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Upcoming Events
The Club
As alumni of the established high-potential program TUtheTOP of TU Vienna, we sought after the possibility to stay in touch with the other fellows who have accompanied us through this interesting year. As no corresponding alumni club was yet existing, we took action and founded TUtheTOP alumni club in late 2012. We bring together young professionals from different fields of study to share their experiences and knowledge. Our members hang out together to exchange ideas and support new projects.
What we offer
We stand for a life-long network with great talents and dedicated people. Our club acts as an interface between students, alumni and the industry.
Keep in touch with friends & colleagues and meet new people at our get- togethers! Join our public WhatsApp group if you are interested in becoming a member.
Events & Workshops
We provide opportunities for ongoing personal and professional development to our members. Listen to keynotes from distinguished speakers, get in action at our workshops and join our subject specific Circles. Members get notified via our internal newsletter. Also visit our Facebook Page to learn about future events and more!
Social Projects
We are aware of our social responsibilities and therefore promote individual advancement & social engagement. Out of the activities of TUtheTOP alumni club TUGutes (implementing social relevant projects within TU lectures, nominated for the Social Impact Award in 2014) and TUProgress were born.
A strong and long-lasting network with awesome members and a dynamic program
What we want

We value academic accomplishment, strong personal qualities, special talents or excellence of all kinds, perspectives formed by unusual personal circumstances, and the ability to take advantage of available resources and opportunities. Our members are either among the highest performing students of TU Vienna or have already graduated with honors.


All of our members have gained professional experience in different industry sectors. They are working in various companies and organizations. In addition, the majority of them have experienced overcoming the challenges of living or working abroad: going without your support network, building trust and problem-solving in new environments, and experiencing a different culture.

We seek promising students and alumni who will contribute to our community during their college years, and to society throughout their lives. Our members work or were engaged in social or cultural projects, value teamwork, are open-minded and have the highest ethical standards.

Circles are regular meetings of club members with similar interests. A great way to find like-minded people and exchange ideas in your field of expertise! Join us and visit the next Circle that suits your interests – or found your own one and enrich our community with meetings about your personal passion as the guiding theme. Or contact the Circle Lead directly if you have input, ideas or want to share your knowledge.

Finance Circle

Circle Lead: Bernhard Kronfellner

The Finance circle offers all members interested in national and international finance issues a platform for professional and personal exchange. Main topics are: Investment Banking, Private Equity, Hedgefonds, Financial Consulting.


IT Circle

Circle Lead: Nikola Ilo

The IT-Circle functions as an interest group for IT-related topics. Key aspects for the events are innovation and new technologies and their implementation in practice, but also social issues in relation to IT.


Automotive Circle

Circle Lead: Jacqueline Erhart

The Automotive circle focuses on club members interested in current topics related to the automotive industry (e.g. electrification, new emission standards, automated driving).


Design and Architecture Circle

Circle Lead: Ana Maria Marcu

The Architecture and Design circle is an ideas playground which offers its members not only the possibility to engage with prevalent topics of the built environment but also those of the relating fields.


Healthcare Circle

Circle Lead: Andreas Graef

The Healthcare circle brings together members interested in the healthcare sector. A wide range of topics, from pharma industry and healthcare IT to regulatory and financial questions, is covered and discussed in various forms.


Startup Circle

Circle Lead: Matteo Savio

The Start-Up circle organizes get- togethers with entrepreneurs on a regular basis in the cafe phil and offers its members direct expertise from successful company founders. If you think about starting your own enterprise, this circle will suit your need for hands- on knowledge!

More information about the Startup Circle


Executive Board

A bunch of highly motivated people drawn together to provide a unique service to great talents and enthusiastic individuals

Siegfried Sharma


Christoph Maier

Vice President | Head of Events

Stefan Prenner

Secretary General | Head of HR

Melanie Krawina

Deputy Vice President | Head of Digital

Nikola Ilo

Head of IT | IT Circle Lead

Bernhard Kronfellner

Head of Strategy | Finance Circle Lead

David Hubmayr

Head of Finance

Thomas Dori

Head of Cooperations

Ana Maria Marcu

Design and Architecture Circle Lead

Hanno Buchner

Deputy Head of Finance

Jacqueline Erhart

Automotive Circle Lead

Matteo Savio

Startup Circle Lead

Maximilian Kuhnert

Alina Buchner

Deputy Head of Events

Patrick Chalupa

Deputy Head of Events

Peter Pöltl

Helmut Steiner

Gernot Rumpold

Michael Luu

Gustav Messany-Oberwandling

Join us

The club is highly dependent on the motivation and dedication of its members and mutual support.
Participate and bring your own ideas to life! As a member you will also receive our internal newsletter
with regular updates and details about our next events.


TUtheTOP alumni club
Resselgasse 5/E006L
1040 Vienna

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