Join GO AUSTRIA Fall 2021 – enter the Austrian & European market!
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GO AUSTRIA Fall 2021

Startups with a focus on Healthtech wanted!

Pitch your Healthtech solution to enter the Austrian and European markets!

  • Health Tech
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Biotech
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Public Health
  • Assistive Technologies
  • Diagnostics
  • Prothetics
  • Preventive Care
  • Therapeutics

The twelfth GO AUSTRIA round by the Global Incubator Network Austria (GIN) offers a 2-week incubation program with its main focus on health-related startups, from October 11th – 22nd, 2021. It will give participants the opportunity to explore the Austrian and European markets, as well as to find new collaboration partners and/or investors. One major asset of the program is the personal startup mentor who will be matched to each startup, supporting it to validate their business model, network with investors and relevant stakeholders, as well as design an internationalization plan.

Why participate?

GO AUSTRIA Fall 2021 is an exclusive, intensive 2-week program in Austria for 10 startups who are already in the later stage phase and are thinking about expanding to the European markets. The program features exclusive workshops, individual mentors, selected events with networking opportunities and special partnerships with selected Austrian corporates. This is a perfect chance for startups to expose their ideas to a specialized audience, to meet interesting potential partners and to forge meaningful connections during the program.

Our Corporate Partner Concept

Since 2016, the most successful GO AUSTRIA participants have built long-lasting relationships with Austrian corporates. To kickstart even more high-quality corporate-startup collaboration, the GO AUSTRIA Fall 2021 batch, in addition to the classical mentoring concept, features “corporate partnerships” as a pilot. Selected well-known Austrian enterprises have agreed to support a startup of the GO AUSTRIA batch if it matches their challenges and there is potential for co-operation. These corporate partners will be involved in the startup selection process. At least five out of the ten selected GO AUSTRIA startups will be assigned a corporate partner, based on the corporates’ needs and the startups’ offers.

Deadline extension: August 15th, 2021

Vienna, Austria (Hybrid program)

If it’s possible to travel we would like to welcome you in Vienna to participate in the workshops and meet the corporate partners. If not, no worries, you will be able to participate digitally and come to Vienna at a later time.

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Startups with Healthtech focus wanted! Apply to the GO AUSTRIA Fall 2021 program and get the chance to enter the Austrian and European markets!

Questions? Contact for applicants:

Rebecca Baranow

+43 660 314 26 30

Contact at GIN:

Werner Müller
+43 5 7755 1223

Jan Arpe
+43 5 7755 1320

Join the incubation program and boost your business!

Do you offer a solution for Healthtech to make the world a better place?

Get the chance to enter the Austrian and European markets! Apply now to join GO AUSTRIA Fall 2021.

What kind of startups are we looking for?

  • Later stage startups
  • Focus on Healthtech 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 Healthtech

  • Health Tech
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Biotech
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Public Health
  • Assistive Technologies
  • Diagnostics
  • Prothetics
  • Preventive Care
  • Therapeutics

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 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

Corporate partners

Exchange your ideas and goals with our corporate partners and open up the possibility of a potential collaboration

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

5th July 2021 – 8th August 2021

Get selected
8th September 2021
A jury of national and international experts will select 10 startups

Get invited
16th September 2021
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

11th October 2021 – 22nd October 2021
Participate in a 2-week program with a lot of cool events

Expand your business to Austria and other European countries

How to apply: process and timelines

  • Application: From 5th of July 2021 until 8th of August 2021
  • Get selected: On the 8th of September 2021, a jury of national and international experts will select 10 startups
  • Get invited: On the 16th of September 2021
  • Plan your meetings with your mentor
  • Participate in the 2-week incubation program  (11th October until 22nd October 2021)
  • COVID19: If the program will be held online, there will be a possibility to come to Austria at a later point. In that case, the accommodation and part of the flight costs will be covered as well.

Costs covered by GO AUSTRIA

  • Flight (max 800,- EUR for Asia; 300,- EUR for Israel).
  • Accommodation
  • Co-working space
  • Individual mentoring
  • Workshops
  • Networking events with local corporates and startups
  • Participation limited to one person per startup


The GO AUSTRIA program offers you a personal startup mentor with great experience in the Austrian and European startup 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 GO AUSTRIA 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 startups in Austria. It helped us establish important connections in Vienna” Timur Luguev, CEO Clevapi

Our Corporate Partners


Sanofi is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. They prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. Sanofi stands by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.

Merkur Versicherung

Merkur Versicherung AG is an Austrian insurance company headquartered in Graz. As the second largest private health insurer in Austria and with the experience of 223 years of corporate history, the traditional insurance company places the human miracle and its protection at the center of its entrepreneurial thinking and actions. Merkur Versicherung operates in Austria and Southeastern Europe with a total of 1448 employees and a total premium volume of 629.8 million euros in the last fiscal year. Since 2020, the Group headquarters have been located in the new Merkur Campus in Graz.

MAM Baby

MAM is a worldwide leading manufacturer & brand of premium baby products. Since 1976 MAM creates innovative and unique baby products that make the life of babies and parents easier and more enjoyable. MAM’s roots with international marketing, design, and R&D are in Austria. Production plants are in Hungary and Thailand. 95% of all MAM products are manufactured in Europe. To ensure premium quality products are developed together with scientists, doctors and product designers. Products are sold in 60 countries worldwide.

A1 Telekom Austria Group

A1 Telekom Austria Group is a leading provider of digital services and communications solutions in Central and Eastern Europe with around 25 million customers. Offering communications, payment and entertainment services as well as integrated business solutions, the company achieved revenues of 4.55 billion Euros by year end 2020. Almost 18,000 employees and state of the art broadband infrastructure make digital business and lifestyle possible and enable people, companies and things to connect everywhere anytime.

Infineon Technologies

Infineon Technologies is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. These tiny, barely visible electronic components have become an indispensable part of our daily lives. They help to feed regenerative energy into power grids with almost zero losses, tame power-hungry computers, safeguard the data flying through cyberspace and make our cars more energy-efficient. Roughly 46,700 worldwide Infineon employees generate a growing revenue of more than €8.5 billion yearly.

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 GO AUSTRIA Fall 2021 incubator program. Enter the Austrian & European markets.
Contact us for more information.

Contact for applicants:

Rebecca Baranow

+43 660 314 26 30

Contact at GIN:

Werner Müller
+43 5 7755 1223

Contact at GIN:

Jan Arpe
+43 5 7755 1320

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