International Pitch Competition

10.10.2017 13:00 – 10.10.2017 17:00

October 10th 2017: The Global Incubator Network (GIN) and the Vienna Business Agency join forces and host an international pitch competition. Join us for an afternoon full of exciting investment opportunities and register here.

Beginn: 10.10.2017 13:00

Location: WeXelerate, Praterstrasse 1, 1020 Vienna

Country: Austria





Chakratec found the answer for ultra fast electronic vehicle (EV) charging and unlimited smart storage especially for rural areas and regions with weak grid.



PayKey's first of its kind secured payment keyboard makes everyday banking easier and more efficient than ever before.



As Airbnb hosts, the team of Igloohome faced the issue of handing keys to guests for the check-in, since guests can be late for a variety of reasons and sometimes keys even go missing. They soon realized, that they are not alone with this problem, so they invented their idea of an offline smart lock.


The Global Incubator Network (GIN) is the single point of contact in Austria for startups, investors and incubators. It connects the Austrian startup ecosystem with hotspots in Asia (Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Singapore and South Korea). 

GIN is a flagship program, initiated by the Austrian government. It offers programs and services for startups interested in Austria and for Austrian startups searching for cooperation partners in Asia. GIN connects investors as well as incubators and accelerators, providing access to selected targets and an international network of key players in innovation and finance. With great expertise in the Austrian startup ecosystem, GIN and its partners offer exciting services tailored to fit your individual needs.

GIN programs 2017

goAsia - for Startups based in Austria

goTelAviv Logo - Skyline Tel Aviv at night

go Tel Aviv May 2017

In May 2017, up to 10 Austrian startups were given the opportunity to participate in a tailor-made incubation program in Israel, organized in cooperation with Advantage Austria.

goHongkong Logo - Skyline Hongkong at night

go Hong Kong June 2017

In June, 8 hand-picked Austrian startups got the chance to get insights to the vibrant startup ecosystem in Hong Kong. They pitched in front of selected investors and business angels and joined the biggest startup event, the RISE festival!

goAustria - for Startups coming to Austria

goAustria June 2017 Logo - Skyline of Vienna, sunny weather

goAustria June 2017

 10 promising early stage startups participated in a tailor-made two week incubation and internationalization program to set up their European base in Austria. The June program included exlusive access to the Pioneers Festival Vienna 2017, the biggest European event for building business relationships.

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goAustria October 2017

Up to 10 high-potential startups will participate in a tailor-made two week acceleration and internationalization program to set up their European base in Austria. The program features as highlight 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.

Become a GIN Partner

GIN raised your interest? Contact the GIN program management today:

  • Incubators and accelerators: please submit information on your services (industry segment, resources, infrastructure, mentorship opportunities, networking communities etc.)
  •  Investors: to help us meet your investment needs, please indicate your investment criteria (industry segment, company profile,  business model, growth potential, development stage etc.)

GIN Contact

Ivana Bacanovic

“GIN provides an acceleration program like no other to soft-land startups in the respective market.” Telefon +43 1 501 75 511

Ivana Bacanovic

Telefon +43 1 501 75 511

Jürgen Rattenberger

„The GIN program offers a unique opportunity for startups, investors and incubators to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs.” Telefon +43 5 775 512 17

Jürgen Rattenberger

Telefon +43 5 775 512 17


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The Global Incubator Network is managed by the public agencies aws and FFG, owned by the Federal Government of Austria, and is based on international bilateral cooperation agreements in the target regions. Both agencies are operating various funding programs supporting Austria’s economy. aws is the major player in the field of financing and consulting start-ups and corporates in order to facilitate market transition of innovative products and processes from an early stage to internationalization. The primary focus of FFG is the promotion of R&D projects in start-ups and industrial companies to facilitate the innovation process and support the early market phase.

The existing programs and networks of these two agencies and of other Austrian startup stakeholders are complemented by new instruments and international cooperation measures and partnerships, optimizing the support for start-ups by facilitating access to international and Austrian markets.


  • Austria is the gateway to Europe and the Central Eastern European (CEE) markets with more than 630 million people. The CEE area has great potential for growth and will be the hub of innovation in the next decades.
  • Austria’s central location in the heart of Europe allows you to reach every major city by plane within three hours.
  • Austria is renowned for its high standard of living and its excellent infrastructure.
  • Austria is an ideal test market to validate new products or business models.



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Ivana Bacanovic

+43 1 501 75 511

Jürgen Rattenberger

+43 57755 1217