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.
goAustria offers you two tailor-made approaches to internationalize:
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 start-up 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.
Get more insights into the goAustria program and register for the Virtual GIN Infoday on February 6th!
Are you an innovative start-up looking to internationalize and expand your business in Austria and Europe? Apply for our exclusive goAustria incubation program!
2-weeks incubation and internationalization program in May 2018 and October 2018.
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, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Blockchain) and their application fields, 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 weeks 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 start-ups. 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 start-up only.
|Timeframe||Incubation program on demand; Arrange your visit at any time together with the GIN program management.|
|Target Group||Targeting innovative founders and young start-ups 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, who wants to internationalize to Austria.|
|Participants||10 participants are selected to participate yearly.|
|Benefits||Develop your individualized internationalization process with tailor-made mentoring and suitable workshops.|
You can apply individually by contacting Annamaria Andres or Jan Arpe, if
or apply via one of our partners' organized events IECT, DLD Tel Aviv, 1MillionStartups
|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.|
The sixth goAustria round offers a two weeks incubation program, from September 17th until October 03rd2018 in Vienna and Styria. It will give participants the opportunity to explore the Austrian and European markets, as well as to find new investors and/or collaboration partners. One major asset of the program is the personal start-up mentor who will be matched to each start-up, supporting it to validate their business model to network with investors and relevant stakeholders, as well as design an internationalization plan.
The Mentors of the goAustria Program
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.
Get more details about the goAustria Mentors here.
The first batch hosted 7 top start-ups from Israel, China, Azerbajian and Rusia participated and featured exclusive access to the Pioneers Festival Vienna.
The second batch hosted 10 top start-ups from Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Israel and Indonesia with a breakout session in Tyrol, including exclusive coworking at the COWO, the highest co-working space of Europe, at an altitude of 1963m
In the third batch 10 top start-ups from Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Israel and India were invited by the GIN program management. Two weeks packed with workshops, mentoring, investor meetings and as highlight the start-ups could participate exclusively at the Pioneers Festival Vienna and got their own booth as well.
The fourth goAustria round offered a two-week incubation program, packed with workshops, events and networking, a special highlight was the breakout session to Linz, where the participants met some leading corporates of Austria, to collaborate with.
The highlights of the fifth round were the participation of the Pioneers'18 and the second GIN Corporate Day, where our goAustria startups participated and pitched as well.