Nikolaus graduated in Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics. During his studies he already started his career in the family-owned Compass-Verlag (founded 1867) – Austria´s leading provider of Business Information. He joined the Compass management upon completing his studies in 1992 and was in charge of developing the electronic information services. As early as 1994 Compass started publishing all its databases on the web and finally in 1997 Nikolaus triggered the decision to leave the printed publishing world by the year 2000. Following this, the transition from printed to digital became a success story in Austrian Internet development. In addition to his management position in the family business, he has been engaged for more than 20 years in several Business Associations on national and European level. Amongst those are: IOÖ – Internet Offensive Österreich, ISPA – Internetservice-Providers Austria, AAIA – Austrian Angel Investors Association. He currently is Chairman of the PSI Alliance in Brussels and has been Member of the Board and President of the EADP (SIINDA´s predecessors association) for more than ten years. Recently he started to act as a Business Angel and invested in several Start-Ups to share his experience and ideas with young entrepreneurs.

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