April 13th 2016

MCI student selected for startup training in the US

Student of Food & Bioresource Technology Thomas Hollerer qualifies for Austria to Austin Student Startup Exchange

From more than 700 applicants Thomas Hollerer, student of Food & Bioresource Technology at MCI, has been selected to participate in a two-week exchange in Austin, Texas. The program offers excellent Austrian students intensive entrepreneurship training and creative networking between Austria and the US.

In the course of an elaborate application procedure entirely held in English a committee of the U.S. Embassy Vienna conducted intense interviews and assessed the candidates’ performance, motivation, and creative potential. Besides the usual application documents, the committee evaluated several essays as well as videos which had to be produced by the students themselves. In various demanding application rounds, Thomas Hollerer was able to convince the jury of his concept of a possible food startup. The jury praised his professional qualification and was highly impressed by his motivation and entrepreneurial energy.

Fellow Thomas Hollerer is looking forward to his participation in the training in the US: “I feel really lucky to be among the few students who have been selected to participate in this high-class training program. I will seize the opportunity to improve my skills and connect with Texans as well as other participants.”

Head of Studies Katrin Bach is proud of Hollerer’s achievement: “The industry has shown great interest in the MCI degree courses in Food Technology ever since their introduction. I am particularly delighted to see that our innovative and regional food concepts do not only correspond to the spirit of the time, but are more and more also recognized internationally. On that note, let me congratulate Mr. Hollerer on his success!”

Bernd Ebersberger, Head of the Department for Research, Development & Entrepreneurship at MCI, adds: “It is such a pleasure to witness the increasing recognition and appreciation of our students’ entrepreneurial powers. I should like to congratulate Mr. Hollerer on his outstanding performance and wish him two inspiring weeks in the US.”

The Austria to Austin Student Startup Exchange was launched by the U.S. Embassy Vienna in cooperation with the organization 3 Day Startup. The exchange program communicates the basics of business formation and opens up the possibility to connect with startup visionaries from all over the world. The program moreover includes excursions to companies such as Google, Facebook, or Rackspace.

Further information
Bachelor study program Bio & Food Technology
Master study program Food Technology & Nutrition

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