBill?

CH: Well, most accounting tools have names like Easybill or Fastbill. However, we don’t only want to make accounting “easy” and “fast” but we want our customers to relax while their accounting is done for them. So they can “chill” while ChillBill does all the boring work for them.

 

P: How long have you been here - in Das Packhaus? What has your overall experience been like?

CH: We moved in in August 2016 and we’ve had a great time so far. We love having a room just for us while still sharing a large office building with dozens of other companies. I especially enjoy the common areas. I have lunch there as often as possible because I always bump into exciting people I haven’t met before.

 

P: You probably know and are working with other start-ups, business inventors, investors and other entrepreneurs. Do you think that starting your own business in "these days" is difficult, but still manageable? 

CH: I think it depends on what kind of a business you do or you want to do. If you provide a service like a doctor, a hairdresser or an accountant, the advantage is that very soon you’ll have some revenue that can you live on. But if you are building a product, it takes months or years of research and development until you can live on the revenue you make. The plus side in "these time" is that there are many different public grants, which can get you through this initial phase.

 

P: Being a young entrepreneur - what does your typical day looks like?

CH: I am not that typical entrepreneur - the classical picture of typical entrepreneur is being in the office until late at night and the weekend is perhaps just one day.  I have a three year old son, so for me it is extremely important to balance work and family. I usually get up really early so I get some work done before my son gets up or I grab my computer late at night when he is already asleep. I also think the amount of time you invest is not directly related to the success of your company. You can spend a lot of working hours working on something, which in the end turns out to be completely unnecessary. For me it’s important to constantly reflect how I can spend my time most efficiently.

 

P: So you become good entrepreneur when you start to do more effective work in less time?

CH: Something like that. You can become really good when you know what to do and when to do it. When I began my own business, I was doing  a lot of stuff I considered necessary as as company. It took me some time to figure out what is important and what is not that important. So yeah, I believe that you become a great entrepreneur when you work effectively by focussing on what really matters. The time you spend “working” is not the primary factor of success. 

 

P: Looking at your successful story and great creativity skills, when do you think it's the best time to start a business? 

CH: Well, that’s hard to tell, but I think that when you have an idea and you think that this idea is really, really good then you just have to go for it. But you also have to be realistic and you have to be aware of possible failure. 
First you have to talk with some people about this idea, present it to someone from this business field  and get information that you need for starting business. Also you need to watch your initial budget and costs closely. Ideally you come up with a really fast and cheap way of testing your business idea. This way you don’t lose much if it doesn’t work out.

 

P: Do you think that entrepreneurism is something that is in your blood? Or is it something that can be learned?

CH: I am not sure if it can be learned, I think you just have to be a person for entrepreneurship. But people do change in life and their way of thinking grows and changes from time to time. When I was in high school, I never planned to be an entrepreneur or to have my own company, but here we are. When I was a kid, I considered companies as something evil: Greedy organizations who just want your money. But this picture changed over the years significantly. Now I consider companies as instruments to change the world.

 

P: If you could go back to the time when you were just getting started, what would you do differently? And what advice would you have given to yourself if you could only relay one piece of advice to your former self?

CH: I would say: "Always watch your finances." If we would have been more careful about our finances, then we could have skipped the "depression zone of financial instability” of the company. Especially in the beginning it's extremely important to be aware of your finances and costs. You should always have some backup money for emergencies. We could have avoided this situation by applying for public grants earlier. But we've all learned a lot from these initial mistakes.

P: If you could give young start-up entrepreneur a good advice for their future business, what would it be?

CH: Focus on the stuff that really matters. And watch your finances. Always. 

Record Bird - from high school mates to music app innovators

The following is an interview with young entrepreneur Andreas Mahringer, initiator of Record Bird.  Record Bird is a young start-up company with...

The following is an interview with young entrepreneur Andreas Mahringer, initiator of Record Bird.  Record Bird is a young start-up company with really inspiriting team members. About two years ago the ex high school mates got back together with great idea, which they successfully accomplished. The platform is based on a free app, which delivers fresh, just released music work from music artists - what a great idea!

So the first question would be; Das Packhaus forms a basis for "the new work" - how do you feel here, in new work atmosphere?

First - two years ago, we moved to a smaller office and after the company has grown, we have moved to a bigger one, which at the moment is in construction (yep, we're the one who are making noise). I really enjoy having an office in Das Packhaus. You can see that people engage with one and other, which is really good, especially for us entrepreneurs. Every time I invite someone on meeting in our office, I always enjoy explaining them where that is and what is the project about. Our team is truly grateful that we can stay here and be part of this pretty cool, innovative story. I think that what you (Das Packhaus) did and how nice you're with users, it's just fantastic. It' really nice that you care about us as company. Plus I live really nearby, so that's pretty handy.

