Member Businesses

We hope this list will be of assistance to members seeking service providers as well as to any wishing to continue or start businesses in Vienna.

If you are a VBC member and would like to list your business on our website, please email the following information to

  • VBC member name
  • Business name (if different)
  • Service or products provided
  • Contact information
  • Web address

Art Classes

Emma’s Art Room
Emma Caley

Art classes for children 2-12 year olds all in English!

Baby/Child/Parent Products

Custom-made Art and Illustration
Melissa Beachcroft-Shaw
Melissa’s insanely cute and personalised hand painted illustrations make a perfect gift or keepsake for you and your family., or 0664 912 7376

Barefoot Books
Alicia Semotan

Step inside a story! Barefoot Books is a company creating beautiful, multicultural, and imaginative books in the English language. I sell Barefoot Books as an Ambassador here in Vienna and am available for home parties, school events and fundraisers, and flea markets. To place an order or to ask me how you can earn free books, email me at and visit my website, and Facebook page You receive 20% off your first order!

Blue & Pink
Archana Rajarathinam
Blue and Pink offers personalized baby/kids gifts, perfect for new born, baptism gift, birthday gift, return gift for birthdays or as a small gift at the next play date with friends. We have gifts for every budget! Our product range is constantly growing – we offer personalized pacifier chains, wooden name trains, personalized bibs, car seat canopies, personalized key chains, pram chains, rattles, woolen blankets with teddy bears, bracelets with names, scrabble family frames and many more adorable gift ideas. Our products are all handmade with high quality materials from European traders. We deliver high quality with beautiful designs. Contact information or at +43(0) 69910994433

Nora Kwasniak
I offer personalised soft soled leather shoes for kids from the age of 6 months to 3 years. All shoes are hand-made and – if you wish – with your children’s name on it. Please visit:

Paintings of Children: A Painted Memory
Anna Vinten-Johansen
I offer hand and custom made paintings of your child and children.
With 25% donation to a children’s charity. Contact at email:
Tel: 02752 723 89/ 0680 555 33 58

Phoenix Trading
Aimee Lisle
Beautifully designed greetings cards for all occasions at reasonable prices, along with gift wrap, note cards, stationary and ribbons.  Request a catalogue or view online at and order directly to me — or host a party at home and earn 10% of sales in free products.  I am available for any events, home parties school fairs and flea markets. Contact me at or 0660 4521298.

Soft Soled Baby Shoes
Bogi Komaromi

Tiny Feet offers high quality baby shoes made of genuine leather. The shoes are highly recommended by orthopedic doctors for early walkers. Available from 6 months to 4 years. Ideal wear for indoor and kindergarten. Made and designed in the EU.

Taschenhalter – The Most Important Purse Accessory
Britta Pichler

The Taschenhalter is a small, strong hook that can be used to hang your purse on the edge of a table in a restaurant or coffeehouse. It keeps your purse clean and safe, and is a great gift idea. They come in different colors and designs for every purse personality. Find your perfect Taschenhalter now in our online shop:

TragMich BabySling
Kathryn McDaniel started her firm, BabySling Austria, in 2006, which makes and distributes a ring sling called the TragMich BabySling. A ring sling is a type of baby carrier designed to help the mother hold the baby while leaving her hands free. Because of the adjustable rings, it is very easy to use and can hold the baby in many different positions, including on the hip, which is extremely useful when trying to get things done around the house; or in a nursing position for when out and about. The product can be purchased in many stores in Vienna including, Leiner, Kika, Dohnal and Boutique Mimi, as well as online at

Usborne Children’s Books Parties
Sandra Walser
Host an Usborne book party. For every party that generates £100+ sales, you receive a free book, 10% of the party sales value in free books, any title at 50% discount (one for each future booking, max. three). I can also organize a book fair at your child’s school or kindergarten. They can benefit from up to 60% of their order value in additional FREE BOOKS. Interested in starting your own business? You decide when, where and how often youwork, which means you can always fit your business around your family and social commitments.
For further information/bookings: 06991/96 85 799,, or

Breastfeeding Classes & Consultation

Meghan Vyleta, PhD, CLE
Get breastfeeding off to a great start by learning how to position and latch properly, understand your newborn’s cues, know if your baby is getting enough, establish a good milk supply, prevent soreness, and prepare to return to work.  Topics can be tailored to your personal concerns. Group classes or private consultations offered in my home or yours.


