GO AUSTRIA Spring 2021
Startups with a focus on Greentech wanted!
Startups with a focus on Greentech wanted!
The eleventh GO AUSTRIA round by the Global Incubator Network Austria (GIN) offers a 2½-week incubation program with the main focus on Greentech related startups, from April 26th, until May 12th, 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, to network with investors and relevant stakeholders, as well as design an internationalization plan.
GO AUSTRIA Spring 2021 is an exclusive, intensive 2½-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 and special partnerships with selected Austrian corporates. Additionally, the participants will have the chance to attend the 4GameChangers Festival, the Connect Day 21 (where startups meet corporates and investors) and other international events during Vienna UP’21, the leading Startup Festival in Central Europe. 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 Spring 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.
Application deadline: February 15th, 2021 (CLOSED)
Since the program will be held digitally, there will be a possibility come to Austria at a later point. The accommodation and part of of the flight costs will be covered then.
Global Incubator Network partners in Austria
Startups with Greentech focus wanted! Apply to the GO AUSTRIA Spring 2021 program and get the chance to enter the Austrian and European markets!
Do you offer a solution for Greentech to make the world a better place?
Get the chance to enter the Austrian and European markets! Apply now to join GO AUSTRIA Spring 2021.
All Startups with a focus on Greentech
Get professional guidance to enter the diversified and high-potential markets of Austria and Europe
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
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
During our exclusive, intensive 2½-week program, you will take part in tailor-made workshops with highly skilled experts
Participate at the Connect Day 21 and the 4GameChangers Festival
Work with extremely well-connected experts to develop your internationalization plan
Get tailor-made insights on the Austrian and European markets
18th January – 21st February 2021
9th March 2021
A jury of national and international experts will select 10 startups
16th March 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
26th April 2021 – 12th May 2021
Participate in a 2½-week program with a lot of cool online events
Expand your business to Austria and other European countries
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.
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