The people behind youtoo

The idea, our vision and the people behind youtoo.

How it all started


In 2014, the idea of youtoo was honoured with the Upper Austrian EDISON Innovation Award.

In January 2015 the incubation of “company in foundation” at tech2b took place.

In 2015, Youtoo received aid money from the Vienna Business Acengy (Call Social Entrepreneur).
With this aid money version 1.0 of youtoo could be implemented. On April 13th 2016, the Youtoo GmbH was founded.


Mag. Michael Matzner


… was honoured with the Upper Austrian EDISON Innovation Award for the idea of youtoo in 2014. In the same year Matzner was also honoured with the Bank Austria Social Innovation Award. This award is endowed with 30.000 EUR and is awarded once a year.

Matzner received the award for a program for better social cohesion in St. Pölten. In 2015, Matzner was invited by the family ministry to join the work group “Digi4Family”. The goal was to describe the impact of digitalization on family life, in cooperation with experts from the IT sector, the social sector and from social economy, and to propose necessary measures.

Before Matzner started his social engagement he worked as managing director in wood industry with sustainability issues and dealed with the development of healthy and sustainable building material. Since January 2017, Matzner works full-time for youtoo and gives lectures about “Social Use of the Internet” and “Social Dynamics in Web 4.0”.

The Team

DI Dr. Christian Gierlinger

Christian Gierlinger is member of the elisabethinen linz-wien gmbh management. As computer scientist he has more than 20 years experience in the health sector. As Chief Digital Officer at the elisabethinen he is responsible for the field of innovation and digitalization and offers his know-how to youtoo as the company’s second managing director.

DI Walter Sieberer

With the IT expert Walter Sieberer a co-founder was found who advises start-up companies on a full-time basis in the pre-start-up phase, as well as during the start-up process and the start-up of business activities.

Dr. Bernhard Matzner

CFO of a well-known sporting goods manufacturer, completes the group of founders and advises the young company in the finance and legal sector.

The Team

For the implementation of the agency “Team sisu” has been chosen. With their longstanding experience in User Experience Design & Programming this project could be implemented efficently and with loving attention to detail. For further information see

The Mentors

From 2014, the Upper Austrian incubator tech2b assigned specialist for IT solutions in the healthcare sector as mentors for youtoo: Prof. Dr. Herwig Mayer from the FH Hagenberg and the managing director of the LIFEtool gemeinnützigen GmbH, David Hofer. They support the Start UP as advisors, for example in networking with companies from the healthcare sector.

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