GoAustria 2018 two-week incubation program

goAustria May 2018 is an exclusive, intensive 2-week program in Austria for 10 later stage start-ups. Beside many exclusive and tailor-made workshops, we are going to start the program and participate at one of Europe's biggest meeting points for tech founders, innovation executives and investors - the Pioneers'18. Furthermore during this perios GIN's second Corporate Day is taking place. The perfect event to meet as many potential corporate partners as possible through a business speed-dating session.

Further, the goAustria May 2018 program offers selected start-ups: 

  • An individual start-up mentor: extremely well connected experts to develop your internationalization plan
  • Introduction to a network of 300 investors and business angels and the chance to pitch in front of selected ones
  • Tailor your business model for the specific needs of the Austrian and European markets and learning from top experts about doing business in Austria and Europe 
  • Network with investors, corporates and connecting with like-minded Austrian and European start-ups
  • Get tailor-made insights on the Austrian and European market

How to apply: process and timelines

  • Application: December 11th 2017 until February 25th 2018
  • GIN Virtual Info Day: webinar on February 6th 2018 with detailed information to the program
  • Get selected: on the March 13th 2018, a jury of national and international experts will select 10 startups
  • Get invited on March 13th 2018
  • Finalize your application with your own start-up profile (see here for an example)
  • Plan your activities for Vienna with your mentor before arriving (one page plan/document to deliver before May 15th 2018)
  • Participate in the two week incubation program in Austria (May 22nd - June 6th 2018)


goAustria Mentors

The goAustria program offers you a personal start-up mentor with great experience in the Austrian and European start-up ecosystem. The mentor will support you in validating and adapting your business model and will connect you with relevant stakeholders. Your mentor will create a tailor-made internationalization strategy with you.  
See a list of the mentors here. 


Feedback from some of the participants from the goAustria programs


For any further questions contact Annamaria Andres.