Mag. Vinzenz Treytl

Mag. Vinzenz Treytl is a researcher and lecturer at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He has joined the E&I Team in 2012.

In research, he is interested in open and user innovation as well as financial technologies. With regards to open and user innovation, his current focus is on the application of crowdsourcing in innovation processes. In the context of financial technologies, he is mainly interested in the disruption of the banking and insurance sectors by new technologies (Distributed Ledger Technology/Blockchain) and by start-ups (Fintechs / InsurTechs).

Before joining the E&I Institute, Vinzenz studied Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business with majors in Entrepreneurship & Innovation as well as Small Business Management. Vinzenz has a professional background in asset management and financial markets where he worked for 10 years. Other interests include small business finance and business angel investments.

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience

2020 - TodaySenior ResearcherABC Research GmbH
2012 - todayResearcher and Lecturer at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vienna University of Economics and Business
2010 - 2012Bourcy & Paulusch Antiquarian Books.
2000 - 2010Weisenhorn & Partner Financial Services
Asset management for HNWI with focus on US-Stocks and hedge funds.

University Education 

2012 - todayDoctoral Candidate, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
1996 - 2012Master of Business Administration (Mag.rer.soc.oec.), University of Economics and Business, Majors in Entrepreneurship & Innovation and SME Management

Diploma Thesis: “Austrian Business Angels – An Exploratory Study of Austrian Business Angels and Their Use of Network Resources During the Pre-Investment Phases.“


  • 2013 Rudolf Sallinger Preis


Publications & Teaching