“We want to bring the paperwork to a digital level,” says Lukas Krainz, co-founder and managing director of the Linz start-up “Vereinsplaner”. FH Hagenberg, a business model to support clubs and their members in administration and organization in a digital way.
“Vereinsplaner” was founded in 2019: Today, the company, in which Runtastic founder Florian Gschwandtner is also on board as an investor, is active in German-speaking countries and counts 6,500 clubs among its customers – from choirs to traditional clubs. The focus is on mass sports and hobby clubs. The largest customer is a company sports club with 2,500 members. Both a web version and an app are made available to customers. In addition to managing documents, the exchange of information and the coordination of appointments is also possible. Yesterday, Thursday, the cooperation with the umbrella organization ASVÖ was announced in Vienna: Vereinsplaner acts as an interface and facilitates the registration of data.
Krainz still sees great potential: “There are 800,000 clubs in German-speaking countries, six million in Europe.”