Ambassador Traina visits the Austrian National Library

The Austrian National Library has partnered with Google to digitalize over 600,000 books in its State Hall collection. Ambassador Traina visited the 650 year old library to learn more about this project and the history of this Austrian institution. During the tour, Ambassador Traina also viewed some special rare pieces including a mid-16th century map ...
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Austria to Austin Reception at the Amerika Haus

This summer marked the third iteration of the Embassy-funded “Austria to Austin” entrepreneurship exchange program. This year’s group was bigger than ever with a total of 34 participants in two groups. They traveled to Austin to train with 3DayStartup, network with the Austin community, and receive mentorship from top entrepreneurs in the Austin ecosystem. However, ...
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Fulbright Reception 2018

Ambassador Trevor Traina hosted a reception for the newly arrived American Fulbright grantees. The reception brought together American grantees with newly returned Austrian Fulbrighters and a host of alumni. Since 1950/51, Fulbright Austria has brought over 2,500 scholars and professors to Austria and 3,650 Austrians to the United States. Additionally, each year Fulbright manages 140 American teaching ...
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Ambassador visits Austrian Airlines and Vienna International Airport

Austrian Airlines plays a critical role in enhancing the economic and cultural ties between the United States and Austria. Each year hundreds of thousands of Americans pass through Vienna International Airport on business or tourism. Ambassador Traina visited with Austrian Airlines CEO Alexis von Hoensbroech and Vienna International Airport COO Julian Jäger to thank them ...
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Gala Dinner for Ambassador Traina

The American Chamber of Commerce in Austria hosted a gala dinner to welcome Ambassador Trevor Traina and his wife Alexis. In his remarks, Ambassador Traina emphasized the strong bilateral relations between Austria and the United States, particularly also regarding the economic sector. “I want to speak with people and entrepreneurs in Austria and listen to ...
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Ambassador hosted Go Silicon Valley alumni

Ambassador Traina hosted a group of ‘Go Silicon Valley’ alumni at the residence for a discussion on mentorship and support for Austrian entrepreneurs, tips on breaking into the U.S. market, and his experience as a serial entrepreneur. Go Silicon Valley is an initiative run by Austrian Trade within the Austrian Economic Chambers and Open Austria. ...
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Entrepreneurship Breakfast with Ambassador Traina

Ambassador Traina hosted his first entrepreneurship breakfast at his residence. These meetings are a cooperation with the Austrian Chamber of Commerce. The goal is for Austrian entrepreneurs to have a chance to talk about their projects and to network. Ambassador Traina, himself an experienced entrepreneur, gave a talk about his own experiences, problematic situations and ...
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Ambassador Trevor Traina at the European Forum Alpbach

Ambassador Trevor Traina met with Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, hosted a working lunch for Federal Ministers Karin Kneissl & Margarete Schramböck, and others, chatted with Rainer Nowak, chief editor of Die Presse, spoke with Federal Minister Elisabeth Köstinger, had coffee & conversation with Alpbach scholars and Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation-fellows, participated in the “Wien Trifft Tirol” Business Talk and gave interviews to ORF ZiB2 and to Tiroler ...
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Ambassador hosts event with Marissa Mayer

Ambassador Traina hosted an exclusive group of Austrian entrepreneurs at his residence for a meet up with former Yahoo! CEO and Google icon, Marissa Mayer. The event was the first in a series of events initiated by Ambassador Traina, himself a successful tech entrepreneur, aimed at bringing top U.S. business, tech, and cultural personalities to ...
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Ambassador Traina visited Salzburg

“Perhaps the most beautiful city in Europe!” That was Ambassador Traina’s comment to “Salzburger Nachrichten” during his visit to the Mozartstadt. In his first official visit outside Vienna, Ambassador Traina called upon Governor Haslauer to discuss increased cooperation between the United States and Land Salzburg. He also stopped by Schloss Mirabell to admire the unparalleled ...
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Ambassador met Heinz Fischer

Ambassador Trevor Traina visited the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens and discussed with the Centre’s Co-chairman and former President of Austria Dr. Heinz Fischer ways to further develop the diplomatic relationship between the United States and Austria.
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Remarks upon Arrival in Vienna

As prepared Guten Morgen und Grüß Gott! It is both delightful and humbling to stand before you today as the United States Ambassador-designate to the Republic of Austria. And it is very personal. Austria is not just a country I know, it is a country for which I have great affection (love is a much ...
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Trevor D. Traina, Ambassador-Designate of the United States to Austria

Trevor D. Traina is a technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist based in San Francisco. He has founded or co-founded five companies and sold four of them (including to Microsoft and Intuit). He is presently Founder and CEO of IfOnly, a company that allows buyers to purchase unique life experiences with a portion of the proceeds ...
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