Crowdfunding - Panel Discussions with Industry Insiders

On November 30th 2015, Webster Vienna invited industry insiders to discuss one of the most promising means of financing new businesses, innovative ideas and projects in their seed and early phase - Crowdfunding.

Crowdfunding platform owners as well as successful crowdfunding entrepreneurs came together to share their experiences and knowledge with students, the entrepreneurship community and wider public. After opening remarks by Business and Management Department Head Chris Newman and Assistant Professor Dr. Nada Mumdziev, the audience was introduced to the secrets of successful campaigns and the development of crowdfunding in Austria and the CEE region. Webster Vienna was delighted to welcome Anastasia Emmanuel (Indiegogo), Dr. Reinhard Willfort (, European Crowdfunding Network), Daniel Horak, MSc. MA (CONDA Crowdinvesting), Simone Mathys-Parnreiter (, Theresa Steininger, MA (Wohnwagon, campaign on Conda), Andreas Moritz (Mavienna, campaign on Wemakeit), Mag. Julian Juen (Kaahee, most successful crowdinvesting campaign in Austria), Tilen Travnik (D·Labs, campaign on Kickstarter) among the panelists. The two discussion panels on the crowdfunding industry and successful campaigns were followed by networking opportunities for the guest to conclude the successful event.