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goAustria Fall 2020

Startups with a focus on the Sustainable Development Goals wanted!

Pitch your Sustainable Development Goals solution to enter the Austrian and European markets!

  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Education
  • Health Science
  • Climate Change
  • Sustainable Living and Working
  • Peace, Justice & Equality

The tenth goAustria iteration by the Global Incubator Network Austria (GIN) supported by the 1MillionStartups Conference offers a two-week incubation program with the main focus on startups that are related to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The SDGs were set up by the United Nations to face the world’s biggest challenges. The SDGs include the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social, and environmental. They offer a new, interlinked understanding of global challenges such as poverty, environmental degradation, inequality, modes of production, consumption, corruption and others.

goAustria Fall 2020 is an exclusive, intensive two-week program running from 31st August to 11th September 2020 for 10 startups and takes place in Vienna, Austria. It will allow participants to explore the Austrian and European markets, as well as to find new investors and collaboration partners in Vienna.
The program includes the participation at the 1Million Startup Conference – a great meeting points for founders, innovation executives and investors. Participating startups will have the chance to expose their ideas to a specialized audience, to meet interesting potential partners and to forge meaningful connections.
Another major asset of the program is the personal startup mentor who will be matched to each startup, supporting it to validate their business model, to network with investors and relevant stakeholders, as well as design an internationalization plan.

UPDATE: Due to the Covid 19 pandemic and the still ongoing travel restricitons, goAustria Fall 2020 will be held digitally. Participating startups will then get the option to come to Austria a later time to meet the contacts they have made through the digital program.

Application closed

Application deadline: 10.06.2020 (CLOSED)

Digital Program (Option to come to Vienna, Austria later)

Travel, accommodation and workspace costs covered (limitations see below)

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Startups with SDG focus wanted! Apply to the goAustria Fall 2020 program and get the chance to enter the Austrian and European markets!

Questions? Contact for applicants:

Bernadette Zrenner
Bernadette Zrenner+43 660 7932601

Contact at GIN:

Annamaria Andres
Annamaria Andres+43 5 7755 1312


Claudio Wedenig +43 5 7755 1323

Join the incubation program and boost your business!

Do you offer a solution for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that where set up by the United Nations to make the world a better place?

Get the chance to enter the Austrian and European markets! Apply now to join goAustria Fall 2020.

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What kind of startups are we looking for?

  • Startups with at least a developed prototype
  • Focus on SDG related projects and their application fields
  • Startups from the GIN target regions preferred (Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Singapore, Mainland China and South Korea)
  • We strongly encourage female founders

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  • All Startups with a focus on one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals
  • Education (Lifelong learning opportunities, E-learning)
  • Health Science (a healthy and nutritious life for all at all ages)
  • Climate Change (Renewable Energy, Clean Water and Sanitation)
  • Sustainable Living and Working (Smart Cities, Industry 4.0, New Work)
  • Peace, Justice & Equality (Reduce inequalities in every life situation)

What’s in it for you?

Enter the Austrian & European markets

Get professional guidance to enter the diversified and high-potential markets of Austria and Europe

Meet investors and business angels

Introduction to a network of 300 investors and business angels and the chance to pitch in front of selected ones

Network

Network with investors, corporates and connecting with like-minded Austrian and European startups

Work on your business model

Tailor your business model for the specific needs of the Austrian and European markets and learn from top experts about doing business in Austria and Europe

Tailor-made workshops

During our exclusive, intensive 2-week program, you will take part in tailor-made workshops with highly skilled experts

Events

Participate at the 1MillionStartup Conference and the 4GameChangers Festival

Individual mentorship

Work with extremely well-connected experts to develop your internationalization plan

Market insights

Get tailor-made insights on the Austrian and European markets

Application
11th May – 10th June 2020

Get selected
30th June 2020
A jury of national and international experts will select 10 startups

Get invited
6th July 2020
Get notified if you have made it into the program or not

Plan your meetings
Get matched with a mentor, who is a specialist in your industry. Plan meetings with corporate partners and further activities in Austria

Participate
31st Aug. – 11th Sept. 2020
Participate in a two week program in Vienna with a lot of cool events

Expand
Expand your business to Austria and other European countries

How to apply: process and timelines

  • Application: From 10th of May 2020 until 10th of June 2020
  • Get selected: On 30th of June 2020, a jury of national and international experts will select 10 startups
  • Get invited: On 6th of July 2020
  • Plan your meetings for Vienna with your mentor before arriving
  • Participate in the two week incubation program in Austria (31st August until 11th September)
  • Due to Covid 19 pandemic we will facilitate the program digitally. but startups will get the option to come to Vienna at a later time to meet the contacts they have made through the digital program

Costs covered by goAustria

  • Flight (max 800,- EUR for Asia; 300,- EUR for Israel).
  • Accommodation
  • Co-working space
  • Workshops
  • Entry at the 1MillionStartup Conference and the 4Gamechangers Festival
  • Networking events with local corporates and startups
  • Participation limited to one person per startup

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

  • “I like the response from the clinical community and support from the government. Now we have an entry point in the EU, so it made the process faster.” Nitesh Jangir, CEO Coeo Labs
  • “It was a really good opportunity for me to get involved myself in the local startup community. I still have good terms with an Austrian IoT startup.” Ko Kijima, CEO 16lab inc.
  • “goAustria program is the best way to understand opportunities for international start-ups in Austria. It helped us establish important connections in Vienna” Timur Luguev, CEO Clevapi

Enter the Austrian & European markets!

Join the incubation program by GIN Incubator Network and accelerate your business!

Get individual expert mentoring to tailor your business model. Get access to a huge network of investors, business angels, cooperation partners and potential customers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions regarding the program? Here are answers to selection, the personal startup mentors, participation as well as flight, transport and your stay and costs in Vienna.

Click here to see the FAQs

Join the goAustria Fall 2020 incubator program. Enter the Austrian & European markets.
Contact us for more information.

Contact for applicants:

Bernadette Zrenner
Bernadette Zrenner

+43 660 7932601

Contact at GIN:

Annamaria Andres
Annamaria Andres
+43 5 7755 1312

Contact at GIN:


Claudio Wedenig
+43 5 7755 – 1323


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