BRAINOBRAIN Genius Kids GmbH, Wien
Kalina Shukarova Savovska
Brainobrain is an advanced, whole brain and personality development program for children between the ages 4-14. It embraces a Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and VAK (Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic) method of teaching aiming to build a child’s mental math skills by using an Abacus skill development process. Children are either left brain dominated or right brain dominated. Brainobrain helps them to use both the right and left side of the brain.
Tel: 0676/44 76 436

Engineering for Kids® Austria
We, at Engineering For Kids® AUSTRIA, are very excited and honored to introduce in Austria one of the top U.S. enrichment programs in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – education for children ages 4 to 14. We strongly believe that early exposure to STEM education has a lasting impact on a child’s future. Our curriculum is developed by professional teachers in conjunction with engineering specialists, stays continuously current, meets strict safety requirements and actively engages students both mentally and physically.
Thurngasse 4, A-1090 Vienna
+43 664 1188 695 / 01 310 17 86

Andrea’s Twinkle Stars
Sleep Consultant
Service or products provided – As a Certified Sleep Consultant, I help parents teach their children healthy sleep skills which enables them to sleep through the night and nap well during the day.
To book your free 15 minute consultation, please email


AND SOY | Homemade Joy
Nan Zhao
Welcome to AND SOY, your source for good nutrition in harmony with nature. The AND SOY Maker is a multi-functional kitchen machine, made from high quality stainless steel, used to prepare nutritious food and drinks.

  • Plant drinks from grains, beans and nuts
  • Porridge and congee
  • Baby cereal
  • Soups, and
  • Smoothies

AND SOY also carries a line of organic ingredients and a line of eco-friendly bamboo dishware. For more information, visit us at And when shopping online at our website, be sure to enter “VBC” in the Comment section (Zusätzliche Informationen) to receive a complementary gift with the purchase of your AND SOY Maker.

Ino Matsou
My shop represents a group of small agricultural producers from Greece whom cultivate, produce and trade their products to various international markets. The efforts of the group have always been on trading products in their purest forms (since 2009). Looking forward to living the myth with you all, through the purity and quality of our Unique Tastes, at Pantélion, Lorenz-Bayer-Platz 2, T-01.890.8599, 1170-Wien.

Language, Translation & Proofreading Services

Brainstorm Sprachdienstleistungen GmbH
Annie Krabina-Lindner

Translation/conference interpretation agency and language school located in central Vienna offering comprehensive language services, including language instruction, translations (also certified), simultaneous and consecutive interpretation, conference interpretation systems, proofreading, editing, transcription, video dubbing, recordings, and voice-overs.

Zwetelina Ortega
Linguamulti offers you individual consulting and workshops about multilingual education. Do you live in a multilingual relationship or surrounding and wish your child to have a good command of all the important languages in its life? With my support you will be able to help your child in the long term to achieve exactly this. Through theoretical frameworks and practical examples you will learn to structure the multilingual education of your child in the most effective way, beginning from birth onwards. The workshops are held in German, however I am flexible and will try to help out parents who cannot follow me. Babies are welcome.

I hold a master degree in linguistics and literature. I grew up trilingual myself and currently I am raising my daughter with three languages. For more Information, current workshop dates and registration: or +43 (0) 6769669775. Place: Therapiezentrum Gersthof, Klostergasse 31-33, 1180 Wien.

