I've always wanted to become an entrepreneur
Since I was young, I have always dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur. However, I didn’t have the know-how, or the network to fully do so until I came to the IMC FH Krems. The possibility to study through English in such a multi-cultural environment helped me gain valuable insights into cultural differences of doing business abroad. I met my co-founder Martin during my first semester. Since then our entrepreneurial journey has taken us to many places.
The Founders Lab opened up a whole world of opportunities
Winning the university’s entrepreneurial competition, the Founders Lab, has opened up a whole world of opportunities and helped me scale and grow my own business, StampOwl. Martin and I have gone on to travel around Europe, pitching our business at numerous start-up events such as The European Innovation Academy in Nice and Bearing Point’s or Be an Innovator Finals in Berlin. These events have led to funding opportunities including securing a place on the Accent Incubator programme. Since winning the Founders Lab we have gone on to build a flourishing company with five employees.
Applying my knowlege directly into my company
During our Digital Communications class in the fourth Semester, we flew to Lithuania to manage a team of developers and build a selection of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality products to promote tourism in the city of Kaunas. This gave me great insights into the future trends of technology, which I applied directly into my own business.
I completed my practical training semester (PTS) in my own company, StampOwl. This opportunity allowed me to push my business to new heights. I was able to take certain aspects from the Business Administration course and apply them directly into my company. I had access to lecturers and industry experts who were able to give me valuable advice and insights into different aspects of running a business.
Being an entrepreneur is both exciting and adventurous. It is a never-ending learning process of constant innovations. This degree program helps you spark your creativity, grow your network and provides you with the core tools necessary to build a global business.