GLOBAL CHALLENGES

We believe that the power of entrepreneurship combined with emerging high technologies can solve global challenges. Therefore, we help carefully selected start-ups & scale-ups growing, internationalizing, and building bridges to large enterprises, international organizations and family-owned companies.

Global Challenges

are transnational in nature and transinstitutional in solution.
They require collaborative action
among governments, international organizations, corporations, universities, NGOs, and creative individuals.

High Technologies

are an international phenomen, spanning continents, epitomized by the worldwide communication of the Internet. The resulting products and services can help to resolve and overcome these global challenges.

Creative Innovators

invent new products and high-quality services, with great benefits for users and customers. In doing so, they create start-up companies with innovative business models, and expand into national and international markets.

Large Corporations

and major organizations as well as family-owned companies can help
start-ups and scale-ups to grow
and to internationalize faster, and therefore to speed up resolving and overcoming global challenges.

The Millennium Project

The project was founded in 1996 by the Smithsonian Institution, The Futures Group International, and the United Nations University (UNU). It is now an independent non-profit global participatory futures research think tank on behalf of humanity, not on behalf of a government, or an issue, or an ideology, but on behalf of building a better future for all of us.

V CombinatorTM was founded in 2017 by Steinbeis and is headquartered in Vienna. As Austrian Node it´s part of the Millennium Project´s global foresight network.

The Millennium Project identified

15 Global Challenges for humanity

These global challenges can be solved with the aid of frontier technologies developed by

Carefully selected innovators

managed and coached by

our entrepreneurial team

supported by

our advisory board

Christian M. Piska is Professor at the Institute for Constitutional and Administrative Law at the University of Vienna since 2002, specialized in public and economic law, particularly in cryptocurrencies. Before he was at the Hans-Kelsen-Institut, an Austrian federal foundation with the task of documenting the "Pure Theory of Law". Christian studied law at the University of Vienna and holds a master degree and a doctorate with distinction in legal sciences. In 2002, he habilitated in constitutional and administrative law.

Prof. Dr. Christian M. Piska

Bernward Jopen has more than 40 years experience as business leader and serial entrepreneur in telecommunications and software engineering. He was co-founder and for almost 10 years management director of UnternehmerTUM gGmbH, an An-Institute of the Technical University of Munich. Currently he is founding Co-director of Steinbeis Transfer Institute Innovation & Business Creation, Leonhard Prison Entrepreneurship Program, and Co-founder of CYID Returnee Entrepreneurship Development Centre, Nigeria.

Dr. Bernward Jopen

our strategic partners

V CombinatorTM works with large enterprises, family-owned companies, governments, nonprofit and other international organisations to address global challenges on a worldwide scale.

Our partners contribute more than money. Their ideas and experience, professional service and skills, in-kind support, network power and more are helping build stronger communities.
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About Us

V CombinatorTM is a virtual group of globally operating incubators and accelerators with the aim of growing and internationalizing start-ups in order to help solving global challenges.

V CombinatorTM is based in Vienna, host to many international organizations, including the United Nations.

V CombinatorTM is vital both locally establishing sustainable start-ups and globally helping to solve the world´s challenges.

A MEMBER OF STEINBEIS INTERNATIONAL NETWORK