The label BONGFISH was first established in 1995 as a multimedia CD-ROM project. Since then, the CEOs, Klaus Hufnagl-Abraham & Michael Putz, extended the array of multimedia products. Parallel to the studies of Telematics at the Technical University Graz, Michael Putz & Klaus Hufnagl-Abraham have been providing new media services to a wide range of clients with a focus on entertainment. A range of external freelancers has been successfully employed forming a reliable pool of talent for future work. After completing the Studies of Telematics in 2003, the founders were entitled sponsorship in the Science Park Graz, the local Start-Up Center & Business Incubator. Bongfish GmbH was finally founded as a Spin-Off of the Technical University Graz in the year 2007. Bongfish is currently employing 20 fulltime employees and a range of international freelancers on a work for hire basis.
Bongfish’s work has also been nationally rewarded: In 2006, Bongfish received the Fast Forward Award – Styrian Business Award. In 2009, they were awarded the Austrian National Award for Multimedia and e-Business and were nominated for the “Most Creative Austrians of the Year 2010“.