Network partner 2018

SYNCON International Franchise Consultants are constantly on the move EU- and worldwide. We see ourselves as competent consultants in all fields concerning franchise know-how.

With over 25 years of successful consultancy, we have built up SYNCON to its position as market leader in the German-speaking countries.

We may currently look back on more than 1,200 franchise projects which we have handled to the fullest satisfaction of our customers. More and more franchisors rely on our support in their international expansion as well.

During recent years, SYNCON has also developed competence in the field of Social Franchising.
In september 2014 Waltrud Martius organized the 1st Social Franchise Forum in Vienna  - hosting high potentials on the podium and more than 120 participants. This engagement will go on - being one of Waltrud Martius´ matter of heart.

The German Franchise Association Deutscher Franchiseverband e.V. is the umbrella organisation for Germany’s franchise industry. It was founded in 1978 and is based in Berlin. This quality community represents both franchisers and franchisees. The Deutscher Franchise Verband provides its mor than 320 members with numerous services and benefits. The association’s core concern is economic, social and political representation of the franchise industry’s interests, which includes supporting its members’ expansion plans.

In 2017 some 970 franchise systems in Germany, together with approximately 123,000 franchise partners and 707,000 employees earned turnover of around 112 billion euros.

management club is the most influential manager network in Austria and the interface between business and politics. As an Austria-wide network of executives, we develop new ideas and concepts for future topics with renowned experts and political decision-makers.
At events and working groups, cutting-edge questions from the fields of economics, politics, communication, research and technology are explained in order to highlight urgently needed improvements. Therefore, the members of the management club are among the first to recognize developments and trends that are crucial for entrepreneurial success.

Organized as an independent association, the aaia is the first contact point for investors, startups, media and other stakeholders regarding angel investments in Austria. With a strong network of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders, all members meet each other on a peer-to-peer level and the aaia promotes the Austrian startup ecosystem together with our partners.

For its members, it is the one-stop shop for everything concerning investments and startups. As a partner in crime, we accompany investors throughout their entire career as a business angel: from the first contact with the investors scene, over the first investment to the successful management of their own portfolio. The approach is like the mindset of the startup world: hands-on & learning by doing.

weXelerate is a startup & innovation hub with a unique and thriving ecosystem of open innovation on nearly 9000 sqm that aims to connect startups and established corporates. Each year the weXelerate Accelerator supports 100 of the most promising startups with a focus on energy and infrastructure, industry 4.0, media, insurance and banking, as well as cross-industries such as internet of things, artificial intelligence, bots, mobility, blockchain and cyber security. To our corporate partners we offer a tailormade innovation program that ensures individualized access to current innovation methods, processes and trending topics in the industry.

The Austrian Retail Association- Handelsverband sees itself as spokesman and partner of the trade and represents about 150 large trading companies as well as thousands of small and medium-sized enterprises, which generate more than 42.000 Billion euros annually with more than 250.000 employees at 12.000 locations all over Austria. As a politically independent advocacy group with the focus on­­ the requests of its members, the Austrian Retail Association- Handelsverband seeks to influence the legislative framework at the state and supranational level for the benefit of its members. The association's portfolio includes four innovative industry congresses, the discussion-format [trade] zone, the RETAIL magazine, the publication of studies and the Austrian Retail Association- Handelsverband Akademie.

The association „FrauimFokus“ was founded 15 years ago and sees itself as a business network for women in which they can learn from each other through enjoyable collaboration. The association puts high priority on sustainability in all its activities and operations and takes its responsibilities with regard to the three pillars of economy, ecology and society very seriously. They place particular emphasis on the promotion of women in their economic activities and organize various events with the purpose of encouraging women to develop their skills in a future-oriented way.