MARTIN HO – DOTS Group
Dots Cooking: Experimental Asia – Brandstätter
Since the tender age of 18, Martin Ho has been amassing his own Austrian empire. His DOTS group includes restaurants, an art gallery, cafes and clubs throughout Vienna, and serves as a playground for Ho’s boundless creativity.
Despite the obvious hurdles that come when one attempts what is perceived to be beyond his years, Ho has found his youth to be a bonus. When faced with the choice of school or “self-realization,” he chose the latter, and never looked back.
Starting out with a loan from his parents, which he paid back within the first year, Ho has approached his ventures with an eye toward what would satisfy his own yearnings. He designed his first restaurant, DOTS im Brunnerhof, to be a place where he would feel comfortable as a guest, and he has said that he opened his art gallery, at 20 years old, in part, to finance his own collection.
By sticking with the same set of advisors that have been with him since the beginning, Ho has created a solid support system that allows him to explore his many creative interests, while remaining grounded. On the verge of his 30th birthday, Ho is feeling more courageous than ever, and that confidence can only help him in his upcoming endeavors. We can’t wait to see what this wunderkind does next!