AWS fIRST GOES INTERNATIONAL
aws First is a startup funding program throughout Austria to promote and foster entrepreneurship among younger generations. Under the Austrian Federal Promotional Bank (aws) the aws First program addresses students between 18 and 26 years who can apply for training and tailor-made mentoring to help them find their footing as entrepreneurs. aws First goes international allows the 3-5 best teams of aws First to participate in a one-week training program in the partner country consisting of workshops, mentoring, networking events, excursions to incubators, universities and many more. Apart from that, experts for workshops as well as suitable mentors and incubators will be selected from the GIN database. Overall, the program aims to elaborate on the internationalization roadmap of the participating startups.
Go Tel Aviv
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Israel's startup ecosystem is widely perceived as door-opener for manifold opportunities. Among others, the country is famous for the exquisite high-tech and communication landscape.
The popularity of this location becomes clear when looking at the following facts & figures:
- In 2015, a total of $4.43 bn has been invested in startups.
- During the last years 10.000 startups have been established.
- Over 320 R&D centers emerged from the ground including those of Facebook, Samsung, Microsoft, Google and IBM
In general, the business culture in Israel can be characterized as informal, solution-oriented and targeted. Even very successful business people can be approached and are more than willing to share their expertise or help out with advice. Similar to Austria, most organizations thrive to internationalize on an early-stage already given the small domestic market.
Register now to get one of the 10 golden tickets, if you meet the following criteria:
(Unfortunately, the application is already closed for 2017.)
- Are you an Austrian early stage start-up willing to learn from one of the world’s best start-up hubs?
- Do you want to get insights and mentoring?
- Are you looking for recommendations on how to develop further?
- Do you want contacts to selected partners, covering your demands and needs?
GIN and AUSSENWIRTSCHAFT AUSTRIA jointly provide Austrian early-stage startups the amazing opportunity to get one of the rare tickets for one of the most important startup hubs worldwide and learn from mentors with extensive hands-on experience, get insights on the market and feedback on your business model and internationalization roadmap from successful entrepreneurs.
The next incubation program will take place from 07/05-26/05/2017 finishing off with the Pioneers Festival in Vienna (01/06-02/06/2017), the most popular Austrian startup festival.