Fabric 100% Cotton / Printing method Silkscreen printing / Made In Austria

Details Limited Edition, all seasons scarf.
For orders from Vienna, we deliver personally.

Dimensions Large 160cm x 55cm

Vlad Gozman, Romania

The scarf’s story

“Vlad is very passionate about ideas and solving problems. As he is very creative and visual, I encouraged him to draw symbols he felt connected with: the different X symbols he drew represent ideas, atoms, check points and a mathematical equation – together they represent Vlad’s passion for science and discovery. Inspired by the “Säule of Brancusi”, a Romanian sculptor – I repeated the X signs to build a DNA sequence symbolizing the mix of cultures within Vienna.”
Stephanie Klaura, designer

Production

The scarf was silk screen printed by designer Stephanie Klaura and then hand sewed in a little Turkish tailor shop in Vienna. Andra and Iulia added their personal touch and the last piece of hand work with details and packaging to ensure the high quality and regional production.

VLADS SUCCESS STORY in a nutshell

Vlad was born in Arad, a city in Romania which is very similar in architecture to Vienna, thus being called “little Vienna”. As a child he already started having big ideas for the world. His games would take him into worlds in which he could break the limits of physics. He continued his games with extremes as a teenager, being passionate about extreme sports and skateboarding.
His ideas would become even more ambitious after getting his degree in Strategic Management in Bucharest: now he did not only have the visions but also the means to achieve them.

In 2010, Vlad offered a tribute to the world of knowledge by founding TEDx Vienna and organizing events in which Austrians could encounter ideas worth spreading. Today Vlad is an achieved serial entrepreneur, counting in his portfolio positions such as associate at i5invest, member of the board at Austrian Startups and founder of Adspired Technologies.

Achievements:

  • Founder of Grant Consult, a company consulting on EU Funds
  • Ashoka Speaker
  • Executive Account Manager at Provo
  • Founder TedX Vienna
  • Associate i5invest
  • Member of the Board AustrianStartups

Founder & Managing Director for Adspired Technologies

Story

How to dedicate your life to ideas

Vlad was born in Arad, a city in Romania which is actually very similar in architecture to Vienna, thus being called “little Vienna”. As a child, he already started having big ideas for the world. His games would take him into worlds in which he could fly or break the limits of physics. He frequently tried to do so also as a teenager, being passionate about extreme sports and skateboarding. His ideas would become more ambitious after getting his degree in Strategic Management in Bucharest: now he did not only have the visions but also the means to achieve them. After being involved in exciting high-profile events in the Romanian capital, his entrepreneurial spirit came to life and he opened his first consulting business, helping people access EU funds for health, agriculture and tech. As his business was expanding, Vlad came soon to realise that, in order to bring more of his ideas to life, he would need to look for a different environment. He left Bucharest and took a European trip through several big capital cities, assessing for each of them the entrepreneurial scene and the possibilities to turn ideas into reality. Fluent in 4 languages, it wasn’t hard for him to imagine starting anew in any Western European city. It was his confidence and his sense of an explorer that helped him focus on the positive sides. His thorough assessment got him to decide on Vienna, where in the first year he was already working on new start-up ideas. Although he left his family back in Romania, his girlfriend joined him in this exciting adventure. His advanced German skills and his openness got him to quickly build a network and stand out in the start-up scene. He fitted in because he had an ambition and looked for the right people to help him achieve it. In 2010, Vlad offered a tribute to the world of knowledge through founding TEDx Vienna and organizing events in which Austria and the whole world could encounter ideas worth spreading. Today Vlad is an achieved serial entrepreneur, counting in his portfolio positions such as associate at i5invest, member of the board at Austrian startups and founder of Adspired Technologies. Through the TEDx events, he offered a platform where over 1000 people from Austria meet locally to exchange ideas. Through his influence in the startup sector, he helps tens of people to navigate around the tech scene, being a point of reference for tech entrepreneurs.

His view of the modern city as a gigantic coffeehouse in which ideas are exchanged to support progress gave him the ideal basis to be a great networker. For the future he will use his openness and sense of humour, combined with the agility and competence of a well-rounded entrepreneur to bring more impact in the Austrian society.

Achievements

  • Founder of Grant Consult, a company consulting on EU Funds
  • Ashoka Speaker
  • Executive Account Manager at Provo
  • Founder TedX Vienna
  • Associate i5invest
  • Member of the Board AustrianStartups
  • Founder & Managing Director for Adspired Technologies

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Design brief

Inspired by the Column of Brancusi, the famous Romanian sculptor, it looks like a symbolic DNA sequence for a mix of cultures.

Photoshoot

Behind the scenes. Manufacturers

Impact Event

Young people who want to start their own business and understand the business environment in Austria

Target:  youth with migrant background- empowering youth to challenge the status quo

Method: a series of events/workshops having Vlad as a trainer and expert

Timeline: April 2015

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