Founder & Executive Director
Born 1972 in Upper Styria, Eveline Steinberger is serial-entrepreneur in the field of the current high-tech trends (big data, AI, AR, 3D, Blockchain, etc.). In spring of 2014 she founded The Blue Minds Company GmbH, addressing questions of global energy transformation, developing business models based on digitalization and investing in startups. Earlier, she had spent 20 years in different leading management positions in the sectors of energy and infrastructure with international responsibility. Among other ventures Eveline led the development of the end-user business for VERBUND as well as all energy affairs for Siemens in CEE. Since 2014 she has founded and developed three of her own companies (FSight, Digital Hero, 12energy) in the area of digital energy services in Vienna and Tel Aviv.
Apart from her own company foundations Eveline has been getting involved in other startups both as a shareholder and an advisor in the regions of DACH, CEE, Israel and in US/ Canada and is supporting the company’s market entries and fundraising rounds. Among them: Visotech, Pexapark, GridCure, has-to-be, Eta-Bar, grid singularity, Keepers or Oolu Solar.
Eveline Steinberger earned her Ph.D. at Karl-Franzens University in economic science. In INSEAD, France, she graduated in an executive management study.
In Vienna she has co-initiated and co-built the innovation hub weXelerate. Having opened in fall of 2017 in Praterstrasse 1, she has been leading its advisory board since summer of 2017. Further she is holding supervisory/advisory board seats at Unicredit Bank Austria in Vienna and KGAL in Munich. She is a mentor at Manageers, Startup Leitner and Female Founders.