goAustria is a tailor-made incubation and internationalization program to set up a European base in Austria, giving you access to the whole European Union and its single market with over 500 million customers. The program will match you a with a personal startup mentor, who will support you in validating and expanding your business model and help you to build your network in Europe. During the program, you will receive valuable insights regarding the Austrian and European markets. The GIN goAustria program will also cover your costs related to flights and accommodation in Austria for two weeks.
goAustria offers you two tailor-made approaches to internationalize:
Get first hand insights into the goAustria programme: Register at the GIN Virtual Infoday on February 28th!
Are you an innovative startup looking to internationalize and expand your business in Austria and Europe? Apply for our exclusive goAustria incubation program!
2-week incubation and internationalization program in May/June 2017 and October 2017.
Targeting innovative founders and young companies with a first prototype or a product and market experience. Focus is given to the GIN target countries (Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Israel and South Korea) and other non-European countries.
|Sector Focus||ICT (IoT, Edu-Tech/e-learning, Manufacturing, Robotics & AI, Fintech), but not limited to|
|Participants||A maximum of 10 startups will be selected and invited to participate per batch. |
|Benefits||Participate in an exclusive two week internationalization and incubation program with individual mentoring, pitch training, workshops, legal advice, and networking opportunities. You will have the chance to work in the best co-working spaces in Austria, and get in touch with investors and other Austrian and international startups. All costs for the two week program, including flights and accomodation are covered. |
|How it works|
For more information on the past programs, see below!
|What do you have to invest?|
Costs for mentoring and coaching, workshops and co-working spaces will be covered by GIN goAustria. Further accommodation and travel costs will be included. The goAustria program supports one person per startup only.
With the GIN goAustria June 2017 program, we offer 10 promising early stage startups a tailor-made two week incubation and internationalization program to set up their European base in Austria. The program includes exlusive access to the Pioneers Festival Vienna 2017, the biggest European event for building business relationships.
Application for the June program is already closed. Find out more about the goAustria June program here.
With the GIN goAustria October 2017 program, we offer 10 high-potential startups a tailor-made two week acceleration and internationalization program to set up their European base in Austria. The program features a breakout session in Linz, including a co-working space in an old tobacco factory, as well meetings with ARS Electronica, Runtastic and Voest Alpine.
Our Mentors are the USP of the program, they are available for the participants to support them in validating business models and connecting with relevant stakeholders.
|Timeframe||Incubation program on demand; Arrange your visit at any time together with the GIN program management.|
|Target Group||Targeting innovative founders and young companies with a first product and some market experience based in the GIN target countries (Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Israel and South Korea) or other non-European countries.|
|Participants||10 participants are selected to participate yearly.|
|Benefits||Develop your individualized internationalization process with tailor-made mentoring and suitable workshops.|
|If the scheduled programs in May / October are not convenient, please feel free to register your startup and apply for the goAustria individual program constantly by contacting the GIN program management|
|What do you have to invest?||Costs for mentoring and coaching, workshops and co-working spaces will be covered by the goAustria initiative as part of the GIN program. Further accommodation and travel costs will be included.|
Registration for the goInternational individual program is opening in March 2017!