On the 12th of May, SCM students came together virtually to explore the Viennese startup scene!
We kickstarted the day with byrd, an e-commerce fulfillment startup with headquarters in Vienna and Berlin. During their 90-minutes-long presentation, students got to know byrd’s origin story, their digital fulfillment solution, how their logistics and onboarding teams go about their everyday business, and what are possible career opportunities for SCM graduates.
After a short break, the online supermarket Gurkerl presented its astonishing growth in the past year and the challenges and upsides of working for a startup. Did you know Gurkerl hired around 200 people in the last few months?
In the afternoon, the founder of the fashion brand KUKLA shared her story and, together with the head of operations, the complexities of planning production and inventory in such a young company. The professional and personal experiences of the company representatives gave the SCM students a comprehensive insight into the ups and downs of working in a startup.
The SCM network would like to thank the startups and all participating students for joining in this exciting event. We are looking forward to future events with the Viennese startup scene!