Caroline Haake, Dipl. Log.bc
As a speech and language therapist (SLT) I work closely with clients of all age groups who have various levels of speech, language and communications disorders; or with clients who have voice, swallowing, drinking or eating difficulties. I believe that the key to a successful outcome as a speech therapist is when therapist and patient establish a connection and work together to achieve the desired improvements. Feel free to contact me for further information.
Kaisermühlenstraße 26/3/317
1220 Wien (close to U2 station Stadlau) / / 0699-17054155

Rosemary Bridger-Lippe
Specialising in business and music translations from German into English. Also proofreading of final documents in English prior to publishing. Please contact me to obtain a non-binding cost estimate:

Massage Therapy

Alicia Semotan
I offer Relaxation/Swedish  massage in the 13th district. I graduated in 2006 from the Lakeside School of Massage Therapy in Wisconsin and have worked in various settings including high-end spas, health clubs, wellness centers, and geriatric homes. A 60-minute massage costs just 40 Euro for VBC members. Gift certificates are available.

Mental Health Services

Mag. Katrín Kristjánsdóttir MPsych,
Psychological therapy for adults and children of all ages. Specialization in trauma, anxiety, depression (including pre and post natal depression), grief and loss, personality disorders, self esteem,  personal growth, parenting issues, attachment and early intervention.
Darwingasse 11, Top 8. 1020 Wien

Helen Rudinsky, MS
American Licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist serving the English speaking Expat community worldwide since 1980.
Specialized Services include: Expat families with children with special needs (Autism, ADHD, etc); Children and teens in difficult transitions; Couples stuck in negative patterns of interaction and conflict, and; Expats transitioning and adjusting to a new culture, job and setting.
0680 334 0262

Mag. Nadia Niyazi
Clinical and Health Psychologist

Music Services

Blue Danube Violins GmbH
Elena Platon

Sale, repair, and rental of string instruments (modern and antique European violins, violas, cellos and double basses and bows, as well as outstanding workshop-level instruments and bows for developing players). We also carry a large selection of cases and accessories.

Blue Danube Musikimpresario GmbH
Elena Platon

Dedicated to professional development of orchestral and operatic artists through conducting masterclasses and competitions, concerts, audio and video recording projects, orchestra / opera tours and assistantships.


Babymomente – Maternity & Newborn Photography Vienna
Ina Manuguerra
Ina Manuguerra is a Vienna Maternity & Newborn Photographer. As a mother of two boys she knows how important it is to catch the most beautiful time in life, those very first images of a new baby – to keep it for a lifetime.
Get in touch!

Christine Benally Peranteau Photography: Everyday moments captured for a lifetime
Christine Benally Petanteau
As a mother and professional photographer, Christine Benally Peranteau offers maternity, newborn, baby, and family portraits. She believes this time during a family’s journey is precious and should be treasured. She aims to preserve these unique and somewhat fleeting moments. The result is beautiful, vibrant portraits that capture the exquisitely mundane moments families cherish; in albums and on their walls.

Family as Art
Diana Moschitz

Family as art is an exclusive, boutique photography studio. Specialising in newborns, babies and family portraits, our elegant 2nd district studio offers you the ultimate photographic experience. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook, or drop us a line any time!

LEEDINA Creative Portrait Studio
Dina Lee Arbitrio

Specializing in Creative Portraiture with a particular focus on Beauty & Glamour for women of all ages. Fine Art prints.

Linda Otterstedt Photography
Swedish photographer who’s been working as a maternity/newborn/children/family photographer for almost 10 years. I’ve been living in 8 different countries, all over the world, the last 16 years so I’m used to changes and different cultures. I love to make a little bit more out of a child session and to use some simple and cute props. See for your self on my website. 🙂
+43 0664 879 36 35

Maria Gaspar Photography
Maria Gaspar captures life style family, newborn and children photos in and around Vienna and tells your unique story in authentic and emotional pictures. Photographs can talk, smell, smile and shine. Check out my web page and Facebook page.
+43 664 494 3114

Mascha Verkooijen Photography
Mascha Verkooijen Photography is a internationally awarded photographer, who photographs your children in a contemporary style. The photo shoot is tailored to your family and designed to capture the most precious moments in a natural manner. She works mostly on location, in and around Vienna.
+43 (0)676 9195322

Niva Studios
Yelena Isaak
I am a lifestyle family photographer, mother of two beautiful girls, and a proud wife. Capturing memories, intimate moments, and smiles-all-around is what I love about my job! I offer a wide range of photography services from portraits to family sessions. To see my work, you can visit my Facebook Page, Instagram, or blog!

