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.

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. 


During the next weeks, before our 5th goAustria batch will start, we are going to present to you our selected startups. [2/10]



During the next weeks, before our 5th goAustria batch will start, we are going to present to you our selected startups. [1/10]


15. Forum Innovation

07.09.2014 05:50 – 07.09.2014 05:50


Beginn: 07.09.2014 05:50

Location: Brotfabrik Wien, Absberggasse 27, 1100 Wien

Country: Austria


RISE CONFERENCE hong kong 2018

08.07.2018 23:00 – 11.07.2018 23:00

The RISE conference gives entrepreneurs in TECH the opportunity to build strong connections in Hong Kong and meet like minded partners from all around the world.

The focus of the conference lies in the field of technology with various specialized conferences hosted throughout the three day event, which will be taking place from the 9-12 of July 2018.

The Global Incubator Network sponsors 5 golden tickets to the RISE Conference, more information soon! 

Big data, software design, bitcoin, robotics, and many more topics will be covered by exclusive events with great networking opportunities.

The conference is well know for inviting amazing speakers to their panels. For this years RISE conference the following speakers have been announced: Joseph Lubin, Co-Founder of Ethereum, Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler, Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, Ray Chan Co-Founder & CEO of 9GAG, Sean Rad the Founder of Tinder and many more. 

For more information about the event, follow this link. 

Watch the trailer here

Beginn: 08.07.2018 23:00

Location: HONG KONG

Country: Austria


GIN Corporate DAY

29.05.2018 08:45 – 29.05.2018 16:00

GIN is joining forces with aws, FFG, Wirtschaftsagentur Wien, WKO and the Pioneers for a GIN Corporate Day! Corporates pitch their start-up programs, best practices and offers to top international and national start-ups. Get first hand insights, take part at our brockrage sessions and learn more about how to successfully explore opprtunities for new collaborations and connect your visions to enhance innovation.

Beginn: 29.05.2018 08:45

Location: WKO Sky Lounge (Wiedner Hauptstraße 63, 1045 Vienna)

Country: Austria


gin programs 2018

goAsia - for start-ups based in Austria

goTelAviv Logo - Skyline Tel Aviv at night

goSeoul 2018

Up to 10 Austrian start-ups will be given the opportunity to participate in a tailor-made incubation program in South Korea, organized in cooperation with Advantage Austria, followed by a breakout session to Tokyo!

goSingapore Logo in capital letter and skyline of Singapore

goSingapore 2018

Singapore's startup ecosystem is widely perceived as a door-opener for manifold opportunities.

Among others, the growth market is known as the leading Asian financial center with a one-of-a-kind service mentality and internationalization ratio. The "door-opener" to Asia is known to be the most liberal and open economy worldwide with a great infrastructure and a rapidly growing middle-class.

goAustria - for startups internationalizing to Austria

Vienna Danube Skyline

goAustria May 2018

 Up to 10 promising later stage startups will participate in a tailor-made two weeks incubation and internationalization program to set up their European base in Austria. As one highlight the program includes exclusive access to the Pioneers'18, the biggest European event for building business relationships.

Graz Uhrturm by night, old tower by night in Graz

goAustria Fall 2018

Up to 10 high-potential startups will participate in a tailor-made two weeks acceleration and internationalization program to set up their European base in Austria. The highlight will be a breakout session where the startups will network and collaborate with leading corporates.


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 start-ups in the respective market.”

Telefon +43 1 501 75 511

Ivana Bacanovic

Telefon +43 1 501 75 511

Annamaria Andres

„The GIN program offers a unique opportunity for start-ups, investors and incubators to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs.” Telefon +43 5 775 513 12

Annamaria Andres

Telefon +43 5 775 513 12



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Ivana Bacanovic

+43 1 501 75 511

Annamaria Andres

+43 57755 1312