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Bernd Kopper | Funding and Start-up Consulting Graz | Bernd Kopper Gründer*inneninfo

Bernd Kopper


Together with my team, I support future entrepreneurs and start-ups with successful strategic business development, enabling them to achieve their visions. In the past 20 years, after completing my education in mechanical engineering and as a business economist, I was able to gain extensive and valuable experience in the areas of business development, market and competitive analysis, financial planning and start-up consulting. During this time, I have founded four companies myself and successfully supported more than 100 companies, ranging from small one-man businesses to globally active industrial enterprises. In recent years, the topic of financing options for innovative entrepreneurs in their start-up phase has become a personal specialty. In addition to professional competence, appreciative cooperation, honesty and trust are my most important values and critical success factors - as well as private happiness, which I have found with my wife and our two children in the North of Graz. I am looking forward to supporting you, your passion and drive, in the pursuit of the successful development of your endeavor!

Sarah Schalk | Funding for Sustainable Start-ups | Bernd Kopper Gründer*inneninfo

Sarah Schalk

Project Management - currently on maternity leave

As a project manager, I primarily support impact founders who focus their business model on sustainability and an added value to society or the environment. Impact-oriented start-ups build their business idea around solving a social or ecological problem in a sustainable way and therefore often face different challenges in their start-up phase than "normal" start-ups. As a founder of a sustainable company myself, I can draw on valuable experience in these areas and, together with the team and partners of Bernd Kopper, provide you with the best possible support in successfully turning your business idea into reality. My specialities include climate-friendly business models and sustainable procurement as well as project funding, crowdfunding and female-led businesses.

Patricia Vilcanqui | Project Management | Bernd Kopper Gründer*inneninfo

Patricia Vilcanqui

Project Management

I have always found the idea of founding sustainable companies with social added value very fascinating, because entrepreneurs develop creative solutions for everyday problems from which society as well as the environment benefit. Therefore, as a project manager, together with the team of Bernd Kopper, I will support you, dear founders, in the best possible way, so that you can master the challenges you face and achieve your goals. Due to my many years of infrastructure project experience, I am able to identify critical aspects for future project development, financing and risk mitigation.

Luka Floigl | Business Development for Deep-Tech und Life Science Start-ups | Bernd Kopper Gründer*inneninfo

Luka Floigl


My main business management interests lie in the areas of business development, innovation and strategic positioning. For almost two years I have been accompanying Bernd Kopper as a business consultant in the field of funding consulting for innovative startups and SME. During this time, I have been able to support startups, especially in the areas of deep tech and life sciences, in the planning and successful financing of their innovation project by funding organizations. From the development of a first technology or product concept, the delivery of the proof of concept, the development of prototypes, the implementation of a Minimal Viable Product (MVP) to the market launch and scaling of the business model. The consulting services cover topics such as project management, (project) financing as well as the development of the necessary business documentation. What I like about my job is the varied work and the valuable insights I gain with each individual project. It is my concern to bring each individual client closer to the realization and financing of his/her project.

Thomas Öhlknecht | Market analysis and Financial planning | Bernd Kopper Gründer*inneninfo

Thomas Öhlknecht


Since 2019 I have been working in the field of management consulting with a focus on funding from public sectors. During that time I have learned to put my theoretical knowledge of business administration and economics into practice. Especially in the context of market analysis and financial planning, I am skilled in recognizing complex interrelationships and applying them to your individual needs in terms of opportunities and risks. I am convinced that management consulting is not a one-way street. Just as much as we can provide input for your success, we can learn from you. Creative solutions for various problems, exciting insights into new markets or original ideas in the field of marketing and sales - it is my concern to learn to understand your individual views in order to be able to advance your company or your project in the best possible way together with you. I am looking forward to a good cooperation.

Felix Weißensteiner | Strategic Positioning | Bernd Kopper Gründer*inneninfo

Felix Weißensteiner


The fascination for innovative technologies together with my interest in startups has provided for the optimal application field of my economic and quantitative education: Funding Consulting. Since my entry into consulting, I have been able to gain experience in working with startups in areas like aviation, AI or app development. The key consulting areas range from market quantification to financial analysis to strategic positioning.