1st ECN CrowdCon, 15 May 2013, Vienna


The ECN Crowdfunding Convention in Vienna is the right event at the right moment in time. It added an important dimension to the Austrian discussion on crowdfunding by bringing together experts from other countries to exchange views with their Austrian counterparts on opportunities and risks. As a result, it helped promote best practice across national borders.

Organised jointly by the European Crowdfunding Network and the Junge Wirtschaft of the Austrian Chambers of Commerce, some 150 participants from across Europe gathered to a full day of discussion and workshops.


Welcome // Markus Roth, Chairman, Junge Wirtschaft (Austria)

Opening Speech // Günter Stummvoll, Member of the National Council and Chair of the Finance Committee of the National Council

Keynote // Joachim Schwerin, DG Enterprise & Industry, European Commission

Opening panel: The Impact of Crowdfunding
moderated by Dan Marom (Israel)

Benoit Vandevivere, Director, AAA Group (Spain)
Nikolaus Hutter, Director, Toniic (USA/Europe)
Stefan Limberger, Chief Evangelist, Finmar (Germany)
Philipp Steinberger, Director, C-Crowd (Switzerland)
Joachim Schwerin, DG Enterprise & Industry, European Commission


Showcase: Running a Crowdfunding campaign and funding a project

Christin Friedrich, Director, Innovestment (Germany)
Hans Christian Heinemeyer, Managing Director, ePortrait (Germany)
Adam Woolway, CEO, PlugSurfing (Germany)

Theme Lounge I: Crowdfunding & Job creation/employability
Ivana Pais, Department of Sociology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan (Italy) and Daniela Castrataro, Co-Founder of the Italian Crowdfunding Network (Italy)

Theme Lounge II: Crowdfunding & Public Funding
Wolfgang Gumpelmaier, Digital Media Consultant, Ikosom – Institute for Communication and Social Media (Germany)

Theme Lounge III: Innovation in consumer and business lending through Peer-to-Peer approaches
Tim Wright, Director, Twintangibles (UK)

Theme Lounge IV: Crowdfunding & Open Design as an innovation strategy Maria Serra, Founder, Onclaude (Italy)

Networking Break

Closing Panel: Crowdfunding as an impulse for innovation moderated by Dan Marom (Israel)

Markus Roth, Chairman, Junge Wirtschaft (Austria)
Maria Serra, Founder, Onclaude (Italy)
Reinhard Willfort, Board Member, European Crowdfunding Network
Adam Woolway, CEO, PlugSurfing (Germany)

Keynote: The Crowdfunding Revolution // Dan Marom (Israel)

Closing // Oliver Gajda, Chairman, European Crowdfunding Network

17:30 Networking


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