Mario Fraiss

“Finally, organizations have to understand, that technology can only be the enabler for digitalization. Digitalization itself is about culture and people.”

Mario Fraiss has been working in the digital and IT industry for more than 20 years now, getting valuable experiences from the giants like Microsoft. Over all these years he became an expert regarding the complete production and development chain of digital products, services & processes and digital business models. His first business came to life when he was just 17, meaning he already started to work with leading companies, and had been falling in love with startups at a very young, ambitious age. As the CEO of FRAISS IT (, he’s responsible for the development of strategic partnerships, leading the sales and business development team, while also being the visionary of the company. He works side by side with partners like the Vienna International Airport, Medical University of Graz, Bühnen Graz GmbH, and many more.Together with his partners he also founded FRAISS Ventures, which invests in disruptive and digital startups from all industries that want to make an impact by solving real world problems. FRAISS combines years of experience and a deep understanding of technology with an unparalleled network to help startups flourish.Mario is a passionate global networker, loves to share his experience, exchange and discuss ideas which he put to good use as a business mentor of Science Park Graz and other international incubators across the globe.