AWS First goes International
We offer school graduates and students training and individual mentoring on the start-up ecosystem in your country and give them the one-time opportunity to exchange with like-minded young people from Austria.
GIN offers you the concept and advice on how to implement a special awareness program for school graduates and students in your country. This program called aws First is run by the Austrian promotional agency (aws) and was established to support young, innovative people in transferring their idea to reality! Please feel free to contact us directly here.
aws First addresses school graduates and students between the age of 18 and 26, who have an innovative business idea. An underlying company is not mandatory.
Ten teams (two to four persons per team) are offered training, individual mentoring and opportunities to get to know the start-up ecosystem in their own country.
After completing the program, the best three to five teams will participate in an international one-week program together with best three to five Austrian teams. This joint program will feature workshops, mentoring, networking events, excursions to incubators / universities / corporates and cultural programs.
Experts and mentors (VC-managers, incubators, business angels, representatives of spin-off centers etc.) will be selected from networks of both participating partner organizations. This will ensure that the know-how and experience needed to introduce young people into the respective markets and business eco-systems are available.