Rolaa Photography
Carola Schwalm
Carola specialises in lifestyle, portrait and family photos to meet your needs. Whether you would like your family’s future memories captured or you need new portrait photos for your job applications, I offer custom photo session experiences that are relaxed, natural and fun.


English Speaking Playgroup 18th district for 1-4 years
Come and join us singing songs and making things on Monday mornings from 9.30am to 11.30am, in the Bischof-Faber Platz Community Hall, 1180 Vienna. The group is run by the parents and guardians who attend. It is a non-religious non-profit making group, although a contribution of 10 Euros per month is requested to cover the costs of refreshments, craft materials, hall hire and other expenses.
For more details please check our website: or contact us at

Kids Gallery
Zaher Hadir

“TOGETHER WE JOYFULLY GROW”:  International bilingual Kindergruppe Kids Gallery is a children’s group for children from 1-6 years old. Kids Gallery is a fresh new approach to childcare, emphasing arts, music and movement in an international setting. With love and passion we support our little stars, offering them the creativity and care they need to develop their own individual personality.
For more information, contact: or Tel: +436 99 108 44 121

Little Big Ones
Erica Shenk

Little Big Ones is an English-language singing and activity group for children aged 10-48 months. In this interactive class, children and parents/carers sing, dance, listen to stories and do simple craft activities (collage, painting, model-making etc. – all materials provided). Classes take place weekly, in the first district. For more information, visit

Mini & Me
Sonia Viola
As a mother of a mini, I longed for a place where children were welcome and where parents could enjoy the company of family and friends. I imagined a stylish, pressure-free zone where children were accepted and where parents could relax. Mini & Me is this place. With workshops on parenting and parental health, a nanny service to help parents run errands and classes to promote child development and ignite the imagination, Mini & Me is more than an indoor playground, It is a social hub designed to support parents and children.

In creating Mini & Me I drew on my work in kindergartens in Norway and over decades’ experience in the fashion industry. Mini & Me combines style, flair and attention to detail with early childhood learning and creative play. The result is eco-friendly, stylish and safety-conscious play spaces and a rest area where parents will find not only modern, chic furnishings but the little details, such as baby hammocks, that make parenting easier.


Nicki Stumpf
Pilates group classes (Mat work) are in English and are held every Tuesday morning in the 7th district. I was a member of the Vienna State Opera ballet company between 1992 and 2003 and completed my Pilates training in 2004 with Master Instructor Romana Kryanowska in New York.  I also teach private classes on the reformer in the 21st district, close to the U.N.

Radikal Spin
Mariana Fraga
Radikal Spin is a boutique indoor cycling studio located in the 7th district. Classes are in English and all daytime classes have babysitting available for children under 2.5 years old. Come sweat and have fun on a bike while your baby plays in a beautiful playroom with loving babysitters! Sign up online at or email for more information!

Technical Training & Consulting

Leila Gharani

Do you or your company use Microsoft Excel? In many companies Excel is the “key” tool for analysis and reporting. Unfortunately most people use it poorly which has all kinds of consequences – time wasted doing analysis, doing the wrong analysis, not noticing mistakes, creating poor quality reports and worst of all making decisions based on wrong analysis.  My job as is to show businesses how to use Excel efficiently to improve their workload, to do better and faster analysis and not waste hours on designing and creating reports. Instead, to free up time for more value-added tasks. Please visit my website for references and more information regarding training sessions.
Tel: +43 (0) 676 40 22 544


Team Building Vienna
Helen Rudinsky, MS:
Team Building Vienna, “Unlocking the Power of Your Team”: Customized Workshops and Seminars for Vienna businesses, community organizations, and schools.

Strong teams work well together because team members understand each other and know how to utilize each other’s strengths and blind spots

Our customized programs use the Myers Briggs Personality Profile and are geared to enhance your team’s performance by improving communication, developing trust and cooperation, stimulate strategic thinking and problem solving, develop strategies for dealing with interpersonal conflict, manage stress and have open, honest lines of communication

At Team Building Vienna we are committed to providing a seminar that will make your team a success not just for the day, but for the life of the team!