Servus from the Silicon Valley,
the Austrian elections are finally over (including some surprise and two new parties in the parliament), a great movie about Austrian race car driver Niki Lauda is currently playing in the movies (Rush), autumn is here, and the Bay Area stores are already full with Halloween, Thanksgiving AND Christmas stuff. Yo, X-mas! Well, we also have some events that we can announce. Here they are:
The ASciNA (Austrian Scientists & Scholars in North America) Bay Area suggested to celebrate the Austrian Nationalfeiertag on October 26th in the Campbell restaurant Naschmarkt. The restaurant chef is nobody less than Matthias Fröschl, former chef of the Steirereck in Vienna and the Blaue Gans in NYC. And he offered a very traditional Österreicher Menü with Schweinsbraten, Schnitzel, Tafelspitz, Gulasch, Kasnocken etc. We meet at 6pm at 384 East Campbell Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008. Please register.
The 3rd Austrian Innovation Day will take place on November 21st from 1-5pm at the new hardware accelerator Lab IX in Milipitas. This event is co-organized by the ASciNA and the Austrian Innovation Center Silicon Valley and we could secure a number of interesting speakers. To see more details and to register go the the event-page and use the registration code SOUNDOFINNOVATION for a 100% discount.
Interesting other events include San Francisco's Entrepreneurship in Residence Program and Japan's Samurai Venture Summit in Silicon Valley vol.3. The AEC Hackathon is covering architecture, engineering, construction, and software, a hackathon combining the physical with the digital world. Check it out here and register on the event page.
Hold the date! We are organizing the first Austrian Innovation Days Vienna in March 2014, bringing inspirational speakers on topics such as innovation, gamification, creativity, design- and service-thinking and many more to Vienna for a full day (un-)conference and several workshops. We want the innovative and entrepreneurial minds from the startup scene and corporate world come and learn, network, get inspired, and have some fun. More details will follow.