netidee Open Source Camp 2015

The Open Source Camp

The Open Source Camp is an initiative with 60 selected entrepreneurial individuals or teams who will get together for an intensive two-day workshop. This offers an optimal starting point to apply for funding by netidee and receive up to 50,000 €.

What counts is your interest in opening data and creating projects regardless of whether you are a software developer, researcher, designer, business person, or a student. Let this be an opportunity to connect with people interested in creating innovative applications on the internet!

What to do

1) Apply

We are on the look-out for a complementary diversified mix, i.e. software developers, researchers, designers, business people and entrepreneurs, etc. Individuals or teams who are passionate about new technologies and changing the status quo through innovative applications on the internet.

2) Get invited

Applicants with the most suitable skill set will be invited to join a two day Open Source Camp in Vienna, Austria. They will have the occasion to connect and form teams of different backgrounds and experience.

3) Accelerate your idea

After the Open Source Camp, the most promising project ideas will receive access to the WhatAVenture acceleration platform and develop a comprehensive business concept to prepare their projects best to apply for the netidee call 10 project funding and/or investment.


Best teams will be selected to join the acceleration program supported by WhatAVenture & mentors

Presentation of the best ideas at the Digital City Week
6 month access to IBM Bluemix
Founders Experts Calls (sponsored by Microsoft worth 1.000€)
Microsoft BizSpark (worth 12.000€)
Exhibition stand at the ACOnet Event „net:25 / future of the internet“ on June, 2nd at Universität Wien
1 Day Startup Management Consulting (worth 2.400€)
1 Day Consulting Java/Open Source (worth 1.200€)
1 Day Consulting Agile/Scrum (worth 1.200€)



  • Friday, May 15th

  • 8:30 - 9:00
    Registration & Coffee
  • 9:00 - 11:00
    Opening & Get2gether
  • 11:00 - 12:30
    Pitch & Form your Team
  • 12:30 - 15:00
    Working Session 1 - Customer Exploration
  • 15:00 - 18:00
    Mentoring Session
  • 19:00 - 19:30
    Talk "Building up an open source business"
  • 19:30 - 20:30
  • 20:30 - 22:00
    Working Session 2 - Chips, Beer & Prototypes
  • Saturday, May 16th

  • 8:30 - 9:00
    Coffee & Croissant
  • 9:00 - 11:30
    Working Session 3 - Business Model Innovation
  • 11:30 - 12:30
    Peer Session
  • 12:30 - 13:30
    Lunch & Relax
  • 13:30 - 16:00
    Working Session 4: Special Sauce & Mentoring
  • 16:00 - 18:15
    Working Session 5: Train your pitch
  • 18:15 - 19:30
    Meet the Jury: Pitch Session
  • 19:30+
    Award Ceremony & Networking


Daniel Horak
Co-Founder, Managing Partner
Dipl. Ing. Dr. techn. Andreas Lang-Nevyjel
Dr. Stefan Rapp LL.M. (Rechtsinformatik)
Floor Drees
Managing Director sektor5, hobby dev, Open Source fanatic
Floor on Twitter
Florian Haas
CEO & Principal Consultant
Dipl.-Ing. Günter Obiltschnig
Founder der Open Source Projekte ( & POCO C++ Libraries), CTO
Applied Informatics GmbH
Karl Pletschko
Founder & CEO
Harald Uebele
Cloud Technical Evangelist, Open Source Enthusiast
Dr. Christian Voigt
Head of Unit Technology and Knowledge
Zentrum für Soziale Innovationen
Jürgen Mayrbäurl
Business Evangelist Azure & Business Manager
Daniel Cronin
Member of the Board
Dipl.-Ing. Ernst Langmantel
Vorstand Internet Foundation Austria
Internet Foundation Austria
Jürgen Ennöckl
Investment Manager
tecnet equity
Ivo Radulovski
Web Strategy Expert, Entrepreneur and Investor,
Helmut Schüller
Head of District IT
Konica Minolta
Alexander Hummer
Founder & CEO
Dipl. Ing. Jan Gregor
Stefan Hupe
Co-Organizer & Co-Founder of IoT Austria & IoT Vienna
IoT Austria - The Austrian Internet of Things Network
Josef Bayer
Head of Innovation
Qualysoft GmbH
Felix Häusler
Founder & CEO
Patrick Brüst
Sasan Haji Hashemi
Dr. Philipe Reinisch
Co-Founder, CEO


Thomas Ecker
Senior Investment Manager
tecnet equity
Ritchie Pettauer
Online Marketing Consultant, Blogger, Lecturer at the University of Vienna, Member of the netidee jury
pnc | Consulting
Gerfried Stocker
Artistic and managing Director
ARS Electronica
Meral Akin-Hecke
Digital Champion of Austria
Prof. Alfred Taudes
Head of Department for Information Systems and Operations
WU Vienna
Prof. A Min Tjoa
Professor and Director of Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems TU Vienna, chairman of theAustrian National Competence Center for Security Research
TU Vienna
Daniel Horak
Co-Founder, Managing Partner