Introducing Six Bug: an insect bar perfected on the MU campus


  FRIDAY 4th JANUARY 2019 | READING TIME: 2 MINUTES  


Concerning Insection/SixBug
Part of the MU Startup Hub's FAB Accelerator at MODUL University Vienna

Here at MU Vienna we are proud to provide office space and facilities to five innovative Austrian startups, who use the MU Startup Hub as part of their involvement in our FAB Accelerator program. Here we introduce Insection with their new product 'SixBug'.

Our one-line pitch is…

We are creating the world’s first low-carb protein bar using insects, which is good for the body and good for our planet.

The core of our team…

The core team of Insection/SixBug is formed by two climate conscious innovators. Oskar with his background in Life Sciences and Food technology represents the food-side of the startup. Lukas with his year-long experience in sales and finance brings business-experience into the game.

Our office looks like…

As we are based on the MODUL University Vienna campus in the MU Startup Hub’s FAB Accelerator, our office has the most beautiful view of Vienna. Our office walls are decorated with more and more charts, pictures and plans every day. We have recently finished product development and are now entering the transition phase into a working business.

The person that inspires us most…

There are so many inspiring people out there. If we have to name one, it would be Seth Godin with his permission marketing approach.

Before we started we were…

Lukas worked as a management assistant in data processing before changing to the financial services sector and finally to a management position in a bank. Lukas studied mechanical engineering before working on SixBug.

Oskar worked as a builder before switching to chemistry and worked in a laboratory for a number of years. After that he studied Food Sciences and Technology. After his Masters-Degree he started to work on SixBug.

Our most difficult time so far was…

We had to manage the transition from a business concept to a startup. There was a time at the beginning of 2018 where we weren’t sure where to start. This was made especially difficult as we continued to receive job offers, which derailed our focus. However, after the start of product development our flow returned and things ran much more smoothly.

Our current development state is…

We are currently at the end of product development. Next steps are Marketing and Sales strategy, Crowdfunding Campaign and finally the launch of our first product – SixBug.

In five years we want to be…

The number one insect based, low carb protein bar. We want to be recognized as experts for insects in human nutrition and want to see an emerging insect-based food industry in Austria.

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