So, I checked out your app and it looks like you and your team build a lot of really unique services for unique market places. How did you get an idea for this app? Was it just "the moment of great idea" or was it long term researching, planning...?

Well, it was just one thing - that me and my friends needed it. We were (still are) all big music fans and we were all downloading music, but we always missed fresh, first released musician work, so we decided to do something about is. And yea, we were wondering why there isn't an app for that - first relived music, so we decided to do something about it. At first it was just a solution for ourselves and later we realised that a lot more people are dealing with this problem. 

How did you chose the logo of company?

Logo is a design from our designer Alex. If you look closely, you can see a bird in logo.

How much do you think finding the right business partner has played a role in your success so far for the last two years?

I think that finding the right business partner, team played the biggest role. Without a good team, there is no great product. There is no easy way to do it, you just got to do it and if you have a great team in the back, it's way easier, manageable. We know each other from high school, so we know each other for some time.

Do you think that entrepreneurialism is something that is in your blood? Or is it something that can be learned?

It would be very sad if it couldn't be learned. I think you need to be that person who really what to change something, or at least trying to make some difference. Of course, it is easier if you "have it", but I don't think it is the matter of you, our personality. It's like are you going to do it or you won't, the details can be in your personality.

So if you could give an advice to your start ups, what it would be?

I think I got this one in the beginning of starting a business: "If you think that this could change something or you're really wishing to do it, then you have to dedicate your entire time."

Once you make a decision, than you have to stick with it and tried to make it work. The sooner, the better. At the beginning there are always some financial trouble, or something is not working as you planned. Well, opportunities cost, but you have to try it and dedicate all your time.

Are planning to charge an app in future or will it stay for free?

Not for consumers. For consumers it will always be free. Perhaps we will make it payable in future, but only some extra service. The basic app will stay free.

If you could go back to the time when you were just getting started, what would you do differently? And what advice would you have given to yourself if you could only relay one piece of advice to your former self?

If I could go back in time, than I would definitely quit my previous job way earlier. At the very beginning of creating, inventing this app I was still working in other job and I wasn't dedicating as much effort and time, that I should. Perhaps things would begin to developing much faster.

Do you have some advice for Das Packhaus? Any suggested changes?

Everything is just great, I am grateful to be part of this story. Perhaps I do miss a bit more BBQ gathering in summer.

About Us

Das Packhaus is a building through which Paradocks seizes a part of the city in order to reformulate it. On 10 floors, 92 different spaces with a total of 4200m2, a positive working environment for innovative ideas and people is created. It functions as an experimental breeding place for shared space initiatives and aims to build up a modern participating community. Das Packhaus forms a basis for ‚the new work’, where 80+ entrepreneurs and 200+ different people with diverse backgrounds can benefit from cooperations. Together we organise, design and question urban resources and temporary use.

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IMPULS LEERSTAND ARCHITEKTURTAGE 2016

04.06.2016, 11:30 - 13:00 RIEDENBURGKASERNE, BACKSTEINGEBÄUDE, SINNHUBSTRASSE 3, 5020 SALZBURG

04.06.2016, 11:30 - 13:00 RIEDENBURGKASERNE, BACKSTEINGEBÄUDE, SINNHUBSTRASSE 3, 5020 SALZBURG

TEDxVienna CITYx2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Cities are continually grappling with new spatial, social, economic and environmental questions and challenges....

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Cities are continually grappling with new spatial, social, economic and environmental questions and challenges. Correspondingly, the roles and responsibilities of municipalities and citizens are changing as traditional hierarchies flatten. Citizens are (re)creating and adopting both public and private spaces, demonstrating a new collective responsibility for their environment. But can co-operations between citizens, municipalities, public and private bodies make the city more resourceful and resilient?
x is the unknown, the variable, the becoming. x is independently organized. x marks the spot. Veronika Kovacsova @ TEDxVienna

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Veronika Kovacsova, Paradocks 

two projects look to build a bridge between the cities of Vienna and Bratislava, and also try to reimagine the unused spaces in the city, giving them a new lease on life, and...

Veronika Kovacsova, Paradocks 

two projects look to build a bridge between the cities of Vienna and Bratislava, and also try to reimagine the unused spaces in the city, giving them a new lease on life, and engaging and contributing to the growth of communities.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 21, 2014. VIDEOLINK

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Margot Deerenberg, initiator Paradocks wird interviewt!

Kreativen Ideen Raum zu geben ist für Margot Deerenberg keine bloße Metapher. Mit der Zwischennutzungsagentur ...

Margot Deerenberg, initiator Paradocks wird interviewt!

Kreativen Ideen Raum zu geben ist für Margot Deerenberg keine bloße Metapher. Mit der Zwischennutzungsagentur Paradocks sorgt die Stadtsoziologin dafür, dass leerstehende Gebäude mit Leben gefüllt werden und Talente keine Häuser besetzen, sondern auf legale Art Raum zur Entfaltung finden. videolink

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