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”.
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